MLB The Show 23: All Team Affinity 5 Finest Players

Zac Gallen of the Arizona Diamondbacks

With the 2023 MLB season nearly complete, it’s time to commemorate the top performers from this past season. MLB The Show 23 will do just that in Team Affinity 5, with the release of the 2023 Finest series. Many of the game’s top performers are set to receive 99 OVR cards for their impressive campaigns. Here’s a look at all the MLB The Show 23 Finest players we know will be in Team Affinity 5.

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A Breakdown of Team Affinity 5 Finest

Team Affinity 5 Finest will feature a 2023 Finest and Retro Finest for each of the 30 MLB teams. Traditionally, the Finest cards are given out to top performers from their respective teams.

We should note that all will be 99 OVR cards, a departure from past Team Affinity campaigns. Previously, SDS has opted to release just 97 OVRs as Team Affinity bosses and lock 99 OVR cards in collections for TA3 and TA4.

Team Affinity 5 Bosses

Here’s a look at all the Finest bosses we know of thus far:

NL East

  • Braves: Spencer Strider
  • Marlins: Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  • Mets: Francisco Lindor
  • Phillies: Trea Turner
  • Nationals: CJ Abrams

NL Central

  • Cubs: Justin Steele
  • Reds: Matt McLain
  • Brewers: Corbin Burnes
  • Pirates: David Bednar
  • Cardinals: Nolan Gorman

NL West

  • Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen
  • Rockies: Nolan Jones
  • Dodgers: Freddie Freeman
  • Padres: Ha-Seong Kim
  • Giants: Logan Webb

AL East

  • Orioles: Felix Bautista
  • Red Sox: Rafael Devers
  • Yankees: Aaron Judge
  • Rays: Yandy Diaz
  • Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman

AL Central

  • White Sox: Luis Robert Jr.
  • Guardians: Steven Kwan
  • Tigers: Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Royals: Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Twins: Jhoan Duran

AL West

  • Astros: Jose Altuve
  • Athletics: Brent Rooker
  • Angels: Mike Trout
  • Mariners: J.P. Crawford
  • Rangers: Nathaniel Lowe

San Diego Studio has only made a few Finest players known as of this writing. More are expected to be revealed on social media during the days that will lead up to the release of Team Affinity 5.

The Retro Finest

As mentioned earlier, 30 MLB The Show 23 Retro Finest cards will be made available as part of Team Affinity 5. And, all will also be 99 OVR.

Here’s a look at the 30 Retro Finest players:

  • Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray
  • Braves: Gary Sheffield
  • Orioles: Eddie Murray
  • Red Sox: Jason Bay
  • Cubs: Billy Williams
  • White Sox: Luis Aparicio
  • Reds: Ken Griffey Sr.
  • Guardians: Larry Doby
  • Rockies: Todd Helton
  • Tigers: Tony Clark
  • Astros: Roy Oswalt
  • Royals: George Brett
  • Angels: Kole Calhoun
  • Dodgers: Yasmani Grandal
  • Marlins: A.J. Burnett
  • Brewers: Paul Molitor
  • Twins: Jim Thome
  • Mets: Michael Conforto
  • Yankees: Don Mattingly
  • Athletics: Catfish Hunter
  • Phillies: Jimmy Rollins
  • Pirates: Jameson Taillon
  • Padres: Jake Peavy
  • Giants: Brandon Belt
  • Mariners: Raul Ibanez
  • Cardinals: Matt Holliday
  • Rays: Mike Zunino
  • Rangers: Mike Napoli
  • Blue Jays: Tom Henke
  • Nationals: Adam Dunn

When does the 2023 Finest launch?

MLB The Show 23 Finest players and Team Affinity 5 will go live on November 3 at around 3 PM ET. Team Affinity 5 will also be accompanied by Season 5.