MLB The Show 22 has dropped some more fresh and exciting content. This time, for the fan-favorite All-Star Program.
In this program, one player from each team was selected. Today, we will discuss the six best players from the program, one from each division.
In the MLB there are six divisions with five teams each. In MLB The Show 22, a pack is available for each division. In the program there are a total of 18 All-Star Choice Packs, meaning, for now, you will only be able to earn three cards per division.
We’ve listed some of the best choices for these packs and the best players from the divisions.
American League East
For the AL East, we are going to go with JD Martinez. Martinez was a late addition to the roster, but his card is no joke. One of the biggest reasons why Martinez was picked was due to his high contact against both righties and lefties. Additionally, his power is also great, and surprisingly, Martinez has a diamond defense. Martinez is a great card for those who value contact.
HM: Shane McClanahan – SP / Tampa Bay Rays
American League Central
For the AL Central, we’re going offense again with Tim Anderson. The White Sox’s only All-Star has some great all-around stats. He has high contact against both sides and decent power against lefties. To go with great offense, Anderson also has great all-around defense and has 74 overall speed. Anderson is a great pick with a very well-rounded card.
HM: Gregory Soto – CP / Detroit Tigers
American League West
The Show players are sure to remember last year’s Trae Turner All-Star card. This year, Julio Rodriguez has the chance to be that card. Before any parallels, Julio already has 99 speed with 94 steal. In center field, he can cover so much of the outfield with his great defense and speed. His hitting stats are also no joke. He has good contact against both sides and also good power against both sides. All around, Julio is a great card. The only downside to his All-Star card is the release of his Home Run Derby card, which has better stats. Regardless, Julio is the pick in the AL West
HM: Shohei Ohtani – SP / Los Angeles Angels
National League East
For the NL East, we are going to choose our first pitcher, Sandy Alcantara. Sandy has been amazing all year and he finally received a much-needed high overall card. Sandy is our choice for the NL East due to his pitch mix, pitch velocity and stamina. Out of the All-Star pitcher cards, Alcantara has the highest stamina. His pitch mix fits perfectly with the other great pitchers and he throws just as hard as the best. Sandy Alcantara is going to be found on a lot of rosters over the next few months.
HM: Bryce Harper – RF / Philadelphia Phillies
National League Central
For the NL Central, it was an easy choice. Since last year, Corbin Burnes has been lights out and he just got himself another high overall card. In MLB The Show 21, Burnes had a TOTM card and despite being a lower overall, he dominated against anyone. Burnes has an amazing pitch selection with both a sinker and cutter. Oh and he also throws the ball hard with great control. Just like Alcantara, Burnes will be on a lot of rosters for a long time.
HM: Willson Contreras – C / Chicago Cubs
National League West
Last, but certainly not least, is the NL West. Our choice here is Manny Machado. Manny has all-around great stats. He has high contact with lower power against righties and lower contact with max power against lefties. Basically, Machado can hit anyone. Manny also has some of the best defensive stats out of all of the All-Star cards. The only downside is his lower speed, but that is not a problem when all his other stats make up for it.
HM: Carlos Rodón – SP / San Francisco Giants