While baseball is hurdling towards the World Series, fans are already looking ahead wondering who might score the honor of being MLB The Show 24 cover athlete. Competition is stiff, as several key players are making the case for top awards when the season wraps up.
On top of that, the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete could see the selection fo another rising star. We've got top predictions on who looks poised to be picked and details on when the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete reveal date could arrive.
MLB The Show 24 Cover Athlete Predictions
With much of the season going differently than expected, the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete could be more difficult to predict than ever before. Even as players continue to dive back into MLB The Show 23, speculation is bubbling for what next year could hold.
Young star Jazz Chisholm Jr. was chosen to grace the cover of MLB The Show 23, he followed recent cover athletes Shohei Ohtani and Fernando Tatis Jr. While repeat cover athletes aren't out of the question, as Joe Mauer was the face of MLB 10 and MLB 11, that feels unlikely based on the pattern Sony San Diego has followed most recently.
There really was no other choice for MLB The Show 22, as Shohei Ohtani had quickly become the most sensational story in baseball all around the world. When it comes to picking the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete, a few top players stand out but another rising star feels more likely.
If Sony San Diego goes with a more established name, someone like Mookie Betts or Ronald Acuna Jr. could be in line. If they stick to young players once again, the following three players feel most poised to be MLB The Show 24 cover athlete:
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24yo, Toronto Blue Jays)
- Wander Franco (22yo, Tampa Bay Rays)
- Adley Rutschman (25yo, Baltimore Orioles)
After making strong impressions in their earliest seasons, and enough to earn special Diamond Dynasty cards in previous games, these three are right on track to become the present rather than the future of baseball. Nothing is certain until the reveal takes place, but right now our money is on one of those young stars.
When will the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete be revealed?
If you're getting impatient, there is still quite a wait before the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete will be revealed. Additional content will likely hit MLB The Show 23 Diamond Dynasty through the end of the year, but wheels are surely already in motion for the development of next year's arrival.
Announcements for the game are expected in late January 2024 or early February 2024, which is the same timing for cover athlete and release date reveals used for MLB The Show 23 and MLB The Show 22. Sony San Diego keeps a pretty consistent rhythm with this annual release, so it's unlikely that will change significantly.
Using those past announcements as a guide, we expect the MLB The Show 24 cover athlete reveal date will either be January 29, 2024 or February 5, 2024. This usually varies a bit based on the exact timing of the MLB Opening Day and the release date for the new game, so keep an eye out once the new year arrives.