There were several strong candidates to become the MLB The Show 23 cover athlete this year. Luckily, developers San Diego Studio decided to do TWO covers.
There is one cover athlete for the Standard Edition, but another for the Collector's Edition. The first cover athlete is a rising star in baseball, but the Collector's Edition is fronted by one of the most successful players in the sport's history.
The Two MLB The Show 23 Cover Athletes have now been officially revealed, with a legend gracing the Collector's Edition.
MLB The Show 23 cover athlete
It's official, Jazz Chisholm is the MLB The Show 23 Cover Athlete!
The Miami Marlins' second baseman-turned-center fielder was announced as the face of the new game on Monday, 30 January.
The Marlins' star will take over as the cover of MLB The Show from the Los Angeles Angels' two-way superstar, Shohei Ohtani, who was in the limelight of the MLB The Show in 2022.
Chisholm hit .254 last year with 15 homers and 15 stolen bases. He got his first All-Star invite in 2022 and looks set to be a major star in the years to come.
MLB The Show 23 Collector's Edition cover athlete
While Chisholm will grace the front of the Standard Edition, a different face will be on the front of the Collector's Edition.
Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Derek Jeter is coming as the cover athlete for the Collector's Edition of the game!
There aren't many who can compete with the legendary player, with a 20-year career which saw him become a 14-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion and five-time Gold Glove winner!
MLB The Show 23 New Legends revealed
MLB The Show 23 will also introduce some legendary players. Fans love being able to play with their childhood heroes that are now retired. Having the chance to play with all-time legends it's one of the things that makes MLB The Show 23 unique.
Mike Lowell, Greg Vaughn, Ian Kinsler, and Carlos Pena, are all the new legends announced so far. We still don't know the OVR of these legends, but we expect them to have astonishingly high stats, putting them among the best players in the game.
MLB The Show 23 release date
Players don't have to wait too much longer to play MLB The Show 23. With Spring Training underway the new season is just around the corner, and so is the game.
The MLB The Show 23 release date is set for 28 March, 2023. That means it is closing in fast. However, if you want to play earlier then there is good news.
The reveal of Derek Jeter as the MLB The Show 23 cover athlete for the Collector's Edition also came with the news that the edition will be available to play on Friday, 24 March, four days early!
Diamond Dynasty Deep Dive
A major change is coming to Diamond Dynasty, taking the online side of MLB The Show 23 forward.
A Feature Premier gave players more details about the changes and new introductions for Diamond Dynasty.
A new Sets & Seasons system is coming in while more details about Wild Card, Designated Hitter, Two Way Player, Captains, Mini Seasons 2.0, Ranked Co-Op and Program Rewards were given. There is a lot to get your head around but it is an exciting development for MLB The Show players.
MLB The Show 23 Rates Revealed
Fans were eager to know the list of best players in MLB The Show 23. Fortunately, the latest MLB The Show 23 broadcasts, allowed fans to finally see the ratings of the best players in the game.
Superstar outfield player Aaron Judge leads the way with a 99 OVR, and some amazing stats. Shohei Otani, Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, and Jacob deGrom are also a part of the 99 OVR club.
One of the best pitchers in the game, Justin Verlander, is the only 98 OVR card. Outfielder Mookie Betts, pitcher Max Scherzer, and third baseman Nolan Arenado, all have a 96 OVR.
Closing the top ten list, we have the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes with a 95 OVR. There are plenty of other amazing cards in MLB The Show 23, and fans will have a plethora of talented players to choose from.