How to Hit in MLB The Show 18
In this game mode, players are charged with the responsibility of guiding their created players from the substitute benches into the Hall of Fame. It is safe to say that this is a daunting task indeed. However, with the aid of this guide, we aim to help you during this journey. The best thing about My Player mode is its replay-ability value. Each position on the diamond requires a player with a unique play style and attitude towards the game. Of course, your own choices in this regard matter too.
In other words, My Player mode is thoroughly addictive, and once you are hooked on it; you will never be able to get enough. First of all, you will be given a choice between being a pitcher or a fielder. Both options are then further divided into nine categories. Each of these nine categories has their own positives and negatives. Keep in mind that this choice will highly affect the degree of difficulty through the rest of the My Player Career mode. For example, your player can be a catcher and have a secondary position of first base.
Fielder Think of these roles as nine different classes you can choose for the fielder. Each one of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. You will have to pick very carefully from these nine choices if you want to create a player that reflects what you want him to be on the field.
If you pick something else you are in for a bad time. Pitcher Like the fielders, pitchers also have nine classes to choose from. You will be glad to know that unlike the fielder classes, most of the pitcher classes have far more functionality and practicality on the field. Keep in mind that the class you choose will also affect the type of individual pitches you will have at your disposal in the game. After all this, you will get the chance of picking your three pitches to start your career.
Remember, that it is obligatory to pick a fast ball of some sort to for your first choice. For some reasons, slider pitch can only be selected in the second slot. However, its effect on the game is non-existent.
Now that you have player created, it is time to pick your team. You can pick the team of your choice; there is no draft or anything. Once in, you will be sent to the AA affiliate of that team in the minor leagues where you are placed in the starting line-up immediately.
Remember, once in a team you are there for life unless the free agency begins or you hand in a trade request. The most important of My Player menus is My Career menu. Here you can communicate with your manager, see your goals and career outline, do some skill point adjustment and player editing. Now there are two ways by which you can earn skill points; performing in games or completing training challenges. You're Good to Go! A Job Well Done Turn a double play in a non-simulated game.
A Pitcher's Best Friend Face 10 pitches as the batter in a non-simulated game. A Virtue Hit 37 triples with your user profile. Almost There Walk times with your user profile. Back to the Cage Hit 74 home runs with your user profile. Chicks Dig It Complete and win a ranked match. Count it Save 63 games with your user profile.
Domination Win after being down by 4 after the 6th inning in a non-simulated game. Don't Call it a Comeback Get a hit with 2 strikes in a non-simulated game. Down But Not Out Steal a base with a pitcher in a non-simulated game. Dual Threat Strike out batters with your user profile.
Fanning the Flames Get a strikeout to end the inning in a non-simulated game. He Taketh Away Score runs with your user profile. I Came, I Saw King of the Hill Get a hit in all 9 innings in a non-simulated game. Consistency Complete and win an online game. My Fellow Man Bunt the man home in a non-simulated game.