These 2 players need high diamonds promptly

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There are two MLB future stars IRL that fly a bit under the radar, and thus are at high risk of getting overlooked for their well-deserved, badly needed diamonds. As many great cards as SDS has released this year, 2021 will always feel incomplete until we get real nice cards for these two ballers:

Brendan Rodgers, 2B/SS, Rockies
The 3rd overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft, Rodgers' status as a blue chip prospect has never been in doubt, although his health status always seems to be. He is the heir apparent to Trevor Story in Colorado and I for one (unlike Ikasnu) expect big, big things from him. He's only 24 years old, same age as Nate Pearson, who has a FS card, and younger than Austin Riley and Michael Kopech, whom both also have FS cards.

Brandon Marsh, OF, Angels
Can you name the #1 prospect in the Angels organization headed into 2021? If you said Jo Adell, good guess, but you were wrong. That would be Marsh, #1 Angel prospect and #11 prospect in all of MLB per fangraphs. Here is a copy/paste from fangraphs about Marsh:

A plus-run, plus center fielder with an above-average arm, Marsh can hit and scouts think power will come from his 6-foot-4 frame.

Marsh is 23 years old, perfect for a big time FS card.

Both of these players are just this season getting their first regular playing time in MLB, with Marsh making his debut this season. They've shown flashes, but haven't reached their apotheosis quite yet. That's ripe FS territory, like Andrew Vaughn or Logan Gilbert.

Conclusion
Brendan Rodgers and Brandon Marsh are legitimate, actual IRL Future Stars. It would be negligent, even downright criminal, for both to not have excellent FS cards in MLB the Show 21.

SDS

Riley and Kopech's future stars were flashback future star cards from a few years ago. I don't think Rodgers will get a new future stars card, maybe just a re-release of an old one(like Pearson). Rodgers has gotten a future stars card every year since they began doing them in 17, so I doubt they make a 5th new FS card for him

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Nah, they don’t.

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No thank you

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in These 2 players need high diamonds promptly:

Brendan Rodgers, 2B/SS, Rockies
The 3rd overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft

By that metric, do we need a 2021 Future Stars for Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman?

SDS

Brendan Rodgers no, Brendon Marsh ok, FS does not go by age

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@the_dragon1912 said in These 2 players need high diamonds promptly:

Riley and Kopech's future stars were flashback future star cards from a few years ago. I don't think Rodgers will get a new future stars card, maybe just a re-release of an old one(like Pearson). Rodgers has gotten a future stars card every year since they began doing them in 17, so I doubt they make a 5th new FS card for him

Okay I can live without Rodgers. I guess it's no big deal to have something to look forward to for MLB the Show 22 (LS Rodgers going 90 overall diamond).

But Marsh is a glaring omission to date. He's gotta be a headliner, post haste. There is no argument for why he doesn't have a diamond.

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@savefarris_psn said in These 2 players need high diamonds promptly:

@vk_ratliff_psn said in These 2 players need high diamonds promptly:

Brendan Rodgers, 2B/SS, Rockies
The 3rd overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft

By that metric, do we need a 2021 Future Stars for Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman?

If neither of those players already had nice high diamonds, I might make a post to point that out. But they do.

You know who doesn't? Brendan Rodgers and Brandon Marsh.

While we're on the topic of missing diamonds, CJ Cron needs a big time diamond too. But I have full confidence in Ramone to make him the Rox' Finest (famous last words before a 4th Trevor Story, Finest edition)