April Monthly Awards Program blasts into MLB® The Show™ 23

May 5th, 2023

Monthly Awards Programs, available in Other Programs, are back in MLB The Show 23! As the American League Player of the Month for April, it’s not shocking that Lightning Matt Chapman (99 OVR) is the final reward in the April Monthly Awards Program. 

Earn all 18 April Monthly Awards and assign your Monthly Awards Captains of Mark Prior (95 OVR) and Carlos Santana (95 OVR) as you build a themed-out squad with the rest of the Monthly Awards players. Choose which players you want first in reward choice packs of 95, 97 and 98 OVR players leading up to Lightning Matt Chapman. It’s about that Grind 99!

Complete Missions and Moments, rack up Event wins, plus an optional Collection, to earn Program progress towards the April Monthly Awards Program.

April Monthly Awards players:

  • Lightning Matt Chapman, 3B Toronto Blue Jays (99 OVR)
  • Zac Gallen, SP Arizona Diamondbacks (98 OVR)
  • Luis Arraez, 2B Miami Marlins (98 OVR)
  • Jose Alvarado, CP Philadelphia Phillies (98 OVR)
  • Brent Rooker, LF Oakland Athletics (98 OVR)

April Monthly Awards 97 OVR Choice Pack that you will earn in the Other Program:

  • Yennier Cano, RP Baltimore Orioles (97 OVR)
  • Yandy Diaz, 1B Tampa Bay Rays (97 OVR)
  • Jonah Heim, C Texas Rangers (97 OVR)
  • Jarred Kelenic, LF Seattle Mariners (97 OVR)
  • Jorge Mateo, SS Baltimore Orioles (97 OVR)
  • James Outman, CF Los Angeles Dodgers (97 OVR)

April Monthly Awards 95 OVR Choice Pack  that you will earn in the Other Program:

  • Thairo Estrada, 2B San Francisco Giants (95 OVR)
  • Brandon Marsh, CF Philadelphia Phillies (95 OVR)
  • Justin Steele, SP Chicago Cubs (95 OVR)
  • Jack Suwinski, CF Pittsburgh Pirates (95 OVR)
  • Alex Young, RP Cincinnati Reds (95 OVR)

April Monthly Awards Captains that you will earn in the Other Program:

  • Mark Prior, SP Chicago Cubs (95 OVR)
  • Carlos Santana, C Cleveland Guardians (95 OVR)

April Monthly Awards Event

As you rack up wins that give you Monthly Awards Program progress, you can also earn Retro Topps Now Matt Carpenter (95 OVR) at 10 wins and Retro Topps Now Sean Manaea (97 OVR) at 20 wins in the new April Monthly Awards Event available now in MLB The Show 23.

Event Lineup Rules:

  • Live Series, Topps Now, and Monthly Awards
  • Max Player OVR | 99
  • Min Player OVR | 70
  • Max Team OVR | 90

April Topps Now – Week 5 Moments

Play as Drew Maggi, who spent 13 years in the Minors, as he makes his first career Big League hit or take control of Tanner Bibee in his MLB debut when he struck out five batters in-a-row in this week’s new April Topps Now Moments.

Relive these and other Moments in the April Topps Now Week 5 Moments and Missions, available in the Topps Now Other Program, to earn the following player items:

  • Drew Maggi, 3B Pittsburgh Pirates (90 OVR)
  • TJ Friedl, LF Cincinnati Reds (91 OVR)
  • Tanner Bibee, SP Cleveland Guardians (92 OVR)
  • Nick Senzel, 3B Cincinnati Reds (93 OVR)
  • Brenton Doyle, CF Colorado Rockies (93 OVR)
  • Mauricio Dubon, 2B Houston Astros (94 OVR)
  • Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox (94 OVR)
  • Alex Cobb, SP San Francisco Giants (95 OVR)
  • Cal Raleigh, C Seattle Mariners (95 OVR)

Double XP Days

Earn 2X XP, from gameplay in any mode, towards the Season 1 XP Reward Path during Double XP Days starting today and running until Friday, May 12th around 12 PM PT.

Reminder: All Set 1 players in the XP Reward Path will be eligible in Season 2 Ranked lineups. Good luck finishing the Set 1 Collection with Babe Ruth, Chipper Jones and Pedro Martinez!

Challenge of the Week 6

Take on Challenge of the Week 6, available in Quick Play, for a chance to earn Stubs for use in MLB The Show 23.

Roster Update – Transactions

Along with today’s content drop comes a Roster Update focused on Transactions intended to align your MLB The Show 23 rosters with the current MLB rosters.

Roster Updates focusing on Transactions will occur weekly while Roster Updates focusing on Attributes will occur every 3 weeks throughout the season, with the next Attributes Update currently scheduled for Friday, May 12th.