MLB The Show 19: Predicting the top players at each position

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MLB The Show 19 is only a month away, and one thing that is always interesting is seeing who the top players in the game will be. We made a prediction, based on position.

MLB The Show 19 is coming out soon and looks like it will have some interesting new features such as playable training sessions and new legends. However, one thing that always piques curiosity is who the best players will be.

From Mike Trout to Nolan Arenado, there are a ridiculous amount of players that can receive some high ratings in MLB The Show 19. So which players take the crown in their respective positions?

Although there may be a couple of no doubters, there are some that can be hard to decide on. To begin our trip around the virtual diamond, let’s take a look at first base; an underrated defensive position.

First Base: Paul Goldschmidt

Team – St. Louis Cardinals 

The new St. Louis Cardinals star has made his presence felt in Major League Baseball for quite some time now. Known for his smooth blend of power and hitting for high averages instantly makes him one of the scariest batters in MLB The Show 19.

The 31-year-old’s 33 home runs in 2018 were good enough to crack in the top 20 in baseball and third among first basemen. His 172 hits ranked him second at the position, and the man even stole some bases, grabbing seven bags and tying for third at first base.

Finally, his .290 average is in the top five at the position, and as mentioned, his ability to hit for contact is somewhat of a signature trait for Goldschmidt. Keep in mind that this is at first base, where most players rely heavily on power more than contact.

It’s this unique balance that should make Goldschmidt, MLB The Show 19’s top-rated first baseman.

Honorable Mentions:

Freddie Freeman – A first baseman known for his top-notch contact hitting, Freeman led the position in the hits and average categories. The .309 average is most impressive here.

Jesus Aguilar – The Brewers star led all first basemen with 108 RBI and was second in home runs with 35. He was also a first-time all-star last year and helped the Brewers make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.