MLB The Show 20 once again brings back its career mode, titled Road to the Show, which sees you create your player and steadily improve their abilities on the baseball field to make their way into baseball history.\n\n\n\nThere are quite a few moving parts in Road to the Show. First of all, you need to be regularly producing to improve your stats continually. Interacting with your teammates can also affect your performance on the field and how you train on the side. \n\n\n\nHere is an essential guide filled with information you need to know to succeed in Road to the Show.\n\n\n\nThe personality system\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhen creating your character, one step that will be important for your future is selecting his personality traits. You will choose three of these when creating your character, and they will provide different responses to your teammates and coaches in dialogue options between games. They also offer perks while on the field that can be the difference in pitcher-batter matchups.\n\n\n\nRelated: How to get called up in MLB The Show 20: Road to the Show\n\n\n\nYour first two personalities chosen will allow you to choose from one of two perks under each personality. The third one you want will have perks you need to unlock later through discussion choices.\n\n\n\nLightning\nRod\n\n\n\nThe\nLightning Rod personality means that you can energize your team through sudden,\nrandom bursts of production. If you want your character to thrive for the big\nmoments, either in bases-loaded situations or near the end of a close game, you\nwill want to look at Lightning Rod.\n\n\n\nStarting perks for Lightning Rod are Jump Start, which improves your ability to hit in 0-0 counts, and Eye of the Storm, which allows the player to use slow motion for one at-bat per game.\n\n\n\nMaverick\n\n\n\nA\nMaverick player is one that thrives when put up against a tough opponent. They\nlive for creating rivals and honestly believe themselves to be the absolute\nbest. Whether facing off against divisional or personal rivals, your player\nwill show up to play, at the cost of not being liked much by others.\n\n\n\nThe\nfirst starting perk for Maverick is Territorial. This improves your hitting attribute\nagainst divisional opponents. The second one is Up In Arms. It ensures an\ninside pitch is thrown if the player calls time twice before the first pitch is\nthrown, so you will have a good idea of where to aim your swing.\n\n\n\nCaptain\n\n\n\nThe Captain personality trait means you will be very familiar with your teammates, and it sets you up for success in certain situations.\n\n\n\nThe\nfirst starting perk is called Homefront, which gives you better hitting ability\nwhile playing as the home team. Second is Clear For Takeoff, which increases\nthe power of your normal swing in hitter-friendly counts like 2-0 and 3-1.\n\n\n\nHeart\nand Soul\n\n\n\nHeart\nand Soul is essentially the complete opposite of Maverick. Instead of setting out\nto carry the team on your back, you create bonds of friendship with your\nteammates and gain benefits when playing alongside a few great friends.\n\n\n\nThe\nfirst starting perk is Inner Peace, which gives easier hit timing for pitches\nright down the middle. Defibrillator is the second perk and improves hitting\nwhen facing 2-0, 2-1, 3-0, and 3-1 counts.\n\n\n\nAs\nyour player progresses through the minors, they can enter multiple personality\ntrees to pick up traits and unlock synergies between personalities. While you\ncan focus on one personality, you will need to use your other two as well to grow\nas a player.\n\n\n\nPerformance\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow\nyour player performs in games will be the primary way to improve their\nabilities, but this mostly comes down to your choices in-game. If you are\nswinging at pitches out of the zone regularly, plate vision and discipline will\ndecline. This can be okay for someone who chose to be a pure power hitter (if\nthey are at least getting some home runs) when creating their character, but if\nyou\u2019re a utility fielder and always striking out, your character won\u2019t progress\nquickly.\n\n\n\nIt\nis also going to be important which position you are choosing to play and how\nwell you do there. If there is a better option ahead of you on the depth chart,\nit can be challenging to find your playing time as you progress. This isn\u2019t as\nbig of an issue if you choose to let any team draft you, but for example, if\nyou are a Rockies fan, there\u2019s a good chance you will not be taking Nolan\nArenado\u2019s spot on the team anytime soon.\n\n\n\nAlso,\nbe sure to take full advantage of training opportunities in Road to the Show. On\noff days your player will be offered chances to train either by themselves or\nwith a teammate. Be sure to explore what areas of the game you need to improve\nthe most in and pay attention to what your coach says you need to focus on. If\nhe would like you to add more power to your game, this means there\u2019s a chance\nto move up in the lineup if you start hitting more extra-base hits.\n\n\n\nRoad\nto the Show is more of a marathon than a sprint. Your player isn\u2019t going to get\nup to the bigs in one sitting, so be sure to look at your strengths and weaknesses\nand decide the best trip for you to the majors.