One New MLB The Show Legend For Each Team: National League East

Each team gets new legend flashback cards in MLB The Show, so let's look at one each team in the National League East.

World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six
World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six / Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages
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Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann

Brian McCann
Divisional Series - St Louis Cardinals v Atlanta Braves - Game Two / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Many of the Atlanta Braves’ all-time greats are already in the game. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Chipper Jones, Eddie Matthews, Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, they are all in the game. Andruw Jones was formerly in the game, but I do not know how likely it is we see him return. If that’s the case, I think a great option to return to MLB The Show is Brian McCann.

McCann spent the first nine years of his 15-year MLB career with Atlanta, batting .277/.350/.474 with 176 home runs. After a few years with the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, McCann finished off his career in 2019 after returning to Atlanta for one final season. McCann racked up 282 career home runs with 1018 RBI. Only eight catchers all-time have 280+ homers and 1000+ RBI. He has seven All-Star games, six Silver Sluggers, a World Series ring (although it was 2017 with the Houston Astros, so take it for what you will), as well as an All-Star game MVP.

McCann would be a great card to release around All-Star season given his ASG MVP award. He could also easily earn a card for one of his multiple Silver Slugger awards. He has the second most for a National League catcher behind all-time great Mike Piazza. A Milestone series card for this would also be a good card idea if McCann was to return to the game. McCann’s best card would probably have at least 110 power vs both sides, as well as good fielding.