MLB The Show 22: Best cards in Diamond Dynasty – Tier list (End Game)

Let’s list ’em.

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In MLB The Show 22’s Diamond Dynasty, not every card is created equal. Even if two cards have the same OVR, that doesn’t mean that both are comparable. One could be an offensive machine, while another could be a well-rounded item. It can be tough to find the right cards, but we can help with that. Now that MLB The Show 22 has been out for some time, we have had time to evaluate Diamond Dynasty cards, and the meta game as a whole.

So, which cards should you target? Let’s take a look at our list of the best cards in Diamond Dynasty.

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Here’s a look at our picks for the best catchers in MLB The Show 22:

  1. 99 OVR Retro Finest Mike Piazza
  2. 99 OVR Finest Adley Rutschman
  3. 99 OVR Face of the Franchise Jorge Posada
  4. 99 OVR Finest Sean Murphy
  5. 99 OVR Home Run Derby Geovany Soto
  6. 99 OVR Retro Finest Joe Torre

Our pick for the best catcher is Mike Piazza, obtainable via the Ranked Seasons reward path. Piazza doesn’t have the best defensive stats, at least compared to others on this like Finest Adley Rutschman. The Dodgers and Mets legend does, however, have arguably the best hitting stats. Both Contact vs. RHP and LHP are maxed out, and Piazza has incredible Vision and Power.

On the other hand, Rutschman and Posada are both switch hitters who have great hitting stats. Or, you could use 99 OVR Jimmie Foxx, an infielder who does have catcher as a secondary position.

Infielders

Now, let’s take a look at the best infielders in MLB The Show 22, starting with first base.

1B

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  1. 99 OVR Milestone Albert Pujols
  2. 99 OVR Takashi Okazaki Jimmie Foxx
  3. 99 OVR Finest Pete Alonso
  4. 99 OVR Finest Paul Goldschmidt
  5. 99 OVR Finest Joey Meneses
  6. 98 OVR Finest Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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2B

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  1. 99 OVR 2021 Finest Jorge Polanco
  2. 99 OVR Retro Finest Brian Roberts
  3. 99 OVR Retro Finest Chase Utley
  4. 99 OVR Finest Jose Altuve
  5. 99 OVR Retro Finest Robinson Cano
  6. 99 OVR All-Star Jackie Robinson

3B

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  1. 99 OVR Finest Jose Ramirez
  2. 99 OVR Finest Manny Machado
  3. 99 OVR Retro Finest Eddie Mathews
  4. 99 OVR Retro Finest Miguel Cabrera
  5. 99 OVR Retro Finest George Brett
  6. 99 OVR Awards Chipper Jones

SS

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  1. 99 OVR Postseason Corey Seager
  2. 99 OVR Finest Xander Bogaerts
  3. 99 OVR Retro Finest Barry Larkin
  4. 99 OVR Finest Bobby Witt Jr.
  5. 99 OVR Prime Ernie Banks
  6. 99 OVR Retro Finest Jimmy Rollins

The past two months of content has shaken up the meta in a major way. Yes, some cards like Prime Ernie Banks and Retro Finest George Brett are still more than usable. There are, however, some new additions.

The free Milestone Albert Pujols is a force, as is the 99 OVR Jimmie Foxx. 2021 Finest Jorge Polanco is back, bringing back one of the more “glitchy” hitters in MLB The Show 22. And if you can grind in the Battle Royale program, 99 OVR Postseason Corey Seager is back and worth a look.

Outfielders

Let’s move on the top outfielders, starting with the best left fielders:

LF

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  1. 99 OVR Retro Finest Luis Gonzalez
  2. 99 OVR Postseason Eddie Rosario
  3. 99 OVR Home Run Derby Jonny Gomes
  4. 99 OVR Postseason Kyle Schwarber
  5. 99 OVR Postseason Yordan Alvarez
  6. 99 OVR All-Star Giancarlo Stanton

CF

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  1. 99 OVR Retro Finest Mickey Mantle
  2. 99 OVR Finest Mike Trout
  3. 99 OVR Takashi Okazaki Ken Griffey Jr.
  4. 99 OVR Retro Finest Andrew McCutchen
  5. 99 OVR Finest Bryan Reynolds
  6. 99 OVR Finest Julio Rodriguez

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RF

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  1. 99 OVR Takashi Okazaki Babe Ruth
  2. 99 OVR Retro Finest Stan Musial
  3. 99 OVR Milestone Cody Bellinger
  4. 99 OVR Postseason Bryce Harper
  5. 99 OVR Home Run Derby Nick Swisher
  6. 99 OVR Retro Finest Vladimir Guerrero

Here’s where things get very difficult. The past few months have seen many amazing outfielders that have been added into Diamond Dynasty. It’s hard to pick the best for each position, especially at right field. We couldn’t even find space for 2021 Finest Kyle Tucker and Finest Hunter Renfroe, both of whom are formidable cards. We did, though, go with Ruth and Musial as our top two options. Both have an incredible mix of Contact, Power, and Vision attributes. If you’re comfortable with players who have lower Vision, you might want to opt for the likes of 99 OVR Bellinger and 99 OVR Harper.

The left and center field positions were not as close, but still somewhat tough to construct a top six power ranking list for each. Retro Finest Luis Gonzalez stands out among left fielders, while 99 OVR Mickey Mantle might be the best overall card in the game. There are, though, plenty of options outside of those two.

Pitchers

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Let’s move on to the pitchers. Here’s a look at our picks for best starting pitchers:

  1. 99 OVR Milestone Randy Johnson
  2. 99 OVR Milestone Roy Halladay
  3. 99 OVR Finest Jacob deGrom
  4. 99 OVR Finest Corbin Burnes
  5. 99 OVR Milestone Tom Seaver
  6. 99 OVR 2021 Finest Walker Buehler
  7. 99 OVR Finest Sandy Alcantara
  8. 99 OVR Finest Dylan Cease
  9. 99 OVR Finest Nestor Cortes Jr.
  10. 99 OVR Retro Finest Greg Maddux
  11. 99 OVR Face of the Franchise A.J. Burnett

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And for the relievers:

  1. 99 OVR Retro Finest Mariano Rivera
  2. 99 OVR Takashi Okazaki Billy Wagner
  3. 99 OVR Postseason Josh Hader
  4. 99 OVR 2020 Finest Devin Williams
  5. 99 OVR Retro Finest Trevor Hoffman
  6. 99 OVR Finest Jhoan Duran
  7. 99 OVR Retro Finest Goose Gossage
  8. 99 OVR Retro Finest Aroldis Chapman
  9. 99 OVR Retro Finest Bruce Sutter
  10. 99 OVR 2020 Finest Liam Hendriks
  11. 98 OVR POTM Camilo Doval

Thanks to the past two months of content, both the starting and relief pitching lists have been overhauled. New Milestone Randy Johnson takes the top SP spot, and for good reason. Randy’s 99 OVR Signature card was good for most of the year, but this new card keeps his power pitch arsenal, while also giving “The Big Unit” maxed out H/9 and K/9.

As far as the reliever market goes, another Ranked Season card is on top. Mariano Rivera has his signature cutter, alongside a sinker and maxed out H/9. Other new relievers like 2020 Finest Devin Williams and Finest Jhoan Duran have to be on your radar, as well.

Note: This list is as of November 2022.