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.
- Blake Snell (Rays) 19-3
- Joey Gallo (Rangers) 19-4
- Bo Bichette (Blue Jays) 15-5
- Gavin Lux (Dodgers) 16-6
- Jeff McNeil (Mets) 15-6
- Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres) 15-7
- Tommy Kahnle (Yankees) 13-7
- Lucas Giolito (White Sox) 14-8
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.
alright, Amir Garrett vs. the Pirates in The Show, this should be interest-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OKAY THEN pic.twitter.com/yAQpmjSQWu— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 23, 2020
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.