How To Steal Bases In MLB The Show 23

How To Steal Bases In MLB The Show 23
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Stealing bases in baseball is one of the more exciting plays in the sport. That being said, it can also be one of the toughest things to do in MLB The Show 23 since it requires a great deal of timing, speed, and even a little bit of luck.

If you decide to run for the next bag on every pitch, you are going to be giving away outs left and right. Picking and choosing when to steal is the best way to be successful.

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With that in mind, here is how to effectively steal bases in MLB The Show 23.

How to steal a base in MLB The Show 23

As mentioned above, stealing bases in MLB The Show 23 can be very difficult. When looking at your players, they need to have good speed and at least a decent stealing attribute. The base that is the most likely to give you a chance to steal is second. Third is a lot more situational, and home is nearly impossible against the AI.

When you are taking your lead off the bag, you want to make sure you are not moving so far off that the pitcher can easily pick you off. Use the left shoulder button to take a step off and the right shoulder button to go back. Pressing the left trigger will tell all of your runners to attempt a steal when the pitcher goes into their wind-up. They may get a good jump if they have a better stealing attribute.

While tapping the left trigger will tell your players to go, you can also hold it and let go to tell them when to take off manually. You need to be sure about your timing, though. If you let go too early, the pitcher can easily step off and throw you out. Go too late; you will be left in no man’s land when the catcher throws to the base.

If you want only one of your runners to start running, use the left stick to point in the direction of the base they are at, and then use the above controls. This tells that particular runner to get a lead or take off. This can be useful if you have runners at first and third and don’t want to accidentally send your runner at third into an easy out at home.

When considering going for a steal, it’s not all just on your runner. If the pitcher has a slower delivery or lower velocity, that can really help your chances. Also, if the catcher has an inaccurate or weak arm, you have a much better chance of making it. Keep those factors in mind, and you might be able to find match-ups where your runners can take the extra base.