Connect with us

Diamond Dynasty - Lightning Alfonso Soriano in September Monthly Awards

Lightning Alfonso Soriano

MLB The Show 22

Diamond Dynasty - Lightning Alfonso Soriano in September Monthly Awards

The August Monthly Awards Program finished with a flurry of awesome cards, including Lightning Mookie Betts. To start off the September Monthly Awards Program, we know we’ll be getting Lightning Alfonso Soriano at the start of October. It’s a pretty exciting card to see in our futures because Soriano has a wonderful swing this year and a known track record in general in DD.

We also got a new Juicy Pack today and Headliners Set 44, but neither of those drops are as exciting. Let’s get to all the goodies.

Topps Now September (Week 1)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  • Topps Now Connor Wong
  • Topps Now Matt Duffy
  • Topps Now Kyle Bradish
  • Topps Now Wilmer Flores
  • Topps Now Nick Gordon

Moments

  • August 29: Establishing Precedent
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • August 30: Jake Rakes
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • August 30: All Love For Gordon
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 6 total bases
  • September 1: Hits Them In Stride
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Pitch 1 inning
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Strike out 3 batters
  • September 1: Kyle Goes The Extra Mile
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Pitch 3 innings
    • Do not give up 1 hit
  • September 2: That One Is Wong Gone
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • September 3: Duff Says Enough
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 hit
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • September 4: Wilmer Wills It Fair
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run

Collection

Topps Now Jake McCarthy

  • Collect 5 Topps Now September players – Topps Now Jack McCarthy

Topps Now September (Week 2)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  • Topps Now Hunter Brown
  • Topps Now Randal Grichuk
  • Topps Now Oscar Gonzalez

Moments

  • September 5: Shutout Hunter
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Pitch 3 innings
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • September 6: Cannot Handle Randal
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • September 8: YoYo Skills
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 2 XBH
    • Hit 1 home run
  • September 8: Korbin Burnes
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Strike out 8 batters
    • Do not walk 1 batter
    • Do not give up 3 hits
  • September 9: Oscar Goes Yard
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 2 hits
    • Tally 1 XBH
  • September 10: The Machine Passes A-Rod
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run

Collection

Topps Now September Yoan Moncada

  • Collect 8 Topps Now September players – Topps Now Yoan Moncada

Topps Now September (Week 3)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  • Topps Now Mark Mathias
  • Topps Now Jordan Groshans
  • Topps Now Luis Rengifo

Moments

  • September 13: Rookie Makes History
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Pitch 3 innings
    • Do not give up 1 hit
  • September 13: Magic Mark
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • September 15: Jordan Jump-Stars Career
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • September 16: Leadoff Legend
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 4 total bases
  • September 18: deGrominant
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Strike out 6 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • September 18: Framchise Player
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Strike out 4 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run

Collection

Topps Now Joe Ryan

  • Collect 11 Topps Now September players – Topps Now Joe Ryan

Rewards

  • 4 points – The Show pack
  • 6 points – 500 stubs
  • 8 points – Topps Now Connor Wong
  • 10 points – Topps Now Matt Duffy
  • 12 points – Topps Now Kyle Bradish
  • 14 points – Topps Now Wilmer Flores
  • 16 points – Topps Now Nick Gordon
  • 18 points – The Show pack
  • 20 points – 500 stubs
  • 24 points – Topps Now Hunter Brown
  • 26 points – Topps Now Randal Grichuk
  • 28 points – Topps Now Oscar Gonzalez
  • 30 points – The Show pack
  • 32 points – 500 stubs
  • 36 points – Topps Now Mark Mathias
  • 38 points – Topps Now Jordan Groshans
  • 40 points – Topps Now Luis Rengifo
  • 42 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 44 points – 1,000 stubs
  • ….
  • ….
  • 160 points – Lightning Alfonso Soriano

Lightning Alfonso Soriano

Lightning Alfonso Soriano does not come with the juiced speed ratings here, but otherwise it’s quite the card. He has the 2B secondary still, and then he’s going to just absolutely mash the baseball while having 97 fielding and 95 reaction. The defensive woes that can hamper a Soriano card won’t exist here, so he’s going to be a contender for a starting OF or 2B spot at this point.

Juicy Set 1

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  • Milestone Vida Blue
  • 2nd Half Heroes Jeff Bagwell
  • Milestone Robin Yount
  • Finest Jason Heyward
  • Finest Richie Ashburn
  • Finest Catfish Hunter
  • Prime Rod Carew
  • 2nd Half Heroes Orlando Cepeda

This Juicy Set 1 feels like a way for SDS to churn out some cards they just don’t have a spot for elsewhere right now. It’s a lot of names people generally don’t like using anyway, and so this set feels like collection fodder more than anything else.

I do like Heyward cards, and so I may check that Finest card out, but he’s not going to work out when you look at those power numbers. Plus, the speed is so unimpressive that it hampers his outstanding fielding a bit. The Milestone Vida Blue card is the only other one that might find a home in some rotations, but I just don’t think Vida’s pitch mix has been able to hold up this year.

Headliners Set 44 Finest Mark Prior

Headliners Set 44 Finest Mark Prior

Mark Prior is another one of those cards that has never quite been able to find a home in DD. His pitch mix never seems meta, so he’s just not hard to hit because you don’t get confused enough by his pitches. On top of that, there is no real deception to his delivery. In other words, this feels like more collection fodder to me.

The odds on Headliners packs to pull a diamond are 1:10 (as always), albeit that diamond might not be Finest Mark Prior. In addition, this year you can buy one pack of the Headliners choice pack, which gives you 1:3 odds of pulling a 90+ overall diamond (and of course costs more stubs).

Click to comment

More in MLB The Show 22

To Top