Giants: 3 players who deserve better ratings in MLB The Show 20
Mauricio Dubon: 64 OVR
It’s understandable that MLB The Show would hold a lack of MLB experience against younger players, but Mauricio Dubon proved himself in his first MLB action with the Giants last season.
In 28 games, he produced a solid .279/.312/.442 line along with four home runs and three stolen bases. Those numbers fall in line with what he did over the last three seasons at the Triple-A level, showing that the 25-year-old has a consistent, well-rounded game and the ability to hit for contact with some power and plus speed.
However, being well-rounded somehow only earned Dubon a 64 OVR.
If experience is the issue, it makes no sense that touted slugger Jaylin Davis (65 OVR), who is coming off of his first and only minor league season with more than 16 home runs, is rated ahead of Dubon.
Additionally, Steven Duggar (65) has struggled to prove his value offensively at the major league level, but he still came out with a slightly better rating thanks to his speed and defense.
And then there is the veteran utility man Donovan Solano (70). Though he was certainly a consistent presence at the plate last year, he has a short track record of success and does not have the same well-rounded game.
Dubon has proven himself to be consistent at the Triple-A and MLB level, but apparently has not done enough to impress the MLB The Show player evaluators.