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MLB The Show 18 Diamond Dynasty Drops New Content


Today, San Diego Studios (SDS) released a content and roster update for MLB The Show 18 Diamond Dynasty. As the month of August has just begun, July Player of the Month cards have just arrived. Matt Carpenter, 91 overall, is the exclusive program reward. His ratings are below.

Per TheShowNation, there are eight new flashbacks for the July POTM program. They are listed below.

  • Matt Carpenter, Diamond 91 OVR Cardinals First Baseman (Program reward)
  • Edwin Diaz, Diamond 89 OVR Mariners Closing Pitcher (Monthly Awards Pack/Market)
  • Corey Dickerson, Diamond 86 OVR Pirates Left Fielder (Ticket Counter)
  • Yasmani Grandal, Diamond 85 OVR Dodgers Catcher (Monthly Awards Pack/Market)
  • Kole Calhoun, Gold 83 OVR Angels Right Fielder (Monthly Awards Pack/Market)
  • Marco Gonzales, Gold 83 OVR Mariners Starting Pitcher (Program Reward)
  • Carlos Rodon, Gold 82 OVR White Sox Starting Pitcher (Monthly Awards Pack/Market)
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Gold 81 OVR Blue Jays Shortstop (Monthly Awards Pack/Market)

Earlier this week, July ranked seasons rewards were distributed, and the World Series reward for August was announced. Flashback 95 overall Joe Mauer is the exclusive card, and his ratings are below.

The Monthly Awards Pack is available now. Each pack costs 15,000 stubs and guarantees one POTM card needed to complete the program. The limit is five per person, and only 25,000 packs will be sold in total.

The Ticket Counter has also been updated, and it will now rotate previous POTM cards in an effort to help players complete previous month’s sets. New timed starter missions are also available now.

Patch 1.13 was also released this week. The patch notes feature little to nothing of value for Diamond Dynasty players, but Road to the Show and franchise players should be quite pleased with a long list of additions. Per SDS, here are some of the new audio bits that can be heard in RTTS and franchise:

  • Batting Race Commentary
    Spotlights a batter fighting for the league batting crown during the second half of the season throughout the game and announcers will comment on his performance.
  • Home Run Race Commentary
    Follows a batter competing for the home run crown during the second half of the season throughout the game and announcers will comment on his performance.
  • Sweep Game Commentary
    Tells the story throughout the game of a team looking to finish a series sweep during the regular season. The commentary also focuses on the significance of the potential sweep and the challenges the team may have while going for the sweep.

You can find the full patch notes here.

Additionally, a roster update dropped to update transactions throughout the league. Dozens of players were dealt before Tuesday’s MLB Trade Deadline, and they are now on the correct teams in the game. Notable players that moved to new teams at the deadline include: Mike Moustakas (Brewers), Brian Dozier (Dodgers), Ian Kinsler (Red Sox), J.A. Happ (Yankees), Cole Hamels (Cubs), Chris Archer (Pirates) and Jonathan Schoop (Brewers).

You can read more about all of the new content here.

The next roster update with attribute changes will be Friday, August 10. That same day, SDS plans to drop a new event. Check back with us then, as we’ll have everything you need to know here at SGO.

What do you think of today’s update? Are you excited for the new Matt Carpenter? Which of the new cards do you need on your team right away? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to SGO.

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