Monthly Awards have returned to Diamond Dynasty with Didi Gregorius leading the April class of eight Flashbacks.
The Yankees shortstop topped the Major League Baseball leaderboards in home runs and RBI during the month of April and sees a nice power boost in his Flashback compared to his Live Series attributes.
April Monthly Awards Flashbacks
- Didi Gregorius, Diamond 91 OVR Yankees Shortstop (Program reward)
- Josh Hader, Diamond 88 OVR Brewers Closing Pitcher (Pack/Market)
- Patrick Corbin, Diamond 86 OVR Diamondbacks Staring Pitcher (Pack/Market)
- Ozzie Albies, Diamond 86 OVR Braves Second Baseman (Pack/Market)
- Sean Manaea, Gold 83 OVR Athletics Starting Pitcher (Ticket Counter)
- Shohei Ohtani, Gold 82 OVR Angels Right Fielder (Pack/Market)
- Jed Lowrie, Gold 82 OVR Athletics Second Baseman (Pack/Market)
- Christian Villanueva, Gold 80 OVR Padres Third Baseman (Program reward)
Step-by-step to earn Monthly Awards Flashback Didi Gregorius:
- Play the Missions in the new April Monthly Awards Program, which is located just above the Immortals row, and you will earn the first Flashback (Christian Villanueva) in the Program’s reward screen.
- As you acquire and collect the rest of the Monthly Awards Flashbacks through the Monthly Awards Pack, Community Market and Ticket Counter, you will unlock their Missions.
- Play those Missions to unlock Didi Gregorius’ Flashback, which has his own Mission to earn the 100% Program souvenir. That item will be useful to turn in for future Diamond Dynasty content in your pursuit of the Immortals!
The Monthly Awards Pack is available in the Show Shop for 20,000 Stubs and guarantees 1 Gold or Diamond Monthly Awards Flashback needed in the Program. Packs are limited to 5 per person and only 25,000 packs are available to purchase, which means they can sell out.
The Ticket Counter is the only place to find Monthly Awards Flashback Sean Manaea. He can be purchased for 1,600 tickets at Universal Profile Bronze Level 50.
Monthly Awards Flashback Shohei Ohtani is unique because this is the first time Ohtani has appeared as a position player in MLB The Show 18. On days he doesn’t pitch for the Angels in real life, Ohtani has been a designated hitter, but he played the outfield prior to coming to America.
This right fielder version of Ohtani gives you full control of your squad to guarantee he’s in your Diamond Dynasty hitting lineup. However, if you move the Monthly Awards Flashback to the mound during a game, Ohtani will not have the same pitch repertoire or the velocity that you expect from his Live Series starting pitcher version.
New Players Added in Roster Update
The latest Roster Update adds 14 new players, including the No. 1 MLB prospect, Ronald Acuña Jr. This five-tool, 19-year-old prodigy enters with a 76 OVR Silver grade in Diamond Dynasty, giving him one of the highest starting overalls ever for a player his age.
Position changes and roster moves were part of this Roster Update, but not attribute upgrades or downgrades. Look for player attribute changes in next Friday’s (May 11) Roster Update. Moving forward, weekly Roster Updates will contain new players and transactions, but not always attribute updates. We will assess those on a week-to-week basis to ensure we are accurately reflecting the ratings of MLB players based on recent performances, historical stats and scouting reports. We are always interested in your feedback in our Forums.