How to get called up in MLB The Show 20: Road to the Show

Getting to the majors requires some serious patience.

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The biggest attraction in MLB The Show 20 by far is the Road to the Show mode. This is where you make a character and work your way through the MLB draft and minor leagues to reach the big leagues eventually. However, getting there isn’t as easy as going through the motions within the mode. You’ll have to possess some serious patience and also develop a knack for MLB The Show‘s mechanics. 

If you’re finding it difficult to get called up from the minors in Road to the Show (RTTS), don’t worry because we have you covered. Here are a couple of tips to ensure you get called up sooner rather than later.

1. Focus on leveling up your Overall stats

Perhaps the easiest way to advance to the MLB is to bump up your stats. You’re given an Overall level to start, and this will increase or decrease, depending on your performance in games and training.

The best way to level up your Overall rank is to play to your strengths and train your weaknesses. If you’re focusing on being a contact hitter, then don’t try to swing for the fences every at-bat. Instead, try for simple base hits since that’s where your stats are highest.

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Sure, hitting homeruns is fun, but if your character isn’t designed for that, your time in the minors will be extended by a season or two. However, if you try to hit base hits and lay down some bunts, then your Overall will increase, and the MLB manager will begin to take notice.

Of course, if you want to be a jack-of-all-trades, you can bump up your weaker stats with training. Certain training courses will become available as each season progresses. These training courses will focus on one particular stat, so try to complete ones that you’re not already great at to increase your Overall level further.

2. Play the story the right way

As is the case in any career mode, making the right decisions in the story will advance you quickly. For example, if the coach of your minor league team wants you to try something different, accept his offer. Also, extend olive branches to your teammates and don’t pick the mean or sarcastic voice options. This will not only help you off the field but on the field as well.

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MLB The Show‘s Road to the Show mode is all about making the right call at the right time. Sometimes, a position change may be needed to get called up faster. However, you can also stand your ground and wait for an opportunity to arise. It’s ultimately up to you, but as long as you’re actively attempting to get called up, the MLB should come calling your number within a few seasons.