What’s arguably the best baseball video game out today, MLB The Show has been consistently giving players something to cheer for in every addition put out. But there’s one mode every fan in The Show Nation knows and loves to play, Diamond Dynasty.
Diamond Dynasty is the greatest online experience for MLB lovers. The goal in this mode is to collect cards (players) to build your ultimate fantasy baseball team to try and take down opposing online players. It is pretty much the Madden Ultimate Team of baseball.
In this article, I will take you through the top five best Baltimore Orioles cards that players can collect in Diamond Dynasty mode. So without further ado, let’s get started!
5. 87 Overall 2013 All-Star Chris Davis
Coming in at number five is possibly the best power-hitting card in Diamond Dynasty mode, 87 Overall 2013 All-Star Chris Davis.
Orioles fans certainly remember Davis’ breakout 2013 season, when he crushed a league-leading 53 home runs, made the American League All-Star team, and participated in the annual Home Run Derby.
This card replicates Davis’ success from that season. His most noticeable stat is his power and contact against right-handed pitching. This glitchy card has 92 contact and 122 power vs. righties, while also having the ability to play third base and both corner outfield positions!
Also having 95 clutch and 88 durability stats, this card is the perfect clean-up hitter in your Diamond Dynasty lineup and will surely make your opponent pitch carefully to you!
4. 95 Overall Signature Series Jim Palmer
Coming in at number four is the best Orioles starting pitcher card, 95 Overall Signature Series Jim Palmer.
There’s no debate that Jim Palmer was and will always be the best starting pitcher in Orioles history, and this card proves just that.
Palmer’s repertoire includes a 4-seam fastball, a 2-seam fastball, a 12-6 curveball, a slider, and a changeup. What makes this card so great is the 123 stamina stat, giving Palmer the ability to go deep into a game.
His 103 clutch stat, along with his 85 K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) and 88 fielding abilities, makes him a force and a perfect ace to have in your starting rotation!
3. 96 Overall Signature Series Adam Jones
The number three spot on our list belongs to none other than 96 Overall Signature Series Adam Jones.
One of the best to ever put on an Oriole uniform and command the outfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, this card shows how good Adam Jones was for all the years he played in Baltimore.
Having 100 contact and 90 power vs. righties and a 110 clutch stat, this card is the perfect mix of line drives and absolute bombs!
What’s even more impressive are Jones’ fielding stats. He has 90 fielding, 90 arm strength, 87 arm accuracy, and 88 reaction with the ability to play all three outfield positions!
2. 99 Overall Signature Series Brooks Robinson
Coming in at number two is the best fielding third baseman in history, 99 Overall Signature Series Brooks Robinson.
While having 97 contact against righties and 105 contact against lefties, Brooksy possesses 125 vision at the plate!
But if you really want to focus on a defensive player at the hot corner, this card is your best bet. Robinson has 99 fielding, 97 arm strength, 99 arm accuracy, and 97 reaction!
This card will undoubtedly save you from costly mistakes on the field that could cost you a game.
94 Overall 1983 Postseason Eddie Murray
87 Overall 2016 All-Star Zack Britton
82 Overall 2017 Breakout Jonathan Schoop
1. 99 Overall Signature Series Cal Ripken Jr.
The number one spot belongs to the greatest Oriole of all time, 99 Overall Signature Series Cal Ripken Jr.
What more can you ask for in a card? This Ripken Jr. card is the perfect balance of offense and defense.
Cal has 100 contact off righties and 107 contact against lefties, 122 vision at the plate, and a 106 clutch stat.
Also having the ability to play third base, Ripken Jr. has 92 fielding, 96 arm strength, 92 arm accuracy, and 84 reaction at the shortstop position.
In my opinion, this card is the best shortstop you can have in your lineup.
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