One new MLB The Show legend for each team: American League West

The release of MLB The Show 24 is approaching fast, so let's look at one legend for each team, heading over to the American League West.

Tampa Bay Rays v Seattle Mariners
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Oakland Athletics

Eric Chavez

Eric Chavez
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MLB The Show doesn’t have very many cards of Oakland Athletics players from the Moneyball era in the early-2000s. Eric Chavez was one of the best players from those teams. He appeared in 13 seasons for the A’s where he batted .267/.343/.478 with a 115 OPS+. Chavez had 230 home runs with 20 straight dingers a season from 2002 through 2006. He also won six straight Gold Gloves at third base with one Silver Slugger.

While Chavez was always a good hitter, his fielding was his calling card. He has the third most Gold Gloves by any American League 3B behind Brooks Robinson and Buddy Bell, so an Awards series card for his GGs would be best. While he’d have 95+ fielding across the board, he’d also probably have 100+ power since his second best tool was his pop. But he was never much of a contact hitter as he had a batting average above .280 just twice in his career (in seasons he had at least 500 plate appearances). But he always walked a lot with a decent K%.