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

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Right Field: Mookie Betts

Team – Boston Red Sox 

You’d think this one would be obvious, but it was pretty tough deciding between the MVP, Betts and his teammate J.D. Martinez. However, although the Red Sox list him as both a left fielder and right fielder, his primary positions were still DH and LF, so Betts runs away with this one.

His ridiculous .346 batting average led the league in 2018 which played a huge role in the Red Sox winning their third World Series in 13 years. Not only did his average burn a hole through the roof, but he also bashed 32 home runs, and stole 30 bases.

His fielding percentage also ranked second among right fielders, officially cementing his five-tool player status. To put the cherry on the frosting of the cake, Betts led all of baseball with a 10.9 WAR.

You can’t give everyone the coveted 99 rating in MLB The Show 19, but Betts at least deserves a 98. Anything less than that would be questionable. And kids, if you want to win MVPs in the future, then put up “crazy person” numbers like Betts and you’ll be good.

Honorable Mention:

Bryce Harper – Another star who’s hidden in the abyss of free agency as of this writing, Harper managed to still rank third among right fielders in home runs and RBI, despite having a low batting average of just .249 in 550 at-bats. The MLB The Show 19 cover star is also still a dangerous defender, ranking fifth among right fielders in fielding percentage. He also stole 13 bases as the icing on the cake.

Christian Yelich – The NL MVP gets a deserved nod here, thanks to his .326 average, 36 home runs, and 22 stolen bases. Barring some wild trade, the Brewers have their face of the franchise for years to come, and with the breakout numbers he had last season, expect Yelich to get plenty of love in the overall rating department in MLB The Show 19.