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Interested in MLB 13 The Show player ratings? Our friend chrisjohnson83 (with the only confirmed copy of the game so far) has provided them to us. Below are the top rated players at each position, to see the rest of the player ratings, check out the MLB 13 The Show screenshots page.

Updated rosters will no doubt be released before the March 5th release date, so keep that in mind.

Top Rated Players at Each Position

Top Rated First Basemen
  • 99 Albert Pujols, Angels
  • 98 Joey Votto, Reds
  • 95 Prince Fielder, Tigers
  • 94 Paul Konerko, White Sox
  • 93 Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
  • 92 Corey Hart, Brewers
  • 92 Allen Craig, Cardinals
  • 91 Mark Teixeira, Yankees
  • 89 Mike Napoli, Boston
  • 88 Ryan Howard, Phillies
Top Rated Second Basemen
  • 99 Robinson Cano, Yankees
  • 98 Dustin Pedroia, Boston
  • 95 Ian Kinsler, Rangers
  • 93 Brandon Phillips, Reds
  • 90 Jose Altuve, Astros
  • 89 Ben Zobrist, Rays
  • 88 Chase Utley, Phillies
  • 88 Omar Infante, Tigers
  • 87 Emilio Bonifacio, Blue Jays
  • 87 Howie Kendrick, Rangers
Top Rated Third Basemen
  • 99 Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 96 Adrian Beltre, Rangers
  • 93 Evan Longoria, Rays
  • 93 David Wright, Mets
  • 91 Chase Headley, Padres
  • 91 Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
  • 89 Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
  • 88 Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
  • 86 Pablo Sandoval, Giants
  • 85 Michael Young, Phillies
  • 85 David Freese, Cardinals
Top Rated Shortstops
  • 99 Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
  • 95 Jose Reyes, Blue Jays
  • 93 Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
  • 90 Derek Jeter, Yankees
  • 90 Starlin Castro, Cubs
  • 88 Elvis Andrus, Rangers
  • 88 Rafael Furcal, Cardinals
  • 88 Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers
  • 85 Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
  • 85 Erick Aybar, Angels
Top Rated Catchers
  • 99 Buster Posey, Giants
  • 98 Yadier Molina, Cardinals
  • 94 Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
  • 93 Joe Mauer, Twins
  • 93 Matt Wieters, O's
  • 87 Salvador Perez, Royals
  • 88 Brian McCann, Braves
  • 86 A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers
  • 86 Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
  • 86 Wilin Rosario, Rockies
Top Rated Left Fielders
  • 99 Mike Trout, Angels
  • 99 Ryan Braun, Brewers
  • 99 Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
  • 92 Yoenis, Cespedes, Oakland
  • 91 Matt Holliday, Cardinals
  • 87 Bryce Harper, Nationals
  • 86 Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
  • 86 Justin Upton, Braves
  • 85 Alex Gordon, Royals
  • 85 Josh Willingham, Twins
  • 85 David Murphy, Rangers
Top Rated Center Fielders
  • 99 Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
  • 99 Matt Kemp, Dodgers
  • 94 Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston
  • 91 Adam Jones, O's
  • 88 B.J. Upton, Braves
  • 87 Curtis Granderson, Yankees
  • 86 Shin-Soo Choo, Reds
  • 85 Coco Crisp, Oakland
  • 84 Austin Jackson, Tigers
  • 84 Angel Pagan, Giants
Top Rated Right Fielders
  • 99 Josh Hamilton, Angels
  • 98 Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
  • 98 Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
  • 95 Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
  • 93 Nelson Cruz, Rangers
  • 93 Jay Bruce, Reds
  • 91 Jason Heyward, Braves
  • 90 Alex Rios, White Sox
  • 90 Hunter Pence, Giants
  • 89 Torii Hunter, Tigers
  • 89 Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees
Top Rated Designated Hitters
  • 94 Billy Butler, Royals
  • 91 David Ortiz, Boston
  • 88 Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
  • 85 Kevin Youkilis, Yankees
  • 85 Victor Martinez, Tigers
  • 85 Kendrys Morales, Mariners
  • 84 Lance Berkman, Rangers
  • 83 Mark Trumbo, Angels
Top Rated Pitchers
  • 99 Jusin Verlander, Tigers
  • 99 Felix Hernandez, Mariners
  • 99 Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
  • 99 Aroldis Chapman, Reds
  • 99 Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • 97 David Price, Rays
  • 96 Chris Sale, White Sox
  • 96 Cliff Lee, Phillies
  • 96 C.C. Sabathia, Yankees
  • 96 Yu Darvish, Rangers
  • 96 Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
  • 95 Matt Kain, Giants
  • 95 Kris Medlen, Braves
  • 94 Rafael Betancourt, Rockies
  • 94 Mat Latos, Reds
  • 94 Zack Greinke, Dodgers
  • 94 Roy Halladay, Phillies
  • 94 Cole Hamels, Phillies
  • 94 Josh Johnson, Blue Jays
  • 94 James Shields, Royals
  • 93 Jered Weaver, Angels
  • 93 R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays
  • 90 Jake Peavy, White Sox
Top Rated Closers
  • 99 Craig Kimbrel, Braves
  • 97 Mariano Rivera, Yankees
  • 95 Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
  • 96 Jason Motte, Cardinals
  • 95 Joel Hanrahan, Boston
  • 94 Sergio Romo, Giants
  • 93 Fernando Rodney, Rays
  • 93 J.J. Putz, Dbacks
  • 93 Greg Holland, Royals
  • 90 Glen Perkins, Twins
  • 92 Steve Cishek, Marlins
  • 92 John Axford, Brewers
  • 92 Tom Wilhelmsen, Mariners
  • 91 Grant Balfour, Oakland
  • 91 Joe Nathan, Rangers
  • 90 Ryan Madson, Angels
  • 89 Jose Veras, Astros
  • 88 Chris Perez, Indians
To see all the MLB 13 The Show player ratings, check out the screenshots. Thanks again to chrisjohnson83, you can follow him on Twitter, right here.

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Member Comments
# 61 Cavicchi @ 02/25/13 05:50 PM
How can Chapman be a 99 at pitcher when he hasn't been a starter? He was a fantastic closer/relief pitcher last year, but not a starter.

Also, assuming the order is relative, which of those 99-rated pitchers had ERAs comparable to Kershaw the last two years?
 
# 62 dandrews @ 02/25/13 06:04 PM
How does the league leader in saves (Jim Johnson) not get in the top 18 for closers overall? Not saying he should be top 5, but come on.
 
# 63 seanjeezy @ 02/25/13 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tremperbball10
Why is Gallardo only an 85? Especially when Mark Rogers is an 87? and Estrada & Fiers are 84? Gallardo should be about 10 points better than any other Brewer pitcher besides Ax and both should be in the 88-92 range
I'm assuming Rogers is that high because for his career (albeit a very short one lol) he's struck out nearly 10 per 9, walked only 3 per 9, and has a .209 average against... The Show doesn't take minor league stats into consideration so they pretty much have to work with what's available, no matter how small the sample size...

Over the last three years Gallardo has worse rate stats than Rogers in the only pitching stats that matter in The Show - K/9, BB/9, H/9, HR/9. This is the flaw in the plug-and-chug method of entering stats, the program will only spit out what the data tells it to. This isn't a projection system, all of the ratings are based off of what already happened.

Sorry this turned into such a long-winded post, this turned out to be more for the people complaining about how certain players don't deserve higher ratings because they "have only done it for one year".
 
# 64 Nooooovak @ 02/25/13 06:23 PM
So. Much. Complaining.

'Edit Player' is your friend, people. If you REALLY don't feel this person or that person should have a specific rating, then lower/raise them. The day will never come when a game releases rankings that everyone agrees with.
 
# 65 WSUCougars @ 02/25/13 07:01 PM
These leak threads are always so demanded...

... and always so ridiculous.

Everyone needs to chill out.
 
# 66 big_tone91 @ 02/25/13 07:13 PM
Dang the Cards are STACKED!!! Also to the cubs fan comparing Rizzo to Trout, that is hilarious totally just made my day..
 
# 67 Godgers12 @ 02/25/13 08:00 PM
Kyle Seager seems to be underrated. He outperformed Ackley, who I like, most of the season, yet Ackley is rated 10+ points higher.
 
# 68 slickkill77 @ 02/25/13 08:06 PM
Jose Altuve is a better second basemen than Ben Zobrist?

I don't even know why I come in these ratings threads sometimes. Damn offseason...
 
# 69 ERA @ 02/25/13 08:16 PM
It looks like the Angels will be the team to beat online... I'm glad to see the A's looking decent..
 
# 70 CabreraMVP @ 02/25/13 08:22 PM
I'm not sure that Choo, Jones, Granderson, and especially crisp are better than Austin Jackson.

I'm not just trying to say Tigers should be higher, but by looking at numbers, Jackson is better than them. He's better offensively and defensively than Granderson. And Crisp. And just as good as Jones.

But overall I like the ratings and am glad to see numbers instead of bars. I grew up with number ratings in sports games and just like them more.

Cool to see the Tigers have 4 starters rated 85 or higher. And Smyly is an 81 and Porcello a 75.
 
# 71 slickkill77 @ 02/25/13 08:31 PM
Adam Jones has done really well for many years. His only real flaw from what I've seen are his lack of walks. Jackson hasn't been good long enough to be rated higher than him imo
 
# 72 CKW11 @ 02/25/13 09:04 PM
I'm so glad we have numbered overall ratings!!

/sarcasm
 
# 73 WSUCougars @ 02/25/13 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Godgers12
Kyle Seager seems to be underrated. He outperformed Ackley, who I like, most of the season, yet Ackley is rated 10+ points higher.
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# 74 MetsFan16 @ 02/25/13 09:17 PM
Looking at these ratings for everybody, I would say that they are pretty accurate. Some might be too high or too low, but for the most part they are accurate. Homers will be Homers and will always say that their backup 2nd Baseman should be 3 points higher but that's just passion for their team so you can't blame them for anything. I feel the Metsies ratings are good. DWright's 93 is a good rating for him. Can't wait to get this game and just go to work
 
# 75 brewersfan84 @ 02/25/13 09:22 PM
I am thoroughly impressed with the player ratings and rosters. Thank you very much for this inside look.... although this made the wait even harder, lol. Unless you have more to share??
 
# 76 sydrogerdavid @ 02/25/13 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by assclown25
Thank God for the ability to edit player, cause as I've stated before NO ONE deserves a 99 overall! Every player has their flaws. I like how the rosters look otherwise though. Another great job by the SCEA Team. Bring on March 5th!
Some would say that a 99 overall is the cap because it prevents any player from having a perfect rating of 100. Also, not every 99 rated player has all of their attributes maxed out, do they? That shows flaws in a player's game in it's own right.
 
# 77 dcmantommy72 @ 02/25/13 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sydrogerdavid
Some would say that a 99 overall is the cap because it prevents any player from having a perfect rating of 100. Also, not every 99 rated player has all of their attributes maxed out, do they? That shows flaws in a player's game in it's own right.

The argument against having anybody at 99 is that they are already at the "cap" of an overall rating and since this game is played with a franchise mode that can span a decade people like to see if Strasburg can get even better say 5 years from now but sadly his ovr will never increase. The ovr number should not be capped at all imo, and should certainly be based on 0-100 but if a player is seriously outperforming his peers year after year his "value" and his "skill" should increase as time progresses. Not be capped to last years stats. Does he have the same skill or "value" as say Nolan Ryan at his peek? No. But 3 or 4 years from now he could wind up having better stats than Ryan and should therefore it be reflected on his OVR rating. Always putting the BEST ahead of everyone else. For example lets say in your franchise Strasburg ends up with a 1.93 ERA after your first season, well thats a hell of a leap from having a 3.16 ERA last year, sooo he improved didnt he?? Since when did we cap human ability?

It's just something that I hope is looked at for the future. No big deal, will just have to edit some people back a notch or two. (Or if everyone in the game could be notched back about 5 points it could solve it)
 
# 78 philmnn @ 02/25/13 11:09 PM
Jim Johnson isn't in the top 10 closers...?
 
# 79 Nooooovak @ 02/25/13 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dcmantommy72
The argument against having anybody at 99 is that they are already at the "cap" of an overall rating and since this game is played with a franchise mode that can span a decade people like to see if Strasburg can get even better say 5 years from now but sadly his ovr will never increase.
From what I understand, it is just the number that caps, but you can still significantly improve them. If you have a player with completely maxed out stats, obviously he will be listed as a 99 overall, but he will probably play like a guy who is 110 or so. This is why I don't like the number ratings, specifically in terms of the overall rating. People put way too much emphasis on a single number, rather than the player's entire collection of attributes.
 
# 80 philmnn @ 02/25/13 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by philmnn
Jim Johnson isn't in the top 10 closers...?
wait that list has 18 closers and Jim Johnson isn't even on it. good thing ratings are changeable.
 


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