After roughly a month since MLB The Show 18’s release and start to the MLB season, the year’s first roster update has finally been unveiled by San Diego Studio (SDS). The live roster affects both play now games and Diamond Dynasty modes, and receives updates throughout the year. Below are all of today’s major changes.

NOTABLE UPGRADES

  • Manny Machado, Orioles SS – 86 to 88
  • Justin Verlander, Astros SP – 84 to 86
  • Didi Gregorius, Yankees SS – 81 to 84
  • A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks CF – 79 to 81
  • Josh Hader, Brewers RP – 78 to 81
  • Gerrit Cole, Astros SP – 78 to 81
  • Edwin Diaz, Mariners CP – 79 to 81
  • Johnny Cueto, Giants SP – 78 to 80
  • Rick Porcello, Red Sox SP – 77 to 80
  • Javier Baez, Cubs 2B – 78 to 80
  • Charlie Morton, Astros SP – 76 to 78
  • Mitch Haniger, Mariners RF – 76 to 78
  • Jeurys Familia, Mets CP – 76 to 78
  • Matt Chapman, Athletics 3B – 73 to 78
  • Adam Ottavino, Rockies RP – 72 to 78
  • Jose Berrios, Twins SP – 75 to 78
  • Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks SP – 72 to 78
  • Dylan Bundy, Orioles SP – 75 to 78
  • Shohei Ohtani, Angels SP – 75 to 78
  • Ozzie Albies, Braves 2B – 74 to 77
  • Jed Lowrie, Athletics 2B – 74 to 77
  • Jose Martinez, Cardinals 1B – 74 to 76
  • Sean Manaea, Athletics SP – 74 to 76
  • Yoan Moncada, White Sox 2B – 73 to 75

NOTABLE DOWNGRADES

  • Kenley Jansen, Dodgers CP – 92 to 90
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers SP – 92 to 90
  • Yoenis Cespedes, Mets CF – 84 to 81
  • Yu Darvish, Cubs SP – 82 to 80
  • Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees SP – 82 to 80
  • Marcell Ozuna, Cardinals LF – 82 to 80
  • Jose Quintana, Cubs SP – 81 to 79
  • Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals 1B – 81 to 78
  • Chris Taylor, Dodgers CF – 80 to 78
  • Luis Castillo, Reds SP – 79 to 76
  • Blake Parker, Angels RP – 78 to 75
  • Matt Adams, Nationals LF – 73 to 70
  • Chris Davis, Orioles 1B – 72 to 68
  • Logan Morrison, Twins 1B – 72 to 67
  • Ryan Schimpf, Angels 2B – 69 to 65
  • Matt Harvey, Mets RP – 67 to 62
Today’s main screen for Diamond Dynasty mode in MLB The Show 18.

Surprisingly, only one player was upgraded to diamond level (85 overall or higher), and none were downgraded from diamond to gold. Being that this update comes after around 25 real-life MLB games (most occur after around 12 games), expect it to be one of the most turbulent roster updates of the year.

You can find all of this week’s changes here.

In addition to the live roster update, All-Star flashback Yu Darvish (87 overall diamond) was added to packs as part of Set 3.

SDS announced on an April Twitch broadcast that roster updates for MLB The Show 18 will be going out every other Friday at 12pm PST/3pm EST. The next update is scheduled for May 11.

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