MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series Players

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series Players
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What is the Kaiju Series in MLB The Show 23? MLB The Show 23 Diamond Dynasty provided fans a variety of great players to collect and enjoy over Season 1. Well Season 2 has been no different so far in MLB The Show 23, catering a slew of new Diamond players, with one of their biggest new collections consisting of the special Kaiju Series.

For those that don’t know, the word ‘Kaiju’ is defined as a giant monster that is featured in Japanese fantasy / sci-fi movies and television programs. Anyone who plays Mini Seasons will recognize the name from the Tokyo Kaiju team that you can play against in the Classic Global Baseball League.

However in Season 2, MLB The Show 23 decided to integrate this Kaiju theme on a much grander scale by not only adding a brand new Kaiju Series Program, but also by including several additional Kaiju Series players you can unlock elsewhere in Diamond Dynasty.

Because of how extensive this new player series is, we at VideoGamer decided to assist you with staying on top of which new Kaiju Series players are available and how you will be able to acquire them in Diamond Dynasty. Without further ado, here’s the full list of Kaiju Series players you can secure in MLB The Show 23.

Kaiju Series Program Players

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series

The biggest set of Kaiju Series players in MLB The Show 23 can be located in the Kaiju Series Program. Requiring a total of 100 program stars to complete it, the Kaiju Series Program’s rewards path is decorated with 12 Diamond Kaiju Series players to go along with a Diamond Duos 14 Choice Pack, six different universal profile icons of different Kaiju, and a handful of The Show 23 packs.

In order to make your way through the program’s reward path, fans will need to complete its corresponding missions, moments, conquest, showdown, and events (which will come in three parts). And unsurprisingly, the very team you face in these moments, is none other than the Tokyo Kaiju from Mini Seasons.

All the new Kaiju Series cards have a Kaiju emblem on the bottom right, which highlights which division they are a part of (each MLB division is represented by a different Kaiju symbol). So on that very note, here’s a look at all the players you can unlock from the Kaiju Series Program in MLB The Show 23’s Diamond Dynasty:

Kaiju Series Program Players

  1. Mike Yastrzemski (CF) – Giants – 90 Overall
  2. Jerry Hairston Jr. (SS) – Reds – 90 Overall
  3. Zack Britton (CP) – Orioles – 91 Overall
  4. Keith Hernandez (1B) – Mets – 92 Overall
  5. David Robertson (RP) – Yankees – 92 Overall
  6. Warren Spahn (SP) – Braves – 94 Overall
  7. Harold Baines (RF) – White Sox – 94 Overall
  8. Joe Torre (3B) – Cardinals – 95 Overall
  9. Hunter Renfroe (RF) – Angels – 96 Overall
  10. Brandon Lowe (2B) – Rays – 96 Overall
  11. Stephen Strasburg (SP) – Nationals – 97 Overall
  12. Billy Williams (LF) – Cubs – 97 Overall

Prior to reaching the final Billy Williams reward at Tier 24, you will be able to unlock a Diamond Duos 14 Choice Pack at Tier 23 that just so happens to contain a 99 overall rated Kaiju Series player fans will want to have:

  1. Bryce Harper (RF) – Phillies – 99 Overall

Keep in mind though that this Harper Diamond player reward isn’t a guarantee upon opening your Diamond Duos 14 pack. In fact, the description of the choice pack in MLB The Show 23 reads, “Choose 1 Gold or better player item with a highly increased chance to find the featured Diamond Duos Pack players“, which includes the 99 overall Harper card.

Season 2 Reward Path Kaiju Series Players

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series

When fans visit the Season 2 reward path, they will find four of the same Kaiju Series Choice Packs speckled throughout it. Inside these packs are seven Kaiju Series players, allowing fans to choose one of the seven from each pack that’s unlocked. Down below, we list all seven players you can find in the Season 2 Reward Path Kaiju Series Choice Pack:

Season 2 Kaiju Series Choice Pack (97 Overall)

  1. Brian Roberts (2B) – Orioles
  2. George Brett (3B) – Royals
  3. Monte Irvin (LF) – Giants
  4. Shawn Green (RF) – Blue Jays
  5. Corey Kluber (SP) – Guardians
  6. Blake Snell (SP) – Padres
  7. John Franco (RP) – Mets

In addition to the Season 2 Kaiju Series Choice Pack, comes that of three Boss Packs as well, each containing two of the same Kaiju Series players inside. Here’s a look at the two Kaiju Series bosses you can unlock in the Season 2 Reward Path Boss Pack:

Season 2 Boss Pack (99 Overall)

  1. Chase Utley (2B) – Phillies
  2. Grady Sizemore (CF) – Guardians

Ranked Kaiju Series Player Rewards

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series

If you’re big on the Kaiju Series players, Ranked has a handful that could entice you. As you grind your way through the latest Ranked 3 Reward Path, you will come across three different packs that contain Kaiju Series Diamond players – those are the Pennant Race Pack, the Wild Card Pack, and the World Series Pack.

Ranked 3 Kaiju Series Players

Down below we list all the new Kaiju Series players you can acquire from the Ranked 3 Program reward path.

Pennant Race Reward Pack (90 Overall)

  • Justin Morneau (1B) – Twins
  • Barry Larkin (SS) – Reds

Wild Card Reward Pack (94 Overall)

  • Jason Bay (LF) – Red Sox
  • Nick Anderson (RP) – Rays

World Series Reward Pack (99 Overall)

  • Carlos Correa (SS) – Astros

These new Ranked 3 player rewards will be available until July 7 – so be sure to act on them soon before they move to the Community Marketplace.

Ranked 2 Kaiju Series Players

Prior to the launch of the Ranked 3 Program, fans had the opportunity to secure a handful of Ranked 2 Program rewards for about a month. Down below we’ve provide all the Kaiju Series players you could have secured from the Ranked 2 Program but are now only available in the Community Market.

  • Bill Mazeroski (2B) – Pirates (90 Overall)
  • Brooks Raley (RP) – Mets (90 Overall)
  • Michael Young (SS) – Rangers (94 Overall)
  • Mike Schmidt (3B) – Phillies (97 Overall)
  • Cliff Lee (SP) – Guardians (97 Overall)

This is the complete list of Kaiju Series player rewards you can secure in Ranked. Should you be after the ones available in the online Events mode, we got you covered in the next section.

Kaiju Series Event Player Rewards

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series

In this section, we detail all the Kaiju Series Diamond players that have been available in the Online Events mode throughout Season 2, and how you can get them in MLB The Show 23.

Kaiju Event Player Rewards

As briefly mentioned earlier in this guide, the Kaiju Series Program comes with a three-part event. With Part 1 launching on May 12 and Part 2 on May 19, Part 3 went live on Thursday, May 26, presenting three new Kaiju Series players fans could have pursued in Diamond Dynasty’s Online Event mode.

However, since all three parts of the event are no longer active, a handful of the seven Kaiju Series Event Diamond players can now be found in the Season 2 Events Rewind Choice Pack once you secure 5 Event wins, while all of them can be purchased in the Community Market.

Kaiju Part 3 Event Rewards

  • Alex Gordon (LF) – Royals – 95 Overall
  • Harmon Killebrew (1B) – Twins – 97 Overall
  • Brett Saberhagen (SP) – Royals – 97 Overall

Kaiju Part 2 Event Rewards

  • Joe Carter (RF) – Blue Jays – 95 Overall
  • Luis Gonzalez (LF) – Diamondbacks – 97 Overall

Kaiju Part 1 Event Rewards

  • Lefty Grove (SP) – Blue Jays – 95 Overall
  • Mike Mussina (SP) – Orioles – 97 Overall

Have A Catch Event Kaiju Series Reward

In addition to the three part event players, MLB The Show 23 released a ‘Have a Catch’ Event two weeks ago that contained an elite Diamond Kaiju Series player on its reward path.

  • Troy Percival (CP) – Angels – 95 Overall

Since the event is no longer active, fans can now unlock the Percival Diamond item from the Rewind Choice Pack or can purchase him from Community Marketplace.

Switch It Up Event Kaiju Series Rewards

Following the Have a Catch Event, MLB The Show 23 released the ‘Switch It Up’ Event last week that came with four elite Diamond Kaiju Series players.

With the event no longer active though, two of these four Kaiju Series Diamond players can now be found in the Season 2 Events Rewind Choice Pack once you secure 5 Event wins, while the other two can be found in the Events 12 Wins Rewind Choice Pack that you can unlock once reaching 40 wins.

  • Adam Ottavino (RP) – Rockies – 95 Overall
  • Eduardo Escobar (3B) – Mets – 97 Overall
  • Kerry Wood (CP) – Cubs – 97 Overall
  • Ian Happ (LF) – Cubs – 99 Overall

Should fans not want to work for the Event Choice Packs to acquire these players, all of them are available in the Community Marketplace where they can be purchased using Stubs.

Moonshot II Event Kaiju Series Rewards

The final Online Event in Season 2, is that of the Moonshot II Event that went live today in Diamond Dynasty. And two of the Diamond player rewards you can unlock from the new event, is that of two new Kaiju Series players. Here’s a look at the new players and the amount of wins each requires for you to unlock them.

  • Justin Upton (RF) – Diamondbacks – 95 Overall
    • 10 Event Wins
  • J.D. Martinez (LF) – Red Sox – 99 Overall
    • 12 Wins in 1 Entry

The Moonshot II Event will be active until July 7, 11AM PST. So fans have roughly a week to unlock these Diamond player rewards it comes with before they move to the Rewind Choice Pack and Community Marketplace.

Battle Royale Kaiju Series Players

To go along with Ranked and Events, MLB The Show 23 added a couple of elite Kaiju Series players in the Battle Royale mode over Season 2. Following the conclusion of the Battle Royale 3 reward path, MLB The Show 23 released its new Battle Royale 4 rewards, presenting a new Kaiju Series player fans can unlock.

Battle Royale 4 Kaiju Series Player

As you progress your way through the new Battle Royale reward path, you will see a BR Flawless Program Choice Pack at Tier 20, which requires 100 BR program points. Once you unlock this pack, you will be able to secure the following Kaiju Series player.

BR Flawless Program Choice Pack (99 Overall)

  • Alfonso Soriano (2B) – Rangers

Should you want a complete hitter that comes with well-versed set of fielding skills and impressive speed, Soriano might very well be a must-have for your lineup.

Battle Royale 3 Kaiju Series Player

Before MLB The Show 23 released its latest Battle Royale 4 prizes, Season 2 was home to the Battle Royale 3 reward path first, which came baring an excellent starting pitcher many of you still might want to add to your lineups.

  • Justin Verlander (SP) – Tigers – 99 Overall

If you’re after one of the best pitchers in the game, look no further than this Verlander Diamond item. To go along with an incredible set of still attributes, Verlander also has the Outlier 1 and Break Outlier quicks, making him virtually one un-hittable nightmare to face.

Since the Battle Royale 3 reward path is no longer available, this 99 Diamond Verlander item can now only be purchased from the Community Market. Though he does come with a hefty six-figure stubs price tag, Verlander has all the skill attributes to make such a purchase worth your while.

Set 2 Collection Kaiju Series Players

MLB The Show 23 Kaiju Series

With the arrival of Season 2, comes a new Set 2 Collection fans can complete for some Diamond players. Among these excellent rewards, are that of two 99 overall Kaiju Series players. Here are the two players you can unlock and how:

Set 2 Collection Tier 2 Reward (99 Overall)

To secure this Kaiju Series player reward, you will need to collect 95 Set 2 Legends and Flashbacks.

  1. Rich Gossage (CP) – Yankees

Set 2 Collection Choice Pack (99 Overall)

Within the Set 2 Collections rewards ladder, are three special choice packs that contain an incredible Kaiju Series boss card. The first choice pack requires you to collect 160 Set 2 Legends and Flashbacks, the second requires 230, and the final requires 300. To secure this Kaiju Series player reward, you will need to collect at least 160 Set 2 Legends and Flashbacks:

  1. David Wright (3B) – Mets

One of the meta player items in the game right now, this David Wright card is as real as advertised. And is one that many will want to add for their lineups.

CORE Collection Kaiju Series Player

Similarly to that of the Set 2 Collection, MLB The Show 23 also introduced a brand-new CORE Collection with its own set of rewards in Season 2. Unlike the Set 2 Collection, the CORE Collection requires fans to gather a deep variety of CORE cards in order to unlock its rewards.

The best and final prize fans can unlock by securing a specific selection of 180 CORE players in Diamond Dynasty, is that of a 99 overall Kaiju Series Corey Seager card. Though the collection is smaller than others, you will have to complete it in its entirety should you want Seager.

Kaiju Takeover Pack Players

Earlier this month on June 9, MLB The Show 23 launched what they call a ‘Kaiju Series Takeover’, releasing four different types of Kaiju Takeover Packs in the Pack Market that come with new Kaiju Series Diamond players of various overall ratings – the Kaiju Takeover Show Pack, the Jumbo Kaiju Takeover Pack, and the Kaiju Takeover 20 and 50 Show Pack Bundles.

Each pack contained their own separate odds of landing one of these players. No matter which pack or bundle you opted for, you would have the chance to secure one of the new Diamond Kaiju Series players that arrived with the Kaiju Takeover in The Shop. The special part about the limited time Kaiju Takeover is that it applied to all The Show 23 packs you can unlock throughout Diamond Dynasty. So every time you opened a pack, you had a chance at landing one of these new players.

Well, lo and behold, MLB The Show 23 returned with its Kaiju Series Takeover just over a week ago, this time presenting a whole new selection of Diamond Kaiju Series Players fans can unlock from The Show 23 packs in The Pack Market or elsewhere in Diamond Dynasty.

Kaiju Series Takeover Part 2

The Part 2 Kaiju Takeover, which ran from June 23 until June 30, is no longer active in Diamond Dynasty. So should you still want any of the following players, you can now only purchase them from the Community Marketplace.

On that note, here’s a look at all the Kaiju Series Part 2 Takeover Pack players in MLB The Show 23.

Kaiju Takeover Part 2 Players – 99 Overall

  • Willy Adames (SS) – Brewers
  • Lars Nootbaar (CF) – Cardinals
  • Sandy Alcántara (SP) – Marlins

Kaiju Takeover Part 2 Players – 97 Overall

  • William Contreras (C) – Brewers
  • Luis Rengifo (2B) – Angels
  • Mark Canha (LF) – Mets
  • Harrison Bader (CF) – Yankees
  • Michael Fulmer (SP) – Tigers

Kaiju Series Takeover Part 1

The first set of Kaiju Series Takeover players, which went live on June 9, are no longer available in the Pack Market. As a result, you can only purchase them from the Community Marketplace using Stubs.

Here’s the complete list of the Kaiju Series Part 1 Takeover Pack players.

Kaiju Takeover Part 1 Players – 99 Overall

  • José Altuve (2B) – Astros
  • Masataka Yoshida (LF) – Red Sox
  • Trevor Hoffman (CP) – Padres

Kaiju Takeover Part 1 Players – 97 Overall

  • Yasmani Grandal (C) – White Sox
  • Orlando Cepeda (1B) – Giants
  • Jorge Polanco (2B) – Twins
  • Daulton Varsho (LF) – Blue Jays
  • German Marquez (SP) – Rockies

Kaiju Takeover Part 1 Players – 90 Overall

  • Eddie Mathews (3B) – Braves
  • Andrelton Simmons (SS) – Angels
  • Stan Musial (CF) – Cardinals
  • Hank Aaron (RF) – Braves
  • Eric Gagne (CP) – Dodgers

Diamond Duos Pack Kaiju Series Players

Accompanying these quality rewards you can unlock from programs, online modes, and collections, is that of Diamond Duos Packs that come baring some elite Kaiju Series players. Down below, we list the new Kaiju Series players you can secure from the following Diamond Duos Choice Packs that have been released in MLB The Show 23.

Diamond Duos Pack Kaiju Series Players

  • Gavin Lux (SS) – Dodgers – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 15 Choice Pack.
  • Robin Yount (SS) – Brewers – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 17 Choice Pack.
  • Casey Mize (SP) – Tigers – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 17 Choice Pack.
  • Yordan Álvarez (LF) – Astros – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 18 Choice Pack.
  • Pete Fairbanks (CP) – Rays – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 18 Choice Pack.
  • Tarik Skubal (SP) – Tigers – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 19 Choice Pack.
  • Mike Lowell (3B) – Marlins – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 20 Choice Pack.
  • Josh Smoltz (SP) – Braves – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 21 Choice Pack.
  • Matt Holiday (LF) – Rockies – 99 Overall
  • Prince Fielder (1B) – Brewers – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 23 Choice Pack.
  • Kyle Schwarber (LF) – Phillies – 99 Overall
    • Originally found in the Diamond Duos 24 Choice Pack.
  • Alan Trammell (SS) – Tigers – 99 Overall
    • Live in the Diamond Duos 25 Choice Pack in the Pack Market.
  • Emmanuel Clase (CP) – Guardians – 99 Overall
    • Live in the Diamond Duos 25 Choice Pack in the Pack Market.

With the Diamond Duos 25 pack now live, all the previous ones are no longer in The Shop. In short, this means all of the corresponding player rewards from those previous packs (besides Matt Holiday) are now only available in the Community Market or can be unlocked in random The Show 23 and Diamond Duos Packs you unlock in other modes.

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