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MLB The Show 23 July Monthly Awards

By Roshan Khatiwada / 10 August 2023 08:54 AM

MLB The Show 23 Diamond Duos Bundle released in the Show Shop on August 2
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MLB The Show 23 July Monthly Awards released on August 9. The last set of July Topps Now players were also announced on the same day.

These are among the most looked-after cards in the Diamond Dynasty mode and are released monthly. The program contains several diamond-tier cards of players who had the best form during the previous month in MLB.

Missions, tasks, and events must be completed to progress in the program and earn different prizes available on the reward path. A 99-OVR-rated card of Cody Bellinger was released as the lightning card as the final reward.

Several other Choice Pack cards with overall ratings of 95, 97, and 98 are also available on the reward path. The program also contains the Captains Series Players consisting of two cards.

These programs contain some of the best cards in the video game.

When Does July Monthly Awards Come Out?

July Monthly Awards MLB The Show 23 came out on August 9. It rewarded the fans with cards of players who had a successful month in the MLB last month.

The program honors the best athletes of July with a diamond-tier card that players can use to update and improve their Diamond Dynasty squad. Tyler Glasnow, Bobby Witt Jr., and Whit Merrifield are some athletes rewarded with a 98 overall rating card in July.

Cody Bellinger was selected as the lightning player for the month. His was the only card with an overall rating of 99.

Shohei Ohtani was the lightning card player last month, whereas Ron Guidry and Charlie Blackmon were the players in the Captain Series.

Ohtani was rewarded with the lightning card during the July Monthly Awards
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Here are the players who received a card for the Monthly Awards of July:

95 OVR Cards:

J.P. Crawford - Shortstop  (Seattle Mariners)
Giovanny Gallegos - Relief Pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals)
Javier Assad - Relief Pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
Logan Gilbert - Starting Pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
Steven Matz - Starting Pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals)
Yuli Gurriel - Third Baseman (Houston Astros)
Walker Buehler - Starting Pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)

96 OVR Card:

William Contreras - Catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)

97 OVR Cards:

Triston Casas - First Baseman (Boston Red Sox)
Isaac Paredes - Third Baseman (Tampa Bay Rays)
Joe Jimenez - Relief Pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
Edouard Julien - Second Baseman (Minnesota Twins)
Pete Fairbanks - Closing Pitcher (Tampa Bay Rays)
Jarren Duran - Center Fielder (Boston Red Sox)
Taylor Ward - Left Fielder (Los Angeles Angels)
Aaron Civale - Starting Pitcher (Cleveland Guardians)

98 OVR Cards:

Bobby Witt Jr. - Shortstop (Kansas City Royals)
Tyler Glasnow - Starting Pitcher (Tampa Bay Rays)
Whit Merrifield - Second Baseman (Toronto Blue Jays)
Randal Grichuk - Left Fielder (Los Angeles Angels)
Joel Payamps - Relief Pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
Chas McCormick - Center Fielder (Houston Astros)

99 OVR Lightning Card:

Cody Bellinger - Center Fielder (Chicago Cubs)

July Player Of The Month

July Player of the Month MLB The Show 23 was selected as Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Manny Machado and Bellinger were among the favorites to receive the card. These are the two players to have the best overall performance in July.

Cody Bellinger has a high probability of being rewarded with the lightning card for July
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Shohei Ohtani also had an excellent month and was named the American League Player of the Month, but he was unlikely to get the lightning card as he was rewarded with one last month.

July Topps Now MLB The Show 23

July Topps Now MLB The Show celebrates some of the month's best moments of active major league players. The final set of cards was released on August 9.

These programs have their set of program stars in the reward path. They had 122 stars for April, 100 for May, 106 for June, and 74 for July, with the last set of cards yet to be released.

Progressing through the missions and moments in the program will reward new Topps Now player cards and other prizes, such as player accessories.

These are the players that were included in the Topps Now program for the first week of July
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Here is the list of the July Topps Now players:

Week 1:

  • 92 OVR Trey Cabbage - Center Fielder (Los Angeles Angels)
  • 92 OVR Zack Gelof - Second Baseman (Oakland Athletics)
  • 92 OVR Christian Pache - Center Fielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 92 OVR Johan Rojas - Center Fielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 93 OVR Dane Myers - Center Fielder (Miami Marlins)
  • 94 OVR Elly De La Cruz - Shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 95 OVR Carlos Correa - Shortstop (Minnesota Twins)
  • 95 OVR Masataka Yoshida - Left Fielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 95 OVR Giancarlo Stanton - Right Fielder (New York Yankees)

Captain Series for Week 1:

  • 95 OVR Pablo Lopez - Starting Pitcher (Miami Marlins)
  • 95 OVR Mike Moustakas - Third Baseman (Kansas City Royals)

Week 2:

  • 92 OVR Dominic Canzone - Right Fielder (Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • 92 OVR Michael Stefanic - Second Baseman (Los Angeles Angels)
  • 93 OVR Ryan Jeffers - Catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 93 OVR Endy Rodriguez - Catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 93 OVR Miles Mastrobuoni - Third Baseman (Chicago Cubs)
  • 94 OVR Billy McKinney - Center Fielder (New York Yankees)
  • 94 OVR Francisco Alvarez - Catcher (New York Mets)
  • 95 OVR Josh Naylor - First Baseman (Cleveland Guardians)
  • 95 OVR Jesus Luzardo - Starting Pitcher (Miami Marlins)
  • 95 OVR Nick Pivetta - Starting Pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 95 OVR Xander Bogaerts - Shortstop (San Diego Padres)
  • 95 OVR Joey Votto - First Baseman (Cincinnati Reds)

July Topps Now Flashback Players:

  • 94 OVR Travis D'Arnaud - Catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 94 OVR Gavin Sheets - Right Fielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 94 OVR Steven Matz - Starting Pitcher (New York Mets)
  • 94 OVR Bailey Ober - Starting Pitcher (Minnesota Twins)

Week 3:

  • 92 OVR Gabriel Arias - Shortstop (Cleveland Guardians)
  • 92 OVR Alika Williams - Shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 93 OVR Josh Palacios - Center Fielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 94 OVR Marco Luciano - Shortstop (San Francisco Giants)
  • 94 OVR J.D. Davis - Third Baseman (San Francisco Giants)
  • 95 OVR Anthony Santander - Right Fielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 95 OVR Carlos Rodon - Starting Pitcher (New York Yankees)

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