Colorado Rockies: The MLB The Show 20 ratings and rankings may raise some eyebrows

DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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For the outfield, the main issue is with positional placement.

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Dahl is likely to be the everyday center fielder and Desmond the everyday left fielder (much to the chagrin of most Rockies fans) and not vice versa. Either way, when he’s on the field, he is the best Rockies’ outfielder and it’s shown by his rating.

Blackmon is a fairly close second and then, as you know by paying attention to the Rockies, problems arise thereafter.

As previously mentioned, Desmond isn’t a center fielder. It’s kind of hard to place him, in general, but left field would be the best position for him at this juncture in his career. Tapia isn’t a center fielder either. Last season in the majors, he played 91 games in left field and 13 in center field so why he’s there (as well as Desmond) is anybody’s guess.

Hilliard mainly played center field for the Rockies in the majors but he played most of the season in Albuquerque and primarily played right field so it is understandable seeing him there.

Owings is a hard one to classify by position considering how many positions he plays but he played second base and third base the most in 2019 so center field is a bit odd.

Of all of the outfield ratings, I’d probably have Hilliard a few points higher but otherwise, I think it’s pretty accurate. Most of the ratings, overall, are fairly accurate but as you saw, there are a few puzzling ones but mainly, it is the positional placement that is the biggest issue for MLB The Show 20.

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