Season 3 Brings Out All-Stars Today in MLB® The Show™ 23

July 7th, 2023

Season 3 is now live with 2023 All-Stars and the first 99 OVR cards for Negro Leagues Legends, and it features more Diamond 99s than any previous Season for you to earn!

Take a look at how many 99 Diamond players you can find throughout Season 3  Diamond Dynasty content:

  • Team Affinity 3 Collection (5)
  • Set 3 Collection (7)
  • Season 3 XP Reward Path (Earn up to 4 of 6)
  • Ranked Program (3)
  • June Monthly Awards Program (1)
  • Event (1)
  • Topps Now Program (1)
  • Chase Pack (1)

Even more 99s are coming! Stay up late with us on the nights of the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game, and get ready for the new All-Star Other Program on Wednesday, July 12, for more ways to earn 99s! 

First, let’s dive into what you can you play TODAY in Season 3! Remember, you can earn a lot of these rewards by playing your style in single or multiplayer modes of Diamond Dynasty.

Team Affinity 3

Team Affinity 3 is where you will find players from your favorite team! Loaded with All-Stars and Home Run Derby sluggers of the past – a mix of Legends and Flashbacks representing all 30 clubs! 

The biggest addition is a new Collection where you can earn seven 99 OVR Diamond players headlined by 2023 All-Stars Corbin Carroll and Jose Ramirez! Every player you earn in TA3 leads directly to the new 99 Collection rewards.

In addition, TA3 Captains jump to 95 OVR (previously 92 OVR in TA2). And look for the return of Classics players in choice packs to build new theme teams and take advantage of those better Captains and their squad boosts.

Completing content in different areas will unlock progress in the Team Affinity 3 programs. Take on 30 Moments, one for each of the TA3 Bosses, and complete Missions for Captains, Classics, and Bosses that you earn along the way. Play through Showdowns for East, Central, and West, and dominate three Conquest maps, or turn in player items in Exchanges to earn instant progress. You will also be able to earn progress vouchers for every 5 wins in the new TA3 Mini Seasons that dropped today.

Team Affinity 3 Collection

We didn’t have this in Season 2, and the new Collection for Season 3 gives you extra incentive to play through TA3. Collect player rewards from each TA3 division Program path to unlock:

  • Collect 90: 2023 All-Star Corbin Carroll, LF Arizona Diamondbacks (99 OVR)
  • Collect 80: 2023 All-Star Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Guardians (99 OVR)
  • Collect 70: 2023 All-Star Matt Olson, 1B Atlanta Braves (99 OVR)
  • Collect 50: 2023 All-Star Luis Arraez, 2B Miami Marlins (99 OVR)
  • Collect 30: 2023 All-Star Shane McClanahan, SP Tampa Bay Rays (99 OVR)
  • Collect 20: TA3 Captain Spencer Strider, SP Atlanta Braves (95 OVR)
  • Collect 15: TA3 Captain Freddie Freeman, 1B Los Angeles Dodgers (95 OVR)

Tip: Freddie Freeman and Spencer Strider Captain cards earned at the beginning of the TA3 Collection boost ANY pitchers and hitters earned throughout Team Affinity 3 Programs. Build your best TA3 theme teams to receive those boosts, and knock out those missions even faster!

XP Reward Path features New Legend Mike Cameron

New Legend Mike Cameron makes his debut today in MLB The Show 23. One of only 18 players to complete “baseball’s greatest single-game accomplishment” by hitting 4 home runs in a single game, “Cammy” is a must-have for any Diamond Dynasty squad in Season 3. 

All-Star Game Series Mike Cameron (99 OVR) is a reward in the Season 3 XP Reward path featuring tons of Diamond players, including six 99 OVR players! All you have to do to earn XP is play MLB The Show 23 – any mode, any teams!

Season 3 XP Boss choice pack (Choose 1 of 5):

  • All-Star Game Mike Cameron, CF Seattle Mariners (99 OVR NEW LEGEND)
  • 2023 All-Star Marcus Semien, 2B Texas Rangers (99 OVR)
  • 2023 All-Star Zac Gallen, SP Arizona Diamondbacks (99 OVR)
  • Jin Kim Series Buck O’Neil, 1B Negro Leagues Legend (99 OVR)
  • Home Run Derby Joc Pederson, CF Los Angeles Dodgers (99 OVR)

Jin Kim Series

The new Series of Negro Leagues Legends features the artwork of Jin Kim, who illustrated the eight Storylines in MLB The Show 23. Everyone can earn an extra 99 OVR player from the Jin Kim Series near the middle of the 650,000 XP Reward path:

  • Jin Kim Series John Donaldson, SP/1B/OF Negro Leagues Legend (99 OVR)

If you complete the entire XP Reward Path, don’t worry, because the Unlimited Rewards kick in where you have a chance to earn more XP Boss choice packs, plus the new Chase Pack (more on that later).

Ranked Program

Bring your best Diamond Dynasty squad to play Solo 1v1, or Co-Op with friends, in 2v2 or 3v3 and work your way towards three more 99 OVR player items to choose from in the Ranked 4 Program.

Climb the leaderboards to earn rewards that you can sell, while unlocking Ranked program rewards (no-sell), including the World Series Reward Choice Pack featuring 2023 All-Star Series Sean Murphy (99 OVR), 2023 All-Star Series Juan Soto (99 OVR), and Jin Kim Series Satchel Paige (99 OVR).

Set 3 Collection

We added extra 99s here too! Collect Legends and Flashbacks from Set 3 and earn choice packs featuring 2023 All-Star Series Adley Rutschman (99 OVR), 2023 All-Star Series Ronald Acuna Jr. (99 OVR), and Jin Kim Series Martin Dihigo (99 OVR). 

  • Collect 150, 230 and 300 players in Set 3 to unlock the Boss Choice Packs along with these extra players:
  • Collect 190: 2023 All-Star Austin Riley, 3B Atlanta Braves (99 OVR)
  • Collect 120: Jin Kim Series Jackie Robinson, SS, Negro Leagues Legend (99 OVR)
  • Collect 90: Jin Kim Series Hilton Smith, SP/LF/RF, Negro Leagues Legend (99 OVR)
  • Collect 50: 2023 All-Star Alexis Diaz, CP Cincinnati Reds (99 OVR)

June Monthly Awards Program

Is anyone shocked that Shohei Ohtani is the Lightning player in the June Monthly Awards Program? He deserved it for an amazing performance! He’s another 99 to add to your squad, along with 22 other player rewards in the June Monthly Awards Program!

You can play Moments first and quickly earn Monthly Awards Captains Ron Guidry (95 OVR) and Charlie Blackmom (95 OVR) to be the foundation of your Monthly Awards theme team. Then you’re ready to quickly knock out Missions as you earn standout players Ke’Bryan Hayes (95 OVR) and Brandon Drury (97 OVR), plus 98 OVR players Christian Yelich and Michael Harris II. Finally 99 Lightning Shohei Ohtani will be yours!

June Monthly Awards

  • Shohei Ohtani, SP Los Angeles Angels (99 OVR)
  • Michael Harris II, CF Atlanta Braves (98 OVR)
  • Christian Walker, 1B Arizona Diamondbacks (98 OVR)
  • Reid Detmers, SP Los Angeles Angels (98 OVR)
  • Ezequiel Duran, LF Texas Rangers (98 OVR)
  • Brayan Bello, SP Boston Red Sox (98 OVR)
  • Christian Yelich, LF Milwaukee Brewers (98 OVR)
  • Ranger Suarez, SP Philadelphia Phillies (97 OVR)
  • Ha-Seong Kim, 2B San Diego Padres (97 OVR)
  • Brock Stewart, RP Minnesota Twins (97 OVR)
  • Josh Sborz, RP Texas Rangers (97 OVR)
  • Patrick Bailey, C San Francisco Giants (95 OVR)
  • Gregory Santos, RP Chicago White Sox (95 OVR)
  • Geraldo Perdomo, SS Arizona Diamondbacks (95 OVR)
  • Scott McGough, CP Arizona Diamondbacks (95 OVR)
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B Pittsburgh Pirates (95 OVR)
  • Mark Leiter Jr., RP Chicago Cubs (95 OVR)
  • Lane Thomas, RF Washington Nationals (96 OVR)
  • Dylan Cease, SP Chicago White Sox (97 OVR)
  • Brandon Drury, 2B Los Angeles Angels (97 OVR)
  • Taylor Rogers, RP San Francisco Giants (95 OVR)
  • Ron Guidry, SP New York Yankees (95 OVR)
  • Charlie Blackmon, RF Colorado Rockies (95 OVR)

All-Star Event

Yes, there’s another 99 OVR player in the All-Star Event! Can you win 12 games before double elimination in this new Event to earn a switch-hitting catcher in 2023 All-Star Jonah Heim?

For 5 cumulative Event wins, earn 2019 All-Star Will Smith (Giants Closing Pitcher, 95 OVR), and 20 wins nets you Home Run Derby Series Jim Edmonds (97 OVR).

All-Star Event Rules:

  • Home Run Derby Series, All-Star Series, All-Star Game Series, 2023 All-Star Game Series, Topps Now, Monthly Awards, & Live Series
  • Max Team | 99 OVR
  • Max Batter | 99 OVR
  • Max Pitcher | 99 OVR
  • Min Player | 60 OVR

June Topps Now Program

Earn another 99 OVR player here to start Season 3! Take control of Domingo German as he threw the 24th perfect game in MLB history or play as Jarren Duran when he went 5-for-5 with four doubles, becoming only the 50th player in MLB history to do so.

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

  • Domingo German, SP New York Yankees (99 OVR)
  • Jarren Duran, CF Boston Red Sox (95 OVR)
  • Jared Triolo, 3B Pittsburgh Pirates (93 OVR)

Chase Pack 5

Chase Pack 5 features yet another 99 OVR player item in one of the MLB’s hottest up-and-coming stars and the youngest player to hit for the cycle since 1972 – Milestone Elly De La Cruz (99 OVR).

Every purchase of The Show 50-Pack Bundle includes one Chase Pack 5, 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 Diamond or better player item with a chance to find the featured Chase Pack player item, Milestone Elly De La Cruz.

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 26

Diamond Duos Choice Pack 26 lets you choose 1 Gold or better player item with an increased chance to find the featured Diamond Duos 99 OVR player items: 2023 All-Star Series Kyle Tucker (99 OVR) and 2023 All-Star Series Camilo Doval (99 OVR). Available now in The Show Shop, Diamond Duos Choice Pack 26 costs 40,000 Stubs, and is limited to 1 pack per user.

Challenge of the Week 15

Earn official gear like bats, balls, and jerseys authentically signed by some of your favorite players by taking on Challenge of the Week 15, available in Quick Play. Check out this week’s amazing Challenge of the Week Rewards.

Roster Update – Transactions

Today’s content drop also brings 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, July 21st.

MLB The Show 23 Game Sales

With the start of Season 3 and All-Star Week right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take to the field in MLB The Show 23. Beginning today, get up to 50% off of MLB The Show 23 on PlayStation consoles (until July 12th), Xbox consoles (until July 31st), and Nintendo Switch (until July 16th).



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