This game lets you play like the pros with Total Control: Take the hill and work the corners while you keep hitters guessing with Total Control Pitching. Make sparkling plays from the field as you dive and throw from your knees, scramble to the hole and get the force with a twirl throw, or flag down a deep fly ball as you climb the wall, all with Total Control Fielding. Offensive firepower is in the palm of your hand as you determine whether to hit for average or power and then decide what pitch and location you want to sit on with Total Control Batting.
The TV-style presentation has been updated and made more conversational, with commentary from the two-man booth that includes Hall of Famer Vin Scully and sportscaster Dave Campbell. All 30 ballparks have been expertly reproduced to let you take a shot at the pool in Arizona, take it to the streets at Wrigley, and make the palms sway in San Diego.
Dozens of pros and coaches have been consulted to bring you the most authentic AI for everything from pitching to hitting to fielding. See just how baseball savvy you are as you take advantage of a hitters or pitchers count. Limit extra bases and unearned runs by positioning your defense and hitting the cutoff man. Get the most from your team when you flex your baseball knowledge.
Game modes include Franchise, Season, All-Star, Playoffs, World Series, Home Run Derby, Player, Manager, and GM Modes. You can get in the game as a player or sit back with a bag of seeds and call the shots as a manager. Or if you have what it takes to organize a top-caliber club, go in as GM and make trades, sign free agents, and send guys to the minors if they don't perform. Three levels of gaming offer something for every true baseball fanatic.