MLB The Show 22 Pitching Guide: Best Pitches, Controls and Interfaces

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We've been furiously playing MLB The Show 22 and one of the biggest questions we've seen players have is about pitching.

Because of this, we decided to compile an MLB The Show 22 Pitching Guide that should help everyone get better.

Let's take a look at the controls, best pitches, and different interfaces available.

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MLB The Show 22 Pitching Guide

Becoming a good pitcher in MLB The Show 22 has to do with a few things. One, the pitcher you're operating. Whether it's your own Ballplayer or a player from the roster, learning the pitches are important.

The other area of importance is deciding which interface you want to use. There's the Pulse Interface, which is (in our opinion) significantly easier to use. Then there's the Analog interface, which we consider to be much harder.

MLB The Show 22 Pitching Guide
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READ THE BATTER: Knowing a batters tendencies will definitely help

As you spend more time pitching you'll learn to start noticing the placement and timing of the ball to throw the best pitches.

Here are the areas of the batter's box you'll want to target:

  • Up and Away
  • Up and Center
  • Up and In
  • Low and Away (slightly outside the box)
  • Low and Inside
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Now, let's take a look at the controls for PlayStation and Xbox.

Pitching Controls for PS4/PS5

Knowing the MLB The Show 22 pitching controls is just as important as knowing the best pitches to throw in the game.

Players love the curveball, but the pitcher you're using might be a better fit to throw the four-seam fastball. Knowing this will be important as you progress as a pitcher.

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PITCHING CONTROLS: Use this as a guide to pitch in MLB The Show 22

Here's the breakdown of our MLB The Show 22 pitching guide for PS4 and 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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Now let's take a look at the controls and best MLB The Show 22 pitches on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Pitching Controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

After you've figured out which ones are the best pitches in MLB The Show 22, you can begin to work on placement.

Also, be sure to take advantage of the warm-up pitches you can take when bringing a pitcher out of the bullpen. Don't send a cold pitcher out to the mound.

MLB The Show 22 Pitching Guide
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GET WARMED UP: Make sure your pitcher is ready to hit the mound

Here are the controls for MLB The Show 22 pitching on 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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We'll be rating the top pitchers in MLB The Show 22 very soon, so keep an eye out for that and our review in progress.