MLB The Show 22 Baserunning Guide: Steal bases easily by following these steps

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We have an MLB The Show 22 Baserunning guide for all of you that are looking to steal a few bases.

The controls vary for each platform so we've got what you need on PlayStation, Xbox, and the Nintendo Switch.

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Let's go over how to steal bases and an MLB The Show 22 baserunning guide.

MLB The Show 22 Baserunning Guide

Baserunning is very important in MLB The Show 22 because it's an easy way for you to steal bases and earn runs.

Remember, you'll want to be using a speedy player when you do this, and be mindful of the timing involved, don't get picked off stealing a base.

MLB The Show 22 baserunning
TIMING: Be sure you send your runner at the right time in MLB The Show 22

We'll detail the controls for both PlayStation and Xbox as the Nintendo Switch controls haven't been officially revealed yet.

Let's get started with going over the PlayStation controls for baserunning in MLB The Show 22.

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MLB The Show 22 Baserunning PS4/PS5

As we mentioned above, the most important part of baserunning in MLB The Show 22 is timing. Depending on when you begin the sequence, you could be picked off easily.

With timing being the biggest factor you might want to know when's the best time to send your runner. On a pitch in the dirt you'll want to send your runner the second it goes past home plate.

MLB The Show 22 Baserunning guide
PS5 CONTROLS: Use these when triggering your baserunner

MLB The Show 22 Controls for Baserunning in PS4 and PS5:

  • Select Runner: Point L toward the occupied base of the desired baserunner
  • Advance: L1 after selecting baserunner
  • Advance All Runners: L1
  • Steal Individual Runner: Select with L and then hit L2
  • Steal All Runners: L2
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  • Hold and Release Steal: Hold L2 until just before the pitcher begins windup
  • Advance or Return Individual Runner (in play): L + Circle, Triangle, Square
  • Tag Up: (in play) L1
  • Advance All Runners (in play): Hold L1
  • Return All Runners (in play): Hold R1
  • Stop Runner (in play): R2
  • Initiate Slide: Hold L1 while in Road to the Show or Player Lock with Analog Baserunning
  • Any Direction Slide: Point L in Road to the Show or Player Lock with Button Baserunning
  • Slides on the Basepath: R, then ↑ head-first; → hooking right; ← hooking left; ↓ feet-first
  • Slides at Home: R, then ↑ head-first; ↓ feet-first; 5 o’clock wide right feet-first, 7 o’clock wide right head-first

Now, let's move on to the MLB The Show 22 baserunning controls for Xbox.

MLB The Show 22 Baserunning Xbox

Although most of the layout is the same, the button selection is different on Xbox systems. We'll also be sure to update you with the Nintendo Switch guide.

If you're looking for our full breakdown of the MLB The Show 22 controls, you can follow this link and check that out.

MLB The Show 22 Xbox
BASERUNNING ON XBOX: Follow this guide to steal bases on Xbox
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MLB The Show 22 baserunning controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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  • Select Runner: Point L toward the occupied base of the desired baserunner
  • Advance: LB after selecting baserunner
  • Advance All Runners: LB
  • Steal Individual Runner: Select with L and then hit LT
  • Steal All Runners: LT
  • Hold and Release Steal: Hold LT until just before the pitcher begins windup
  • Advance or Return Individual Runner (in play): L + B, Y, X
  • Tag Up (in play): LB
  • Advance All Runners (in play): Hold LB
  • Return All Runners (in play): Hold RB
  • Stop Runner (in play): RT
  • Initiate Slide: Hold LB while in Road to the Show or Player Lock with Analog Baserunning
  • Any Direction Slide: Point L in Road to the Show or Player Lock with Button Baserunning
  • Slides on the Basepath: R, then ↑ head-first; → hooking right; ← hooking left; ↓ feet-first
  • Slides at Home: R, then ↑ head-first; ↓ feet-first; 5 o’clock wide right feet-first, 7 o’clock wide right head-first

We also have a review in progress for MLB The Show 22, if you'd like to read up on that, head here.