With the MLB season still not starting due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I think I can speak for all baseball fans when I say…I miss baseball so much. Normally the season would be starting and every fan, regardless of what team they love will feel happy about the season (maybe no Marlins fans…sorry guys).
So because I miss baseball so much, I decided to use the greatest MLB video game ever made to simulate the season for every MLB team, and see how they do in the sim. The first team, since I’m biased, will be the New York Yankees.
I’ve set everything in the game to auto manage. That means lineups, call-ups, trades, and everything in between. I will detail the stats for each player, the trades the simulation made and how the team ended the season. I will attempt to do this for all 30 teams, so be sure to check back to GCSN for your favorite team!
- Traded 2B Hoy Jun Park to the Marlins for SP Jose Urena
- Traded LF Clint Frazier to the Giants for 2B Kean Wong
- Traded LF Darryl Lerma to the Giants for 2B Wilmer Flores
- Traded CP Estevan Perez to the Orioles for RF Yusniel Diaz
- Traded SP Deivi Garcia, 2B Tyler Wade, and RP Trevor Lane t othe Mariners for SS Noelvi Marte
- Traded RF Yusniel Diaz and SS Logan McDermott to the Orioles for RF D.J. Stewart
AL East Standings
w = Clinched Wild Card
Yankees Awards Winners
- Luke Voit – Gold Glove 1B
- D.J. LeMahieu – Gold Glove 2B
- Giancarlo Stanton – Gold Glove LF / Silver Slugger Outfield
- Aaron Judge – Gold Glove RF
Yankees League Leaders
- Gerrit Cole – Shutouts (6) / Complete Games (6)
2020 MLB Playoffs
End of Season Wrap-Up
Well…who would’ve thought that would’ve happened? The Yankees losing in the Wild Card game to the Indians? Looking at the pitchers stats, the bullpen really struggled for the Yankees in this sim. Four relief pitchers had ERAs higher than a 4, and only two had a .500 or higher record.
The starters didn’t do too bad, with 4 out of the 5 recording 14 or more wins, but an 8-11 season and a 4.99 ERA from Masahiro Tanaka seemed to bring down the rotation.
From a batting standpoint, only one player had an average above .300 (Tauchman only had 29 ABs), and no player hit 40 HRs. With a lineup including Stanton, Judge, and Sanchez, that is surprising. Another surprise is the trades the sim made. Now I understand that the worth for young players in the real world is different than in a video game, but trading away pieces like Clint Fraizer, Hoy Jun Park and Deivi Garcia for what they got? That’s just blasphemy.
So there is the first installment of the GCSN MLB The Show 20 sim! What are some thing you liked about it, and some things you would like to see in the next simulations? Also, feel free to leave suggestions on the teams we should do next!
Featured Photo: Matthew Boyce – GCSN
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