The May Monthly Awards Program has arrived in MLB The Show 22 and it brings with it a load of new content for players to grind and players to earn. This month, the honor of being the Lightning Player of the Month goes to Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers. This month’s program introduces tons of new 90+ OVR diamond cards, as well as other rewards and packs for players to work towards.
MLB The Show 22 May Monthly Awards Program
Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers is the May Lightning Player of the Month in MLB The Show 22. Devers was given the honor after going on a complete tear during May. The 25-year-old had a .381 batting average with 8 HRs and 17 RBIs. This new 95 OVR card is immediately one of the best in the game and serves as a perfect card for those who aren’t able to complete the new George Brett collection quite yet. This Lightning version of Devers has over 110 contact against both righties and lefties, 109 power vs righties, diamond fielding, and impressive quirks like bomber and hitting machine.
The Legendary Lightning player for May is former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice. This card is based on Rice’s May 1978 performance where he led the Majors with 13 HRs and 2.3 WAR. The card features impressive hitting and fielding stats, passable speed for a corner outfielder, and good quirks like Devers.
Players of the Month
The May Monthly Awards Program recognizes the best players across MLB over the last month. Six players earned 91 OVR Diamond cards for their performance:
- Yankees CP Clay Holmes
- Braves SS Dansby Swanson
- Diamondbacks C Daulton Varsho
- Rangers RF Kole Calhoun
- Rangers SP Martin Perez
- Cardinals CP Ryan Helsley
Three players went above and beyond during May and earned 93 OVR Diamond cards:
- Astros 2B Jose Altuve
- Mets 1B Pete Alonso
- Tigers SP Tarik Skubal
These cards can be earned by completing moments, collections, and PXP missions within the May Monthly Awards Program.
The final four Topps Now cards have been added to finish up the May Monthly Awards Program. The four new 90 OVR Diamond players are:
- Cardinals SP Matthew Liberatore
- White Sox 3B Jake Burger
- Reds SS Kyle Farmer
- Padres CF Trent Grisham
These cards, as well as the rest of the May Topps Now cards, can be earned by completing all the moments within Stage 1 of the May Monthly Awards Program.
May Monthly Awards Event
A new event has begun in MLB The Show 22 alongside the May Monthly Awards Program. The new May Monthly Awards Event allows players to take teams of Monthly Awards, Topps Now, Future Stars, and Live Series players into 3-inning games on All-Star difficulty to try and earn big rewards. 13 wins in this program rewards a 94 OVR Topps Now David Ortiz, while 18 wins will earn players a 94 OVR Topps Now Carlos Correa.
A new conquest map has been added as part of the Future of the Franchise Featured Program. The Future of the Franchise – Central conquest map has players face off against Al Central and NL Central teams to earn rewards like Prospect and Big Dog packs, along with 30,000 Program XP for the Future of the Franchise Program.
We are already at the 20th Headliners Set in MLB The Show 22. This new Headliner is 95 OVR All-Star, Mike Schmidt.
What part of the new content are you most excited about in MLB The Show 22?
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