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Introducing Our MLB The Show ’20 Cover Athlete: Javier “El Mago” Báez

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We’re thrilled to reveal Javier “El Mago” Báez as the cover athlete for MLB The Show 20!

Known as “El Mago” which translates to “the magician,” Báez has dazzled the baseball world for years with his enchanting skills that have rightfully earned his nickname. Whether Báez is stealing a base by masterfully evading a tag, making impossible catches look easy or pulling off his signature no look tag; his skills are unparalleled and he always does it with flair and swagger. Báez also produces at the plate, too; in 2018 he hit 34 home runs, 111 RBI’s and a .290 batting average.

“I am so honored and excited to be on the cover of MLB The Show 20. I’ll never forget how it felt when I saw myself in the game for the first time (even as a backup!). It was so surreal. Still, it’s one thing to see your virtual self, but it’s completely next level to be on the cover of a game you’ve played and love. Let’s go!” Báez said.

It’s not just baseball fans that Báez has won over. Even The Show’s 2019 cover athlete, Bryce Harper is a fan. “Javy Báez is a player I love watching because of his talent and flair for the game. Congrats to him on being named the new cover athlete.”

We’re also excited to make another announcement that will make fans of The Show happy. Early Access Weekend is back! Those who pre-order any of the collector’s editions: MVP Edition, the GameStop Exclusive 15th Anniversary Edition, or the PS Store Exclusive Digital Deluxe Edition will get access to the game four days early for Early Access Weekend starting on March 13, 2020*!

MLB The Show ’20 launches on March 17, 2020. The standard edition is $59.99 USD/$79.99 CAD.

Pre-order now and be ready for action.

RetailerPre-order Items

PlayStation Store1 Gold Choice Pack
Javy Báez Flashback DD Card for Instant use in The Show 19
5K Stubs
GameStop/EB Games1 Gold Choice Pack
1 Gear-Up Pack
All other retailers1 Gold Choice Pack

15th Anniversary Edition (GameStop/EB Games Exclusive)

Even though San Diego Studio has been making baseball games for more than 20 years, this year is the 15th Anniversary of MLB The Show. To properly celebrate, we’ve partnered with New Era to create a limited 15th Anniversary Edition 9FIFTY commemorative 15th Anniversary snap back cap. Pre-order now, because quantities are limited! The 15th Anniversary Edition Edition is $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD (MSRP)

15th Anniversary Edition includes:

  • 1 New Era MLB The Show 15th Anniversary 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition Steel Book
  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*

DLC Items:

  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era MLB The Show 15th Anniversary 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • 1 Diamond Variety Pack
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 2 Gold Choice Packs
  • 20 The Show Packs
  • 25K Stubs
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars

Digital Deluxe Edition (PS Store)

For our biggest digital fans, you know who you are… the Digital Deluxe returns to PlayStation Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition is $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD (MSRP). For those of you that need packs on packs on packs… on packs, this is the edition for you.

Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*
  • 2 Diamond Variety Packs
  • 5 Gold Choice Packs
  • 20 The Show Packs
  • 25K Stubs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars
  • Game

MLB The Show 19 MVP Edition

The first MLBTS Collector’s Edition that started it all is back! This 79.99 USD/99.99 CAD (MSRP) edition not only includes a ton of digital goods, but also four days of Early Access when pre-ordered* and the limited edition Steel Book (physical version only). It’s available for pre-order now physically at retail and digitally at PlayStation Store.

MVP Edition includes:

  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*

DLC Items:

  • 1 Diamond Variety Pack
  • 2 Gold Choice Packs
  • 10 The Show Packs
  • 10K Stubs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars

We could not be more excited for our 15th Anniversary. You can look forward to a lot of new in The Show 20. A new class of Legends join the roster, and new ways to play, including some new ways to play with your friends! Please make sure to watch The Show Nation, our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for the latest updates.
*At participating retailers.

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