The first month of the MLB season has come to an end, and MLB The Show 22 has handed out their first set of Monthly Awards cards in the new content added to the game today. The April Monthly Awards Program, along with new missions for the Spring Cleanup Featured Program, and a new Headliner and event have entered the game.
April Monthly Awards Program
This new set of cards is highlighted by the April Lightning Player Anthony Rizzo and April Lightning Legend Andre Dawson. In April 2022, Rizzo led all of MLB with 9 HRs, including three in a career night on April 26th. This Player of the Month card comes in at a 92 overall, with 100+ power against both lefty and right-handed pitchers.
Andrew Dawson is the first Legendary Lightning player in MLB The Show. His 91 overall card in the April Monthly Awards Program represents his April 1986 performance. Dawson led the NL that month with 6 HRs, and was second in the league in SLG and OPS. This card can play anywhere in the outfield with impressive speed, fielding, and hitting attributes across the board.
The April Month Awards program features three 90 overall cards:
- Mariners 1B Ty France
- Angels RF Taylor Ward
- Braves SP Kyle Wright
The program also has six 88 overall cards:
- Nationals RP Victor Arano
- Mariners SS J.P. Crawford
- Marlins SP Pablo Lopez
- Guardians 2B Owen Miller
- Giants LF Joc Pederson
- Blue Jays CP Jordan Romano
Finally, the program introduces three new Topps Now 86 overall cards
- Braves RF Travis Demeritte
- Mets SP Tylor Megill
- Brewers SS Willy Adames
To earn these cards, players will have to progress through all three stages of the April Monthly Awards Program. This will require collecting all the Topps Now and April Monthly Awards cards, as well as completing moments and parallel XP missions.
April Monthly Awards Event
A new event has been added to the game to celebrate the April Monthly Awards cards. The April Monthly Awards event requires players to use Monthly Awards, Topps Now, and Live Series cards in 3-inning games. 15 wins in the program rewards Madison Bumgarner’s April 2017 Topps Now card, while 20 wins will earn the player Trevor Story’s 2019 Topps Now card.
New Featured Program Missions and Headliner
Several new missions have been added to help players earn progress towards the Spring Cleanup Featured Program. Completing the new Mother’s Day Flowers Conquest map will reward 30,000 XP towards the program. Collecting the Lightning Monthly Awards Anthony Rizzo card is worth 10,000 program XP. A set of team and series based parallel XP missions will reward 3,000 XP each for a total of 24,000 XP towards the Featured Program.
The 11th Headliners set has been added to the Pack Shop. The new Headliner is 93 overall Prime Series SP Carlos Carrasco.