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Wild Card Postseason Program Adds Four New Cards to MLB The Show 21

Postseason Chris Taylor

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Wild Card Postseason Program Adds Four New Cards to MLB The Show 21

The opening nights of the MLB Postseason gave us a thriller on night two, and the hero of the Dodgers/Cardinals game is the main event in the Wild Card Postseason Program that was added today to MLB The Show 21. This program in Diamond Dynasty follows a formula we have seen with some other programs in recent months, and it’s structured around repeatable wins in the newest Postseason Event if you want to just play online, or you can just play offline and get there via missions, moments, and a Conquest map. Of course, you can mix and match as well (as I generally do) and play both offline and online as well. In addition to Postseason Chris Taylor, you will earn Postseason Giancarlo Stanton, Postseason Tommy Edman, and Postseason Nathan Eovaldi on your way to wrapping up the program.

Let’s get to the structure and cards below.

Wild Card Postseason Program

Wild Card Postseason Program Rewards

Players

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All of these players have comps at this point as they have other “special” versions in the game. With that in mind, I want to compare each one to other versions in the game, but I’ll save that for the end of the article.

Conquest

Wild Card Conquest Map

You have to steal one million fans and conquer all the territories. This will net you 25 points in the program.

Moments

Wild Card Postseason Program Moments

  • Bogey Gets The Party Started
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Hulk Smashes Homer
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Nate The Great
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 8 batters
    • Do not give up 2 runs
  • Stanton’s Nemesis: The Green Monster
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 3 hits
    • Hit 1 home run
  • RedTurn2 Goes Deep
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • Aging Like Fine Waino
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 5 batters
    • Do not give up 2 runs
  • One Ed-Man Show
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 3 hits
  • CT3 Launches Dodgers To Victory
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run

Each moment is worth 4 points.

Missions

  • Repeatable: Win games in the Postseason Events – 3 points (for each win)
  • Tally 3 home runs with Yankees players – 5 points
  • Tally 5 XBH with Red Sox players – 5 points
  • Tally 7 hits with Dodgers players – 5 points
  • Tally 10 total bases with Cardinals players – 5 points

Rewards

  • 10 points – The Show pack
  • 15 points – 1,000 stubs
  • 20 points – Diamond universal profile nameplate
  • 25 points – Postseason Tommy Edman
  • 30 points – The Show pack
  • 40 points – 1,500 stubs
  • 45 points – Postseason Giancarlo Stanton
  • 50 points – Headliners pack (x2)
  • 60 points – Postseason Nathan Eovaldi
  • 70 points – The Show pack (x3), 2,000 stubs
  • 75 points – Postseason Chris Taylor

Player Comparisons

Since it’s getting to be late in the year and we have multiple versions of many players, I will try to do this a bit more at times. Let’s run through the “special” versions of each player out there now.

Tommy Edman

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The positional versatility stays consistent with both versions here, and the power vs. LHP is the same in both versions as well. The arm strength is also the same in both versions. In every other way, the Postseason Tommy Edman serves as an upgrade over the older Monthly Awards version. You also get far more quirks on the Postseason Version.

Giancarlo Stanton

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The 42 Series Giancarlo Stanton is outdated in every way so I’m leaving him out of this comparison. The 2nd Half Heroes Stanton has better contact vs. LHP. It also has better power vs. LHP. The 2nd Half Heroes version also has much better discipline, and then slightly better fielding and reaction. You also get a pinch more speed. In short, the 2nd Half Heroes version is slightly more athletic and better against LHP. The Postseason version gets major contact upgrades against RHP (40+ points higher versus RHP when compared to 2nd Half version). Both versions have four quirks, but you get Pressure Cooker on the Postseason version, and Quick Reflexes is on the 2nd Half Heroes version. All in all, it’s relatively close, but with such a major contact advantage against RHP, the Postseason version does have a slight edge.

Nathan Eovaldi

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Much like comparing the new Stanton to the 42 Series Stanton, there is not much here to compare anymore. The pitch mix and velocities are basically all the same, but otherwise the Postseason Eovaldi is better in every way.

Chris Taylor

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With 2021 All-Star Chris Taylor you get better contact vs. LHP. You also have much better vision, but the fielding and speed stats are the same on both cards. Much like with Postseason Stanton, the big improvements with Postseason Taylor come from going up against RHP. You have much better contact and power vs. RHP and now this card is no longer just a potential platoon bat. Lastly, the same positional flexibility exists on both cards.

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