Best Hitters In MLB The Show 23

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MLB The Show 23 has been released and fans everywhere have begun to engage in the abundance of rich baseball experiences the game has to offer with its new features and fun game modes.

For those that are still getting a feel for the game, or have looked into playing Franchise Mode for example, you might be wondering which batters are best to use as you look to dominate your opponents.

Whether you’re aiming on selecting a franchise player to build around in Franchise Mode, or maybe just want to play an Exhibition game with a strong team, knowing who the best hitters are in the game will go a long way, anchoring your offense with great production.

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With the game now out, it’s important to do your homework first and have a look at which batters are best to have for your team when playing an offline game mode. And to assist you with that, we’ve provided the Top 5 best hitters you can use in MLB The Show 23.

So with that flip-of-the-bat, let’s head to the next section and see which players made the Top 5 this year.

MLB The Show 23 – Best Hitters

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Down below we present the Top 5 hitters in MLB The Show 23. Along with their team and overall rating, we also provide a small blurb on why each player made the list.

Here’s the Top 5 Hitters:

1. Aaron Judge (RF) – Yankees – 99 Overall

Are you surprised? No seriously! If you saw his record-breaking numbers from last year, along with the fact that he was the AL MVP, this should really not come to the surprise of any baseball fan. Over the 2022 regular season, Aaron Judge had 62 HRs, 131 RBIs, 133 runs, to go with a batting average of .311. Judge’s seasonal performance easily goes down as one of the greatest we’ve seen in the last two decades.

Hitting Attributes:

  • Power Right: 99
  • Power Left: 99
  • Contact Right: 90
  • Contact Left: 81

2. Mike Trout (CF) – Angels – 99 Overall

Widely regarded as truly one of the best baseball players the game has ever seen, Mike Trout has produced flat out incredible numbers in every season he’s been able to play over 100 games in. This includes last season, where Trout hit 40 HRs, secured 80 RBIs and 85 runs in just 119 games played. This is not to mention how special of a World Baseball Classic Tournament performance he had for Team USA.

Hitting Attributes:

  • Power Right: 99
  • Power Left: 95
  • Contact Right: 91
  • Contact Left: 92

3. Paul Goldschmidt (1B) – Cardinals – 99 Overall

The reason why the Cardinals are as dangerous as they are every season, certainly comes down to how many weapons they have across the board offensively. But we would be kidding ourselves if we didn’t recognize the best amongst them all, which is that of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. The 2022 NL MVP rose to the occasion in a big way last season, posting 35 HRs, 115 RBIs, 106 runs, and a stellar .317 average.

Hitting Attributes:

  • Power Right: 99
  • Power Left: 95
  • Contact Right: 91
  • Contact Left: 92

4. Mookie Betts (RF) – Dodgers – 96 Overall

Despite making a big transition from playing for the Red Sox to then playing for the Dodgers, Mookie Betts has still maintained one elite level of play throughout his time in L.A., particularly on the offensive front. Last season, Betts illustrated just how special he continues to be, producing a NL leading 117 runs, 35 HRs, 82 RBIs, to go with a .269 average.

Hitting Attributes:

  • Power Right: 85
  • Power Left: 89
  • Contact Right: 75
  • Contact Left: 81

5. Nolan Arenado (1B) – Cardinals – 96 Overall

Along with Paul Goldschmidt, the Cardinals are also very fortune to have the world class third baseman, Nolan Arenado. Aside from his unbelievable fielding skills (which is rated 99 in MLB The Show 23), Arenado brings plenty on the offensive front and is coming off another great season in 2022. Last year during the regular season, Arenado had himself 30 HRs, 103 RBIs, 73 runs, to go with a .293 batting average.

Hitting Attributes:

  • Power Right: 73
  • Power Left: 99
  • Contact Right: 83
  • Contact Left: 76

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Olivier Dumont

Olivier Dumont is a US Sports Games Writer for VideoGamer. He's in charge of writing news pieces, guides, and features on US Sports video games, including Madden, NBA 2K, NHL, and MLB The Show.