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MLB The Show 22 Roster Update gives Shohei Ohtani a huge Velocity ratings boost

The weekly MLB The Show 22 Roster Update was mainly aimed at transactions this time, but one player saw a quiet ratings spike.

We've got details on how much better Shohei Ohtani just got and all the key moves in this MLB The Show 22 Roster Update.

MLB The Show 22 Roster Update boosts Velocity ratings for Shohei Ohtani

Now that the season is underway, we're nestling into a reliable frequency with each MLB The Show 22 Roster Update.

While a full attributes update is only expected every two weeks, making the next one set for May 13, they've also made a habit once again this year to make transaction moves on a weekly basis.

This mostly deals with moving players to new teams or swapping them to different positions, but sometimes other changes can slip in.

MLB The Show 22 Roster Update Shohei Ohtani
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ON THE RISE: Sho-time never ends for this generational player

That's the case this time, as Shohei Ohtani has had his Live Series card in Diamond Dynasty get even better with a massive +25 to his Velocity rating.

Ohtani was already among the best in the game, fueled by top pitching stats like his existing 113 in Pitching Clutch and 99 in Break, but now he's bringing an 89 in Velocity as well (compared to just a 64 rating previously).

There were no other rating changes for Shohei Ohtani this week, and while significant this change wasn't enough to bring his overall rating above the existing 94 he was already boasting.

If you are hoping to snag the Live Series Shohei Ohtani, it's looking like he's only going to get better (and more expensive), so sooner will probably be better.

MLB The Show 22 Roster Update moves on May 5, 2022

While most of the attention is understandably on Shohei Ohtani, there were a few other minor changes made in this MLB The Show 22 Roster Update.

First off, the following players saw slight ratings boosts:

  • Ryan Helsley (Cardinals)
  • Julio Rodriguez (Mariners)
  • Evan Phillips (Dodgers)
  • Gerardo Carrillo (Nationals)
  • Buck Farmer (Reds)
  • Chris Mazza (Rays)
  • Kyle Bradish (Orioles)
  • Andrew Wantz (Angels)
  • Pedro Avila (Padres)
  • Josh Winder (Twins)

Several position changes were made for pitchers based on how they've been used so far this season, and the following new players were added to the game:

  • Tommy Kahnle (Dodgers)
  • Keynan Middleton (Diamondbacks)
  • Adam Morgan (Free Agents)
  • Franchy Cordero (Red Sox)
  • Trayce Thompson (Padres)
  • Richie Palacios (Guardians)
  • Matthew Liberatore (Cardinals)
  • Ryan Casteel (Braves)
  • Brice Turang (Brewers)
  • Jason Krizan (Giants)
  • Travis Lakins Sr. (Orioles)
  • Tyler Holton (Diamondbacks)
  • Chris Ellis (Orioles)
  • Connor Overton (Reds)
  • Penn Murfee (Mariners)

This grouping is notably missing Robinson Cano, who remains absent from MLB The Show 22 entirely despite having played this year since last season's suspension ended.

You can find full details here on the new ratings and position details for all the MLB The Show 22 Roster Update moves on May 5.

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