Lightning Austin Riley, Trade Deadline Roster, FREE Packs, and Shark Map Returns in MLB® The Show™ 22

August 3rd, 2022

It should come as no shock that the July Monthly Awards Lighting player is Austin “Ocho” Riley based on his dazzling MLB performance in July. Complete Topps Now Moments (Weeks 1 – 5) and Collections, July Monthly Awards Moments, as well as Monthly Awards Missions and Collections to unlock Lightning Austin Riley and add his player item to your Diamond Dynasty squad in MLB The Show 22.

July Monthly Awards players:

  • Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves 3B (99 OVR)

  • Matt Chapman, Toronto Blue Jays 3B (97 OVR)
  • Matt Carpenter, New York Yankees RF (97 OVR)
  • Ryan Pressly, Houston Astros CP (97 OVR)

  • Andres Munoz, Seattle Mariners RP (95 OVR)
  • J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies C (95 OVR)
  • Cole Irvin, Oakland Athletics SP (95 OVR)
  • Jose Miranda, Minnesota Twins 3B (95 OVR)
  • Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals SP (95 OVR)
  • Ramon Urias, Baltimore Orioles 3B (95 OVR)

“Trade Deadline” Roster Update

Included in today’s content drop is the “Trade Deadline” Roster Update focusing on transactions. This update will incorporate trade deadline deals and aligns your MLB The Show 22 rosters with the current MLB rosters. Today’s update includes, but is not limited to, the following trades:

  • Juan Soto, Josh Bell, and Brandon Drury to the San Diego Padres
  • Joey Gallo to Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Marsh, David Robertson to the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Trey Mancini and Jaden Murray to the Houston Astros
  • Andrew Benintendi and Harrison Bader to the New York Yankees
  • Eric Hosmer to the Boston Red Sox
  • Whit Merrifield to the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Darin Ruf to the New York Mets
  • Jorge Lopes and Tyler Mahle to the Minnesota Twins

*Roster Updates will happen weekly throughout the season, and Attributes Updates will occur every other week.

FREE Topps International Trading Card Day Bundle

Celebrate the 2022 Topps International Trading Card Day, officially on August 6, with the FREE Topps International Trading Card Day Bundle available today in MLB The Show 22. Redeem the FREE bundle containing 10 The Show Packs, the Topps International Trading Card Day Bat-skin, and also receive all seven player items representing some of the most iconic Topps trading cards including:

  • 1959 Bob Gibson (73 OVR)
  • 1969 Nolan Ryan (83 OVR)
  • 1980 Rickey Henderson (87 OVR)
  • 1982 Cal Ripken Jr. (83 OVR)
  • 1983 Tony Gwynn (79 OVR)
  • 1984 Don Mattingly (75 OVR)
  • 1989 Frank Thomas (76 OVR)

Look for a special collection in the All-Stars of the Franchise Featured Program. Collect all seven player items to earn 10,000 XP.

*The Topps International Trading Card Day Bundle is available in The Show Shop until August 9 around 12 PM PT.

The Shark Map Returns!

The elusive Shark Conquest Map resurfaces in MLB The Show for the fourth year! Conquer territories, increase your fan-base, and defeat your rivals’ strongholds in to earn 2nd Half Heroes Duke Snider, the Shark themed banner, icon, and bat-skin, as well as an ocean’s worth of hidden Packs and Stubs to sink your teeth into.

Headliners Packs – Set 35

Headliners Packs – Set 35 features the 2006 American League MVP, Awards Series Justin Morneau. Morneau had a slow start to 2006, but by August he became the first Twins player since 1987 to hit 30 home runs in a single season; going on to finish the season hitting .321 and slugging .559 with 34 home runs and 130 RBI. This performance helped Morneau to clinch the 2006 AL MVP Award.

  • The Headliners Pack – Set 35 has 1:10 odds of pulling a Diamond. This pack is available in The Show Shop for 7,500 Stubs and is limited to 5 packs per player.
  • The Headliners Choice Pack – Set 35 has 1:3 odds of pulling a Diamond. This choice pack is available 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.

Double XP Days

Earn double XP for gameplay in any mode of MLB The Show 22 during Double XP Days beginning today! Double XP Days ends on August 9 at 11 AM PT, so play now and earn Double XP towards the All-Stars of the Franchise Featured Program to unlock any remaining rewards before the next featured program debuts.