MLB The Show 21: Team overall ratings and rankings revealed

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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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NL East

New York Mets

  • Rank: 4th
  • Contact: 4th
  • Power: 3rd
  • Pitching: 5th
  • Defense: 28th
  • Speed: 26th

Prior to the season, I had the New York Mets as my dark horse this year. Apparently, Sony San Diego thinks highly of them, rating them as the 4th best team in the game and the best team in the NL East. I’m actually a little bit surprised by this but when you look at their roster, the potential is there. The Mets have a great pitching staff and several talented hitters. Their roster includes SP Jacob deGrom (99 OVR), 2B Jeff McNeil (89 OVR), SS Francisco Lindor (88 OVR), RF Michael Conforto (87 OVR), SP Noah Syndergaard (87 OVR) and 1B Pete Alonso (85 OVR).

Atlanta Braves

  • Rank: 5th
  • Contact: 9th
  • Power: 4th
  • Pitching: 13th
  • Defense: 9th
  • Speed: 8th

Checking in right behind the Mets is the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are probably one of the most exciting teams to watch this year. They have several talented players including 1B Freddie Freeman (95 OVR), 2B Ozzie Albies (93 OVR), LF Marcell Ozuna (90 OVR) and one of the most explosive players in the game in CF Ronald Acuna Jr. (94 OVR). Their pitching doesn’t quite stack up to the Mets as they’ve ot SP Mike Soroka (87 OVR), Charlie Morton (86 OVR) and Max Fried (84 OVR).

Washington Nationals

  • Rank: 7th
  • Contact: 13th
  • Power: 25th
  • Pitching: 4th
  • Defense: 24th
  • Speed: 16th

The NL East is probably the most intriguing division with the most talent. The Nationals check-in as the 7th best-rated team in the game, led by an incredible pitching staff that includes SP Max Scherzer (94 OVR), SP Stephen Strasburg (91 OVR) and CP Brad Hand (86 OVR). Their offense can use some improvement but they do have LF Juan Soto (95 OVR) and SS Trea Turner (87 OVR).

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Rank: 14th
  • Contact: 10th
  • Power: 16th
  • Pitching: 18th
  • Defense: 26th
  • Speed: 3rd

The Phillies have an expensive roster with a team budget of $219M. This gets them some superstar players such as SP Aaron Nola (92 OVR), C J.T. Realmuto (92 OVR) and RF Bryce Harper (90 OVR). Unfortunately, there’s not much after that as some of the other big names don’t have the ratings to match; LF Andrew McCutchen (93 OVR), SS Jean Segura (93 OVR) and SP Zack Wheeler (91 OVR).

Miami Marlins

  • Rank: 23rd
  • Contact: 16th
  • Power: 29th
  • Pitching: 20th
  • Defense: 21st
  • Speed: 9th

Living in South Florida, I’m forced to watch the Marlins. THey’ve got some fun players but they aren’t a serious contender. In MLB The Show 21, their best players are CF Starling Marte (84 OVR), SP Pablo Lopez (81 OVR) and 3B Brian Anderson (80 OVR).