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MLB The Show 20: Ranked Seasons 4 Overview and New Rewards

Ranked Seasons 4 rewards

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MLB The Show 20: Ranked Seasons 4 Overview and New Rewards

The third Ranked Seasons is officially behind us, and as usual there’s no rest as we move straight into season four. Structurally, nothing is changing as usual, so the only thing to highlight are the four new player rewards. There are two new players at World Series to look at now, and two new players at Pennant Race to choose from as well.

The new World Series diamonds are MVP Dustin Pedroia and MVP George Foster. The new Pennant Race rewards are Prospect Bobby Witt Jr. and All-Star Rich Gossage.

Ranked Seasons 4 – MLB The Show 20

Nothing changed between seasons as the developers are carrying over the players from Ranked Seasons 3 while simply adding the new players to the selection pool. This also means the players introduced in Ranked Seasons 2 are no longer in the rewards pool.

Rewards

Spring Training – Play 1 game

  • Bronze live series player

Regular Season – 200 points

  • Silver live series player

All-Star – 400 points

  • Silver live series player
  • Silver nameplate and icon

Pennant Race – 500 points

  • Choice of diamond Albert Pujols or diamond Keith Foulke, diamond Bobby Witt Jr. and diamond Rich Gossage
  • Gold nameplate and icon

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Bobby Witt Jr. is yet another diamond shortstop to add to the surplus of riches, but he doesn’t get a secondary position. However, he is a Royals player and it’s a little hard to find top-shelf Royals so far. His ratings are nothing special, but he’ll at least be good on defense and against left-handed pitching.

There will be better forms of Gossage, but it’s still enjoyable to get him in the Pirates uniform. The pitch mix is what you would expect, with the sinker being the go-to pitch for most pitchers this year — plus SDS seems to be adding it to some players when they would not have in past seasons.

Wild Card – 600 points

  • Gold live series player
  • Gold nameplate and icon

Division Series – 700 points

  • Diamond bat skin
  • Show pack
  • Gold nameplate and icon

Championship Series – 800 points

  • Gold live series player
  • Show pack
  • Diamond nameplate and icon

World Series – 900 points

  • Choice of diamond Ken Griffey Jr., diamond Dustin May, diamond Dustin Pedroia or diamond George Foster
  • Diamond nameplate and icon

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Foster does not have great defense but my goodness look at that hitting. I think he might end up being one of the more popular top-end players for a bit if users can deal with his swing. His defense is not unbearable (just average), so the only other issue is he doesn’t have a ton of quirks.

Pedroia should be meta as well since great contact seems to mostly make up for average power this year. His power might be so low it holds him back a little, but I love Pedroia’s swing and so I still have high hopes for him. The defense is good minus the arm, and that’s to be expected.

Quick Tips And Notes

-Getting a diamond at Pennant Race continues to be a nice way make a little bit of coin with not too much trouble if you’ve been able to climb to that level before — a free diamond gets a minimum of 5K stubs. Also be aware that players now falling out of the player pool from Ranked Seasons 2 will have some more value on the community market, but this value has dropped considerably this time around because investors got wise to the easy way to make some stubs off people who really try to gather up every card in their virtual binder.

-I have begun to simply quit out right away if I go up against Kluber or Newhouser. I find the game to be more enjoyable playing against more pitcher variety, even if it hurts my ability to climb the ladder.

-I will be looking at Witt Jr. and Dustin Pedroia as my two reward players, but I suspect Foster and Gossage will be the more popular combo. Foster is one of those players online folks tend to enjoy, and I think there’s enough middle infield help that Pedroia doesn’t feel mandatory.

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  1. Basically if you're already in PR when the new season starts, just play a game and then win or lose you'll get the rewards for the level you're currently in. The game just doesn't give you the next batch of rewards until you have a game under your belt in new season.

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