Which player should grace the cover of MLB: The Show 2018?

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Jose Altuve (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Jose Altuve (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 29: Jose Altuve
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Jose Altuve

The mini-sized second baseman would likely be the only player fit the actual size on the cover of MLB: The Show.

It doesn’t mean he would be any less fun to pay with on the game. Not only does Altuve deserve the MVP crown from this season, but he’s also the most worthy of this spot for the upcoming version of the game.

He was an All-Star, won the batting title and slugged three bombs in a single playoff game. And he played a critical role on a daily basis for the World Series champions. Few could argue against putting him on the cover of The Show with those accolades.

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Compared to Judge, he would also be much more difficult to strike out, considering their different heights. There is arguably no player with a better contact ability, especially since Altuve has led the AL in hits in each of the past four seasons.

He can also provide some pop as well, as he hit 63 homers combined over the past three years. Along with Votto, he would be one of a complete players in the game to play with. Unlike Votto, Altuve could also swipe bases on a daily basis.

If players want to produce in the most categories possible throughout a franchise mode or in “Road to the Show,” a player like Altuve would be the most suited for it.

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Since that’s the case, no one else deserves to be put on the cover more so than Altuve.

What are your thoughts? Which player should grace the cover of MLB: The Show 2018 for next year?