MVP Willie McGee
It’s not often you get a player with 95+ speed in MLB The Show, but Willie McGee might be one of the guys to earn that honor. In his 1985 season, he swiped 56 bags en route to an 8.2 bWAR season.
McGee led the NL in hits, triples, and batting average that season, hitting a huge .353 in the best season of his career. He was equally good from both sides of the plate as well, hitting .356 vs right-handers, and .348 versus lefties. Although he did hit for power substantially better against lefties, slugging .571 against southpaws that year.
Defensively, McGee won a gold glove that season, posting an Rtot of 5 with 11 outfield assists. With his crazy speed, plus elite fielding, McGee would undoubtedly be a top-notch option in center field for many teams, while also in the running to hit leadoff.
Despite not putting up the power numbers we often think of for an MVP in the modern era, Willie’s insane production on the bases, league-leading batting average, as well as the slugging percentage to take extra bases lead him to the first Cardinal MVP that decade. His card would be a blast to use in MLB The Show and would definitely make my team if that time ever comes.