Pittsburgh Pirates: Top Five Cards in MLB The Show

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PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 15: David Bednar #51 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on May 15, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Honorable Mentions

There are a whole lot more 95+ overall cards the Pirates have. Many are currently being used by players in The Show. So let’s give an honorable mention to a few that still deserve some recognition.

95 All-Star David Bednar

Released with the All-Star series of cards, this David Bednar card has over 110 hits per-9 and over 100 Ks-per9. He throws a fastball that averages 97 MPH, a 78 MPH curveball, and 88 MPH splitter. Three pitches with highly varying speeds in this game is very good. Each of his offerings has over 88 break.

97 Signature Series Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell always seems to get the short end of the stick, every year. He has sub-100 power and contact vs LHP, but 111 contact and 115 power vs RHP. This card is a left fielder with 65 fielding and 82 arm, but has first base as a secondary position. He’s still a very good bench/platoon bat for any team though. Plus he gets a silver fielding bage for left field once he gets to parallel five.

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95 Overall Future Stars Henry Davis

There aren’t very many good catchers in the game and Henry Davis is one of the best. He has over 88 contact and power against both sides. His 78 vision is good enough, but he only has 75 fielding behind the dish. On the plus side, he has 97/95 arm strength and arm accuracy, along with 80 blocking. Once you get this card to parallel five, you get a diamond fielding badge behind the plate with 93+ hitting attributes.