MLB The Show 22 Best & Worst Teams (April 2022) – All Team Ratings & Stats

Who is the most overrated team this year?

Not sure which team you want to play as in MLB The Show 22? With so many options, it can be a challenge. Or maybe you just want to know who San Diego Studio deemed to be among the best teams this time around. We’ve crawled through the entire rankings to put together this listing of every MLB team, complete with their assigned values for speed, contact, power, pitching, defense, and overall ratings. Let’s dig in!

Official MLB The Show 22 Team Rankings

All of these are pretty self-explanatory. Speed is a measure of how fast the players can run when fielding or base-running. Contact is about how good they are at getting hits. Power determines how well they can swing for the fences. Pitching measures how well their entire pitching crew ranks compared to the other teams, and defense is about how well their players field. That’s it!

Overall Ranking Team Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
1 LA Dodgers 1 1 2 2 5
2 Toronto Blue Jays 3 3 6 9 8
3 Houston Astros 4 10 4 13 18
4 New York Mets 6 18 1 19 23
5 Chicago White Sox 2 7 10 21 9
6 Atlanta Braves 21 5 5 23 22
7 New York Yankees 13 4 7 12 29
8 St. Louis Cardinals 7 12 18 1 10
9 Milwaukee Brewers 20 9 3 20 17
10 Philadelphia Phillies 5 16 8 14 4
11 Boston Red Sox 10 8 13 8 26
12 San Diego Padres 17 20 9 16 20
13 Los Angeles Angels 9 15 12 25 6
14 Tampa Bay Rays 25 17 15 4 7
15 Seattle Mariners 15 11 14 24 21
16 Miami Marlins 16 23 16 7 14
17 San Fransico Giants 19 14 11 27 30
18 Minnesota Twins 26 2 20 22 27
19 Chicago Cubs 12 30 19 6 12
20 Cleveland Guardians 28 21 17 3 1
21 Kansas City Royals 22 28 22 5 2
22 Colorado Rockies 11 13 23 11 16
23 Arizona Diamondbacks 27 27 21 15 19
24 Texas Rangers 23 6 26 10 15
25 Detroit Tigers 8 25 24 28 3
26 Washington Nationals 14 22 25 30 28
27 Baltimore Orioles 24 18 28 23 13
28 Cincinnati Reds 18 24 29 29 24
29 Pittsburgh Pirates 29 29 28 18 11
30 Oakland As 30 26 30 17 25

One thing you may have noticed is the numbers don’t entirely match up. The Braves, for example, are ranked sixth overall despite having middle-of-the-field overall rankings. There are two possibilities here. The first is that there’s somewhat of an opinion built into here based on real-world performance. The second, which we think is more likely, is the numbers aren’t weighted equally. How much do these affect actual performance? We don’t know for sure.

We can, however, tell you that the rankings look like this if you average out each of the main skills. If these do actually have an impact, theĀ  Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers (just like last year) are overrated and fall out of the top ten. Lower down the field, the Padres and Mariners also drop at least five positions each. It also shows the Phillies jumping from 10th to 3rd! The Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Guardians also climb from the bottom third into the top third. Take this as you will. It’s not science or backed up by actual performance in the game. But if the numbers EA assigned to each team actually matter, this is the true ranking by best overall stats.

Team Actual Average MLB The Show Ranking
LA Dodgers 1 1
Toronto Blue Jays 2 2
Philadelphia Phillies 3 10
St. Louis Cardinals 4 8
Houston Astros 5 3
Chicago White Sox 5 5
New York Yankees 7 7
Boston Red Sox 7 11
New York Mets 9 4
Los Angeles Angels 9 13
Tampa Bay Rays 11 14
Milwaukee Brewers 12 9
Cleveland Guardians 13 20
Colorado Rockies 14 22
Atlanta Braves 15 6
Miami Marlins 15 16
Chicago Cubs 17 19
Kansas City Royals 17 21
Texas Rangers 19 24
San Diego Padres 20 12
Seattle Mariners 21 15
Detroit Tigers 22 25
Minnesota Twins 23 18
San Fransico Giants 24 17
Baltimore Orioles 25 27
Arizona Diamondbacks 26 23
Pittsburgh Pirates 27 29
Washington Nationals 28 26
Cincinnati Reds 29 28
Oakland As 30 30

Best MLB The Show 22 Teams

Either way you cut it, it’s clear that one team stands above the rest: the LA Dodgers. Every major stat is among the top five in the league, putting them firmly ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays who, while second, have a much lower score thanks to their defense and speed. After that, it’s a good way back to the Phillies, Cardinals, Astros, and White Sox.

If you add up all of the rankings, you want to get the lowest number possible as this indicates the best overall team. For example, a team that is the best across the board would have an overall score of five if they ranked #1 in contact, power, pitching, defense, and speed.

  1. LA Dodgers (11)
  2. Toronto Blue Jays (29)
  3. Philadelphia Phillies (47)
  4. St. Louis Cardinals (48)
  5. Houston Astros (49)
  6. Chicago White Sox (49)

After this group, there’s a big 15 point gap back to the midfield starting with the Yankees and Red Sox. Most teams do fall between 65 and 88 with the bottom eight teams significantly behind the rest of the field.

Worst MLB The Show 22 Teams

At the bottom of the heap are the only two teams who managed an overall score above 120: the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics. It’s rough going down here. The only reason the Minnesota Twins (97) didn’t end up above 100 is thanks to their #2 ranking in power score. Despite that, they’re still clearly outside of the midfield pack, which are all at least ten points in front of them.

  1. Oakland As (128)
  2. Cincinnati Reds (124)
  3. Washington Nationals (119)
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates (115)
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks (109)
  6. Baltimore Orioles (106)
  7. San Francisco Giants (101)

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