MLB® The Show™ 22 « User Guides (2022)

Table of Contents
STUBS™ BATTING Hitting controls – directional interface Hitting controls – timing interface Hitting Controls – zone interface Batting – pre-pitch bunt influence Batting misc. PITCHING Pitching controls – pinpoint interface Pitching controls – pulse interface Pitching controls – meter interface Pitching controls – classic interface Pitching controls – pure analogue interface Pitching misc. THROWING Throwing controls – button and button accuracy interfaces Throwing controls – pure analogue interface BASERUNNING Default baserunning Classic baserunning Classic baserunning – leading off and stealing SLIDING Slides at home Slides at bases RETRO MODE Batting Baserunning (pre-pitch) Baserunning (post-pitch) Pitching Fielding Game Mode Improvements Diamond Dynasty Road to the Show Cross-Play and Cross-Progression General Game Improvements Ballplayer Expansion and Improvements Expanded Difficulty Custom Practice PCI (Plate Coverage Indicator) Updates Dynamic PAR (Perfect Accuracy Release) Miscellaneous All-New Commentary Team March to October and Franchise New to Diamond Dynasty Supercharged Boosts Mini-Seasons Cooperative Play How to Play Ways to Play New: Mini-Seasons New: Cooperative Play Ranked Seasons Events Battle Royale Conquest Showdown Moments Featured Programs Specialty Programs Parallel Boosts Collections Community Marketplace New to Road to the Show Your Ballplayers, Your Way! Take Your Ballplayer Online Meet the Press Franchise Launch Pad Critical Moments Retro Mode Player Lock Quick Manage Franchise Responsibilities March to October Custom Leagues Play Now Daily Rosters Play Now – Online Rated Mini Modes Moments Custom Practice Postseason Options Explorer Home Run Derby Challenge of the Week Related content Videos

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Every pitch. Every hit. Every win. Make your mark and Own the Show in the ultimate MLB® experience. Whether you’re an aspiring rookie or veteran of the diamond, there are now more ways than ever to create and build your sporting legacy. So step up to the plate and prepare to take your place amongst baseball’s legends.

This is more than just a game – this is The Show™.

STUBS™

Enhance your MLB The Show 22 experience and build your legacy with packs of Stubs from PlayStation™Store.

This virtual currency can be used for all in-game buys, and you can also earn Stubs through gameplay. Once acquired, items should be redeemed upon booting the game. Information on items redeemed should be listed in your Profile mail inbox.

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BATTING

Hitting controls – directional interface

Normal swingS button
Contact swingA button
Power swingF button
Sacrifice buntD button (press early and hold)
Drag buntD button (press late, timed to the pitch)
Influence fly ball / ground ballleft stick C / V
Influence left / right sideleft stick Z / X
Influence bunt 3rd or 1stleft stick Z / X
Bunt into groundleft stick O / V / U
Check swingS, A, F, or D button (lightly tap)

Hitting controls – timing interface

Normal swingright stick C
Contact swingright stick Z / X
Power swingright stick V, then right stick C
Cover Direction in Zoneright stick Y / I
Sacrifice buntD button (press early and hold)
Drag buntD button (press late, timed to the pitch)
Check swingflick and release right stick

Hitting Controls – zone interface

Normal swingS button
Contact swingA button
Power swingF button
Sacrifice buntD button (press early and hold)
Drag buntD button (press late, timed to the pitch)
Aim the Plate Coverage Indicatorleft stick
Check swingS, A, F, or D button (lightly tap)
Move PCI Anchorhold B button and left stick

Batting – pre-pitch bunt influence

Influence a Drag Buntright stick Z / X
Cancel Current Influenceright stick C

Note: you can determine your Bunt Influence pre-pitch with the right stick. Controller vibration confirms your choice.

Batting misc.

Guess pitch typeR button + S, A, F, D, E buttons
Guess pitch locationR button + left stick
View defensive positioning and ratingsN button
Quick menu (excluding player lock)C directional button
Pitcher attributes / Player quirksZ directional button
Pitcher / Batter matchup breakdownX directional button
Call timeout (before windup)V directional button
Control the cameraright stick

PITCHING

Pitching controls – pinpoint interface

PitchoutQ button + S button
Intentional walkQ button + A button
Pitch type 1S button
Pitch type 2A button
Pitch type 3D button
Pitch type 4F button
Pitch type 5E button

Note: to use PINPOINT PITCHING, start by selecting your PITCH TYPE and then use the left stick to aim to your desired location in the zone. Next, a gesture meter will display the pattern you must follow for that pitch type and location. Use the right stick to follow the pattern as shown, while timing your motion with the outer ball icon to a good release point. A real-time feedback trail will display to indicate how accurate your motion was.

Pitching controls – pulse interface

PitchoutQ button + S button
Intentional walkQ button + A button
Pitch type 1S button
Pitch type 2A button
Pitch type 3D button
Pitch type 4F button
Pitch type 5E button

Note: to use PULSE PITCHING, select your PITCH TYPE and use the left stick to aim to your desired location in the zone. Press the S button at the smallest point of the PULSE to maximize the accuracy of the pitch as it is released.

Pitching controls – meter interface

PitchoutQ button + S button
Intentional walkQ button + A button
Pitch type 1S button
Pitch type 2A button
Pitch type 3D button
Pitch type 4F button
Pitch type 5E button

Note: to use METER PITCHING, start by selecting your PITCH TYPE and aiming to your desired location in the zone using the left stick. Press the S button one time to start the METER, then again as the bar reaches the top of the METER to control the pitch power. Finally, set the pitch accuracy by pressing the S button as the bar approaches the yellow line on the way back down.

Pitching controls – classic interface

PitchoutQ button + S button
Intentional walkQ button + A button
Pitch type 1S button
Pitch type 2A button
Pitch type 3D button
Pitch type 4F button
Pitch type 5E button

Note: to use CLASSIC PITCHING, simply select your PITCH TYPE, aim to your desired location with the left stick, and press the S button or the PITCH TYPE button one more time.

Pitching controls – pure analogue interface

PitchoutQ button + S button
Intentional walkQ button + A button
Pitch type 1S button
Pitch type 2A button
Pitch type 3D button
Pitch type 4F button
Pitch type 5E button

Note: to use PURE ANALOG PITCHING, start by selecting your PITCH TYPE and using the left stick to aim to your desired location in the zone. Next, pull BACK on the right stick to start the Pitch Delivery and push FORWARD Fast/Slow to set the velocity. You can also adjust the Pitch Accuracy by moving the right stick LEFT/RIGHT during release.

Pitching misc.

Look at runnerW button
Request catcher’s pitch callR button
Pitch ballS button
Quick pickoff moveW button + A, F, D button (tap)
Deceptive pickoff moveW button + A, F, D button (hold)
Slide step (with runners on base)W button + S button
Pickoff to 1stW button + A button
Pickoff to 2ndW button + D button
Pickoff to 3rdW button + F button
Step off mound (after selecting pitch)Q button
Position ball in the zoneleft stick

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THROWING

Throwing controls – button and button accuracy interfaces

Move playerleft stick
Jump / Diveright stick
Throw to cutoffQ button
Switch to closest player (without ball)W button
JumpE button or right stick V / X
DiveR button or right stick Z / C
Throw to 1stA button
Throw to 2ndD button
Throw to 3rdF button
Throw homeS button

Note: to use BUTTON ACCURACY THROWING, first select the base (or cutoff man) you want to throw to. Press and hold the corresponding button to start the throw meter. Try to release the button with the meter in the green for an accurate throw.

Throwing controls – pure analogue interface

Move playerleft stick
Switch to closest player (without ball)W button
JumpE button
DiveR button
Throw to 1stright stick X
Throw to 2ndright stick C
Throw to 3rdright stick Z
Throw homeright stick V

BASERUNNING

Default baserunning

Target runnerleft stick
Advance / Return individual runnerleft stick + A + F + D + S button
Lead off with individual runnerleft stick + Q button
Lead off / Advance allQ button
Steal with individual runnerleft stick + W button
Steal with all runnersW button
Steal earlyW button (hold and release before pitch)
Return an individual runner / reduce leadleft stick + E button
Return all runners / reduce leadsE button
Stop runner(s)R button

Classic baserunning

Advance allQ button
Return all runnersE button
Stop runner(s)R button
2nd to 3rdD button + Z directional button
2nd to homeD button + V directional button
3rd to homeF button + V directional button
1st to 2ndA button + C directional button
1st to 3rdA button + Z directional button
1st to homeA button + V directional button

Classic baserunning – leading off and stealing

Queue a steal to 2ndA button (hold) + W button (tap)
Queue a steal to 3rdD button (hold) + W button (tap)
Queue a steal to homeF button (hold) + W button (tap)
Manual steal timingW button (hold and release)
Leadoff from 2ndD button (hold) + Q button (tap)
Retreat to 2ndD button (hold) + E button (tap)
Leadoff from 3rdF button (hold) + Q button (tap)
Retreat to 3rdF button (hold) + E button (tap)
Leadoff from 1stA button (hold) + Q button (tap)
Retreat to 1stA button (hold) + E button (tap)
Advance all runners’ leadsQ button
Retreat all runners’ leadsE button
Queue steals for all runnersW button
Cancel all queued stealsR button

SLIDING

Slides at home

Straight in feet-firstright stick V
Straight in headfirstright stick C
Wide right feet-firstright stick U
Wide right headfirstright stick I
Wide left feet-firstright stick O
Wide left headfirstright stick Y

Slides at bases

Straight in feet-firstright stick V
Straight in headfirstright stick C
Hook to the leftright stick Z
Hook to the rightright stick X
Break up a double play at 2ndright stick V

RETRO MODE

Batting

Move batterleft stick
SwingS button
BuntF button

Baserunning (pre-pitch)

Increase leadoffD button
Decrease leadoffA button
Switch runner windowsQ + E buttons

Baserunning (post-pitch)

StealD button
Advance all runnersS button
Return all to the previous baseA button
Target an individual runnerleft stick
Advance individualS button
Return individualA button

Pitching

Move pitcherleft stick Z / X
Throw a fastballleft stick V + S button
Throw a changeupleft stick C + S button
Pick offA button (hold) + left stick Z / X / C
Switch runner windowsQ / E buttons
Move pitch in flightleft stick Z / X

Fielding

Throw/Dive/JumpS button
Switch fielderA button
Aim throw: 1stleft stick X or right directional button
Aim throw: 2ndleft stick C or up directional button
Aim throw: 3rdleft stick Z or left directional button
Aim throw: homeleft stick V or down directional button

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Game Mode Improvements

Diamond Dynasty

This year we’re bringing the magic of the 2022 MLB® season to MLB The Show™ 22 with Supercharged Boosts, temporary boosts applied to player cards after noteworthy real-world feats! Our new cooperative modes and text/chat feature let you team up with one or two of your friends online, or experience all the highs and lows of a full season in our condensed Mini-Seasons!

Road to the Show

Ballplayers, rejoice! The Show 22 takes everything great about our beloved first-person mode and makes it even better. Create multiple players to take to the World Series and Hall of Fame through Road to the Show, or annex them to your Diamond Dynasty empire with Online Ballplayer. The Pitch Select system is new and improved, so your pitcher can get the arsenal you want when you want it. Plus, we’ve added new Dynamic Challenges to push your Ballplayer to the limit and max out their potential!

Cross-Play and Cross-Progression

With cross-play, you can compete against players on other platforms! To enable cross-play, create and link your Show account to your game. This also enables cross-progression, ensuring your earned content stays with you across platforms and generations!

General Game Improvements

Ballplayer Expansion and Improvements

Why settle on one player? With our expanded archetype, perk, and pitch collection, create an entire team’s worth of players so you’re ready for whatever game comes your way!

Expanded Difficulty

We’ve added two new difficulties for new and casual players: Amateur and Minors.

Custom Practice

You can now practice your fielding skills in Custom Practice!

PCI (Plate Coverage Indicator) Updates

With our nine pre-set PCI Anchor spots, it’s easier than ever to find your ideal position on the plate. PCI now scales with your distance from the centre of the strike zone: the further you are from the centre, the smaller your PCI will be.

Dynamic PAR (Perfect Accuracy Release)

Perfect Pitch now considers pitch type, location, and player fatigue/confidence to give a clear trajectory of where your pitch will land. Use these factors to choose your pitch strategies!

Miscellaneous

All-New Commentary Team

This year we welcome our all-new Commentary team to The Show: play-by-play announcer Jon “Boog” Sciambi and colour analyst Chris Singleton!

March to October and Franchise

Use custom uniforms, logos, and fields (made in Stadium Creator) to personalize every aspect of your run to World Series glory! We’ve also made improvements to free agency and trade logic so you can make clearer deals.

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Note: Ranked Seasons, Events, and Battle Royale sub-modes require a PlayStation®Plus membership, which is sold separately.

Diamond Dynasty is the ultimate fantasy baseball experience – a chance to play as your own team composed of real Live Series players, plus hundreds of Legends and Flashback players spanning over 100 years of baseball history. Collect their baseball cards from Packs to build your 25-man squad, and then compete against opponents online or computer-controlled teams in Single Player mode.

New to Diamond Dynasty

Supercharged Boosts

When an MLB baseball player performs a real-life feat in the 2022 MLB season, their player cards in The Show will receive a Supercharged Boost and unique border art! This temporary boost stacks with other Parallel boosts and overrides the day-to-day Inside Edge boosts.

Mini-Seasons

Looking for a compact single-player experience? With Mini-Seasons, compete in a 28-game season of 3-inning games for a chance to enter the playoffs and Mini Seasons Championships!

To play, set your difficulty and assemble your squad. Mini-Seasons consist of four games against seven other teams (two home, two away): the top four teams in the league advance to the playoffs. Playing on a higher difficulty earns you more XP towards the active Featured Programs!

Additionally, each Mini-Season comes with Missions such as “Win four games in a row” or “Make it to the Mini Seasons Championship.” Complete Missions to earn rewards like Stubs™ and experience points!

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Cooperative Play

Use our all-new voice and text chat features to join forces with one or two friends! There are four cooperative game modes: 2v2 and 3v3 games, Exhibition Co-Op (teams made of Major League rosters), and Diamond Dynasty Co-Op (teams that combined your Diamond Dynasty rosters).

How to Play

Diamond Dynasty begins with a simple set of tutorial missions to teach you the basics. Your initial team is chosen automatically, but you will get plenty of chances to earn new players, upgrades, and rewards as you learn your way through the mode.

But before any of that, your team needs a name, logo, and uniforms. Use The Show’s uniform creator to give your team a unique look that shows off your own personality and style, or choose a modern-day or flashback MLB uniform to outfit your squad. Armed with your dream team and personalized look, you are ready to take on Diamond Dynasty!

Having trouble choosing a logo? Check out the online Logo Vault and choose from hundreds of logos lovingly created and graciously shared by other members of The Show community. Of course, this means you can upload your custom logos and see if your creation becomes a fan favourite, too!

You will earn rewards as you play such as Stubs and XP. Stubs are the in-game currency you spend on cards, either in Packs or from the online Community Marketplace. This year, XP is tied directly to our Featured Programs. The more you play in any mode, the more (and better) rewards you earn!

Ways to Play

Note: Ranked Seasons, Events, and Battle Royale sub-modes require a PlayStation®Plus membership, which is sold separately.

New: Mini-Seasons

Mini-Seasons are 28-game seasons consisting of 3-inning games. Play four games (two home, two away) against each of the other teams in the Global Baseball League and finish in the top half of the league to advance to the playoffs and take your shot at the Mini Seasons Championship. You earn rewards for each game you play: the higher the difficulty, the better the rewards!

Coach Tip: Mini-Seasons is the first single-player mode in Diamond Dynasty to utilize a season-long stamina system for pitchers. Using a relief pitcher in back-to-back games will result in a stamina penalty, so don’t waste your high-leverage stopper mopping up an inning in an uncompetitive game!

New: Cooperative Play

Cooperative Play comes in several different modes: 2v2 or 3v3 games, Exhibition Co-Op (Major League rosters), and Diamond Dynasty Co-Op (player-created Diamond Dynasty rosters).

Coach Tip: Always support your teammates! Remember, this game is played by people of all ages, skill levels, and baseball know-how. If your teammate makes a mistake, have their back!

Ranked Seasons

Ranked Seasons grant you rewards as you win full-length games against online opponents and climb the leaderboard for that Season. The leaderboard resets every month, providing fresh incentives to stay at the top.

Coach Tip: Don’t give up! Some players in Ranked Seasons (especially in the lower divisions) feel like the sky is falling and quit out of the game if they initially fall behind by a couple of runs. But nine innings is a long time, and momentum can swing. Plus, your stats count towards Parallel XP and Featured Program Missions whether you win or lose!

Events

Events are dynamic, time-limited challenges where you build a team based on a set of themed restrictions (such as West-division exclusive teams, “Gold and Diamond hitters only,” or “Common pitchers only”). You then play games with non-standard rules (such as Quick Counts active, three-inning games, or no visible strike zone reticule). Compete against other players in your quest for rewards!

Coach Tip: Even if you’re not too intrigued by the Featured Rewards, Events are a great way to accumulate stat goals and Community Parallels experience online when you don’t want to risk a hit to your Ranked Seasons rating – or if you simply don’t have the time for nine whole innings.

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a player-versus-player experience where you draft a team from sets of cards chosen randomly and grouped by tier. You then try to outlast your rivals in a fierce double-elimination tournament of three-inning games. The pitchers get tired faster, the strategy is tenacious, the rewards are wonderful, and every pitch counts!

Coach Tip: Inside Edge, Supercharged, and Parallel Boosts do not reclassify cards for Battle Royale draft categories. A 77-OVR player whose boost buoys him to the 80s will still pop up in the Silver round even though his card has Gold attributes in the game. Conversely, the 77-OVR base player who is downgraded to 73 by Inside Edge will still count as a Silver too – even though he’s playing like a Bronze today.

Conquest

Conquest is The Show’s beloved spin on a classic turn-based strategy game, pitting your Diamond Dynasty squad against real MLB teams in a race to take over the map. Conquer the territories controlled by your rival MLB teams, complete the Conquest-specific Missions, and upgrade your team as you progress.

Coach Tip: The ratio of attacking fans to defending fans determines the difficulty options available for you. New players of The Show should take this time to gain an advantage by playing on Rookie or Veteran; hardcore players can rush Spartan-style into hexagons held by significantly more fans and conquer them with a win on Hall of Fame or Legend. Some of our more advanced Conquest programs will inevitably force you to attack from a shorthanded position if you wish to attain maximum rewards!

Showdown

Showdown is a Diamond Dynasty mode unlike any other. Instead of using your usual squad or a pre-set team, you’ll draft a small set of players at the outset to anchor your line-up and staff. As you complete Showdown-specific Moments, you’ll earn and choose additional players to round out your squad, as well as Perks to boost your team’s performance. This all leads up to the Final Showdown, where your performance in the Challenges directly influences how difficult your task against the Final Boss will be!

Coach Tip: Boss Battles are a unique feature of The Show, and they play very differently from a regular game. Always remember: the point of Showdown is to beat the Final Boss, not to beat all the Moments. Your strategy when drafting should reflect these priorities—don’t be afraid to stack your line-up with favourable platoon splits!

Moments

Some Moments might take you back in time to re-live the game’s lore, while others showcase the highlights and happenings of the 2022 season as they occur. Moments might use your DD team, a pre-assigned roster, or, new to this season, you may need to build a themed roster from scratch with Squad Builder moments. Try them all!

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Coach Tip: Remember how we said in Ranked Seasons you want to try and play every game to completion? Moments is the exact opposite: there is no penalty for restarting a Moment, so if you are not on a good pace to complete the requirements in the time allotted, you might want to restart rather than chase a miracle.

Featured Programs

Featured Programs are available for limited times. Every bit of gameplay earns you XP, with rewards given for each inning. Rewards can be just about anything, but eventually, you’ll own an elite Diamond-level card for one of the best players in baseball history!

Coach Tip: If you’re looking for a more in-depth guide to The Show than these pages contain, check out the forums on theshownation.com for tips and advice from some of the sharpest gamers the MLB The Show community has to offer.

Specialty Programs

Every Specialty Program is different: some are time-limited, highlight a particular player’s career, or are themed around an event. Progress through a Program by achieving milestones in Diamond Dynasty gameplay, completing Moments, or exchanging relevant Live Series players, and in return you’ll earn a card (or cards) for some of your favourite MLB superstars!

Coach Tip: Most Specialty Programs have more XP than needed to complete the program, especially if they feature Repeatable Goals, so play however you like to earn those rewards and own the Specialty Programs!

Parallel Boosts

No two Diamond Dynasty squads are alike thanks to Parallel Boosts. Earn Parallel XP for each and every card you own as you use them on your Squad: each card can be boosted a total of five times, ultimately securing a +5-stat boost across the board for all of that player’s attributes!

Coach Tip: Parallel numbers are forever in The Show: even if you sell a copy of that card and buy a new one, your Parallel XP and all boost levels carry over to that new card. Getting a card to Superfractor Tier first in the community is a great honour, one that many of the grittiest The Show veterans dream of accomplishing someday.

Collections

Collections are completed by locking in a required number of cards from a certain set. Completing each Collection’s milestones earns you unique rewards, such as powerful players and equipment. Keep an eye out for new Collections with more powerful rewards as the season goes on!

Coach Tip: If you have the necessary Stubs, use the Community Marketplace to bridge that last gap or two in a Collection you’re working to complete.

Community Marketplace

The online Community Marketplace is The Show’s official digital bazaar. Place your buy and sell orders at the price you want, or use Buy/Sell Now to let the market dictate the price.

Coach Tip: Buy Now and Sell Now gets you a transaction instantaneously, but your buy price will be high and your sell price will be low. Buy Order and Sell Order offer better deals, but you’ll need to wait for someone to complete your order.

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In MLB® The Show™ 22’s long-time fan-favourite mode, you will embark on your very own baseball journey. As a fresh young prospect, you will grow and improve your custom-created ballplayer and compete for baseball greatness along the way.

New to Road to the Show

This year is all about giving you more control over your ballplayers – yes, ballplayers with an “s” at the end. Support for multiple players is back by popular demand! Pair this with an overhauled and expanded Perk and Archetype system, and you can bet it’ll be an incredible Road to the Show!

Your Ballplayers, Your Way!

This year, own your Ballplayer experience in as many ways as you want – pitchers, hitters, and everything in between! Use the improved Perk and Archetype systems to maintain several players and prepare yourself for any scenario on the field.
Your ballplayer will grow their skills on the field and in off-day workouts. As you collect XP you will earn items that you can equip to your star-in-the-making for stat boosts. With multiple slots for stat-boosting equipment and Perks, there are nearly unlimited customization options at your fingertips! Archetypes also grant significant stat boosts, but they can only be equipped one at a time. Animations do not affect your ballplayer’s stats, but what’s the point of hitting more home runs than Shohei Ohtani if he celebrates with a cooler bat flip than you?

Take Your Ballplayer Online

In The Show 22, take your ballplayer off the Road! Add your ballplayer to your online Diamond Dynasty squad to prove them against the best. Stat Missions in Diamond Dynasty can be used to level up Archetype Programs and you can gain experience and loot through specially designed Moments! Place your favourite ballplayer in a historical fantasy line-up and take your domination to the next level!

Meet the Press

As any MLB superstar will tell you, what you do on the field is just the tip of the iceberg. As part of the next-generation Road to the Show experience, watch and listen as some of the most thoughtful and respected MLB leaders and former players give their take on your ballplayer as they progress from an up-and-coming prospect to emergent young sensation – and maybe a league MVP!

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Put your baseball knowledge to the test by taking control of your favourite team and guiding them to victory! You call the shots on all aspects of management, from drafting and training players to signing free agents, hiring new staff, choosing the home stadiums for your Minor League affiliate, and managing your budget.

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Franchise Launch Pad

These features give players a variety of ways to play Franchise games based on their individual playstyle and time commitment:

Critical Moments

Critical Moments prompt the player when late-inning, critical game situations occur, so you can have a direct effect on the standings without playing full games. You will also be prompted to step in on statistically significant events, such as hitting for the cycle or a potential no-hitter.

Retro Mode

Play Retro Mode with your franchise team!

Player Lock

Player Lock lets you choose a player to lock on and play as in a shortened Road to the Show-style game.

Quick Manage

Use Quick Manage to speed things up and simplify your responsibilities. You’ll make all managerial decisions during simulated games, such as setting up your rotation and batting order. You can also quickly input in-game team strategies, while your players handle the in-game action. Easily jump between Quick Manage and standard gameplay for a flexible, fully customizable Franchise experience.

Franchise Responsibilities

Running an MLB franchise is no easy job! There are many factors under your supervision: balancing the team budget, maintaining player morale, signing new players, keeping up with your GM goals, and more. These Franchise responsibilities can be broadly divided into three sections: Coaching, Player Development, and General Manager. When creating a franchise, you can distribute these tasks between yourself and your staff by setting them to Auto or Manual. Tasks can easily be reassigned at any time.

In MLB The Show 22, running point on all these front office tasks is smoother than ever. The Franchise Menu has been retooled to be more intuitive and user-friendly – everything you need is now accessible from just one screen!

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Note: Play Now – Online Rated, Online Home Run Derby, and Custom Leagues sub-modes require a PlayStation®Plus membership, which is sold separately.

March to October

Experience the most exciting moments of your favourite MLB® team’s season! Each game episode comes with unique narrative content and mode-specific commentary that reflects your in-season performance. With an interface focused on rapidly getting you from one game to the next, you can tear through each episode and quickly take your team to the Postseason and beyond!

Custom Leagues

Custom Leagues lets you play flexible season formats with fully customizable rules and options. Play against your friends in competitive or relaxed games!

Play Now Daily Rosters

Want the most up-to-date baseball experience? Play a game from the MLB schedule using up-to-the-moment line-ups loaded directly from MLB.com.

Play Now – Online Rated

Play online matches using MLB rosters and see how you rank against the best players around the world!

Mini Modes

Moments

In Moments, experience baseball’s most historic moments first-hand, or pit your favourite players against Hall-of-Fame legends. Moments updates all year round, so be sure to check back regularly!

Custom Practice

Practice your fielding, batting, and pitching abilities to become the best player you can be!

Postseason

Build your fantasy Postseason bracket and compete for the World Series Championship.

Options Explorer

Looking to improve your skills? Want to try the control scheme your favourite streamer recommends? Check out Options Explorer to learn about and sample different gameplay options.

Home Run Derby

In this mode (available online or offline), you are pitted against up to seven other players to hit as many home runs as you can within the time limit. Whoever hits the most homers advances to the next round!

Challenge of the Week

Face off against a CPU pitcher with a steadily increasing difficulty and try to outscore players around the world. Bonuses boost your total!

Coach Tip: Just because nobody is fielding the ball doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit smart! Taking a ball boosts your active Multiplier by 2—getting that multiplier built up is the secret to posting high scores, so don’t chase! Foul balls don’t get Multiplier bonuses, but their distance does count towards your score—and, of course, they keep you alive with two strikes.

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Start building your baseball dynasty with our MLB The Show 22 Franchise Mode Survival Guide.

MLB The Show 22 Franchise Mode once again provides an in-depth team strategy challenge for players, and there are hundreds of ways to play.. Our MLB The Show 22 Franchise Mode Survival Guide has the tips and tricks you need to start building a baseball dynasty.. When you first kickoff a new Franchise Mode save, the first decisions you'll need to make are which team (or teams) you want to control and which settings to go into Franchise Mode with.. Whether you decide to go looking through the season or wait to handle it in the offseason, changing up your coaching staff in Franchise Mode can make a major impact.. If you're handling it in the offseason a Manage Staff option will show up at the bottom of the screen, but you can also check on your coaches at any time by going to Acquisitions and Coach Contracts.. The biggest issue with the coaching field is that there's no easy way to sort through them, so browsing can take a lot of time, but you can find some net positive coaches to fill out your management team.. While not a tiny cost, with only three sponsorships allowed in Franchise Mode, players should be able to snag the few they want without too much trouble.. If you want to try and build up money while rebuilding a struggling team, going with the reliable Per Game sponsorships may be a better path than ones which only give you money for wins or specific in-game performance.. Scouting is one of the many systems in MLB The Show 22 Franchise Mode where the amount it helps you directly correlates to how much time you put into it.. If you're willing to take your full Franchise day by day, you can ensure that every time a player has been fully scouted you can pop back in to assign that scout to someone new.. All this will eventually culminate when the draft arrives, and having a lot of players clearly scouted gives you plenty of information to make those draft picks.. While not a necessary piece of the puzzle in building your team, many players find significant value by taking part in the Rule 5 Draft during December in the offseason.. Especially if you're looking to do a multi-year long-term Franchise Mode save, you'll want to make the most out of the standard MLB Draft and Rule 5 Draft to improve your depth chart.

MLB The Show 22 Road to the Show provides another year of narrative career mode excitement, and these tips and tricks can put you on the path to success.

Whether you're just starting out or want some advice on your ongoing RTTS save, we've got something for you in our MLB The Show 22 Road to the Show guide.. Another year means once again players are looking for MLB The Show 22 hitting tips and tricks to dominate at the plate.. If MLB The Show 22 is your first foray into the franchise, or you haven't played in a few years, setting up your Ballplayer should be one of the first things you do.. You'll be faced with a series of key decisions as you first start creating our Ballplayer for MLB The Show 22 Road to the Show.. All of them can be fun, but those who struggle with fielding should go with Left Field or Right Field.. One of the great things about Road to the Show is that you'll consistently be improving your Ballplayer just by playing more games.. CALL ME UP: There's no danger in asking your agent, but it might not happen. Ultimately, that's true as by simply continuing to play, increase your overall ratings, and perform in games, you'll eventually get the call to move on up.

Make the most of your at bats and score more home runs

With that in mind, as part of our MLB The Show 22 guide , we're going to share some tips and tricks so you can learn how to hit the ball better .. There are three hitting interfaces for you to select in MLB The Show 22 which will influence what you need to do during each at bat .. You still need to time your swing correctly, but you can influence the PCI by pushing slightly to the left or to the right.. There are three primary types of shot you can take in MLB The Show 22, regardless of which hitting interface you use:. You'll also get good plate coverage, meaning if your PCI is in the right area, you should be able to make quality contact with the ball.. This is because the Power Swing is hard to time and reduces your plate coverage, making it challenging to get good contact with the ball.. Baseball is not about swinging at every single pitch, so if you want to hit the ball better in MLB The Show 22 then you're going to need to learn about plate discipline .

Look who's getting a high-rated card in The Show.

Complete Monthly Awards PXP Missions : 2,000 PXP with July Topps Now cards in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (10 pts.). 500 PXP with Monthly Awards Andres Munoz in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.). 1,500 PXP with July Monthly Awards hitters in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (15 pts.). 2,000 PXP with July Monthly Awards pitchers in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (15 pts.). Complete Monthly Awards PXP Missions : 500 PXP with Lightning Austin Riley in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (Repeatable – 10 pts.). 2,000 PXP with July Monthly Awards cards in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (Repeatable – 10 pts.). 4 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack 6 Points – 500 Stubs 8 Points – 91 OVR Topps Now Darick Hall 10 Points – 91 OVR Topps Now Mark Appel 12 Points – 91 OVR Topps Now Andres Gimenez 14 Points – 91 OVR Topps Now Chad Kuhl 16 Points – 91 OVR Topps Now Michael Perez 18 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack 20 Points – 500 Stubs 24 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Garrett Hill 26 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Josiah Gray 28 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Jeter Downs 30 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack 32 Points – 500 Stubs 36 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Jose Iglesias 38 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Jonathan India 40 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Jose Berrios 42 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack 44 Points – 1,000 Stubs 48 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now Nelson Velazquez 50 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now J.J. Matijevic 52 Points – 92 OVR Topps Now J.J. Bleday 54 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2) 56 Points – 1,000 Stubs 60 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Elias Diaz 62 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now James Outman 64 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Trey Mancini 66 Points – Ballin’ is a Habit pack (x2) 68 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2) 70 Points – 1,000 Stubs 75 Points – Pink Lightning Bat Skin. Realmuto, Cole Irvin, Jose Miranda, Brady Singer, Ramon Urias) 95 Points – Headliners Set 33 pack 100 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2) 105 Points – 95 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Andres Munoz, J.T.. Realmuto, Cole Irvin, Jose Miranda, Brady Singer, Ramon Urias) 110 Points – 1,000 Stubs 115 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2) 120 Points – 97 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Matt Chapman, Matt Carpenter, Ryan Pressly) 125 Points – Ballin’ is a Habit pack 130 Points – Headliners Set 34 pack 135 Points – 97 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Matt Chapman, Matt Carpenter, Ryan Pressly) 140 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack 145 Points – 1,500 Stubs 150 Points – Headliners Set 35 pack 155 Points – Takashi Okazaki Set 2 Choice Pack 160 Points – 98 OVR Lightning Craig Biggio 165 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x5) 170 Points – 2,500 Stubs 175 Points – Home Run Derby Choice Pack 180 Points – 2022 All-Star Choice Pack 185 Points – 97 OVR Lightning Austin Riley

Wondering about collection in Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 22? This piece has you covered.

MLB The Show 22’s Diamond Dynasty (DD) mode allows you to collect player cards, both current and former players in the forms of flashbacks and legendary cards.. In The Show 22, you are given various rewards for completing certain collections, from Live Series players to historical stadiums.. Reach Collections by hitting R1 or RB to the “Collect” tab, then select Collections.. Collections are The Show’s way of organizing cards and placing rewards in line with those collections.. Usually, the collection is broken up with a reward at conceivable breaking points, like collecting five out of 20 in a collection.. When you are finished collecting cards for that set, make sure to hit the Options or Start button and “Yes” to lock in those cards to your collection.. To complete a collection, you must lock in all the cards of a given collection.. However, any duplicates you may have of a collected card can still be sold for stubs so you can buy cards to finish off other collections.. For example, a team that began the season with no diamond players – such as the Baltimore Orioles – will reward you with a gold level player (80-84 OVR), while a team with high expectations and many diamond players – such as the Houston Astros or Los Angeles Dodgers – will reward you with a diamond player (85+), with the better teams giving you players in the 90s.. Like some of the equipment collections, you do not need to collect every card in a Legends & Flashbacks sub-collection.

Here are the settings you should change or set prior to playing MLB The Show 22.

Before hitting the field in MLB The Show 22 , you will likely want to check out the many setting options available in the game.. Being a baseball simulation game, MLB The Show 22 has a wide variety of setting options, letting you make the game as serious or arcade-like as you want.. We have guides for picking the best pitching , hitting , and baserunning control options, but the important thing to know is that having more control over your players will make you more competitive, especially online.. MLB The Show 22 has nine different difficulty levels to choose from and the difficulty settings can be set for hitting and pitching independently.. For players who play the game every year, you likely know what difficulty you like to play on, likely in the All-Star and Hall of Fame region.. The batting option has a bigger impact than the pitching camera option but both can be adjusted.. The batting option default depends on which overall playstyle you selected, but there are a few options that will make the strike zone bigger on screen.. Using the fisheye or strike zone options will reduce how much of the batter you can see and focus on the strike zone, which is where you should be looking when trying to hit a pitch.. This option adjusts how quickly the game moves in between the parts where you actually play the game.. Broadcast will be as close to an actual live baseball game as possible, with replays, batters stepping out of the box in between pitches, and other parts of the game that happen in real life but aren't important in a video game.. This setting only applies to the Road to the Show mode, but it affects how games play out.. The options are to Skip to Next Appearance, Show Sim Screen, and Full Game.. Skipping to your next appearance means you will only see things happening when your player is doing something.The best setting here is the Show Sim Screen, as it shows a very quick, time-lapsed, breakdown of the game, so you aren't confused as to how the other team has four more runs than the last time you played.

Learn how to hit in MLB The Show 22 in our comprehensive guide.

Move Plate Coverage Indicator (Zone): L PCI Anchor: R3 (in direction of area) Direction and Influence Fly or Groundball (Directional): L Contact Swing: O Normal Swing: X Power Swing: Square Check Swing: Release Sacrifice Bunt (Late): Triangle (hold) Drag Bunt (Early): Triangle (hold) Influence Bunt Direction: R→ or R←. Select Contact or Power Swing (Before Stride): O or Square Begin Stride (if enabled): R↓ Normal Swing: R↑ Contact Swing: R→ Power Swing: R← Check Swing: Release. Guess Pitch (if enabled): R2 + Pitch Guess Pitch Location (if enabled): R2 + Left Analog View Defense and Ratings: R3 Quick Menu: D-Pad↑ Pitcher Attributes and Player Quirks: D-Pad← Pitching and Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→ Call Timeout: D-Pad ↓. Move Plate Coverage Indicator (Zone): L Direction and Influence Fly or Groundball (Directional): L Contact Swing: B Normal Swing: A Power Swing: X Check Swing: Release Sacrifice Bunt (Late): Y (hold) Drag Bunt (Early): Y (hold) Influence Bunt Direction: R→ or R←. Select Contact or Power Swing (Before Stride): B or X Begin Stride (if enabled): R↓ Normal Swing: R↑ Contact Swing: R→ Power Swing: R← Check Swing: Release. Guess Pitch (if enabled): RT + Pitch Guess Pitch Location (if enabled): RT + Left Analog View Defense and Ratings: R3 Quick Menu: D-Pad↑ Pitcher Attributes and Player Quirks: D-Pad← Pitching and Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→ Call Timeout: D-Pad ↓. You merely use L to influence the direction and fly or groundball, as well as press the button for whichever swing you would like (Regular, Contact, Power).. If you want a Power Swing, then hit Square or X before the pitch and your stride.. A confluence of directional influence, swing timing, pitch location, batter ratings, and pitcher ratings will determine if you successfully hit a flyball to the pull side, for example.. For Zone hitting, your aim will be to make a swing with “Perfect” swing timing on one of the three circular dots in the photo (you can change the appearance in the settings).. You should always use Normal Swings for “Balance” hitters, Contact Swings for “Contact” hitters, and Power Swings for “Power” hitters.

Here is the good, the bad and the bottom line with MLB The Show 22.

MLB 22 Still Plays a Strong Game of Baseball. I saw similar things during MTO and franchise mode play.. Customization is Still Not Where it Needs to Be in Franchise Modes. However, it is still lacking some major features.. MLB The Show 22 plays too strong of a game on the field and offers too much with Diamond Dynasty, March to October, franchise mode and a general cohesiveness to be a bad sports game.

MLB The Show 22 on PS5 Baseball is back. MLB The Show 22 is here and as with every year, it’s promised to be the biggest one yet. With two or three-player online co-op, a new commentary team, improvements to franchise mode, and more, it’s certainly impressive on paper. But every baseball fan knows that […]

With two or three-player online co-op , a new commentary team, improvements to franchise mode, and more, it’s certainly impressive on paper.. But every baseball fan knows that a good team on paper still needs to prove its worth on the field.. On top of the fantastic graphics and smooth framerate, the overall presentation keeps on getting better every year.. Sciambi and Singleton have been calling MLB games together for over 10 years and parts of their real commentary has been captured and brought into MLB The Show 22.. For people who have been playing MLB The Show for years, this is a welcome change.. Along with these batting stances that improve realism, a few tweaks have been added to batting and fielding to increase immersion.. Overall, MLB The Show 22 is a fantastic baseball simulator that fans of the sport will enjoy.. That said, it’s still worth picking up if baseball is your game.

With our Major League Baseball or MLB The Show 22 Review, you get to know the reasons why it’s currently one of the best baseball simulation games for consoles.

MLB the Show 2022, or simply MLB the Show (stylized as MLB THE SHOW), is the seventeenth installment in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s MLB the Show series of baseball video games.. One of the best features of MLB The Show 22 is that it’s packed with 100 gameplay modes, including Diamond Dynasty, Franchise, Spring Training, and more.. Let’s find out what makes MLB The Show 22 one of the best baseball simulation games below;. You can even create your own custom league and add teams from any organization that has ever existed by using a feature called “Create Team.”There are more team options available now as well.. For instance, there’s a new All-Star Game mode called “Star Showdown” where you play all of your favorite MLB stars from past and present who have been selected for the All-Star Game over the years (like Babe Ruth).. In addition to this, there are over 30k team logos available in the game to be used by players as well as teams themselves when creating custom logos for their uniforms.. Import Existing Teams into Franchise Mode: If you want to start with an existing team but don’t want all their contracts, finances, or players included in your current roster file then this option is perfect.. MLB The Show 2022 is an excellent baseball simulation game.

MLB The Show 22 Diamond Dynasty and its temporary Supercharged bonuses began rolling out after Opening Day to a select few players. But more are on the way.

Diamond Dynasty is the card-based mode in MLB The Show 22 where you collect cards and try to build the best baseball team possible.. Diamond Dynasty still has a goal of collecting packs to open for additional cards to round out your squad, and there are a variety of methods to play with your final team in the game.. Prior to beginning any new game, players should check their inventory to see whether any packs have been opened as a pre-order bonus or as a result of moving through various game types in Diamond Dynasty’s progression program.. To win in Diamond Dynasty, you need to open packs of cards and acquire the greatest players you can afford.. As your rating rises, it’s more important to take the guy with the higher rating, but in the beginning, it’s virtually always better to go with the better-rated player.. Check out Mini Seasons and Showdown Mode. Mini Seasons , in which your Diamond Dynasty team competes against other teams in a tiny season, are a great way to quickly rack up Stubs.. To begin, players select a team and perform challenges to collect bonus cards and rewards for their efforts.. Conquest – is a game mode under Diamond Dynasty where you get to pit your created team against other CPU teams across the entire map of a country.

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