MLB 2K13: Top Players Who Also Deserved to Grace Game's Cover

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IMarch 1, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait on February 21, 2013 Charlotte County Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price will grace the cover of MLB 2K13. While he is well deserving of this honor, other players who had monster seasons could have been chosen as well.

Price completed a stellar 2012 campaign that led to his earning the American League Cy Young award after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.

To make his numbers look even more impressive, Price pitches in the American League East—one of the best offensive divisions in Major League Baseball.

It's hard to argue against Price's presence on the front of this game, but some other studs no doubt could've challenged him.

Let's take a look at which players also deserved to be on the cover of MLB 2K13.


Mike Trout, Left Field, Los Angeles Angels

The 2012 season was an incredible one for Trout, as the rookie took the league by storm en route to becoming the AL Rookie of the Year.

Trout hit .326, which was good enough for No. 4 in the MLB, and he added 30 homers and 83 RBI to go along with his stellar average. Further showing his value on offense, Trout stole 49 bases in 54 attempts.

The Angels center fielder also flashed some great leather during the season and made countless great plays in the field.

Clearly, Trout is the future of the MLB, and being on the cover of this game would have been a great way to solidify his elite season and feature one of the game's best young players.


Miguel Cabrera, Third Base, Detroit Tigers

Cabrera had a season for the ages in 2012 after landing both the AL Most Valuable Player award and great all-around numbers that warranted the first Triple Crown since 1967.

The Tigers slugger finished with 44 homers, 139 RBI and a batting average of .330. Cabrera is one of the few players in the league who can combine power and run production with sensational hitting abilities.

Granted, Cabrera is not very good in the field, but he certainly isn't a liability either.

It was a record-breaking season for Cabrera in 2012, and he was a big part of Detroit's playoff run. He was far and away the best player in the league last season and more than deserved to have his face plastered on the front of MLB 2K13.


Buster Posey, Catcher, San Francisco Giants

A year after missing the entire 2011 campaign due to a freak injury, Posey rebounded just fine and earned himself the National League batting title and MVP honors.

Posey's MLB-leading .336 average was great in and of itself, but his 24 homers and 103 RBI proved there's nothing this talented backstop can't do with a bat. He was also a key player in the Giants' march to World Series glory.

Posey was solid on defense too, and he's even versatile enough to play first base with success when he needs a day off.

Posey is one of the best catchers (if not the best catcher) in the game today, and there's nobody better than a gritty, hard-working catcher who puts up elite numbers to represent the MLB.