MLB The Show 22 Batting Controls Guide: Hit it out of the park on PlayStation, Xbox & Nintendo

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Improving your batting in MLB The Show 22 is important for getting players on base and scoring runs.

Because of this, we've created a batting controls guide covering all of your options at the plate.

Here's what you need to know about batting controls in MLB The Show 22.

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MLB The Show 22 Batting Controls Guide

Depending on which style you're using when batting, we have all the controls here for you. MLB The Show 22 players get to choose from three different types of interfaces.

The controls themselves don't change much, but they can change the feel of batting in MLB The Show 22. You can also use the analog stick to bat.

MLB The Show 22 Batting Guide
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BREAKIN' BATS: Destroy your bat with incredible timing and a powerful swing

We'll get started with the batting controls for PlayStation, it's important to note though that it's all about timing in MLB The Show 22.

Playing some practice games on Rookie difficulty could help you get the swing of it before you start playing on higher levels.

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MLB The Show 22 Batting Guide PS4/PS5

Another thing that we'd like to recommend is trying the different interfaces that are available to figure out what works best for you.

The analog might be your favorite or you might want to stick with traditional buttons. Either way, it'll help you get used to the batting in MLB The Show 22.

MLB The Show 22 Batting Guide
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ZONE INTERFACE: This is the zone interface you can use in MLB The Show 22

Here are the basic controls for batting on the PS4 and PS5:

MLB The Show 22 Batting Controls for PS4/PS5:

  • Move Plate Coverage Indicator (Zone): L
  • PCI Anchor (Zone): R3 (in direction of area)
  • Direction and Influence Fly or Groundball (Directional): L
  • Contact Swing: O
  • Normal Swing: X
  • Power Swing: Square
  • Check Swing: Tap and Release
  • Sacrifice Bunt (all modes; late): Triangle (hold)
  • Drag Bunt (all modes; early): Triangle (hold)
  • Influence Bunt Direction: R→ or R←
  • Select Contact or Power Swing (Pure Analog; before stride): O / Square
  • Begin Stride (Pure Analog; if enabled): R↓
  • Normal Swing (Pure Analog): R↑
  • Contact Swing (Pure Analog): R→
  • Power Swing (Pure Analog): R←
  • Check Swing (Pure Analog): Release
  • Guess Pitch (if enabled): R2 + Pitch
  • Guess Pitch Location (if enabled): R2 + L
  • View Defense and Ratings: R3
  • Quick Menu: D-Pad↑
  • Pitcher Attributes & Player Quirks: D-Pad←
  • Pitching & Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→
  • Call Timeout: D-Pad↓
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Let's take a look at the batting controls for MLB The Show 22 on Xbox.

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MLB The Show 22 Batting Controls Guide Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S

MLB The Show 22 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is an incredible experience and batting is pretty much the same, aside from the button selection.

When you're first learning you'll notice that the three different batting interfaces can be slightly confusing. Trying each one of them is a good way to find your favorite.

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XBOX CONTROLS: Use this as a guide to Zone Interface batting

Here are the controls for MLB The Show 22 batting on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

  • MLB The Show 22 Batting Controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
  • Move Plate Coverage Indicator (Zone): Left Analog
  • Direction and Influence Fly or Groundball (Directional): L
  • Contact Swing: B
  • Normal Swing: A
  • Power Swing: X
  • Check Swing: Tap and Release
  • Sacrifice Bunt (all modes; late): Y (hold)
  • Drag Bunt (all modes; early): Y (hold)
  • Influence Bunt Direction: R→ or R←
  • Select Contact/Power Swing (Pure Analog; before stride): B or X
  • Begin Stride (Pure Analog; if enabled): R↓
  • Normal Swing (Pure Analog): R↑
  • Contact Swing (Pure Analog): R→
  • Power Swing (Pure Analog): R←
  • Check Swing (Pure Analog): Release
  • Guess Pitch (if enabled): RT + Pitch
  • Guess Pitch Location (if enabled): RT + L
  • View Defense and Ratings: R3
  • Quick Menu: D-Pad↑
  • Pitcher Attributes/Player Quirks: D-Pad←
  • Pitching/Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→
  • Call Timeout: D-Pad ↓
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Hopefully this MLB The Show 22 batting controls guide will help you get better in the game online and in single-player mode.