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An Update on the MLB The Show 20 Players League

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The “regular season” of the MLB The Show 20 Players League is winding down.

Most players have 6-10 games remaining on their respective schedules, all of which will be played out this weekend. The top eight teams will advance to the playoffs, that of which will air May 1-3 on ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. The quarterfinals and semifinals are a best of three series. The championship series is a best of five.

Current Standings

Unfortunately for Cole Tucker and the Pirates, his record of 3-16 is second-worst in the league. Only Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox (2-19) has a worse record.

Tucker has two games tonight against Ty Buttrey of the Angels (4-14) and the playoff-bound Lux. Barring a miracle, he will wrap up his season with five games Sunday and three games on Monday. All start times are at 9 p.m. ET.

The highlight of Tucker’s season came earlier this week when he drilled Amir Garrett’s Reds with a fastball high and inside. It seems as though no love has been lost between these two franchises since their multiple brawls last season. Was this an immature move by Tucker to virtually throw at his opponent? Probably. Was it funny? Yes, 100 percent.

In my opinion, the MLB The Show 20 Players League has been a success. We constantly hear that the league does an awful job of promoting their players and giving them a platform. I have complained about this many times. That said, the Players League has been a win for baseball. The players participating are engaging and seem to care what happens in the games. They have been connecting with fans in the process and have given us a peek at what they are really like as people. It’s been fun.

You can watch Tucker’s games tonight on Twitch.