MLB The Show 23 April Monthly Awards Program

MLB The Show 23 April Monthly Awards Program
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What is the April Monthly Awards Program in MLB The Show 23? With the first month of the 2023 MLB regular season completed, MLB The Show 23 Diamond Dynasty released a special new drop that’s been a huge hit in previous editions of the game: The Monthly Awards Program. After revealing bits and pieces of it yesterday, MLB The Show 23 went live with its first April Monthly Awards Program today, presenting one impressive collection of diamond player items that lit up the stat sheets over the previous month.

As many Diamond Dynasty fans know, Season 1 catered a deep variety of elite player items, with plenty of 99 overalls. Not only has this been reflected in collections such as the Charisma Series, but it’s also been illustrated in new programs, including the April Monthly Awards Program. Along with its extensive rewards path, the April Monthly Awards Program also comes with its own new Event, which allows fans to unlock a couple of additional top tier diamond players.

That all being said, many of you reading this are likely wondering which players come with the April Monthly Awards Program along with how you will be able to unlock them in MLB The Show 23? Not to worry! In this guide, we breakdown all you need to know about the new drop down below.

April Monthly Awards Program

April Monthly Awards Program
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As many of you know, the April Monthly Awards Program honors the best MLB stars from the previous month of April. This new collection celebrates players who performed well-above their expectations and went above and beyond to help spearhead the success their teams have been able to garner so far.

Upon launching into the April Monthly Awards Program in MLB The Show 23, you’ll notice right away that it comes baring 33 Tiers of great prizes all along its rewards path. Among the Stubs, XP, The Show 23 Packs, and a handful of other cool rewards, you will find total of 11 April Monthly Rewards Choice packs – five 95 overall and six 97 overall – as well as a few other players you can unlock.

To acquire any of these new players, fans will need to progress their way through the April Monthly Awards Program rewards path. This can be done by completing tasks such as Missions, Moments, an Event, and an optional Collection set. So on that very note, here’s a look at all the new diamond players that have arrived with the April Monthly Awards Program:

April Monthly Awards Captains Series Players (95 Overall)

  1. Carlos Santana (C) – Guardians
  2. Mark Pryor (SP) – Cubs

These are the first two players you can secure on the reward path.

April Monthly Awards Choice Pack (95 Overall)

  1. Thairo Estrada (2B) – Giants
  2. Brandon Marsh (CF) – Phillies
  3. Jack Suwinski (CF) – Pirates
  4. Justin Steele (SP) – Cubs
  5. Alex Young (RP) – Reds

There are five 95 overall choice packs in the reward path, allowing you to earn all five of these players.

April Monthly Awards Choice Pack (97 Overall)

  1. Jonah Heim (C) – Rangers
  2. Yandy Díaz (1B) – Rays
  3. Jorge Mateo (SS) – Orioles
  4. Jarred Kelenic (LF) – Mariners
  5. James Outman (CF) – Dodgers
  6. Yennier Canó (RP) – Orioles

There are six 97 overall choice packs in the reward path, allowing you to earn all six of these stars.

April Monthly Awards Players (98 Overall)

  1. Luis Arráez (2B) – Marlins
  2. Brent Rooker (LF) – Athletics
  3. Zac Gallen (SP) – Diamondbacks
  4. Jose Alvarado (CP) – Phillies

These four 98 overall players are available at Tiers 25, 26, 29, and 30 of the reward path.

April Monthly Awards Lightning Player

April Monthly Awards Program
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The ultimate reward for completing the entire April Monthly Awards Program, is securing the April Lightning player himself, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman. With his arrival, Chapman immediately becomes a meta contender in MLB The Show 23’s Diamond Dynasty.

Seeing how dominant his hitting numbers are along with his collection of strong fielding attributes, this 99 overall Chapman is one special item to have and makes the grind of completing this program very rewarding.

April Monthly Awards Event

April Monthly Awards Program
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Along with the program itself, comes that of an April Monthly Awards Event. As most of you know, Events is an online game mode that caters limited time events which require you to secure wins in order to progress your way through its corresponding rewards path.

With the arrival of the new April Monthly Awards Program, MLB The Show 23 wanted to also add in an event to grant fans the opportunity to secure two more Topps Now April Monthly Awards players. Down below, we’ve listed the event’s rules as well as the two new players and their event requirements.

April Monthly Awards Event Rules

  • MA, TN and Live Series Players
  • Min Player OVR | 70
  • Max Player OVR | 99
  • Max Team OVR | 90
  • 3-Inning Games
  • Difficulty: All-Star
  • Free Entries

April Monthly Awards Event Players

  1. Matt Carpenter (1B) – Cardinals – 95 Overall
    • Secure 10 Event Wins
  2. Sean Manaea (SP) – Athletics – 97 Overall
    • Secure 20 Event Wins

Among these two player awards, are that of Stubs, a Season 1 Events Rewind Choice Pack, XP, and MLB The Show 23 packs. Though Events can be a grind, these two players along with the Events Choice Pack do make it a worthwhile experience.

With the April Monthly Awards Program and Event now covered, be sure to visit our April Topps Now Program guide where we list all the latest players here. Should you be after the 99 overall Finest Series Chipper Jones player item, we detail how you can get him here.

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