Orioles prospect Enrique Bradfield Jr. hilariously reacts to hideous MLB The Show likeness

MLB The Show didn't quite capture Enrique Bradfield Jr.'s likeness and the future star found out.

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Video games have come a long way to get to where they are these days. Personally I grew up playing World Series Baseball on my Sega Genesis. I spent many hours playing my way through the season and can say I was personally responsible for several World Series championships coming to virtual Baltimore. You're welcome.

One of the biggest advancements in video games over the years has been in the graphics department. The players' movements are more realistic, and the players' likenesses have become so good that some can be mistaken for pictures of the players.

That was ... not the case when it came to Baltimore Orioles future star Enrique Bradfield Jr. in this year's new MLB The Show game, and the disparity in likeness did NOT slip past Bradfield, who was (jokingly, with a hint of truth) irate.

Orioles' Enrique Bradfield Jr. represented poorly in MLB The Show

Once Bradfield was made aware of the "likeness" that MLB The Show had created of him, he took to social media to demand answers for this atrocity. While it is impossible to read a tone of voice, I do believe Bradfield was clearly making a joke of the situation and that he was not actually angry. Silly things like this happen all the time, and I'm sure everyone on the Orioles is getting a good laugh about it.

Bradfield was drafted by the Orioles in the first round (17th overall) of the 2023 amateur draft, and made his professional debut a short time later. He dominated rookie league and Low-A to the tune of a .339 batting average with 21 stolen bases in just 20 games. Bradfield then finished out the season with the High-A Aberdeen IronBirds, where he struggled a bit in a a small sample size, but it was still a very successful season.

This season, Bradfield was not invited to spring training but he has been called upon to help the club during split-squad games. While he has struggled at the plate this spring, he has done one thing well; run. Bradfield has a bunt base hit, two stolen bases in two attempts and has made several nice plays in the outfield.

Bradfield is still a young player and needs time to adjust to the pitching as he advances through the minors, but his defense is major league ready. One of the fastest players in the game, Bradfield has put his speed on full display at every opportunity, and, as the saying goes, "speed never slumps".

No word yet on whether Bradfield Jr.'s MLB The Show character is equally fast, though, or takes on entirely different characteristics from the real ballplayer, given the disparity in the looks department.