Um, “MLB 13: The Show” Player Ratings are Curious, to Say the Least

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The folks over at Pastapadre (the best sports video game site you will find) have player ratings for every team in MLB: The Show 13, and, well, some of them are quite suspect. Take a look at the top seven Phils:

96 Cliff Lee
95 Jonathan Papelbon
94 Roy Halladay
94 Cole Hamels
94 Carlos Ruiz
93 Jimmy Rollins
91 Mike Adams 

I’m all for Chooch… but no. Notice that Chase Utley and Ryan Howard aren't on that list (both are 88).

Of course, the Angels look quite formidable in the game:

99 Mike Trout
99 Josh Hamilton
99 Albert Pujols
93 Jered Weaver
90 Ryan Madson
90 Ernesto Frieri 

Look at Mad Dog getting himself into the conversation.

Check out all the ratings over at Pastapadre.

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  • fresh February 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The Phillies also have the 6th ranked defense in the game. Which is absolutely hilarious.

  • magic February 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    The only thing I find funny about this is that Jimmy Rollins is a 93…he hasn’t been a 93 in 5 years…

  • THWND February 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    the ratings in baseball games have been suspect for years. I forget which game it was but a few years back my friend and I played one of them all the time and there was at least 40 guys rated 100.

  • Fuck You Davey Johnson February 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    how is cliff lee the best pitcher by 2?

  • Rich D February 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Looks like we have some pitching

  • Rube can't even build a roster on PS3 February 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    It’s b/c speed factors into the ratings as well as defense. Hard to explain, but overall ratings in this game aren’t worth a shit – the ratings are set so when you sim a season The Big Piece (of shit) will hit .250 w/ 30hr & play shit defense, Rollins will hit .250 w/ 15 hr, steal 30 bases and play great D. The ratings system puts a lot of emphasis on defense and speed (unlike Rube)

  • al February 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Chase and Howard are lower probably because there duriability is low. Takes away from there overall rating.

  • The Big Piece of Shit February 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    This is a fun game, but I had a lot of trouble hitting lefty breaking balls down & away last year like it was a glitch or some shit. Hope they fixed it!

  • Rico BROgna February 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Justin your fucking joke was shit

  • Horseface Hughes February 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I hear Pat Burrell’s dick is rated a 105.

  • Video game loser February 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I read an article posted by the developer. The ratings are actually position specific so a shortstops attributes are weighed different from a catchers attributes. So for example a shortstop may look at contact speed defense while a catcher may be defense arm strength power.

  • Bartholomew Hunt February 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    who cares

  • Ron Hipple February 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    They should have a 100 rating for Ryan Howard’s nose

  • Crossing Broad Memes February 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Eagles begin long awaited catharsis on defense. Posts about Carlos Ruiz’s rating in a video game.

  • Mr. Schniedelwichsen February 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Jimmy Rollins has a 99 in first pitch pop-outs

  • Pussy Farts February 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    @Crossing Broad Memes — you are god, fill me with your seed you fuckin’ stallion

  • Pussy Farts February 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    “Um, your horrible fucking blogs are lame, to say the least” – Everyone who has a fucking brain

  • Pussy Farts February 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    John Glazier I have some delicious lox and bagels, maybe a couple of pennies to spare, you fuckin’ swine.

  • Candy of the Oak February 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Too many niggers and grasshoppers on this list. Make room for whitey, savages.

  • The Iron Shiek February 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    The pussy farts is cranky

  • Pussy Kyle scott who brought back comments for page views February 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I’m such a pussy guys.

  • Tara February 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    ^ you’re helping him moron

  • Candy of the Oak February 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Tara Ur a bloody cunt. Make me a sandwich then a baby.

  • Blonders February 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Chase should have a 98

  • Jose Canseco February 26, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I wonder what everyone’s “Likelihood to use PED” rankings are????

  • Danny The Count February 26, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Candy in rare form.

  • Tony April 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    They don’t have respect for the real good players. I think they do the player rating based on sympathize . How come a guy like Herrera throws faster than Chapman? How/

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