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MLB The Show 21 5th Inning Bosses: Which Should You Take?

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MLB The Show 21 5th Inning Bosses were released in Diamond Dynasty on July 30 including three new 99 overall Diamonds.

One of the core Programs of the Diamond Dynasty game cycle is the Inning sets. Lasting around 30 days or so, each Inning Program includes numerous rewards across a 650,000 XP path. Rewards include packs, cosmetics, guaranteed Diamond packs, throwback items, but the crown jewel is the Boss pack. Each Boss pack contains three special Diamonds that are only earned from that pack or purchased on the marketplace.

The 5th Inning Program features the following cards:

  • 99 - Nolan Ryan - SP / Milestone
  • 99 - Vladimir Guerrero - RF / Signature Series
  • 99 - Joe Morgan - 2B / Prime

MLB The Show 21 5th Inning Bosses: Which Should You Take?

One thing players have to figure out is which player to take once they unlock the pack. There are a number of factors to take into consideration as well when that time comes:

  • Do you need to upgrade a position in your squad?
  • Are you close to finishing a Legends and Flashback collection?
  • Do you need stubs to complete a Live Series set?|
  • Are you trying to make extra Stubs later on in the game cycle?

It's important to decide which of those questions is best answered in the pack. Usually each item is around the same price, but some players go up in price because once the Program expires the card can no longer be packed.

Of this trio, Ryan stands out as the better option for actual cards. Ryan looks to be one of, if not the best pitcher in the game. There are plenty of top options for the corner outfield spots and the infield. That's not to say there aren't great pitchers like Edward Cabrera, but Ryan looks to be the choice.

If you're looking to complete a certain set for the next big collection and you're happy with your lineup and rotation, then just choose the best card for that. That new collection also happens to drop on Aug. 3.