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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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# 121 Cavicchi @ 02/26/13 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cardinalbird7
Maybe they look at more than just SLG when it comes to power. A guy with 99 contact, 50 power, 99 speed playing at a big park would probably post a better slugging than someone with 70 contact 90 power 20 speed or something along those lines.

Theoretically, a great single hitter could have a slugging near .500-.600 range, but I don't think that justifies them being a 90+ in power.

With all that being said though, Trout did have 30+ HR's, so hopefully he will be 80+ against RHP with the updates.
From what I saw, Trout has 93 for speed.
 
# 122 cardinalbird7 @ 02/26/13 02:39 PM
I saw too. I was just being hypothetical.
 
# 123 bautistabomb @ 02/26/13 03:54 PM
For the most part I think the rating for the Blue Jays are pretty accurate. A think Boni is rated a bit too high at 87, yet Lawrie is too low at 80. Would have also given Dickey a 97-98 rating as he did win the CY Young and was arguably the best pitcher in baseball the last 2 years. Overall i'm pretty satisfied and I like the fact that any player can be edited anyway. I still think that video games in general rate veterans way too highly. No way Arod and Jeter should be that high. They are both over the hill and have dropped off dramatically in the last few years.
 
# 124 bayman @ 02/26/13 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by seanjeezy
In The Show, ERA (which is what you seem to basing your argument on) is not an attribute, but K/9, BB/9, H/9, and HR/9 are... Darvish has a much higher K rate, lower HR rate, and a comparable average against compared to Weaver and Cain. He has a much higher walk rate but that's offset by the huge difference in strikeouts. Darvish also has much better stuff, so him being rated higher makes sense to me...
Ok fine I won't base my argument on ERA, which is a far more telling number of a pitchers contribution to his team winning the game then any of the things anyone else has pointed to. I'll point out the huge difference in WHIPs, which is again a far more telling stat of which player actually helps win the game. Pointing out K/9 is like saying that the guy in the NBA who scores 10 points is better than the guy who scores 30, because the guy who scored 10 had more dunks. If the argument is that Darvish has to be rated higher because of the attribute system, then the attribute system needs to be overhauled. Pitching is about getting guys out and not giving up runs period.
 
# 125 seanjeezy @ 02/26/13 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bayman
Ok fine I won't base my argument on ERA, which is a far more telling number of a pitchers contribution to his team winning the game then any of the things anyone else has pointed to. I'll point out the huge difference in WHIPs, which is again a far more telling stat of which player actually helps win the game. Pointing out K/9 is like saying that the guy in the NBA who scores 10 points is better than the guy who scores 30, because the guy who scored 10 had more dunks. If the argument is that Darvish has to be rated higher because of the attribute system, then the attribute system needs to be overhauled. Pitching is about getting guys out and not giving up runs period.
And how would they do this exactly? Have a WHIP rating? Nope, H/9 and BB/9 are already in the game. A rating for ERA? Nope, then the game would be scripted as ****, you can't slap a rating on something that relies on multiple components and is highly variable. I don't see any viable choices that I would consider "traditional", even the sabermetric ones are covered by the standard /9 ratings... If you're that strongly against Darvish being better then lower his command, it has a heavy influence on quality of contact, and therefore effects ERA. It won't drop his ratings that much but it will make him less effective.
 
# 126 Cavicchi @ 02/26/13 04:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bayman
Ok fine I won't base my argument on ERA, which is a far more telling number of a pitchers contribution to his team winning the game then any of the things anyone else has pointed to. I'll point out the huge difference in WHIPs, which is again a far more telling stat of which player actually helps win the game. Pointing out K/9 is like saying that the guy in the NBA who scores 10 points is better than the guy who scores 30, because the guy who scored 10 had more dunks. If the argument is that Darvish has to be rated higher because of the attribute system, then the attribute system needs to be overhauled. Pitching is about getting guys out and not giving up runs period.
That's how I see it as well. Are we in the minority? I don't care if pitcher gets them out via ground balls or strikeouts, an out is an out and a run is a run.
 
# 127 3fiddy @ 02/26/13 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cavicchi
What I posted above was Trout's numbers last year against righties. I also feel 72 versus righties for power is too low. I wonder what they gave Harper?
Harper has 78 power vs righties. 55 power vs lefties. Screen shot earlier in feb.
 
# 128 Cavicchi @ 02/26/13 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 3fiddy
Harper has 78 power vs righties. 55 power vs lefties. Screen shot earlier in feb.
I thought that would be the case. Why should Harper have a higher power rating against righties when Trout has higher SLG and OPS against righties for 2012???
 
# 129 pirates1fan @ 02/26/13 05:17 PM
You know I have always kind of felt that the number rating thing is a little stupid, but I don't really have any problem with it. What I don't get is why people get so into it. If you think you can make the rating better, than just go and edit. I sure plan on doing that.

For example, John Lackey, who did not pitch last year and the year before that had an ERA 6.00+, is rated 80. A-Rod, 88. Felix Doubrant had a ERA just below 5.00, and has never done any better than that, 82.

I am not saying I am going to make Lackey, A-Rod, and Doubrant horrible, but I just don't think they deserve to be that high. So, quite simply, you don't like it, just change it yourself.
 
# 130 cardinalbird7 @ 02/26/13 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Cavicchi
That's how I see it as well. Are we in the minority? I don't care if pitcher gets them out via ground balls or strikeouts, an out is an out and a run is a run.
Strikeouts are more reliable and a better indication of consistency found in a pitcher. Groundouts are nice too, but a strikeout is always an out. Groundball and Flyball pitchers rely on some "luck".

Cain and Weaver also pitched in pitcher's parks more often than Darvish did. They are all 3 great pitchers with different assets. Lets just leave it at that...
 
# 131 Cavicchi @ 02/26/13 05:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardinalbird7
Strikeouts are more reliable and a better indication of consistency found in a pitcher. Groundouts are nice too, but a strikeout is always an out. Groundball and Flyball pitchers rely on some "luck".

Cain and Weaver also pitched in pitcher's parks more often than Darvish did. They are all 3 great pitchers with different assets. Lets just leave it at that...
To me it's all about giving up runs. I don't care if pitcher has only 5 Ks and gets a shutout, which to me is better than 20 Ks and giving up five runs. I go with ERAs and Whip and Ks are just a bonus. There have been strikeout pitchers that had both Ks and good ERAs, such as Koufax and Gibson, and I would take either of those against Darvish.
 
# 132 slickkill77 @ 02/26/13 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
No...you cannot unfortunately.

M.K.
Knight165

I thought you guys said during CD that it was an option. Was it taken out or am I just mistaken?
 
# 133 tabarnes19 @ 02/26/13 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by slickkill77
I thought you guys said during CD that it was an option. Was it taken out or am I just mistaken?
We asked for an option to toggle it off, but it was never an option.
 
# 134 Knight165 @ 02/26/13 07:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickkill77
I thought you guys said during CD that it was an option. Was it taken out or am I just mistaken?
It definitely wasn't any of us at CD who said that.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 135 slickkill77 @ 02/26/13 07:07 PM
Ah I guess I was just confusing it with the fact that we have both numbers and bars and Russel(?) said that everyone would be happy because of that. Sorry for the confusion
 
# 136 cardinalbird7 @ 02/26/13 07:20 PM
The only thing Darvish needs to work on is lowering his walks a bit. His WHIP, HR/9, Opp BA, SLG, and OPS were all in the top 10. It was a factor of pitching in Texas and some tough luck for his higher ERA. If he pitched in SF his ERA would be under 3, guaranteed. Cain would struggle in Texas too. Weaver in 9 starts over the past 3 years has an ERA of 5.86 in Arlington too. People forget how much of a hitter's park it is.
 
# 137 bayman @ 02/26/13 08:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardinalbird7
The only thing Darvish needs to work on is lowering his walks a bit. His WHIP, HR/9, Opp BA, SLG, and OPS were all in the top 10. It was a factor of pitching in Texas and some tough luck for his higher ERA. If he pitched in SF his ERA would be under 3, guaranteed. Cain would struggle in Texas too. Weaver in 9 starts over the past 3 years has an ERA of 5.86 in Arlington too. People forget how much of a hitter's park it is.
His WHIP was 54th according to ESPN, good theory on top 10 though. Weaver also had to pitch against the best or damn close to it lineup everytime he pitched in Anaheim. (or Texas whichever) Any more stats you want to makeup and/or cherry pick?
 
# 138 ParisB @ 02/27/13 12:37 AM
I'd love to see Trout's hit charts transferred to Comerica, with no marine layer, and projected facing more pitching staffs of Min, KC, and Cle instead of Oak, Tex, and Sea (2 of those being pitcher parks).

His numbers would crush Miggy's...from the leadoff spot....without playing in April...lol. I don't think people realize how historic Trout's season was.

He also had the highest steal percentage for someone who stole as many as he did. Led the league in runs created.

He was also rated one of the best defenders (at any position) in baseball. He could hit .250 and still be valuable, lol.

I wish Jose Bautista didn't break his wrist and led the AL in home runs so people wouldn't bring up the arbitrary triple crown. Or if Hamilton didn't get injured and had 11 more RBI like he was on pace for.
 
# 139 Cavicchi @ 02/27/13 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ParisB
I'd love to see Trout's hit charts transferred to Comerica, with no marine layer, and projected facing more pitching staffs of Min, KC, and Cle instead of Oak, Tex, and Sea (2 of those being pitcher parks).

His numbers would crush Miggy's...from the leadoff spot....without playing in April...lol. I don't think people realize how historic Trout's season was.

He also had the highest steal percentage for someone who stole as many as he did. Led the league in runs created.

He was also rated one of the best defenders (at any position) in baseball. He could hit .250 and still be valuable, lol.
The MLB network rated him number 1 player of top 100.
 
# 140 bdubz91 @ 02/27/13 02:42 AM
Who is Matt Kain? Ohh you must be referring to Matt Cain a pitcher for the world series champion San Francisco Giants. That makes sense now.
 


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