Being a hitter in Major League Baseball is no easy task. You need to have the hand-eye coordination to make contact with a ball, the patience to swing to a knockable pitch, and the timing to get the most out of that swing. The hitters have a tough job ahead of them. Fortunately, if you’re having trouble hitting the ball in MLB The Show 21, you can turn on a setting that will let you see where the pitch is going. Here’s how to use Guess Pitch in MLB The Show 21.
By default, Guess Pitch is disabled in the settings. The higher styles depend on your reaction to the incoming pitches, but the setting can still be turned on if you wish. To activate Guess Pitch, open in-game settings and press the right trigger to access advanced settings for basic typing and running. The best option will decide how much guessing the height will reward you.
When at bat, you will notice that R2 or RT will display a list of the pitcher’s locations. While it doesn’t do anything with Guess Pitch turned off, you’ll notice a representation of the left stick in the strike box with it turned on.
To guess a pitch, hold the right trigger and push the stick in the direction you think the pitch will appear while choosing which face button you think is the pitch. If you select both correctly, your batting zone will automatically be centered where the pitch enters, ensuring you have better contact if you time your swing correctly.
In some cases, if you choose the right height but the wrong location, you will feel a vibration informing you that the height selection at least was correct.
Be sure to test which of the Guess Pitch settings you like the most. Classic will give the least feedback on your guesses, while No Feedback will give the most bonus. Play offline exhibition games to see if you find a setting you like.