Today's Diamond Dynasty main screen in MLB The Show 18, highlighting today's content update.

MLB The Show 18 has released the much anticipated content update for April’s Player of the Month (POTM) cards. There are more than a handful of new additions to the game, and it goes far beyond new players. San Diego Studio (SDS) also released a roster update and a new online event (and reward).

As expected, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius received the top POTM card, a 91 overall that is not auctionable. Anyone can earn him via his April Monthly Rewards program.

In addition to Didi, several other POTM cards hit the market today. Per TheShowNation, here is a full list of new players, and where you can find them.

  • Didi Gregorius, Diamond 91 OVR Yankees Shortstop (Program reward)
  • Josh Hader, Diamond 88 OVR Brewers Closing Pitcher (Pack/Market)
  • Patrick Corbin, Diamond 86 OVR Diamondbacks Staring Pitcher (Pack/Market)
  • Ozzie Albies, Diamond 86 OVR Braves Second Baseman (Pack/Market)
  • Sean Manaea, Gold 83 OVR Athletics Starting Pitcher (Ticket Counter)
  • Shohei Ohtani, Gold 82 OVR Angels Right Fielder (Pack/Market)
  • Jed Lowrie, Gold 82 OVR Athletics Second Baseman (Pack/Market)
  • Christian Villanueva, Gold 80 OVR Padres Third Baseman (Program reward)

The April 2018 Monthly Awards pack is also live in Diamond Dynasty. For 20,000 stubs, buyers receive 4 cards, including a guaranteed POTM card needed for Didi’s program. To be clear: Gregorius, Manaea and Villanueva cannot be found in packs.

Next, SDS released a brand new online event for Diamond Dynasty. The “Hall of Fame Event” requires players to play 6-inning games on Hall of Fame difficulty, with the ultimate goal of earning the new event reward, 92 overall Wade Boggs.

Boggs is one of the best event rewards in MLB The Show in recent memory. He can be earned by racking up 25 wins in the new event, which ends May 14.

Lastly, a new roster update came out today. This is not an update that contains upgrades and downgrades, but rather includes position changes and roster moves. This is notable because Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., the top prospect in baseball, is now in Diamond Dynasty. He debuts as a 76 overall silver, an astronomical number for a 19-year-old rookie.

More info on today’s content update can be found here.

What do you think of today’s MLB The Show 18 update? Which of the new players are you excited to use in Diamond Dynasty? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to Sports Gamers Online.


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Brandt Frye
Frye is an experienced competitive player in multiple sports video games, including finishing 17th (NHL) and 33rd (Madden) in the 2012 EA Sports Challenge in New York City. He writes about both professional and fantasy sports for other news outlets, and has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State University. Frye has written online for over five years, and is a lifelong, die-hard fan of sports teams that you definitely don't like.