Today, Sony San Diego (SDS), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association (MLBPA) announced the founding of the MLB the Show 20 Players League. Each of the 30 MLB teams will be represented with a player, and games are set to begin tonight. MLB The Show 20 is available everywhere now, exclusively for PlayStation 4. Here’s everything we know so far about the Players League.
MLB THE SHOW 20 PLAYERS LEAGUE
Per the MLB, each of the 30 players participating are as follows:
AL East: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays), Dwight Smith Jr. (Orioles), Blake Snell (Rays), Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox), Tommy Kahnle (Yankees).
AL Central: Carlos Santana (Indians), Brett Phillips (Royals), Niko Goodrum (Tigers), Trevor May (Twins), Lucas Giolito (White Sox).
AL West: Ty Buttrey (Angels), Lance McCullers (Astros), Jesús Luzardo (A’s), Carl Edwards Jr. (Mariners), Joey Gallo (Rangers).
NL East: Luke Jackson (Braves), Ryne Stanek (Marlins), Jeff McNeil (Mets), Juan Soto (Nationals), Rhys Hoskins (Phillies).
NL Central: Josh Hader (Brewers), Matt Carpenter (Cardinals), Ian Happ (Cubs), Cole Tucker (Pirates), Amir Garrett (Reds).
NL West: Jon Duplantier (D-backs), Gavin Lux (Dodgers), Hunter Pence (Giants), Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres), David Dahl (Rockies).
& Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced the creation of the MLB The Show Players League, the first-ever competitive @MLBTheShow league solely featuring Major Leaguers.
Games start tonight. More details: https://t.co/pMXYrMqTAe
Here are the 30 players: pic.twitter.com/i2ISX393s6
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 10, 2020
Each player will play 29 regular season games, one against each of the other players. The playoffs begin on April 30 and will consist of eight teams. The first two rounds will feature best-of-three series, and the World Series will be best-of-five.
Per MLB.com, “Standings and stats will be generated daily on www.mlb.com/playersleague, with season-end awards scheduled after the regular season.”
You can read more about the MLB The Show 20 Players League here.
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