On July 21, San Diego Studios released a new ratings update for MLB The Show 23, one that comes just a little over a week since the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. The ratings update saw several breakout performers go Diamond in Diamond Dynasty, but others went in the opposite direction.
Albies and Franco Go Diamond in MLB The Show 23
The ratings update on July 21 saw several MLB players go Diamond in Diamond Dynasty. Braves 2B Ozzie Albies (+2, 86 OVR), Rangers C Jonah Heim (+3, 86 OVR), Rays SS Wander Franco (+2, 85 OVR), and Red Sox OF Masataka Yoshida (+3, 85 OVR) all hit Diamond status.
Albies pulverized opposing pitchers this season, while Jonah Heim and Wander Franco have both had breakouts seasons in 2023.
The recent ratings update did put a strong emphasis on Speed and various fielding attributes. Thus, several big names like Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., and Sean Murphy also received significant boosts. Acuna Jr. is now up to a 95 OVR, while Tatis Jr. got pushed up to 94 OVR.
There were some notable downgrades, as well. Mets right-hander and 2022 AL Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander fell from Diamond status, as he received a -4 OVR downgrade to 83 OVR. Verlander’s teammate Max Scherzer (-2, 83 OVR) also dropped to a Gold, while Paul Goldschmidt‘s overall went down by three to 85 OVR.