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MLB The Show 19 Cover Athlete is Bryce Harper - Releases on March 26, 2019

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MLB The Show 19 Cover Athlete is Bryce Harper - Releases on March 26, 2019

Bryce Harper is the cover athlete for MLB The Show 19, scheduled to release on March 26, 2019. The cover shown below is not official, since he is a free agent. Once he signs with a team, the final game cover will be revealed.

Pre-order bonuses have also been revealed, along with the various editions of the game. The Standard Edition will be $59.99.

Check it all out and let us know your thoughts.

Gone Yard Edition (GameStop/EB Games Exclusive)

Gone Yard Edition includes:

  • 1 New Era Gone Yard Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition Steel Book
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era Gone Yard Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • 1 Prestige Gear Up Choice Pack
  • Choose 1 of 30 Diamond Flashbacks
  • 15,000 Stubs
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • Choose 1 Classic Stadium
  • 30 Custom Avatars

Digital Deluxe Edition (PS Store)

Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • 1 Prestige Gear Up Choice Pack
  • Choose 1 of 30 Diamond Flashbacks
  • 15,000 Stubs
  • 1 Ballin is a Habit Pack
  • Choose 1 Classic Stadium
  • 30 Standard Packs
  • 30 Custom Avatars

MLB The Show 19 MVP Edition

MVP Edition includes:

  • Prestige Player Gear Up Choice Pack
  • Choose 1 of 30 Diamond Flashbacks
  • 6,000 Stubs
  • Choose 1 Classic Stadium
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 30 Custom Avatars

More details can be found on the official blog post.

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  1. So disappointed it wasn't Walt Terrell. :mad:
    And another year without a pitcher. :(
    Release date 3/26/19
    EDIT: Have to admit, I like the layout of the cover.
    PhilliesFan13
    Looks like a Phillie will grace the cover once again!
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    How about a Yankee being on the cover 2 years in a row? :grin:
    michaelhawj
    i wait for info on Franchise Mode if they improve it better with add some new features to Franchise Mode before pre-order it

    I bought a PS3 specifically for this game back in 2009 and have bought it every since, but I too might not be getting it this year for the same reason you mentioned.
    As someone who doesn't play online, I feel like Franchise Mode has been grossly neglected as of recent years. It's gotten to the point where I don't even have the ability to sign FA and can never find an actual fix for it.
    It's time to "make the show great again!"
    Disappointing that this is the only major sports game that isn't on the PC and it's probably the best one out there.
    ...holding out hope for the future *crosses fingers*
    I will not buy this year either without substantial improvements to franchise mode.
    The mode has been relatively unchanged for years with many same legacy issues. I can download new rosters and get my baseball fix.
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    countryboy
    Cover athlete and release date announced.
    Now just waiting on the information release schedule.
    :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

    And then the LONG *** wait until after Superbowl when they start rolling info out.
    What exactly is their decision making process for this? I mean, do they decide on the athlete in March? Because nothing Bryce did this year is cover athlete worthy in my opinion. If we’re giving it to players on teams who missed the postseason, why hasn’t the best player in baseball graced the cover yet? Give me Mike Trout! Should have been Betts, Trout, or Yelich. Disappointing.
    Well, if he does sign with the Cubs, it could be the tiebreaker should I be on the fence about buying the game. Many, many, many more features being added to franchise mode is key first though.
    LastActionHero
    Ok seriously I though Harper was on a treadmill on the cover but after further inspection he’s holding a bat hahaha.
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    The cover looks like a sequel to the Warriors video game...:bil:
    :lol:
    GoDucks1224
    What exactly is their decision making process for this?

    They have a baking contest. Whichever player bakes the most delicious cookies gets to be on the cover of the Show.
    :D
    I obviously have no idea, but like to think this is the procedure they follow
    RogerDodger
    I'm ok with Bryce Harper, he's got the kind of 'IT' factor that other guys, as good as they are, don't (at least not for the cover of a video game).

    What do you mean? Trout is a personable fun guy, and is the best player in baseball. Yeah he’s on a bad team, but Bryce didn’t make the postseason either. Betts had an amazing season on the World Series winning mass market Boston Red Sox, and during the World Series he delivered food and clothing to homeless shelters. The dude is a star on and off the field. Yelich I’ll grant you is a more reserved dude that you don’t hear much about. But he was more than deserving with his on field play.
    GoDucks1224
    What do you mean? Trout is a personable fun guy, and is the best player in baseball. Yeah he’s on a bad team, but Bryce didn’t make the postseason either. Betts had an amazing season on the World Series winning mass market Boston Red Sox, and during the World Series he delivered food and clothing to homeless shelters. The dude is a star on and off the field. Yelich I’ll grant you is a more reserved dude that you don’t hear much about. But he was more than deserving with his on field play.

    Bryce Harper is easily the most marketable player right now. Hell there’s been $500MM talk for years now alone. Not saying hes the most deserving from a statistical view but from a popularity contest? No doubt in my mind.
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    MLamm
    Bryce Harper is easily the most marketable player right now. Hell there’s been $500MM talk for years now alone. Not saying hes the most deserving from a statistical view but from a popularity contest? No doubt in my mind.
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    Meh. I don’t get why people like him so much. He just seems arrogant to me. He’s not very personable. He isn’t the happy fun guy with media or anything. He always acts so serious on the field, and throws the occasional tantrum when he strikes out or something. Whatever. Also, no way in hell he gets $500 million.
    My friend and I have been MLB The Show "addicts" since 2008 and neither one of us will be buying next year without Franchise overhauls/fixes... especially the playoff roster issues...
    We are not holding our breath though as the Diamond Dynasty mode is what is popular now... and we play strictly offline franchise...
    We have actually started to play tabletop baseball games again for our baseball fix. (Well actually, I have ALWAYS played the tabletop games; he just got back into it due to his disappointment with the Show's Franchise neglect...)
    LittleWall
    I bought a PS3 specifically for this game back in 2009 and have bought it every since, but I too might not be getting it this year for the same reason you mentioned.
    As someone who doesn't play online, I feel like Franchise Mode has been grossly neglected as of recent years. It's gotten to the point where I don't even have the ability to sign FA and can never find an actual fix for it.
    It's time to "make the show great again!"

    well single player modes are fading with online being much more compatible these days.
    and since they essentially have a 9 month dev cycle. they focus mainly on the online portion of the game since that is what creates revenue for them.
    Understandable. Biggest free agent in baseball . Love the idea. I'd appreciate it if they improved commentary and crowd reactions.
    Game is already great.
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    Not gonna lie if I'm a dynasty diamond fan. Those are some nice perks. Might be a first time for me buying something other then the standard edition.
    Don't really care about the hat. Its dope but the MVP edition is calling my name.
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    saintrules
    Disappointing that this is the only major sports game that isn't on the PC and it's probably the best one out there.
    ...holding out hope for the future *crosses fingers*
    NHL too .
    Caulfield
    Suppose Harper signs with a team next week, sonys not going to put him on the cover in his new teams uni?
    Yea similar to how 2K had to change Kyrie Irving over from a Cavs uni to a Celtics one.
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    One last time, per developers (Ramone Russell) Trout is not interested in opportunities like this and in contrast Bryce Harper has been doing adds for game since 2012. So this is a good decision to have him as cover athlete he has great personality.
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    DamnYanks2
    Yea similar to how 2K had to change Kyrie Irving over from a Cavs uni to a Celtics one.
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    Wrong PS has already coordinated to work with the team that signs him on the new cover. It won’t be like the awful photoshop they did with Kyrie.
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    Arod2k9
    Wrong PS has already coordinated to work with the team that signs him on the new cover. It won’t be like the awful photoshop they did with Kyrie.
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    Lol I dont care how it's done. I'm just saying it will get changed in time. And I liked the Kyrie cover.
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    Arod2k9
    One last time, per developers (Ramone Russell) Trout is not interested in opportunities like this and in contrast Bryce Harper has been doing adds for game since 2012. So this is a good decision to have him as cover athlete he has great personality.
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    What about his personality is so great? People keep saying this and I just don’t understand it. I don’t have anything against the guy but, on the field he’s always very serious. Wears his frustration on his sleeve. Off the field, he doesn’t have particularly good interactions with media. His silly hair flips. He’s gotten in fights with teammates lol. So why do people think he’s got such a great personality? I genuinely don’t understand it. I’ve watched a lot of Bryce Harper and never felt particular one way or another. He comes off as arrogant to me, more than anything else. Which, again, doesn’t really bother me. But I look at a guy like Mookie who always looks like he’s having fun on the field, smiling and laughing, leading his team to a World Series, delivering food and clothes to homeless people after a freaking World Series game. I don’t get it.
    GoDucks1224
    I’ve watched a lot of Bryce Harper and never felt particular one way or another. He comes off as arrogant to me, more than anything else. Which, again, doesn’t really bother me.

    Really, though? Because...
    GoDucks1224
    What exactly is their decision making process for this? I mean, do they decide on the athlete in March? Because nothing Bryce did this year is cover athlete worthy in my opinion. If we’re giving it to players on teams who missed the postseason, why hasn’t the best player in baseball graced the cover yet? Give me Mike Trout! Should have been Betts, Trout, or Yelich. Disappointing.

    GoDucks1224
    What do you mean? Trout is a personable fun guy, and is the best player in baseball. Yeah he’s on a bad team, but Bryce didn’t make the postseason either. Betts had an amazing season on the World Series winning mass market Boston Red Sox, and during the World Series he delivered food and clothing to homeless shelters. The dude is a star on and off the field. Yelich I’ll grant you is a more reserved dude that you don’t hear much about. But he was more than deserving with his on field play.

    GoDucks1224
    Meh. I don’t get why people like him so much. He just seems arrogant to me. He’s not very personable. He isn’t the happy fun guy with media or anything. He always acts so serious on the field, and throws the occasional tantrum when he strikes out or something. Whatever. Also, no way in hell he gets $500 million.

    GoDucks1224
    What about his personality is so great? People keep saying this and I just don’t understand it. I don’t have anything against the guy but, on the field he’s always very serious. Wears his frustration on his sleeve. Off the field, he doesn’t have particularly good interactions with media. His silly hair flips. He’s gotten in fights with teammates lol. So why do people think he’s got such a great personality? I genuinely don’t understand it. I’ve watched a lot of Bryce Harper and never felt particular one way or another. He comes off as arrogant to me, more than anything else. Which, again, doesn’t really bother me. But I look at a guy like Mookie who always looks like he’s having fun on the field, smiling and laughing, leading his team to a World Series, delivering food and clothes to homeless people after a freaking World Series game. I don’t get it.
    SmashMan
    Really, though? Because...

    Whats your point? I’m genuinely trying to understand what about him is so personable. I have nothing against him, I don’t root against him, I just don’t think he is very personable. I really don’t get it. I look at him and I look at Mookie and I see polar opposites. One who is always serious, and arrogant. The other who always seems to be smiling, and praising his teammates rather than himself. I absolutely think Betts deserves the cover more than Harper, but that’s the extent of my anti-Harper sentiment. I don’t consider arrogance to be a particularly bad thing in sports, I’m very used to it in the NBA and such. But what I don’t understand is the seemingly arrogant players being labeled as personable. He’s not particularly media friendly either. His most notable interview moments are usually him being annoyed with a reporter. So again, I just don’t get it. I’m more asking for an explanation and don’t get one. Good job cluttering the thread with your condescension and long use of quotes from the same page though.
    GoDucks1224
    What about his personality is so great? People keep saying this and I just don’t understand it. I don’t have anything against the guy but, on the field he’s always very serious. Wears his frustration on his sleeve. Off the field, he doesn’t have particularly good interactions with media. His silly hair flips. He’s gotten in fights with teammates lol. So why do people think he’s got such a great personality? I genuinely don’t understand it. I’ve watched a lot of Bryce Harper and never felt particular one way or another. He comes off as arrogant to me, more than anything else. Which, again, doesn’t really bother me. But I look at a guy like Mookie who always looks like he’s having fun on the field, smiling and laughing, leading his team to a World Series, delivering food and clothes to homeless people after a freaking World Series game. I don’t get it.
    Probably the passion he wears on his sleeve. Think that's what jumps out. He's more outgoing then Trout. Harper is confident. I wouldn't say arrogant. Machado is arrogant.
    I agree he's not the biggest personality. Doesn't have that flair like Puig or others. But he's been a megastar since high school and he's very recognizable.
    He's probably more recognizable to casuals then Trout honestly. People know who Harper is. His ads with Gatorade and others have helped in that way tremendously.
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    DamnYanks2
    Probably the passion he wears on his sleeve. Think that's what jumps out. He's more outgoing then Trout. Harper is confident. I wouldn't say arrogant. Machado is arrogant.
    I agree he's not the biggest personality. Doesn't have that flair like Puig or others. But he's been a megastar since high school and he's very recognizable.
    He's probably more recognizable to casuals then Trout honestly. People know who Harper is. His ads with Gatorade and others have helped in that way tremendously.
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    I know casuals and non-fans know him more. That’s obvious. But I think being on a cover of a AAA game title would do a lot for Trout. Apparently, he doesn’t want to be on the cover or something. So fine. But at the end of the day I don’t think this game will sell more because Bryce is on the cover. How many casual fans or non-fans are buying simulation baseball video games just cause he’s on the cover?
    GoDucks1224
    Whats your point? I’m genuinely trying to understand what about him is so personable. I have nothing against him, I don’t root against him, I just don’t think he is very personable.

    Just pointing out that you've put down a lot of words on a guy you have nothing against.
    Some people like him, and that's cool.
    Some people don't like him, and that's cool.
    Some people are indifferent to him, and that's cool.
    Sometimes life works like that, you just find out that people have different opinion than you and everything's still okay.
    SmashMan
    Just pointing out that you've put down a lot of words on a guy you have nothing against.
    Some people like him, and that's cool.
    Some people don't like him, and that's cool.
    Some people are indifferent to him, and that's cool.
    Sometimes life works like that, you just find out that people have different opinion than you and everything's still okay.

    Because I don’t think he deserves the cover. That’s literally all this is. And I am more or less asking people why they like him. Why he is deemed personable. I’m aware that people have differing opinions, dude. You’re being condescending as hell for no reason at all.
    GoDucks1224
    I know casuals and non-fans know him more. That’s obvious. But I think being on a cover of a AAA game title would do a lot for Trout. Apparently, he doesn’t want to be on the cover or something. So fine. But at the end of the day I don’t think this game will sell more because Bryce is on the cover. How many casual fans or non-fans are buying simulation baseball video games just cause he’s on the cover?
    Yea I don't know. I know people that buy anything if lebron is on the cover. Or a favorite athlete.
    You would be surprised. I admit I was a little more interested in the cover last year because of Judge. I think that strangely has appeal to some.
    Now I would buy this game if Eric Kratz is on the cover. But its funny. I think it does matter to some people.
    Funny thing which ever year Pedroia was on the cover I actually took it out lol. So yea.. Covers do have appeal.
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    Caulfield
    Suppose Harper signs with a team next week, sonys not going to put him on the cover in his new teams uni?

    That's not the final cover.
    An SI article has this from Harper's Twitter:
    Honored to be selected as the #PlayStationAmbassador for #TheShow19 cover! Follow @MLBTheShow this offseason to see what uniform I will be wearing on the final cover!
    Bryce Harper is on the cover because for one he is marketable. People, both hardcore fans and casual fans will recognize him. He's marketed in more than just baseball. He's in different commercials, so he is more recognizable than say Mookie Betts or Christian Yelich because you see him outside of baseball.
    Harper is also probably on the cover because as of now, he is the biggest free agent out there and will be talked about on anything that remotely discusses sports because of the big time contract he could possibly get.
    Maybe he isn't as personable as say Betts or whomever, but I can almost guarantee you that if you put a picture up to casual fans of Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper, Harper is going to be the one that is recognized more.
    countryboy
    Bryce Harper is on the cover because for one he is marketable. People, both hardcore fans and casual fans will recognize him. He's marketed in more than just baseball. He's in different commercials, so he is more recognizable than say Mookie Betts or Christian Yelich because you see him outside of baseball.
    Harper is also probably on the cover because as of now, he is the biggest free agent out there and will be talked about on anything that remotely discusses sports because of the big time contract he could possibly get.
    Maybe he isn't as personable as say Betts or whomever, but I can almost guarantee you that if you put a picture up to casual fans of Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper, Harper is going to be the one that is recognized more.

    How many casual/non-fans will buy the game because he is on the cover? What is the point of some mom passing GameStop in the mall and going ‘Oh hey, it’s that guy from the Gatorade commercials.’ and then she keeps strolling? I just don’t think the cover matters that much in terms of sales, and I am biased towards seeing the most deserving players on it as opposed to most marketable.
    GoDucks1224
    How many casual/non-fans will buy the game because he is on the cover? What is the point of some mom passing GameStop in the mall and going ‘Oh hey, it’s that guy from the Gatorade commercials.’ and then she keeps strolling? I just don’t think the cover matters that much in terms of sales, and I am biased towards seeing the most deserving players on it as opposed to most marketable.

    I was just sharing my opinion on why he may be on the cover. I'm not interested in going around and around with you which is all you're wanting to do.
    No matter the answer/explanation someone provides to you to answer your question or respond to your post, you're just going to shoot it down and disagree and keep going around in circles.
    Thanks but no thanks.
    Well now they'll surely have a nice new scan for him. His current in-game image isn't quite spot on.
    Also, I do think he'll result in more game sales than with any other player. He's the best player they've ever had on the cover.
    underdog13
    Harper is more popular and marketable than Trout.
    Those are just facts.
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    I’m not saying it has to be Trout. I think Betts is most deserving this season.
    countryboy
    I was just sharing my opinion on why he may be on the cover. I'm not interested in going around and around with you which is all you're wanting to do.
    No matter the answer/explanation someone provides to you to answer your question or respond to your post, you're just going to shoot it down and disagree and keep going around in circles.
    Thanks but no thanks.

    Lol show me where I disagreed with his marketability. I said I didn’t understand it, and that I don’t know what kind of effect it actually has on sales. I said I understand Bryce is the ‘marketable’ one, but that Betts is the most ‘deserving.’ Also, you didn’t frame your comment as an opinion. It was a statement, to which I responded wondering what the actual effect was on sales.
    GoDucks1224
    I’m not saying it has to be Trout. I think Betts is most deserving this season.
    Nobody is deserving of a sponsorship.
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    GoDucks1224
    Lol show me where I disagreed with his marketability. I said I didn’t understand it, and that I don’t know what kind of effect it actually has on sales. I said I understand Bryce is the ‘marketable’ one, but that Betts is the most ‘deserving.’ Also, you didn’t frame your comment as an opinion. It was a statement, to which I responded wondering what the actual effect was on sales.

    To most games these days? Probably not much of an effect. I'd guess that's even more true for sports games.
    But obviously it's rarely bad idea to get the biggest name you can for marketing, and Bryce Harper is up there.
    GoDucks1224
    Lol show me where I disagreed with his marketability. I said I didn’t understand it, and that I don’t know what kind of effect it actually has on sales. I said I understand Bryce is the ‘marketable’ one, but that Betts is the most ‘deserving.’ Also, you didn’t frame your comment as an opinion. It was a statement, to which I responded wondering what the actual effect was on sales.

    SDS isn’t concerned with who is the most deserving but rather who is the most marketable and at this time that is Bryce Harper.
    In business one of the keys to selling more product is marketing your product, and that includes having packaging (in this case a cover) that will attract the most potential buyers.
    The goal of the cover/packaging is to get a non guaranteed customer to pick up your product and look it over, and ultimately lead to a sale.
    You may not think that who is on the cover has any impact on sales but I guarantee you it does. If it didn’t, why would SDS or any company for that matter spend money doing it?
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    I don't care which team he's on (unless it's Atlanta lol), I just want him to be in uniform on the cover. the mockup cover right now, Harper looks more appropriate for a UFC game
    GoDucks1224
    What about his personality is so great? ...why do people think he’s got such a great personality? ...I don’t get it.
    that's a clown question bro :D
    Jolly Roger

    Also, I do think he'll result in more game sales than with any other player. He's the best player they've ever had on the cover.

    Harper the best ever on a Show cover? Thats iffy at best.
    And its never iffy if its Griffey
    #Show17
    Caulfield
    Harper the best ever on a Show cover? Thats iffy at best.
    And its never iffy if its Griffey
    #Show17
    Yea and Miggy wasn't bad
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    cnh2os84
    That hat in the gone yard edition has me drooling! Now can I rationalize spending the extra $40?!? The extra stuff is nice, but not necessary.
    I know its dope. I just dont know if it's necessary. Of course you get the 15,000 stubs too. If I'm correct.
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    DamnYanks2
    I know its dope. I just dont know if it's necessary. Of course you get the 15,000 stubs too. If I'm correct.
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    I’m getting it for the hat and the steel book
    Like the way both look
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    Sorry for double post
    But are the stubs and avatars and other in game bonuses a code you download?
    If so I’ll be more than happy to pass those along to a fellow os’er as I don’t mess with that stuff
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    countryboy
    Sorry for double post
    But are the stubs and avatars and other in game bonuses a code you download?
    If so I’ll be more than happy to pass those along to a fellow os’er as I don’t mess with that stuff
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    Man, I dont know. I've never bought any of the special editions before. Wish I had an answer.
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    countryboy
    Sorry for double post
    But are the stubs and avatars and other in game bonuses a code you download?
    If so I’ll be more than happy to pass those along to a fellow os’er as I don’t mess with that stuff
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    They usually are a code. I remember giving away some to OS users in the past.
    Wonder who will be on the Canadian cover. I personally don’t really agree with Harper on the cover. He hasn’t really had his best year this season. I always thought the cover should go to one of the stars of the season as they deserve it. I couldn’t care less if it’s cause he’s marketable or whatever. Plus I’ll be getting a different one as they usually put a Blue Jays player on the cover for us Canadian players.
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    Yea, they added Harper due to $$$ marketability no question.  He's on TV a lot with that stupid Verizon commercial they play a million times on a baseball commercial break. Pathetic.    It should have been Mookie Betts on the cover, he had a better year and was a team player and kids to look up too.  Very bad choice Sony..very bad! 
    Maybe just maybe they picked Harper because he is a free agent. Hinting that they did some work on franchise this year. Fingers crossed!!
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    Speedy
    Ehh...not a fan.
    I am curious what they'll do about the cover art. Presuming he doesn't stay a Nat, will they change it?

    This isnt the finished cover. They will have him in uniform of some team. At this point, the only team I'm eliminating him from is the Marlins. And Washington lol
    Caulfield
    This isnt the finished cover. They will have him in uniform of some team. At this point, the only team I'm eliminating him from is the Marlins. And Washington lol

    I wouldn’t be so sure on eliminating the Nats, there’s only a few teams who can afford him.
    My guess is Cubs, Giants or Nats.
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    JaFFiTh
    Wonder who will be on the Canadian cover. I personally don’t really agree with Harper on the cover. He hasn’t really had his best year this season. I always thought the cover should go to one of the stars of the season as they deserve it. I couldn’t care less if it’s cause he’s marketable or whatever. Plus I’ll be getting a different one as they usually put a Blue Jays player on the cover for us Canadian players.
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    I'd go with Aledmys Diaz.
    JaFFiTh
    Wonder who will be on the Canadian cover. I personally don’t really agree with Harper on the cover. He hasn’t really had his best year this season. I always thought the cover should go to one of the stars of the season as they deserve it. I couldn’t care less if it’s cause he’s marketable or whatever. Plus I’ll be getting a different one as they usually put a Blue Jays player on the cover for us Canadian players.
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    Totally agree. As for the Jay, I’d say maybe Stroman. Or Smoak. They’re running out of big names up there.
    GoDucks1224
    Totally agree. As for the Jay, I’d say maybe Stroman. Or Smoak. They’re running out of big names up there.
    They should put Vlad Sr. in an Expo uni, along with Vlad Jr. in a Blue Jays uni.
    Caulfield
    They should put Vlad Sr. in an Expo uni, along with Vlad Jr. in a Blue Jays uni.

    I think that’s a great idea for 2020. But Vlad Jr didn’t get called up this year so according to them, they can’t use his likeness yet I guess. Unless they individually license it maybe, like Ohtani?
    GoDucks1224
    I think that’s a great idea for 2020. But Vlad Jr didn’t get called up this year so according to them, they can’t use his likeness yet I guess. Unless they individually license it maybe, like Ohtani?

    I doubt it, Ohtani was a really special situation.
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    Formula1Racing
    Yea, they added Harper due to $$$ marketability no question.* He's on TV a lot with that stupid Verizon commercial they play a million times on a baseball commercial break. Pathetic.* * It should have been Mookie Betts on the cover, he had a better year and was a team player and kids to look up too.* Very bad choice Sony..very bad!*

    Yes, Mookie would be my choice as well. Of course, they could have gone with that 99 potential Moncada who strikes out over 200 times and hasn't hit above .250 I don't know, maybe more strikeouts means more potential?
    Cavicchi
    I see, so maybe they have gone with that terror, J.P. Crawford, another 99 potential.

    I agree with you on Mookie being on the cover. But your takes on very young prospects not being deserving of a 99 potential cause they had bad seasons is silly. Stop it. They deserve that potential until they’re at least 25. They’re both 23 lol. They’re also both good at some things, and have the talent but need AB’s and coaching. Team batting averages hit very low lows across the board this season, lower than they’ve been in awhile. And strikeouts are still going up up up. So Moncada striking out a lot and hitting .230 is actually more in line with a surprising amount of veterans these days.
    GoDucks1224
    I agree with you on Mookie being on the cover. But your takes on very young prospects not being deserving of a 99 potential cause they had bad seasons is silly. Stop it. They deserve that potential until they’re at least 25. They’re both 23 lol. They’re also both good at some things, and have the talent but need AB’s and coaching. Team batting averages hit very low lows across the board this season, lower than they’ve been in awhile. And strikeouts are still going up up up. So Moncada striking out a lot and hitting .230 is actually more in line with a surprising amount of veterans these days.

    We have different views on worthiness of 99 potential.
    A prospect rated number 1 means very little to me until value substantiates that "assumption."
    Look at Soto (age 19) and look at Acuna (age 20) and you see two players definitely worthy of a 99 potential. Moncada is what, 23, and hasn't produced anywhere near those I mentioned. Now, if and when Moncada or the like shows that promise, then he can be rated as such. Until then, Moncada, in my opinion, is nowhere near a 99 potential. I would give him a high B or 90 at best.
    My take on prospects is Show Me. You obviously have a different view. Great!
    Have a nice day!
    After looking at Moncada's fielding, my previous 90 at best should have been mid to high 80's--B potential.
    Buxton is another one who was a 99 potential. Now, he is 24 and well, what is there to say? Oh, yes, Buxton was a number 1 prospect. Of course, my friend above would still give him a 99 potential because he isn't 25 yet.
    Horror of horrors, a franchise with so many overrated players--not in my franchise!
    Cavicchi
    After looking at Moncada's fielding, my previous 90 at best should have been mid to high 80's--B potential.
    Buxton is another one who was a 99 potential. Now, he is 24 and well, what is there to say? Oh, yes, Buxton was a number 1 prospect. Of course, my friend above would still give him a 99 potential because he isn't 25 yet.
    Horror of horrors, a franchise with so many overrated players--not in my franchise!

    Man. You are incredibly condescending. I’m glad you’re not a professional scout. Your teams would be awful. Don’t ever call me friend again, especially in that condescending high horsed context.
    GoDucks1224
    Man. You are incredibly condescending. I’m glad you’re not a professional scout. Your teams would be awful. Don’t ever call me friend again, especially in that condescending high horsed context.

    Whatever floats your boat.
    Have a nice day!
    The great thing about potential in the Show now is that the last few years its been totally editable. If there are any issues, thats completely fixable now.
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