Major League Baseball announced this morning that they are launching an MLB The Show tournament featuring one player from each of the 30 teams, similar to the NBA 2K Players Tournament that began on April 3. Per MLB.com:
Beginning Friday, 30 players will put their virtual talents to the test in the first “MLB The Show” online league. Participants include 11 onetime All-Stars, five World Series champions and eight players age 25 or younger. The league will consist of 29 games for each player, one against each of the other participants, and will run for approximately three weeks. The top eight players will then advance to the “postseason.”
Of course, it’s all for charity. MLB, the MLBPA, and Sony Interactive Entertainment have partnered to donate $175,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. $5,000 will be donated on behalf of each participant to a Boys & Girls Club in their team’s community, and the player who wins the championship will earn an additional $25,000 for his chosen Boys & Girls Club affiliate.
David Dahl will be representing the Rockies in the tournament, going up against players such as Bo Bichette (Blue Jays), Lucas Giolito (White Sox), Carl Edwards Jr. (Mariners), Juan Soto (Nationals), Josh Hader (Brewers), and Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres).
The action starts today, and you can watch all over MLB official social media, MLBTS social media, club social media. MLB.com, and players’ personal YouTube and Twitch accounts.
Good luck, David! We’re all rooting for you!
And don’t forget to tune in tonight when the SimRockies take on the SimD-backs. The game starts at 7:45pm MT.