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MLB The Show 21 Ratings: Top 12 Highest Rated Players

MLB The Show 21 has officially arrived through Early Access, and we finally know which MLB stars were chosen as the highest rated players.

With perhaps the most massive roster in series history, there was tough competition at the top, but here are the current players with the best MLB The Show 21 Ratings.

MLB The Show 21 Ratings: Top 12 Highest Rated Players

MLB The Show 21 is packed to the brim with current players across Major League Baseball, but only a few could score those top ratings.

While these players will anchor teams in exhibition, they're also a key part of Franchise Mode as you try and decide which team to use this year.

Due to a six-way tie at the end of the list, here we'll take a look at the top 12 highest rated players in MLB The Show 21.

Mike Trout 99 OVR Center Fielder, Los Angeles Angels

There are only two 99 OVR players on the regular rosters for MLB The Show 21, and the outfield is absolutely owned by Mike Trout.

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MLB The Show 21 Ratings Mike Trout
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ABSOLUTE MONSTER: Trout is a beast in MLB The Show 21

The 29-year-old Center Fielder for the Los Angeles Angels is an absolute monster in the MLB, and that continues in MLB The Show 21.

He's the highest rated outfielder, the highest rated non-pitcher, and the anchor for the Los Angeles Angels in MLB The Show 21.

Jacob deGrom 99 OVR Starting Pitcher, New York Mets

Mike Trout is joined in the coveted 99 OVR club by Jacob de Grom of the New York Mets.

As the highest rated Starting Pitcher in MLB The Show 21, deGrom is next-level on the mound, and anchors the New York Mets in a way no other player can.

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Nolan Arenado 98 OVR Third Baseman, St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals only manage one player in this top 12, and it's Nolan Arenado who holds down the fort at third base.

Arenado is the highest rated third baseman in MLB The Show 21, and one of only two players to earn the 98 OVR rating in this year's game.

Mookie Betts 98 OVR Right Fielder, Los Angeles Dodgers

The second player to earn a 98 OVR rating is Mookie Betts, and the former member of the Boston Red Sox now owns right field for the Dodgers.

Betts' rating reflects the 4-time All-Star and 2-time World Series Championship career he's had, and it earns him the honor of being the highest rated Right Fielder in MLB The Show 21.

Aaron Judge 97 OVR Right Fielder, New York Yankees

Just behind Betts is Aaron Judge, also a Right Fielder, and Judge scored a 97 OVR rating in MLB The Show 21.

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BEST YANKEE: Aaron Judge was the top of this year's legendary team

He's the only member of the New York Yankees to make this list, though three other 90+ players (Gerrit Cole, DJ LeMahieu, and Giancarlo Stanton) just missed the cut.

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Christian Yelich 96 OVR Left Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers

Only one player in MLB The Show 21 earned a 96 OVR rating, and it's the top-rated Left Fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Christian Yelich is also a member of the illustrious Diamond Club for Diamond Dynasty, but his rating there will be different than his main roster rating in the game.

Clayton Kershaw 95 OVR Starting Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers

Now we arrive at the first player in our six-way tie at the bottom of this top 12, and that's the Starting Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw earned a 95 OVR rating in MLB The Show 21, and he's part of the highest rated pair along with Mookie Betts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Juan Soto 95 OVR Left Fielder, Washington Nationals

The lone player with the Washington Nationals to get this top honor as a 95 OVR rated player is Juan Soto.

Soto holds the line as a Left Fielder, and he's just behind Christian Yelich as the second-highest rated Left Fielder in the game.

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Shane Bieber 95 OVR Starting Pitcher, Cleveland Indians

The third and final Starting Pitcher on this list is Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians, and he got a 95 OVR rating in MLB The Show 21.

Bieber is the highest rated player with the Indians, and still one of the best pitchers in the game this year.

Fernando Tatis Jr. 95 OVR Shortstop, San Diego Padres

Fernando Tatis Jr. got the honor of being the cover athlete for MLB The Show 21, and he's also rounding out our top 12 with a 95 OVR in this year's game.

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COVER BOOST: Fernando Tatis Jr drops a major 95 OVR this year

Tatis Jr. is also the highest rated Shortstop in MLB The Show 21, and the first of two San Diego Padres players to make this upper echelon.

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Manny Machado 95 OVR Third Baseman, San Diego Padres

The second member of the San Diego Padres, the only other team with more than one player on this list, is none other than Manny Machado.

While Arenado got the honor as the highest rated Third Baseman, Machado isn't far behind with a 95 OVR rating this year in MLB The Show 21.

Freddie Freeman 95 OVR First Baseman, Atlanta Braves

Last, but certainly not least, the Atlanta Braves have the highest rated First Baseman in MLB The Show 21.

Freddie Freeman managed a 95 OVR rating in MLB The Show 21, rounding out the tie at the end of this list for the top 12 highest rated players in this year's game.

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