31 May 2021 7:54 PM +00:00

Who are the highest rated players in MLB The Show 21?

MLB The Show 21 has always got something new when it comes to ratings with the biweekly roster update and new cards landing in Diamond Dynasty.

We've got everything you need to know about the best teams, main roster players, and details on MLB The Show 21 ratings for Diamond Dynasty.

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Latest - Six new Diamonds in Roster Update

MLB The Show 21 dropped the latest biweekly roster update, and this one saw six different players make the jump to Diamond status.

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DIAMONDS AREN'T FOREVER: And new ones are being made in Diamond Dynasty

Corbin Burnes, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Max Muncy, Nicholas Castellanos, Matt Olson, and Buster Posey all improved to at least 85 OVR and became new Diamonds.

Aaron Nola, Anthony Rendon, and DJ LeMahieu all lost their Diamond status by having their ratings dip below 85 OVR with this roster update.

You can find more details here on everyone who saw their ratings change with the latest roster update.

MLB The Show 21 Ratings

MLB The Show 21 arrived on April 20, 2021, but the ratings won't stay constant as Sony San Diego is planning weekly roster updates and bi-weekly attribute and rating updates.

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THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE: And they spell disaster for opposing teams

One intriguing aspect of ratings in MLB The Show 21 this year is the way each user's Ballplayer has their rating determined through a mix of core attributes, loadout, and equipment.

As players use their Ballplayer in Diamond Dynasty and Road to the Show, that will improve their attributes and unlock better loadouts and equipment to give that player a higher rating.

Highest Rated Overall Players in MLB The Show 21

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When it comes to the main roster on MLB The Show 21, only a handful of elite players could receive ratings that put them at the absolute top.

Ultimately, only two current roster players received a 99 OVR rating to put them right at the top of the list, and they're Mike Trout and Jacob deGrom.

Nolan Arenado and Mookie Betts aren't far behind with an 98 OVR rating in MLB The Show 21, and Aaron Judge snags a 97 OVR to round out the top five.

You can find more details here about the top 12 highest rated players in MLB The Show 21, and see how close cover athlete Fernando Tatis Jr. got to the top.

Team Ratings & Rankings

When it comes to team ratings in MLB The Show 21, things went a little differently this year as each team was given an overall ranking and then ranked based on various categories.

These rankings most come into play with Franchise Mode, but they serve as a good representation of where each team stands with their current rosters.

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BEST OF THE BEST: There can only be one team at the top

Without much surprise, the World Series Championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers are the highest ranked team in MLB The Show 21.

You can find more details here about all the best teams in Franchise Mode.

Diamond Dynasty Ratings

Diamond Dynasty takes on a whole new challenge this year as MLB The Show 21 lands on more platforms than ever before, and that comes with full crossplay capability.

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LEGENDS: Diamond Dynasty lets players make teams of elite players throughout baseball's history

On top of that, the community marketplace in Diamond Dynasty to buy and sell cards is integrated between platforms, so that economy is thriving more than ever.

As of now, there are five different 99 OVR players in Diamond Dynasty: Jackie Robinson, David Ortiz, Chipper Jones, Alfonso Soriano, and Mariano Rivera.

Certain ones will always be in flux, as Live Series cards in Diamond Dynasty get attribute adjustments to their ratings every two weeks based on the player's real-world performances in the MLB.

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Every Diamond Dynasty Live Series Roster Update

MLB The Show 21 releases a Roster Update for Live Series players in Diamond Dynasty every two weeks, and that means their overall ratings don't stay the same.

One of the biggest changes in each is players that get their ratings boosted up to 85 or higher, and that makes them Diamond tier rather than Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Common.

Visit these links for more details about each Roster Update for MLB The Show 21:

Keeping an eye on players who are close to making the leap to Diamond, and players thriving in the MLB today, can be a major benefit.

It allows you the opportunity to purchase duplicates on the Community Market of a card before it jumps to Diamond status, and selling them after the change can be very lucrative.

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Inside Edge Daily Matchup Ratings

On top of the full roster updates on a frequent basis that will adjust ratings for various players, MLB The Show 21 also has Inside Edge Daily Matchup Ratings.

These temporary boosts or penalties will apply to attributes and adjust daily based on player performance in real-world MLB games.

While not a brand new feature, this shows Sony San Diego's commitment to keeping MLB The Show 21 integrated as much as they can with real-world baseball.

Legends Roster Ratings

If you're looking for the absolute top players in MLB The Show 21, the real gems exist on the game's massive Legends Roster.

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HISTORIC: Play with the icons of baseball history

These players are spread across three Legends themed teams (Mid-Century Groundbreakers, Expansion Era Boomers, Long Ball Beasts) with a handful also tucked away in the Free Agents roster.

Dozens of players received the coveted 99 OVR rating on the Legends Roster, and you can see the full list here.