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Best pitchers to use in MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty

Diamond Dynasty is a competitive game mode that challenges players to collect and create a roster of players to take on other players in PvP or participate in various MLB The Show 21 events. The Diamond Dynasty mode blends the chaotic rating changes of real-life performance with the historic achievements of baseball greats from the past.

Unlocking the best pitchers in MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty takes elements of skill, luck, and knowing where to find them. We curated lists of some of the best pitchers to use in MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty from the All-Star collection, and everything else.

Best Starting Pitchers | ‘21 All-Star

  • 99 – Jacob DeGrom – NL East Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 99 – Shohei Ohtani – ‘21 All-Star & Home Run Derby | Legends & Flashbacks
  • 99 – Freddy Peralta – Community Market
  • 98 – Kevin Gausman – NL West Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 97 – Lance Lynn – Community Market
  • 97 – Carlos Rodon – AL Central Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 97 – Trevor Rogers – NL East Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 96 – Yusei Kikuchi – AL West Team Affinity | Team Affinity

Best Relief Pitchers & Closers | ‘21 All-Star

  • 97 – Josh Hader – NL Central Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 97 – Craig Kimbrel – NL Central Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 96 – Liam Hendricks – Community Market
  • 96 – Alex Reyes – NL Central Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 95 – Gregory Soto – AL Central Team Affinity | Team Affinity

Best Starting Pitchers

  • 99 – Milestone – Rich Gossage – Ranked Season
  • 99 – Milestone – Vida Blue – Ranked Season
  • 99 – Milestone – Christy Mathewson – Community Market
  • 99 – Milestone – Nolan Ryan – 5th Inning Program – Community Market
  • 98 – Milestone – James Paxton – Battle Royale
  • 97 – Signature – Stephen Strasburg – The Show Pack
  • 97 – Milestone – Al Leiter – Battle Royale
  • 97 – Milestone – Fergie Jenkins – Community Market
  • 97 – Milestone – Cliff Lee – NL East Team Affinity | Team Affinity
  • 96 – Live Series – Jacob DeGrom – The Show Pack
  • 96 – Prime – Matt Harvey – Battle Royale Season 4 Program
  • 96 – Signature – Zack Greinke – Community Market
  • 96 – Future Stars – Logan Gilbert – The Show Pack
  • 96 – Milestone – Tom Glavine – ALL NL East | Live Series
  • 96 – Milestone – Roy Oswalt – AL West Team Affinity | Team Affinity

Best Relief Pitchers & Closers

  • 99 – Mariano Rivera – Milestone Mariano Rivera | Legends & Flashbacks
  • 99 – Milestone – Kenley Jansen – Battle Royale
  • 97 – Signature – Dennis Eckersley – Community Market
  • 96 – Milestone – Robb Nen – The Show Pack
  • 95 – Monthly – Ryan Pressly – June Monthly Awards | Monthly Awards Programs
  • 95 – Breakout – Rich Gossage – ALL AL East | Live Series
  • 95 – Milestone – Lee Smith – Community Market
  • 95 – Prime – Rob Dibble – Event Reward | So Fresh, So Clean 1
  • 95 – Prime – Jake McGee – Event Reward | So Fresh, So Clean 1
  • 93 – Prime – Zach Britton – June Daily Moments Program | Daily Moments
  • 93 – Prime – Dan Plesac – The Show Pack
  • 92 – Topps Now – Chad Green – Moment Set | June 28 – July 4
  • 92 – Breakout – Eric Gagne – Dodgers Live Series | Live Series
  • 91 – Monthly – Ryan Tepera – May Monthly Awards | Monthly Awards Programs
  • 91 – Milestone – John Franco – Mets Live Series | Live Series

Diamond Dynasty programs

Most, if not all of these pitchers are locked behind some form of Diamond Dynasty Moments or other Program events. The Topps Now 2021 collection has the best rotation of pitchers moments you can collect, adding to your MLB The Show 2021 Diamond Dynasty team.

You’ll have to get good at this game quickly if you want to have any chance of unlocking some of the best pitchers in MLB The Show 21. The trick is to make sure you log in daily to make sure you aren’t missing out Daily Moments or time-sensitive events. Additionally, you should make sure to complete your collections through Player Programs, Team Affinity rewards, and Mariano Rivera tickets.

Completing Team Affinity Season 3 programs are the only way you can unlock the All-Star players listed above. The inclusion of the ‘21 All-Star collection has turned MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty into a race to unlock those coveted pitchers and hitters. Make sure to take the time to see the missions required to progress through those programs.

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Aja Jones

Writer from Toronto, Canada. Can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Learned how to play drums through Rock Band. Named after a Steely Dan album.
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