MLB The Show 22: Best Card for Each Position in Diamond Dynasty
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MLB The Show 22: Best Card for Each Position in Diamond Dynasty

Not all cards are created equal.
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Diamond Dynasty remains one of the best game modes in MLB The Show 22. Knowing which cards to work towards is the only way to find success on the diamond. Especially since not all cards are created equal, and just because two players carry the same rating, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they offer the same firepower.

Here are the best Diamond Dynasty cards in MLB The Show 22 for each position. 

MLB The Show 22: Diamond Dynasty – Best Card at Each Position

Here are the best cards for each position in MLB The Show 22’s Diamond Dynasty:

  • Starting Pitcher – Randy Johnson
  • Relief Pitcher – Kenley Jansen
  • Catcher – Gary Carter
  • First Base – Frank Thomas
  • Second Base – Chase Utley
  • Third Base – Troy Glaus
  • Shortstop – Michael Young
  • Left Field – Albert Pujols
  • Center Field – Mike Trout
  • Right Field – Roberto Clemente

Starting Pitcher – Randy Johnson (99)

Randy Johnson was a 10-time All-Star, a 9-time strikeouts leader, a 5-time Cy Young Award winner, a 4-time ERA leader, and a World Series champion in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He’s also a member of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame and had his No. 51 retired by the Diamondbacks. So, it makes sense to see him with the best overall rating in Diamond Dynasty, featuring a ridiculous 125 K/9 rating and just insane statistics across the board. 

Relief Pitcher – Kenley Jansen (99)

Kenley Jansen is a 3-time All-Star, a 2-time NL Reliever of the Year, an NL saves leader, a Second Team All-MLB recipient in 2021, and a World Series champion in 2020 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

To put it simply, Jansen has been locking down opponents since his MLB debut in 2010. He has been granted stellar ratings as the best relief pitcher in Diamond Dynasty. Outside of his quick pitches, he also has a solid 121 clutch rating.

Catcher – Gary Carter (96)

Gary Carter was an 11-time All-Star, a 3-time Gold Glove Award winner, a 5-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a World Series champion in 1986 playing for the New York Mets. 

This Diamond Dynasty card represents Carter’s time with the Mets, who were one of the best teams in baseball in large part because of him. Outside of having 100+ ratings for both power and contact (against lefties), he also has a 106 rating for vision, presenting the all-around best card among catchers. 

First Base – Frank Thomas (99)

Frank Thomas was a 5-time All-Star, a 4-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a 2-time AL MVP, and was the AL batting champion in 1997 playing for the Chicago White Sox. 

As one of the greatest hitters in major leagues, “Big Hurt” has been granted the best Diamond Dynasty card among the first baseman in MLB The Show 22. While he has low speed and fielding, each of his hitting attributes is 100 or more, and he’s the only one in the game who can say that. 

Second Base – Chase Utley (97)

Chase Utley was a 6-time All-Star, a 4-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a World Series champion in 2008 with the Philadelphia Phillies. 

As the player who arguably had the biggest impact on the Phillies winning that World Series, Utley carries the best rating in MLB The Show 22’s Diamond Dynasty mode among second basemen. There might be other second basemen with better fielding, but his batting is second-to-none at the position. 

Third Base – Troy Glaus (95)

Troy Glaus was a 4-time All-Star, a 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner, the AL home run leader in 2000, and the World Series MVP (and champion) in 2002 with the Anaheim Angels. 

Due to his incredible performance in 2002 with the Angels and his mesmerizing home-run hitting ability, he also happens to be the top-rated third baseman in Diamond Dynasty for MLB The Show 22. He has a 102+ power against pitchers and a 114 plate discipline, so there’s a lot to like about his card. 

Shortstop – Michael Young (96)

Michael Young was a 7-time All-Star, a Gold Glove Award winner, an AL batting champion, and is a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, with his No. 10 hanging down in Arlington. 

Young is also one of the few players to end their career with a .300 batting average, on top of many home runs and RBIs. As noted in MLB The Show 22, his Diamond Dynasty card carries a 112+ contact against all pitches, making him one of the more consistent batters in baseball.  

Left Outfield – Albert Pujols (95)

Albert Pujols is a 10-time All-Star, a 6-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a 5-time Fielding Bible Award winner, a 3-time NL MVP, and a 2-time NL home run leader. He’s also a 2-time World Series champion (both with the St. Louis Cardinals) and has the fifth-most home runs of all time. 

As such, “The Machine” has been granted a 95 OVR Rookie of the Year card with a 100+ power rating. Let’s not forget that he’s still one of the greatest fielders of his generation. 

Center Outfield – Mike Trout (95)

Mike Trout surely needs no introduction, as a 9-time All-Star, an 8-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a 3-time AL MVP, and a two-time First Team All-MLB, all in the last decade. It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Angels’ center outfielder is one of the best players in baseball. 

That’s why Trout earned the top rating among center outfielders in Diamond Dynasty mode. He also has boosts against fastballs and breaking balls, making him nearly impossible to stop on the diamond. 

Right Outfield – Roberto Clemente (99)

Roberto Clemente was a 15-time All-Star, a 12-time Gold Glove Award winner, a 4-time NL batting champion, an NL MVP, a World Series MVP, and a 2-time World Series champion. 

Clemente spent his 17-year MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and had his No. 21 retired by the club as one of the greatest players in baseball history. So, it’s no surprise to see him with the highest rating among right outfielders, bolstering a 95+ in all defensive attributes and a 125 contact power against all pitchers. 

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