MLB The Show 21: Team Affinity 5 - Griffey Jr. Collection, All Finest Players Revealed

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MLB The Show 21 has officially launched Team Affinity 5, and this final program of its kind turns our attention to the MLB 21 Finest Series.

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We've got details on all of the Finest players revealed for Team Affinity 5 and some of the other new content arriving with it in MLB The Show 21.

Latest - Double XP now live, Finest Collection

Now that Team Affinity 5 is finally live in MLB The Show 21, it's apparently getting to bring Double XP to the party as well.

Sony San Diego announced that Double XP will be active for the duration of the 9th Inning Program, and you can find more details here on exactly when things are set to end.

MLB The Show 21 Finest Ken Griffey Jr Double XP
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THE KID: Junior has arrived in Diamond Dynasty, and he's not one to overlook

On top of that, they revealed the final Collection of the year, and the Finest Collection allows players a shot at a brand new Milestone Ken Griffey Jr.

This new 99 OVR monster of a card immediately becomes one of the best in Diamond Dynasty, but players will need to collect lots of other players to unlock him.


MLB The Show 21: Team Affinity 5 Release Date

MLB The Show 21 may be winding things down after the conclusion of the MLB season, but there's one more big exciting program to land.

Team Affinity 5 will be the final Team Affinity program for MLB The Show 21, and this last hurrah will bring back the Finest series to highlight players who truly stood out from the pack this year.

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EL NIÑO: The Show 21 cover athlete Fernando Tatis Jr. showed out this year

Players won't have to wait too long, as the Team Affinity 5 release date is Friday, November 19, 2021 and should go live in-game at Noon PT.

We'll get a content reveal or "Push the Button" stream just before at 11:30am PT on Twitch and YouTube from Sony San Diego, and that will reveal the last pieces of the program just prior to things going live.


Team Affinity 5: All Finest Players Revealed (so far)

With this final chapter, Team Affinity 5 will bring a new 99 OVR card in Diamond Dynasty to every single MLB team, and that means only one player can be chosen per club.

Sony San Diego has explained that while some may represent that team's best of the year, others are players that performed in clutch moments and helped their team secure crucial victories.

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THE FINEST: This series recognizes one standout per team in 2021

As usual, we should see the program itself separated by divisions, and you'll complete challenges specific to each division as you earn players and other rewards from the teams that belong to it.

Here are all the Team Affinity 5 Finest players we know about so far:

AL East TA 5 Finest

  • Baltimore Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, First Base
  • Boston Red Sox: J.D. Martinez, Left Field
  • New York Yankees: Gerrit Cole, Starting Pitcher
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Brandon Lowe, Second Base
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Semien, Second Base

AL Central TA 5 Finest

  • Chicago White Sox: Yoan Moncada, Third Base
  • Cleveland Indians: Emmanuel Clase, Closing Pitcher
  • Detroit Tigers: Jeimer Candelario, Third Base
  • Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez, Catcher
  • Minnesota Twins: Jorge Polanco, Second Base

AL West TA 5 Finest

  • Houston Astros: Kyle Tucker, Right Field
  • Los Angeles Angels: Raisel Iglesias, Closing Pitcher
  • Oakland Athletics: Frankie Montas, Starting Pitcher
  • Seattle Mariners: Mitch Haniger, Right Field
  • Texas Rangers: Nate Lowe, First Base

NL East TA 5 Finest

  • Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman, First Base
  • Miami Marlins: Sandy Alcantara, Starting Pitcher
  • New York Mets: Marcus Stroman, Starting Pitcher
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Zack Wheeler, Starting Pitcher
  • Washington Nationals: Juan Soto, Right Field

NL Central TA 5 Finest

  • Chicago Cubs: Patrick Wisdom, Third Base
  • Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan India, Second Base
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Corbin Burnes, Starting Pitcher
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Bryan Reynolds, Center Field
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Paul Goldschmidt, First Base

NL West TA 5 Finest

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Ketel Marte, Center Field
  • Colorado Rockies: C.J. Cron, First Base
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Max Muncy, First Base
  • San Diego Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr., Shortstop
  • San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford, Shortstop

As for what kinds of new content will arrive in the Team Affinity 5 program, we're likely to see a variety of new challenges, and hopefully will get another trio of Conquest maps to represent the West, East, and Central divisions.