08 Jun 2021 8:04 PM +00:00

Marcus Semien picked as May Monthly Awards winner

With the month of May now in the books, MLB The Show 21 has released new details about the May Monthly Awards Program and Lightning Winner Marcus Semien.

We've got all the details on this new Program, how to unlock Marcus Semien, and what other kinds of rewards and challenges you'll face in Diamond Dynasty for MLB The Show 21.

Marcus Semien honored in MLB The Show 21

As baseball firmly heads into the summer months, the Toronto Blue Jays are fresh off a strong performance in May that was heavily boosted by Marcus Semien.

The team went a decent 14-13 on the month, but many of those wins were bolstered by Semien's 8 home runs and 22 RBIs in the month of May.

Semien also led the American League in AVG (.368), OPS (1.130), and WAR (2.3) in the month of May, earning him the honor as the Lightning May Monthly Awards winner for MLB The Show 21.

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May Monthly Awards Program in Diamond Dynasty

The May Monthly Awards Program is officially live in Diamond Dynasty for MLB The Show 21.

We found out earlier today that Marcus Semien holds the top spot as the ultimate reward in the program, but he's far from the only thing players can earn.

How to Unlock All May Monthly Awards Players (Rewards)

The most important part of the May Monthly Awards Program are the nine different players chosen to have their May accomplishments honored.

MLB The Show 21 May Monthly Awards Program How to Unlock Marcus Semien
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MONTHLY HONORS: Work your way through the best of the MLB in May

The following players are earned by completing tasks to earn Points for this program:

  • 5 Points: Austin Meadows (LF), 88 OVR, Tampa Bay Rays
  • 20 Points: Jesse Winker (LF), 89 OVR, Cincinnati Reds
  • 30 Points: Brandon Crawford (SS), 90 OVR, San Francisco Giants
  • 40 Points: Ryan Tepera (RP), 91 OVR, Chicago Cubs
  • 50 Points: Ramon Laureano (CF), 91 OVR, Oakland Athletics
  • 60 Points: Corey Kluber (SP), 92 OVR, New York Yankees
  • 70 Points: Jose Abreu (1B), 93 OVR, Chicago White Sox
  • 80 Points: Zack Wheeler (SP), 94 OVR, Philadelphia Phillies
  • 100 Points: Marcus Semien (2B), 96 OVR, Toronto Blue Jays
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You'll also earn Stubs, Topps Now Choice Packs, The Show Packs, a 42 Series Choice Pack, and a new Diamond Bat Skin on your way to completing the full program.

Moments & Missions

While you can earn some points by completing the Collection in this program of Topps Now and Monthly Awards players, your primary method of earning points will be through Moments and Missions.

Moments are all found within the program itself, and you'll actually launch the moment from the listing in the program.

Missions are a bit different, and require you to craft your Diamond Dynasty squad with the Missions in mind before playing in other game modes.

Here are all the missions in the May Monthly Awards Program:

  • Total Bases with Topps Now: Tally 30 Total Bases with Players from the Topps Now Series in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 10 Points)
  • Home Runs with Topps Now: Hit 5 Home Runs with Players from the Topps Now Series in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 10 Points)
  • Strikeouts with Topps Now: Tally 15 Strikeouts with Players from the Topps Now Series in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 10 Points)
  • Extra Base Hits with Meadows: Tally 3 Extra Base Hits with Monthly Awards Austin Meadows in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Home Runs with Winker: Hit 2 Home Runs with Monhly Awards Jesse Winker in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Total Bases with Crawford: Tally 10 Total Bases with Monthly Awards Brandon Crawford in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Strikeouts with Tepera: Strike Out 5 Batters with Monthly Awards Ryan Tepera in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Extra Base Hits with Laureano: Tally 3 Extra Base Hits with Monthly Awards Ramon Laureano in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Strikeouts with Kluber: Strike Out 9 Batters with Monthly Awards Corey Kluber in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Total Bases with Abreu: Tally 10 Total Bases with Monthly Awards Jose Abreu in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
  • Strikeouts with Wheeler: Strike Out 9 Batters with Monthly Awards Zack Wheeler in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs CPU, Extra Innings, or Conquest (Rewards 4 Points)
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Combined with the various Moments found in the May Monthly Awards Program, completing these will be the primary way you can earn points towards Marcus Semien and completing this program.

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