Andrew McCutchen Collection, “The Overhaul” Roster Update, and new All-Star content in MLB® The Show™ 22

July 29th, 2022

The next BIG collection in MLB® The Show™ 22 arrived today with Retro Finest Andrew McCutchen! 

Just like the previous BIG collection for George Brett, this one requires a lot of players that you’ve been earning in Diamond Dynasty this year. In all, you will need 18 vouchers / player items from different Legends & Flashbacks collections to unlock 99 OVR “Cutch” for your squad! Helpful reminder: when you collect an item, it stays in your Inventory and you can still use it. You do not lose it. Good luck going for Cutch!

“The Overhaul” Roster Update

It’s here! “The Overhaul” Roster Update focusing on player attributes drops alongside today’s content update. 

Our player ratings team dug deep through the data from the first half of the MLB season, and we made sweeping adjustments to player ratings. We always use advanced stats to upgrade and downgrade player ratings during Roster Updates, and in “The Overhaul” we focused on the first-half metrics to grade players’ fielding and speed. We use the larger sample size to grade these attributes compared to contact and power which fluctuate more often based on counting stats like home runs.

For pitchers, we updated which pitches they have been throwing in the 2022 season, along with changes to velocity, break and control of each pitch. More than 270 pitchers were updated today. Nine more pitchers received the Outlier Quirk in “The Overhaul,” which gives them the coveted velocity boost to a fastball pitch (4-seam, 2-seam, sinker, cutter). 

Meanwhile, the fielding boosts helped Alejandro Kirk and Julio Rodriguez become the newest Diamonds! 

New Diamonds:

  • TOR – Alejandro Kirk
  • SEA – Julio Rodriguez

New Golds:

  • ARI – Alek Thomas
  • NYM – Brandon Nimmo
  • CLE – Amed Rosario
  • NYY – DJ LeMahieu
  • NYY – Jose Trevino
  • TB – Isaac Paredes
  • ARI – Daulton Varsho
  • ATL – Michael Harris
  • BAL – Ryan Mountcastle
  • BOS – Trevor Story
  • MIN – Max Kepler
  • NYY – Gleyber Torres

New Outlier Quirk added to Pitchers:

  • NYY – Albert Abreu (Sinker)
  • STL – Junior Fernandez (2-Seam)
  • SF – Camilo Doval (Cutter)
  • COL – Daniel Bard (Sinker)
  • CWS – Joe Kelly (Sinker)
  • PHI – Seranthony Dominguez (Sinker)
  • MIL – Josh Hader (2-Seam)
  • SD – Robert Suarez (2-Seam)
  • SEA – Andres Munoz (4-Seam)

National League All-Stars of the Franchise Showdown

Draft your Showdown Squad then get ready to face off against Sandy Alcantara in the National League All-Star Showdown to earn 15,000 XP towards the All-Stars of the Franchise Featured Program.

All-Stars of the Franchise Spotlight Moments

Check out the All-Star of the Franchise Spotlight Moments, available in the Featured Program, featuring Battle Royale and Ranked Seasons rewards, as well other recent high OVR player items, to earn 15,000 total XP (1,500 XP per Moment) towards the All-Stars of the Franchise Featured Program.

Minnie Miñoso Other Program

Let’s celebrate the recent induction of Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the Minnie Miñoso Other Program available now in MLB® The Show™ 22. 

“The Cuban Comet” began his legendary baseball career in the Negro Leagues (1946) and was signed to the Major Leagues after the 1948 season. As the first Afro-Latino in the League and first Black player in Chicago White Sox history, Minnie would go on to indisputably earn the moniker “Mr. White Sox.” Take on memorable Moments from Minnie’s career, and Missions with any White Sox player item, to unlock program rewards including the Diamond Signature Minnie Miñoso (99 OVR) player item.

New Topps Now Moments

Take control in recent plays from around the League in these new Topps Now Moments, available in the July Monthly Awards Program, to earn the following player items:

  • CF Nelson Velazquez CHC (92 OVR)
  • CF JJ Bleday MIA (92 OVR)
  • 1B J.J. Matijevic HOU (92 OVR)

Headliners Packs – Set 34

Headliners Packs – Set 34 features Retro Finest Huston Street. During the 2012 season, after returning from a strained left calf injury, Street earned his 200th career save in his first game back. He went on to make his first All-Star selection, and finished the season with 23 saves in 24 chances and a 1.85 ERA in 39 innings pitched.

  • The Headliners Pack – Set 34 has 1:10 odds of pulling a Diamond. This pack is available now in The Show Shop for 7,500 Stubs and is limited to 5 packs per player.
  • The Headliners Choice Pack – Set 34 has 1:3 odds of pulling a Diamond. This choice pack is available now in The Show Shop for 25,000 Stubs and is limited to 1 pack per player.

*The Headliners Pack and the Headliners Choice pack Diamond odds have a chance to include the featured Diamond player item; however, that chance does not guarantee that the featured Diamond player item will drop from either pack.