MLB The Show 22 Controls Guide (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S)

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MLB The Show 22 controls aren't very complicated, but there are quite a lot of them. To help with this, we've put all of the controls in one place.

This includes every platform from PlayStation to Xbox to the Nintendo Switch. With all the controls available, you should be set.

Let's go over all of the MLB The Show 22 controls for each platform.

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MLB The Show 22 Controls

After playing the game for a few days, we've taken the time to compile an entire list of MLB The Show 22 controls that should help you out.

Whether it's batting, pitching, stealing bases, or anything you'll need to be successful, we've got it for you here.

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STEALING BASES: We've got everything you need to be great in MLB The Show 22

We'll start by going over the MLB The Show 22 controls on PlayStation. Both the PS4 and PS5 have the same controls, so we won't need to seperate them.

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MLB The Show 22 Controls PS4/PS5

One of the most important places to start with when it comes to controls is batting. It's a very important part of the game considering it's the only way to score.

With that being said, you can always adjust sliders and difficulty if you're having trouble mastering the controls.

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BASIC BATTING: Hopefully these images will help you learn the controls

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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Now, let's move on to some of the MLB The Show 22 controls for pitching.

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PITCHING CONTROLS: Use this to help you hone your pitching

MLB The Show 22 Pitching Controls for PS4/PS5:

  • Select Pitch (all modes): X, Circle, Triangle, Square, R1
  • Select Pitch Location (all modes): Left Analog (hold in place)
  • Pitch (Classic and Pulse): X
  • Begin Pitch (Meter): X
  • Pitch Power (Meter): X (at top of meter for best velocity)
  • Pitch Accuracy (Meter): X (at yellow line for best accuracy)
  • Pitch (Pinpoint): R (trace design)
  • Begin Pitch (Pure Analog): R↓ (hold until yellow line)
  • Release Pitch Accuracy & Velocity (Pure Analog): R↑ (toward pitch location)
  • Request Catcher’s Call: R2
  • Pitch History: R2 (hold)
  • Look at Runner: L2 (hold)
  • Deceptive Pickoff: L2 (hold) + Base Button
  • Quick Pickoff: L2 + Base Button
  • Slide Step: L2 + X (after pitch selection)
  • Pitchout: L1 + X (after pitch selection)
  • Intentional Walk: L1 + Circle (after pitch selection)
  • Step Off Mound: L1
  • View Defensive Positioning: R3
  • Quick Menu: D-Pad↑
  • Pitcher/Batter Attributes/Quirks: D-Pad←
  • Pitching/Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→
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Fielding is also a very important aspect of the game, so let's take a look at those controls as well.

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FIELDING CONTROLS: These simple controls should help you on your journey

MLB The Show 22 Fielding Controls for PS4 and PS5

  • Move Player: L
  • Switch to the Closest Player to the Ball: L2
  • Throw to Base (Pure Analog): R (in the direction of base)
  • Throw to Base (Button & Button Accuracy): Circle, Triangle, Square, X (hold)
  • Throw to Cutoff Man: L1 (hold in Button & Button Accuracy)
  • Perfect Throw (Button & Button Accuracy): Circle, Triangle, Square, X, L1 (hold and release at gold line)
  • Fake Throw or Stop Throw: Double-Tap Base Button (if enabled)
  • Jump: R1
  • Dive: R2
  • Jump/Dive with One-Touch Enabled: R1
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We've got the miscellaneous controls you'll need in MLB The Show 22 as well.

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

The controls on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S essentially mimic the same as the PlayStation controls above, just with different buttons.

Just like we did before, we'll begin with batting as it's one of the most important MLB The Show 22 controls to master.

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BATTING XBOX: Use this as a guide for zone hitting in MLB The Show 22

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

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BASIC PITCHING: Depending on your settings, use this guide

MLB The Show 22 pitching controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

  • Select Pitch (all modes): A, B, Y, X, RB
  • Select Pitch Location (all modes): Left Analog (hold in place)
  • Pitch (Classic and Pulse): A
  • Begin Pitch (Meter): A
  • Pitch Power (Meter): A (at top of meter for velocity)
  • Pitch Accuracy (Meter): A (at yellow line for accuracy)
  • Pitch (Pinpoint): R (trace design)
  • Begin Pitch (Pure Analog): R↓ (hold until yellow line)
  • Release Pitch Accuracy & Velocity (Pure Analog): R↑ (toward pitch location)
  • Request Catcher’s Call: RT
  • Pitch History: RT (hold)
  • Look at Runner: LT (hold)
  • Deceptive Pickoff: LT (hold) + Base Button
  • Quick Pickoff: LT + Base Button
  • Slide Step: LT + A
  • Pitchout: LB + A (after pitch selection)
  • Intentional Walk: LB + B (after pitch selection)
  • Step Off Mound: LB
  • View Defensive Positioning: R3
  • Quick Menu: D-Pad↑
  • Pitcher/Batter Attributes/Quirks: D-Pad←
  • Pitching/Batting Breakdown: D-Pad→
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As we did with the MLB The Show 22 Playstation Controls, we'll now cover the fielding controls with Xbox One and Xbox One Series X|S.

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FIELDING ON XBOX: Use these controls as a guide in MLB The Show 22

MLB The Show 22 fielding controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

  • Move Player: L
  • Switch to the Closest Player to the Ball: LT
  • Throw to Base (Pure Analog): Right Analog (in the direction of base)
  • Throw to Base (Button & Button Accuracy): A, Y, X, B (hold)
  • Throw to Cutoff Man: LB (hold in Button & Button Accuracy)
  • Perfect Throw (Button & Button Accuracy): A, Y, X, B, LB (hold and release at gold line)
  • Fake Throw or Stop Throw: Double-Tap Base Button (if enabled)
  • Jump: RB
  • Dive: RT
  • Jump or Dive with One-Touch Enabled: RB
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Lastly, here are the miscellaneous MLB The Show 22 controls for baserunning.

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DEFAULT BASERUNNING: Hopefully these guides will help you

MLB The Show 22 baserunning controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

  • 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
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Once the MLB The Show 22 controls for the Nintendo Switch are available, we'll update you here.