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Spring is finally upon us and so is MLB The Show 23. San Diego Studio’s dedication to the grind lives on as The Show 23 is a perennial sports title that is built a bit different with new cover stars (Jazz Chisholm Jr., Derek Jeter), new legends (Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa), updates to both fielding attributes and animations, a new “Storylines” mode that introduces eight Negro League players and their stories, and a reworked Diamond Dynasty mode that’s all about theme teams.

This year’s edition of Diamond Dynasty taps into Sets and Seasons and the concept of earning progress towards 95-99 overall players all year long, and their first program puts an international twist on card collecting with the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The new World Baseball Classic Program features new Moments, a themed Conquest map, national uniform items, “Around The World” packs, and flashback player items that can be earned through Events, Ranked Seasons, and LTDs such as Chase Pack Set One – including Japan’s Yu Darvish, Venezuela’s Salvador Perez, Team USA’s Trea Turner and Mookie Betts, and this year’s WBC MVP Shohei Ohtani.

The inclusion of the World Baseball Classic adds 100+ players from over 20 different countries, so here’s a quick cheat sheet on the best hitters and aces you should add before Opening Day.

MLB The Show 23: Best WBC Cards

MLB The Show 23 - Cristian Javier
MLB The Show 23 - Devin Williams
MLB The Show 23 - Francisco Lindor
MLB The Show 23 - Harry Ford
MLB The Show 23 - Kensuke Kondoh
MLB The Show 23 - Ketel Marte
MLB The Show 23 - Mike Trout
MLB The Show 23 - Munetaka Murakami
MLB The Show 23 - Nicky Lopez
MLB The Show 23 - Nolan Arenado
MLB The Show 23 - Randy Arozarena
MLB The Show 23 - Robinson Cano
MLB The Show 23 - Roki Sasaki
MLB The Show 23 - Yu Chang