MLB The Show 20: Everything you need to know – Cover athlete, release, consoles, pre-order & special edition info

The World Series is here, and so is a new MLB The Show. We have all the info about it right here.

We could not be more excited for MLB The Show 20‘s 15th Anniversary. You can look forward to a lot of new features in The Show 20 – a new class of Legends join the roster, as well as some new ways to play with your friends!

Chicago Cubs superstar Javier “El Mago” Baez is the cover athlete for MLB The Show 20, becoming the first member of the Cubs to grace the cover of the game.

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Even last year’s cover athlete, Bryce Harper, is a massive fan and can’t wait for the game to release. Follow the piece below for more information on the game.

Cover Athlete

COVER STAR: Javier Baez in action for the Cubs in The Show 19

“El Mago”, which translates to “the magician”, is a suitable nickname for a player who has dazzled the baseball world with his defense and hitting for years and years on end. 

Whether Baez is stealing a base by evading a tag, making impossible catches look easy or pulling off his signature no look tag – his skills are unparalleled and he always does it with swagger.

Báez also produces at the plate too, hitting 34 home runs in 2018 with a .290 batting average.

Here’s what Baez had to say about the honor along with a look at the cover athlete:

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Release date

The game releases on March 17, 2020, exclusively on PlayStation 4. If you are loyal to Xbox, you’ll have to wait until the Easter holidays have passed in 2020.

Early Access

We’re also excited to make another announcement that will make fans of The Show happy. Early Access Weekend is back! Those who pre-order any of the collector’s editions (below) will get access to the game four days early starting on March 13, 2020.


PRE-ORDER: There are plenty of options when it comes to pre-ordering The Show 20.

Pre-orders are already available for the game from as little as $59.99, so here’s what you get when you pre-order the Standard Edition:

  • 1x Gold Choice Pack
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • Early Access

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There are also details on the MVP Edition, the 15th Anniversary Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition, where you can get more bang for your buck:

MLB The Show 20 MVP Edition ($79.99)

  • Double Dailies
  • 30x Avatars
  • 1x Diamond Variety Pack
  • 2x Gold Choice Pack
  • 10x Show Packs
  • 10,000 Stubs
  • Early Access

15th Anniversary Edition ($99.99)

  • Limited Edition Steelbook
  • 25,000 Stubs
  • Early Access
  • Double Dailies
  • 30x Avatars
  • 1x Diamond Variety Pack
  • 2x Gold Variety pack
  • 20x The show Pack

Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.99)

  • Double Dailies
  • 30x Avatars
  • 2x Diamond Variety Pack
  • 5x Gold Choice Pack
  • 20x Show Pack
  • 25,000 Stubs
  • Early Access

Over the past five years, The Show has been the most consistent sports franchise on the market, and we hope it can continue in 2020 with the same energy.

Julian Sims

I started at RealSport covering football and basketball content, though my passion for esports has compelled me to expand my knowledge and explore the diversity of the gaming community.

I currently lead the site's new category RealFeatures - a collection of pieces focusing on special events, noteworthy games and important figures within the world of esports.