One of the complaints about last year’s MLB: The Show was the high amount of players rated 99 overall. There were 44 players with a perfect rating, so the team at Sony has made some changes in the ratings algorithm for this year’s version. While they understandably didn’t get into specifics of their formula, every position now weighs different attributes accordingly.
With the new formula, now only 17 players have the 99 overall rating, and they are:
- Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
- Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
- Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
- Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
- Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds
- Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
- Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
- Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
- Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
- Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
- Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
Just missing the cut is Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, with a rating of 98.
Do you agree with the ratings? Who should’ve been on, or removed from the list?