MLB The Show 21 has been full steam ahead since launch day, and there have been plenty of changes to its player ratings with a recent Roster Update and Inside Edge shaking things up each day.
Across the highest OVR players, best teams, best players in Diamond Dynasty and more, here's all you need to know about MLB The Show 21 ratings.
Latest - First MLB The Show 21 Roster Update Makes Big Changes for Diamond Dynasty
MLB The Show 21 roster updates will be the biggest movers and shakers for Diamond Dynasty player ratings.
The last MLB The Show 21 roster update brought some big changes, and you can read over the highlights below:
- Mike Trout, 96 OVR (+1), Los Angeles Angels
- Jacob deGrom, 93 OVR (+2), New York Mets
- Ronald Acuna Jr., 92 OVR (+2), Atlanta Braves
- Gerrit Cole, 91 OVR (+1), New York Yankees
- Freddie Freeman, 90 OVR (+1), Atlanta Braves
- Shane Bieber, 89 OVR (+1), Cleveland Indians
- Nolan Arenado, 89 OVR (-1), St. Louis Cardinals
- Fernando Tatis Jr., 89 OVR (+1), San Diego Padres
- Trevor Bauer, 88 OVR (+2), Los Angeles Dodgers
- Byron Buxton, 87 OVR (+4), Minnesota Twins
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.
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
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.
Without much surprise, the World Series Championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers are the highest ranked team in MLB The Show 21.
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.
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 four different 99 OVR players in Diamond Dynasty: Jackie Robinson, David Ortiz, Chipper Jones, and Alfonso Soriano.
Unfortunately, several gamers who may be working towards earning them have struggled to do so as MLB The Show 21 has had major server issues ongoing since the title launched.
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.
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.