MLB The Show 21: Team overall ratings and rankings revealed

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Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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New York Yankees

  • Rank: 2nd
  • Contact: 7th
  • Power: 1st
  • Pitching: 3rd
  • Defense: 5th
  • Speed: 24th

It’s not surprising to see the Yankees rated as the 2nd best team when you look at their roster, which consists of RF Aaron Judge (97 OVR), SP Gerrit Cole (94 OVR), 2B D.J. LeMahieu (93 OVR), and LF Giancarlo Stanton (92 OVR). The Yankees have several of the best-rated players at each position. What they lack in speed, they definitely make up in power. And their pitching and defense is among the top in the league. Although they are struggling a bit in real life early on, they should eventually play up to their talent.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Rank: 17th
  • Contact: 15th
  • Power: 7th
  • Pitching: 14th
  • Defense: 11th
  • Speed: 14th

The Rays consistently make the most with the littlest amount of money spent. This year it’s no different as they have a team budget of just $97.50M. The Rays have middle-of-the-road ratings, and are led by 2B Brandon Lowe (91 OVR) and RP Nick Andrson (90 OVR).

Boston Red Sox

  • Rank: 19th
  • Contact: 18th
  • Power: 5th
  • Pitching: 24th
  • Defense: 12th
  • Speed: 20th

I personally think the Red Sox are a little underrated in MLB The Show 21, especially with what we’ve seen early on in the season. The Red Sox have several underrated stars on their team including LF J.D. Martinez (87 OVR), 3B Rafael Devers (81 OVR), CF Alex Verdugo (81 OVR) and someone who I personally think got snubbed, SS Xander Bogaerts (82 OVR). They’ve also got SP Chris Sale (93 OVR) in the AAA in the game since he’s recovering from injury.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Rank: 22nd
  • Contact: 14th
  • Power: 6th
  • Pitching: 22nd
  • Defense: 23rd
  • Speed: 17th

The Blue Jays have some power but they aren’t quite ready to play with the big dogs yet. Some of the best players on their roster are CP Kirby Yates (88 OVR), LF Lourdes Guriel Jr. (87 OVR), SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (87 OVR), LF Teoscar Hernandez (86 OVR) and SS Bo Bichette (82 OVR). They’ve also got young slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who I believe is criminally underrated with just a 74 Overall.

Baltimore Orioles

  • Rank: 30th
  • Contact: 28th
  • Power: 19th
  • Pitching: 30th
  • Defense: 29th
  • Speed: 25th

The Orioles are the worst-rated team in the game. With just a team budget of $79.50M, there isn’t a single player on their roster rated in the 90s or 80s. Their best player is RF Anthony Santander (77 OVR).