Number Three – 99 Overall Milestone Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente was released last year into the game, making his MLB The Show franchise debut. They gave him a 99 signature series card, commemorating his career as a whole. This year, they gave him a 99 Milestone series card, commemorating him joining the 3000 hit club.
SDS gave Clemente max contact against both left-handed pitching and right-handed pitching, which is 125. They also gave him solid power at 81 vs RHP and 85 vs LHP. Clemente was never much of a power hitter, but he did have some pop. They also gave him 118 plate vision, which helps with higher difficulties when the plate coverage indicator (PCI) is small and higher ranked players use pitchers with 110+ K/9 and H/9 stats.
Clemente obviously has great fielding stats. He has 95 fielding and reaction with 99 arm strength and arm accuracy, which pretty much means he’s the best fielder in the game. He has secondary positions for centerfield and left field, so he’ll get a diamond fielding bage at both positions with 95 fielding. Clemente only has 72 speed, which is good enough to play in the outfield grass in MLB The Show. In my opinion, he should have 80+ speed. He was never much of a base stealing threat, but he definitely get up to speed once he got going.
The only reason he isn’t higher is because power is the meta when it comes to The Show. The way gameplay works, only 81/85 power is just good enough. Still, this is a good card because of that high vision rating and while his power is low, it can be upgraded once he is paralleled. If a player reaches parallel five with this Clemente card, he’ll have 86/90 power. He’s also a tough card to get for the casual player. You must collect all live series cards for the National League, which is pricey unless you play the game very often. There are also a ton of really good outfield cards in this game.