All Diamond Dynasty Cards in MLB The Show 23

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by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
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Are you wondering what all Diamond Dynasty cards in MLB The Show 23 are so you know what to expect from Season 1’s rewards? The Diamond Dynasty cards will be broken down into three seasons, each with its cards for you to earn. Within each season, you will have the Season Set and the Core Set, lasting six to eight weeks. This means you only have a short period to earn the Diamond Dynasty cards you want.

All Season 1, 2, and 3 Diamond Dynasty Cards in MLB The Show 23

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After a season is over one of the sets will rotate out and be unavailable to use in specific functions of Diamond Dynasty. You can see how the rotation works by the following bulleted list:

  • Season 1: Set 1 Core
  • Season 2: Set 1, Set 2, and Core
  • Season 3: Set 2, Set 3, and Core

Season 1 will consist of Set 1 and Core cards. Within Set 1, you will be able to unlock over 30 different Captains that you can use to improve the strength of your Diamond Dynasty team. Here is the complete list of Captains. The Core set includes all Live Series Collection Rewards, Live Series Players, Negro Leagues Storylines, and more.

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MLB The Show 23 Team Affinity Season 1 Players

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Here are all Season 1 Captains broken down by their leagues.

American League

Here are all of the Season 1 American League captains sorted by their divisions.


  • Adley Rutschman (C, Baltimore Orioles)
  • Chris Sale (SP, Boston Red Sox)
  • Aaron Judge (OF, New York Yankees)
  • Gerrit Cole (SP, New York Yankees)
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (SP, New York Yankees)
  • Shane McClanahan (SP, Tampa Bay Rays)
  • Alex Manoah (SP, Toronto Blue Jays)


  • Liam Hendriks (RP, Chicago White Sox)
  • Elvis Andrus (SS, (Chicago White Sox)
  • Shane Bieber (SP, Cleveland Guardians)
  • Andres Gimenez (2B, Cleveland Guardians)
  • Miguel Cabrera (DH, Detroit Tigers)
  • Zach Greinke (SP, Kansas City Royals)
  • Byron Buxton (OF, Minnesota Twins)


  • Shohei Ohtani (SP, Anaheim Angels)
  • Jose Altuve (2B, Houston Astros)
  • Ryan Pressly (CP, Houston Astros)
  • Seth Brown (1B) – Oakland Athletics)
  • Paul Sewald (CP, Seattle Mariners)
  • Martin Perez (SP, Texas Rangers)

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National League

Here are all of the Season 1 National League captains sorted by their divisions.


  • Austin Riley (3B, Atlanta Braves)
  • Sandy Alcantara (SP, Miami Marlins)
  • Pete Alonso (1B, New York Mets)
  • Bryce Harper (RF, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • J.T. Realmuto (C, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Josiah Gray (SP, Washington Nationals)


  • Ian Happ (LF, Chicago Cubs)
  • Joey Votto (1B, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Corbin Burns (SP, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Andrew McCutchen (RF, Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Adam Wainwright (SP, St. Louis Cardinals)


  • Zac Gallen (SP Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Daniel Bard (CP, Colorado Rockies)
  • Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Manny Machado (3B, San Diego Padres)
  • Brandon Crawford (SS, San Francisco Giants)

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Captain Choice Packs

Here are the Captains from the Captains Choice pack that you received if you pre-ordered MLB The Show 23. If you didn’t pre-order you can still purchase these in the MLB The Show 23 shop. Here’s the full list of the exclusive Captain Series Choice Pack players:

  • David Ortiz (DH, Boston Red Sox)
  • Mike Piazza (C, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • David Wright (3B, New York Mets)
  • Derek Jeter (SS, New York Yankees)
  • Trevor Hoffman (CP, San Diego Padres)
  • Willie Mays (CF, San Francisco Giants)
  • Nolan Ryan (SP, Texas Rangers)
  • Roy Halladay (SP, Toronto Blue Jays

- This article was updated on March 29th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.