MLB The Show 21 is officially out. The latest installment in Sony San Diego’s annual baseball sim franchise is available on PlayStation consoles (PS4 and PS5) and, for the first time ever, Xbox consoles as well (Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S). Over the past few days, we’ve been scouring the roster, breaking down the best players in the game at each position.
But now it’s time to narrow our focus. Let’s say you’re playing Franchise mode and want to beef up your offense with some power. If you’re in need of a genuine home run threat, here are some of the best power hitters in the MLB The Show 21.
When determining the best power hitters in the game, there are two main attributes to look at: Power R and Power L. That stands for a player’s power versus right- and left-handed pitchers. Other factors you may want to consider include Contact R and Contact L (contact versus pitchers) as well as Vision.
Best Power Hitters in MLB The Show 21
Aaron Judge (RF, New York Yankees)
- Overall: 97
- Power R: 99
- Power L: 97
- Contact R: 70
- Contact L: 70
When healthy, Aaron Judge has the potential to be a force in any lineup. The key phrase here is “when healthy.” Aaron Judge burst onto the scene in 2017, his first full year in the Majors, and led the league with 52 home runs. But he hasn’t had another season like that since then.
Since that 2017 season, Judge has failed to even eclipse the 30 home run mark in a year. But it’s worth noting that he’s also spent a portion of each season injured.
Whether or not you believe Judge is an overrated power hitter or not, Sony San Diego thinks quite highly of him. And in terms of pure power, he’s the best there is in MLB The Show 21. He boasts a whopping 99 Power R and 97 Power L. His contact is only 70, which means he’ll strike out a bunch. But when he connects, lookout.