It's been a while since I was able to continue my roster of diamond players. But what else can you expect after San Diego Studios dropped their MLB The Show 23 Tech Test? Right now, I can only leave my PlayStation and come back to this list by turning off my power.
In my opinion, I'm a sucker for Diamond Dynasty mode on MLB The Show. I really want to figure it out on how to improve the strength my online dynasty team with past, present, and future cards, or I won't be able to sleep at night. That being said, there are plenty of great cards to add to MLB The Show 23 to make your gaming experience even better this year. If you want to obtain those awesome cards, you can get them with MLB The Show 23 Stubs to help you build your team and enhance your gaming experience.
With several solid cards already present in MLB The Show 23, the American League Central Division is a bit tricky to deal with. However, we will never back down. There are 3 past AL Central players. In my opinion, they should be added to this year's Diamond Dynasty mode.
Albert Belle, Cleveland Guardians
Throughout his 12-year career in the major leagues, Albert Belle was a total tank. If you don't believe it, just ask Fernando Vina. In more than 1,500 games he has played in, he has hit 381 home runs with 389 doubles, a .933 OPS, a .295 batting average, and 1,239 RBIs. His career is relatively short, but there are many achievements, including winning 5 Silver Sluggers, finishing in the top 10 of MVP voting 5 times and making 5 All-Star teams.
The best and most impressive aspect of Albert Belle's career was his eight-year tenure in Cleveland. In Cleveland, he hit 242 home runs with 751 RBIs as a righty slugger. In 1995, he hit 50 home runs, 52 doubles, 121 runs, 126 RBIs, and a .317/.401/.690 slash line. In the seven years from 1992 to 1999, he averaged 39 doubles, 40 home runs, 125 RBIs, a.969 OPS and a .302 batting average per season.
This matter is actually very simple. For Albert Belle, a Signature Series diamond card or Face of the Franchise will be an excellent match. If you can give him the connection and the strongest power, you can face him in online matches throughout the season.
Jermaine Dye, Chicago White Sox
For Jermaine Dye's career, you might often overlook it. However, it actually leaves a deep impression. He had a total of 1,779 hits in more than 1,700 matches he has played. Among them, 1,072 RBIs, 363 doubles, 325 home runs and an .826 OPS were included. Through unremitting efforts, he won many honors for himself, including a Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger and two All-Star appearances. His four years with the Chicago White Sox, from 2005 to 2009, were his best years.
Jermaine Dye began his tenure in the White Sox with an impressive campaign. In 145 games he played in, he hit .274 with 29 doubles, 31 home runs, 86 RBIs and an .846 OPS. And, in 2005, he helped the White Sox win the World Series. Then, he ushered in the best season of his career. With 27 doubles, 44 home runs and 120 RBIs, he slashed .315/.385/.622 a lot. At the end of the season, he had a top-five finish for AL MVP. And this isn't his first All-Star appearance, but his second All-Star appearance. And he also won a Silver Slugger Award.
By the end of the year, he won't necessarily be in your endgame lineup. However, I think there should be a card for him in Diamond Dynasty. And, he's a really good fit for a 2006 All-Star Series card.
Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
As a Minnesota Twins legend, Johan Santana should have a Diamond Dynasty card in history. Otherwise, I really cannot accept this reality.
In 2000, Johan Santana's major league career officially began, although his first two seasons were not very stable at the beginning. However, two years later, in 2002, the Venezuelan native began to show you his full potential, and it was out of control. From 2002 to 2007, he had a 2.92 ERA as a lefty, along with 1.026 WHIP, 3.11 FIP, 9.8 K/9, a 154 ERA+, 294 walks, 1,289 strikeouts and 90 wins in 166 starts (1,179 IP).
In the three years from 2004 to 2007, Johan Santana followed the Minnesota Twins and has made 3 All-Star appearances, and also won a Gold Glove Award and two Cy Young Awards, and finished the top ten of the AL MVP voting twice. With the New York Mets, he finished his career. Then, he made another All-Star team. In 2012, he threw the team's first no-hitter.
If you're a New York Mets fan, you'll argue with other fans for the Johan Santana diamond card in MLB The Show 23, and that's obvious. However, this card must have a Signature Series version of Twins. Either way, Johan Santana will be your pitcher for the last game in the Diamond Dynasty rotation.