Eight New Diamond Players Upgraded in MLB® The Show™ 23 Roster Update!

April 21st, 2023

The first Roster Update focusing on player attributes is live in MLB The Show 23! It upgrades and downgrades more than 360 players plus roster transactions, and adds Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. in all modes.

Find out which Diamond Dynasty Live Series players moved up to Diamond and Gold in the list below, and check out the Roster Update page for full ratings changes.

New Diamonds:

  • Josh Hader
  • Luis Castillo
  • Zac Gallen
  • Felix Bautista
  • Adley Rutschman
  • Will Smith
  • Pete Alonso
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

New Golds:

  • Jeffrey Springs
  • Marcus Stroman
  • Kodai Senga
  • Jose Alvarado
  • Logan Gilbert
  • Sonny Gray
  • Giovanny Gallegos
  • Matt Chapman
  • Austin Hays
  • Jorge Mateo
  • Brandon Nimmo
  • Andrew McCutchen

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.

Chase Pack 2

Celebrate the return of “El Nino” with Chase Pack 2 featuring Charisma Series Fernando Tatis Jr. (99 OVR).

Every purchase of The Show 50-Pack Bundle includes one Chase Pack 2, and don’t forget there’s a chance to find the Chase Pack in every individual The Show Pack as well.

The Chase Pack guarantees 1 Gold or better player item with a chance to find the featured Chase Pack player item, Charisma Series Fernando Tatis Jr.

Charisma Series Program

The Charisma Series Program, available in Other Programs, drops today and it’s sure to knock your socks off! Featuring some of the most inspiring and fascinating players from seasons past and present, the Charisma Series is a showcase in MLB super-stardom.

Play Moments, Missions and Showdown to earn 10 Charisma Series players for your Diamond Dynasty squad. All of these players belong to Set 1 and will bring you closer to the Collection choice pack where you can choose Babe Ruth, Pedro Martinez or Chipper Jones by collecting 140 players from Set 1.

Charisma Series Program Rewards:

  • Brett Phillips, RF Tampa Bay Rays (90 OVR)
  • Joe Kelly, RP Los Angeles Dodgers (91 OVR)
  • Andrew Chafin, RP Detroit Tigers (92 OVR)
  • Josh Naylor, 1B Cleveland Guardians (93 OVR)
  • Josh Harrison, 3B Pittsburgh Pirates (94 OVR)
  • Daniel Vogelbach, DH New York Mets (95 OVR)
  • Oneil Cruz, SS Pittsburgh Pirates (95 OVR)
  • Ozzie Albies, 2B Atlanta Braves (96 OVR)
  • Marcus Semien, 2B Texas Rangers(97 OVR)
  • Luis Castillo, SP Seattle Mariners (97 OVR)

Charisma Series Program Moments

Take on 10 memorable plays featuring the Charisma Program players including Luis Castillo, Marcus Semien, Ozzie Albies and more to earn up to 30 Program Stars towards the Program reward path.

Charisma Series Program Showdown

Get ready to face off against 2-time All-Star Luis “La Piedra” Castillo in the Charisma Series Program Showdown to earn progress in the Program.

April Topps Now – Week 3 Moments

In new Topps Now moments this week, play as Braden Bristo in his debut during the Tampa Bay Rays recent 13-game winning streak, or take control of Jake “The Rake” Cronenworth as he delivered the first multi-homer game of his career. 

Find them in the April Topps Now Program – Week 3 Moments and Missions in Other Programs, to earn the following player items:

  • Vaughn Grissom, SS Atlanta Braves (90 OVR)
  • Ji-Hwan Bae, 2B Pittsburgh Pirates (90 OVR)
  • Nick Maton, 3B Detroit Tigers (91 OVR)
  • Braden Bristo, CP Tampa Bay Rays (92 OVR)
  • Alec Bohm, 3B Philadelphia Phillies (93 OVR)
  • Franchy Cordero, RF New York Yankees (93 OVR)
  • Sean Murphy, C Atlanta Braves (94 OVR)
  • Andrew Heaney, SP Texas Rangers (95 OVR)
  • Jake Cronenworth, 2B San Diego Padres (95 OVR)

Challenge of the Week 4

Try your hand at Challenge of the Week 4, available in Quick Play, for a chance to stock up on those always coveted Stub for use in MLB The Show 23.

Moonshot: Mile-High Event

The Moonshot: Mile-High event is available now in MLB The Show 23 and it’s sure to have you swinging for the fences! Be sure to bring your heavy hitters and blast away to add Retro Home Run Derby Series Dante Bichette (97 OVR) and Todd Helton (97 OVR) to your Diamond Dynasty squad.

Event Rules:

  • Any Batters
  • Common Pitchers
  • Stadium Locked at Coors Field

Home Run Derby Choice Pack 1

Looking for some sluggers to take into the Moonshot Event? Then, head over to the Show Shop to grab the Home Run Derby Choice Pack! 

Home Run Derby Choice Pack 1 features past sluggers of Home Run Derby events.

The Home Run Derby Choice Pack 1 has two tiers of possible rewards: Rare (99 OVR) & Base (95 – 97 OVR). Open the pack to see which round you get, and then choose 1 Diamond player. Cost is 50,000 Stubs and limited to 3 packs per user.


  • Cody Bellinger, 1B Los Angeles Dodgers (97 OVR)
  • Edgar Martinez, DH Seattle Mariners (97 OVR)
  • Ryan Braun, LF Milwaukee Brewers (97 OVR)
  • Mike Moustakas, 3B Kansas City Royals (97 OVR)
  • Evan Longoria, 3B Tampa Bay Rays (97 OVR)


  • Vladimir Guerrero, RF Los Angeles Angels (99 OVR)
  • Ivan Rodriguez, C Detroit Tigers (99 OVR)
  • Ryan Howard, 1B Philadelphia Phillies (99 OVR)

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 9

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 9 lets you choose 1 Gold or better player item with a highly increased chance to find the featured Diamond Duos players: Charisma Series Brian Wilson (99 OVR) and Charisma Series Torii Hunter (99 OVR). Available now in The Show Shop, Diamond Duos Choice Pack 9 costs 40,000 Stubs and is limited to 1 pack per user.