MLB The Show 18 Player Ratings: Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen Earn Top Overalls At Respective Positions
Los Angeles Dodgers teammates Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw celebrate during the 2017 NLDS
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For many baseball fans, the unofficial start of the season begins with the annual installment of the MLB The Show video game series. The latest edition released to general public on Tuesday, two days before the Los Angeles Dodgers and other teams take the field for Opening Day.

MLB The Show 18 is sold exclusively on PlayStation, with four available versions to purchase ($59.99 Standard, $69.99 MVP, $99.99 Digital Deluxe and $99.99 All-Rise). New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge graces this year’s cover after a breakout rookie campaign in 2017.

Judge was rewarded with an American League Rookie of the Year Award, among other honors, for his impressive season.

But for the third year in a row, its Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw who has stolen the show a bit. Despite coming off another season marred by a back injury, Kershaw is the highest-rated starting pitcher in the game, with a 92 overall.

His teammate, Kenley Jansen, was tabbed with the highest overall among relief pitchers (92). To no surprise, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout is the highest-rated player with a 93 overall. It’s the third consecutive year he received such honors.

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