Autumn is upon us, but the team at SIE San Diego is already preparing for the boys of summer to come back. The studio has announced next year’s cover athlete for MLB The Show 20 for PS4, along with a variety of special editions and bonuses you can collect.
In a PlayStation Blog post, the team revealed that the Chicago Cubs’ Javier “El Mago” Baez will be the cover star. Baez boasted a .290 batting average in 2018, with 34 home runs and 111 RBIs. The Show 20 has set a release date for March 17, 2020, and pre-ordering any of the special editions will grant you four days early access to play on March 13.
The announcement detailed a large variety of pre-order and special edition bonuses to collect. Pre-ordering any of the versions will get you a Gold Choice pack, while pre-ordering through GameSpot will get you a Gear Up pack. Pre-ordering on the PlayStation Store earns you a Javy Baez flashback card for for The Show 19, and 5,000 stubs for The Show 20.
An MVP Edition for $80 gets you 30 Team Avatars, a Diamond Variety pack, 2 Gold Choice packs, 10 The Show packs, and 10,000 Stubs, along with a steelbook if you order a physical copy.
The Digital Deluxe version for $100 gets you Double Dailies, 30 Team Avatars, 2 Diamond Variety Packs, 5 Gold Choice packs, 20 The Show packs, and 25,000 Stubs.
Finally, a GameStop-exclusive Anniversary Edition, also for $100, gets you a few less Diamond and Gold packs, but otherwise nets everything in the Digital Deluxe version. Plus it includes an MLB The Show New Era ball-cap, as well as a digital Diamond Dynasty version. You can see how they all compare below.