mlb-the-show-22-best-teams-tier-list-(july-2022)

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An overall rating never tells the full story about how good a team really is in MLB The Show 22. After all, who picked the Atlanta Braves to win the whole thing last year? I sure didn’t. Which is part of what makes it so difficult to choose which franchise you should lead to glory.

Although, as with any other sports game, you want a team that’s built to win sooner rather than later. Which is why we’ve created a MLB The Show 22 tier list ranking all of the best teams in the game.

Player and team ratings fluctuate throughout the course of the real-life MLB season. So, each of the following teams have been ranked according to their overall rating in the game as well as how balanced of a rotation they have, taking into account the power of their best pitcher and position player.

Without further ado, here is our MLB The Show tier list ranking all of the best teams in the game.

S Tier Teams

  • Houston Astros
    • Best Pitcher – Ryan Pressly (85)
    • Best Position Player – Alex Bregman, 3B (92)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
    • Best Pitcher – Trevor Bauer (95)
    • Best Position Player – Trea Turner, 2B (99)
  • New York Mets
    • Best Pitcher – Jacob deGrom (99)
    • Best Position Player – Brandon Nimmo, CF (83)
  • New York Yankees
    • Best Pitcher – Gerrit Cole (94)
    • Best Position Player – Aaron Judge, RF (97)
  • Toronto Blue Jays
    • Best Pitcher – Hyun Jin Ryu (87)
    • Best Position Player – Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF (87)

A Tier Teams

  • Atlanta Braves
    • Best Pitcher – Charlie Morton (87)
    • Best Position Player – Ronald Acuna Jr., CF (99)
  • Chicago White Sox
    • Best Pitcher – Liam Hendriks (93)
    • Best Position Player – Yasmani Grandal, C (91)
  • Milwaukee Brewers
    • Best Pitcher – Corbin Burnes (99)
    • Best Position Player – Kolten Wong, 2B (90)
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    • Best Pitcher – Zach Wheeler (93)
    • Best Position Player – Bryce Harper, RF (92)
  • St. Louis Cardinals
    • Best Pitcher – Giovanny Gallegos (91)
    • Best Position Player – Nolan Arenado, 3B (95)

B Tier Teams

  • Boston Red Sox
    • Best Pitcher – Chris Sale (93)
    • Best Position Player – J.D. Martinez, LF (87)
  • San Diego Padres
    • Best Pitcher – Joe Musgrove (89)
    • Best Position Player – Fernando Tatis Jr., SS (99)
  • Seattle Mariners
    • Best Pitcher – Ken Giles (84)
    • Best Position Player – Dylan Moore, 2B (81)
  • Tampa Bay Rays
    • Best Pitcher – Nick Anderson (90)
    • Best Position Player – Brandon Lowe, 2B (91)

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C Tier Teams

  • Cleveland Guardians
    • Best Pitcher – Shane Bieber (95)
    • Best Position Player – Jose Ramirez, 3B (92)
  • Los Angeles Angels
    • Best Pitcher – Shohei Ohtani (80)
    • Best Position Player – Mike Trout, CF (99)
  • Miami Marlins
    • Best Pitcher – Trevor Rogers (87)
    • Best Position Player – Jazz Chisholm Jr., 2B (81)
  • San Francisco Giants
    • Best Pitcher – Logan Webb (93)
    • Best Position Player – Evan Longoria, 3B (88)

D Tier Teams

  • Baltimore Orioles
    • Best Pitcher – John Means (75)
    • Best Position Player – Anthony Santander, RF (77)
  • Chicago Cubs
    • Best Pitcher – Wade Miley (78)
    • Best Position Player – Nico Hoerner, 2B (85)
  • Kansas City Royals
    • Best Pitcher – Mike Minor (78)
    • Best Position Player – Whit Merrifield, 2B (88)
  • Minnesota Twins
    • Best Pitcher – Kenta Maeda (88)
    • Best Position Player – Josh Donaldson, 3B (90)

E Tier Teams

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    • Best Pitcher – Madison Bumgarner (80)
    • Best Position Player – Ketel Marte, CF (86)
  • Colorado Rockies
    • Best Pitcher – Austin Gomber (80)
    • Best Position Player – C.J. Cron, 1B (88)
  • Detroit Tigers
    • Best Pitcher – Matthew Boyd (75)
    • Best Position Player – Eric Haase, C (83)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Best Pitcher – David Bednar (80)
    • Best Position Player – Bryan Reynolds, CF (85)
  • Texas Rangers
    • Best Pitcher – Jose Leclerc (89)
    • Best Position Player – Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS (80)

F Tier Teams

  • Cincinnati Reds
    • Best Pitcher – Tyler Mahle (82)
    • Best Position Player – Joey Votto, 1B (85)
  • Oakland Athletics
    • Best Pitcher – Sean Manaea (80)
    • Best Position Player – Matt Chapman, 3B (91)
  • Washington Nationals
    • Best Pitcher – Stephen Strasburg (87)
    • Best Position Player – Juan Soto, RF (92)

That concludes our MLB The Show 22 tier list ranking all of the best teams in the game. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our other MLB The Show 22 content here at Gamer Journalist. Like how to get traded in Road to the Show or how to steal bases in MLB The Show 22.