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After a long and busy offseason, MLB The Show is starting to rumble out of hibernation as it begins to slowly roll out the latest news on its new upcoming edition set to hit stores this Spring. With the release date and cover athlete revealed for MLB The Show 23, there are several other crucial details regarding the new game that are still unknown at this time as well.
That said, the wait for the first bits of news is finally over, as MLB The Show revealed its cover athlete for The Show 23 today, January 30th, 2023 at 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 8PM GMT.
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The cover athlete reveal for The Show was the first major announcement for the new game. The Show’s live stream also shed light on other important details about the 2023 edition, including when the Pre-Orders go live for the game.
Over the course of this past week, MLB The Show was dropping a few clues on who the cover athlete might be, though not all very easy ones. But without another moment to spare, we present you the MLB star that will be on the cover of MLB The Show 23.
MLB The Show 23 – Cover Athlete
This year, MLB The Show selected Miami Marlins All-Star second baseman (and now outfielder) Jazz Chisholm Jr. to be their 2023 cover athlete. Though Chisholm Jr. only played 60 games last season, the soon-to-be 25-year-old and first time All-Star finished with 14 HRs, 54 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, and an OPS of .860.
The Show cover athlete Twitch live stream was hosted by MLB Network Journalist, Robert Flores, and featured a guest appearance with NBA All-Star shooting guard, Donovan Mitchell.
In addition, The Show live stream also covered a trio of new jerseys that were created by artist and entrepreneur known as King Saladeen. One of these new MLB jerseys will be featured in the new game and can be voted on via The Show’s website.
Lastly, The Show did also highlight that more details are to come in the ensuing weeks. So be sure to stay tuned for the latest here.
MLB The Show – Cover Athlete History
Over the last five years, MLB The Show has targeted younger stars from the league to represent their new game. In 2018, it was Aaron Judge, in 2019 it was Bryce Harper, in 2020 it was Javier Báez, in 2021 it was Fernando Tatis Jr., and last year it was Shohei Ohtani.
Here’s the full list of MLB The Show Cover Athletes since the year 2006:
- Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2023
- Shohei Ohtani – 2022
- Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2021
- Javier Báez – 2020
- Bryce Harper – 2019
- Aaron Judge – 2018
- Ken Griffey Jr. – 2017
- Josh Donaldson – 2016
- Yasiel Puig – 2015
- Miguel Cabrera – 2014
- Andrew McCutchen – 2013
- Adrián González – 2012
- Joe Mauer – 2011
- Joe Mauer – 2010
- Dustin Pedroia – 2009
- Ryan Howard – 2008
- David Wright – 2007
- David Ortiz – 2006
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