For The majority of Diamond Dynasty’s Existence Trout has been the king of live series. Always the highest rated card and performs the best. It’s gonna be a sad day in Mlb The Show 2025 when Mike has low 60’s -high 50’s speed.
It’s crazy to me thinking how Diamond Dynasty has changed the way I view baseball. Each game I check the box scores to see who is playing well that might be in line for an upgrade or who to sell before they get downgraded. I tend to find the most joy in identifying breakouts and pinpointing who’s gonna be the next superstar.
Anybody remember Aaron Judge started out as a common card the year he broke out? Or Mookie Betts and Xander Boegarts both turning diamond in the same year? Corey Seager and Bellinger exploding onto the scene as rookies. Lindor, Buehler, Kris Bryant, Freeman these superstar players rose to prominence in front of us. It’s really strange and cool at the same time.
I remember when Miggy Cabrera was a diamond! Seeing him fall slowly as his production crumbled. Heck I even remember Andrew Mcutchen as a diamond centerfielder. Haha it’s just really eye opening how much of an impact DD has had on me as a fan. P.S. Even Paul Goldy and Votto were diamond’s not too long ago haha.