What does pclt mean in baseball?
Like any sports game, MLB The Show 22 has its own set of ratings unique to the game of baseball. Some are self-explanatory, like Contact Left and Velocity, but there are still others that need more explanation to make sense.
Below you will find a detailed guide to attributes for hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning in The Show 22.
Simply put, attributes are the ratings given to players that affect their skill level in each area of the game. The higher the number on the attribute, the better.
For example, a batter with power attributes below 40 will have a tough time hitting homers or hard-hit line drives. A pitcher with Control of over 90 will rarely throw mistake and wild pitches, usually hitting their mark.
For most attributes, if a player has at least an 80 rating, they will also have a “quirk” – not My Hero Academia style – which means they are more adept in these situations. If a batter has 80+ in Power Left and Power Right, they will have the “Bomber” quirk, which states, “Excels at hitting home runs.”
This is entirely dependent on the mode you play. In Diamond Dynasty – The Show’s version of Madden Ultimate Team or 2K’s MyTeam – the only way to increase attributes is by playing with the chosen ballplayer enough to earn sufficient experience for Parallel Upgrades.
Each upgrade – green, orange, purple, red, and superfractor – adds +1 to all attributes, for a total of +5 should you hit superfractor. The issue is that it takes increasingly more experience to hit each level – 500 for green, 1,250 for orange, 3,000 for purple, 5,000 for red, and 10,000 for superfractor.
The pictured Cover Athletes Shohei Ohtani card is at the orange parallel, level two. Experience was earned by playing Conquest and Play vs. CPU modes. Pitchers can earn experience through innings pitched, strikeouts, shutouts, and more. For hitters, this includes drawing walks, increasing experience dependent on the type of hit, and stealing bases. Even though Ohtani is a two-way player, since he is listed as a starting pitcher, it appears he can only gain parallel experience through pitching.
If you want to develop your superfractor quicker, PvP modes earn you 1.5x experience. These modes are Ranked Seasons, Events, and Battle Royale.
In Road to the Show, your attribute progression/regression depends on your in-game performance, mostly. There are training sessions every week where you can select a certain attribute to increase as well.
During games as a position player, your approach in each at-bat should be to take all balls to increase plate vision, draw a walk for discipline boosts, and make solid contact for contact and power boosts against whichever hand the pitcher throws. On defense, make accurate throws and always hit the cutoff man.
For pitchers, the more strikeouts you record, the more your K/9 will increase (more on this later). If you cause a swing-and-miss on a fastball, velocity increases; on breaking and off-speed pitches, break increases. These are just some examples.
If you make errors on defense, make weak contact or strike out when batting, or give up hard contact and runs while pitching, you will see attributes decrease. Find the hitting, pitching, and fielding settings that work best for you to mitigate these instances as much as possible.
In Franchise Mode, if you go to your roster and select “Edit Player,” you can increase/decrease attributes at will.
No. In earlier editions of The Show, Road to the Show functioned differently in that you were given points based on your performance, using those to increase your skills. In those editions, you could buy attribute points, but the switch to the current RTTS progression mode quashed that ability.
There are two attribute caps in The Show 22: 125 and 99. All pitching attributes except Control, Velocity, and Break have a cap of 125, with the latter three a cap of 99. All hitting attributes except for Bunt and Drag Bunt have a cap of 125, with the latter two a cap of 99.
All fielding attributes – including Durability here – have a cap of 99, as do baserunning attributes. Even the fastest runners in the game like Trea Turner and Rickey Henderson are capped at 99 speed.
There is one workaround, though. In Road to the Show, you can exceed the limit caps thank to the boosts from your equipped items. Particularly if you are able to equip diamond-rated items, you will gain big boosts to many categories that will make you a ratings behemoth.
There are a bevy of attributes in the game. Below we have listed all the MLB the Show 22 attributes list and abbreviations.
Other hitting quirks not tied to attributes:
While durability is listed in the game along with the hitting attributes (it is colored the same), it is applied here under fielding attributes as durability applies to all players regardless of their capacity as a hitter.
Miscellaneous quirks in The Show 22
In RTTS, build your player based on your play style. If you are a power hitter, focus on that. If you are a speedy contact hitter, use your legs to create opportunities. A power pitcher? A control artist? A movement-based pitcher? Develop your pitch repertoire to maximize your player type.
Now you have your complete guide to the attributes, what they effect, and the quirks associated with each attribute. How will you build your player(s)?
K/9 is an abbreviation for Strikeouts per 9 Innings (K/9). It refers to a pitcher’s ability to complete a strikeout in a two-strike count.
BB/9 is an abbreviation for Walks Allowed per 9 Innings (BB/9). It refers to a pitcher’s ability to limit walks allowed.
This is an alphabetical list of selected unofficial and specialized terms, phrases, and other jargon used in baseball, along with their definitions, including illustrative examples for many entries.
A process that allows a player to be removed from his team's 40-man roster.
Referring to a fastball. "He dialed up that pitch."
'Roll a bump' is a colloquial east coast slang for turning a 1-6-3 double play or a 1-4-3 double play.
The World Series—the championship series of Major League Baseball, in which the champion of the American League faces off against the champion of the National League. Typically, this series takes place in October, so playing in October is the goal of any major league team. Reggie Jackson's moniker "Mr. October" indicates that he played with great distinction in the World Series for the Yankees. Another Yankee, Derek Jeter, picked up the nickname "Mr. November" after he hit a walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series just after midnight local time on November 1. By comparison, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's dubbing another of his players (Dave Winfield) "Mr. May" expressed his disappointment with that player's performance in the Fall Classic.
The one time the Fall Classic was actually played in the summer was 1918, when the season was curtailed due to World War I and the Series was played in early September.
The first time the Fall Classic extended in to November was in 2001. Jeter's walk-off homer was the first plate appearance in the month of November in MLB history; the 2001 season had been delayed for several days following 9/11, eventually pushing the start of the World Series into the last week of October – and the end of the Series in to November. The 2009, 2010, and 2015–17 World Series would subsequently have games in November.
A pitch is said to "fall off the table" when it starts in the strike zone or appears hittable to the batter and ends low or in the dirt. This term is mainly used for change ups and split-fingered fastballs, and occasionally for an overhand curveball.
To "fan" a batter is to strike him out, especially a swinging strike three.
When a fan or any person not associated with one of the teams alters play in progress (in the judgment of an umpire), it is fan interference. The ball becomes dead, and the umpire will award any bases or charge any outs that, in his judgment, would have occurred without the interference. This is one of several types of interference calls in baseball.
If a fan touches a ball that is out of the field of play, such as a pop fly into the stands, it is not considered to be fan interference even if a defensive player might have fielded the ball successfully. So the infamous case in Game 6 of the NLCS in which a Chicago Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, attempted to catch a ball in foul territory thereby possibly preventing Cubs left fielder Moisés Alou from making a circus catch, was not a case of fan interference.
A fielder who puts an extra flourish on his movements while making a play in hopes of gaining the approval of the spectators. Wilbert Robinson was manager when Al López started out as a catcher in the majors. Robinson watched Lopez' style and finally hollered, "Tell that punk he got two hands to catch with! Never mind the Fancy Dan stuff." Lopez went on to eventually surpass Robinson's record of games behind the plate.
A farm team is a team or club whose role it is to provide experience and training for young players, with an expectation that successful players will move to the big leagues at some point. Each Major League Baseball team's organization has a farm system of affiliated farm teams at different minor league baseball levels.
A pitch that is thrown more for high velocity than for movement; it is the most common type of pitch. Also known as smoke, a bullet, a heater (the heat generated by the ball can be felt), the express (as opposed to the local, an offspeed pitch), or a hummer (the ball cannot be seen, only heard).
A count in which the pitcher would be ordinarily expected to throw a fastball, such as 3–1, 3–2, or 2–1, as fast ball are usually easiest to locate in the strike zone. Occasionally a pitcher will pull the string by throwing an off-speed pitch.
When a pitcher relies too much on his fastball, perhaps because his other pitches are not working well for him during that game, he is said to be "fastball happy". This can get a pitcher into trouble if the batters can anticipate that the next pitch will be a fastball. "Andy is at his best when he trusts his breaking stuff and doesn't try to overpower guys. When he gets fastball happy he gets knocked around."
A pitch that is located exactly where the hitter is expecting it. The ball may look bigger than it actually is, and the batter may hit it a long way.
To throw the ball carefully to another fielder in a way that allows him to make an out. A first-baseman who has just fielded a ground ball will "feed the ball" to the pitcher who is running over from the mound to make the force out at first base. An infielder who has fielded a ground-ball will feed the ball to the player covering second base so the latter can step on the base and quickly throw to first base to complete a double play.
Any defensive player (the offense being batters and runners). Often, defensive players are distinguished as either pitchers or position players. Position players are further divided into infielders and outfielders.
The head coach of a team is called the manager (more formally, the field manager). He controls team strategy on the field. He sets the line-up and starting pitcher before each game as well as making substitutions throughout the game. In modern baseball the field manager is normally subordinate to the team's general manager (or GM), who among other things is responsible for personnel decisions, including hiring and firing the field manager. However, the term manager used without qualification almost always refers to the field manager.
A fielder's choice (FC) is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try to putout a baserunner and allow the batter-runner to advance to first base. Despite reaching first base safely after hitting the ball, the batter is not credited with a hit but would be charged with an at-bat.
An old-fashioned and more colorful way of saying "numbers nut", for a fan with a near-obsessive interest in the statistics or "figures" of the game. The first true "figger filbert" was probably Ernest Lanigan, who was the first historian of the Baseball Hall of Fame and prior to that was one of the first, if not the first, to publish an encyclopedia of baseball stats, in the 1920s. In the modern era, Bill James could be said to be the iconic "figger filbert". He is also a founding father of the field of baseball research called sabermetrics.
When a batter has two strikes on him and gets a pitch he cannot hit cleanly, he may be said to "fight off the pitch" by fouling it off. "Langerhans fought off one 3-2 pitch, then drove the next one to the gap in left-center to bring home the tying and winning runs."
A compliment for a pitcher, especially one who specializes in breaking balls with a lot of movement. Also for a particularly impressive breaking ball, especially one thrown for a third strike. Synonymous with "nasty". Bert Blyleven was an example of a pitcher with an absolutely filthy curveball.
To get a base hit by hitting the ball between infielders. "The 13th groundball that Zachry allowed found a hole."
When a batter has been in a slump perhaps for no evident reason, but then starts getting hits, he may be said to have "found his bat". "With the Tigers having found their bats for a night, they reset the series and put themselves in position to all but lock up the AL Central."
When a batter has experienced a slump, he may take extra practice or instruction to "find his swing". Perhaps he has a hitch in his swing, or his batting stance has changed. Having "lost his swing", now he must "find it". This phrase is also used in golf.
As if a ball leaving the bat is in search of a place to land, a ball that "finds the seats" is one that leaves the field of play and reaches the stands. It may either be a home run or a foul ball (out of the reach of the fielders).
A pitcher who throws extremely high-velocity fastballs, in excess of 95 miles per hour. A flamethrower.
A team's top relief pitcher who is often brought in to end an offensive rally and "put out the fire". The term has been attributed to New York Daily News cartoonist Bruce Stark, who in the 1970s first depicted relievers for the New York Mets and Yankees as firemen coming in to save their teams from danger.
A player, often one of small stature, who is known for his energy, extroversion, and team spirit – sometimes perhaps more than for his playing ability. "Morgan defied this mold by outworking everybody and employing his moderate athletic gifts to become one of the best all-around players of his era. He hit for power, he hit for average, he stole bases and manufactured runs and he was one of the toughest, smartest defensive second basemen the game has ever seen. He was a relentless fireplug, respected by opposing players and hated by opposing fans."
A hitter who likes to hit the first pitch in an at bat, especially if the hitter often gets a hit on the first pitch.
When a batter swings at a pitch that is inside and the ball hits the bat close to his fists (hands). "Following the top half of the first, the Bulls offense struck early when junior leftfielder Junior Carlin fisted a pitch back up the middle on a 1–0 count."
A derogatory term referring to a starting pitcher who is unable to go beyond five innings before wearing out. In the current era in which managers are increasingly aware of the risk of injury to pitchers who have high pitch counts, and in which relief pitching has become a critical part of the game, starters achieve fewer and fewer complete games. Headline: "Vasquez Disputes Five-and-Dive Label".
A hitter who hits really well during batting practice, but not so well during games. These were formerly known as "ten o'clock hitters" or "two-o'clock hitters" back when there were no night games.
A position player who has great skill in all the tools or basic skills: hitting for average, hitting for power, base running and speed, throwing, and fielding. See tools for how baseball scouts rate these skills.
Abbreviation for Federal League, a major league that existed from 1914 to 1915. This would be the last "third Major League" to come into existence.
To catch or knock down a line drive, as if flagging down a speeding train. "Cody Ross, who singled and moved to second on a ground-out, was stranded when Ramírez's scorched liner ... was flagged down by a diving Jones."
A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield. "Pudge hit a flare just out of the shortstop's reach."
Making an outstanding or difficult defensive play. A player who regularly makes difficult defensive plays may be described as a "leather flasher". See leather.
A knuckleball. A pitch that may appear to the batter to float or bob up and down on its way to the plate.
A base hit that results from a weakly batted ball or one that takes an odd bounce.
A knuckleball, a floater.
A ball hit high in the air. See also pop fly, infield fly, and ground ball.
A pitcher who tends to induce more fly balls than ground balls. Those pitchers are disadvantageous in that they allow more home runs than any other pitcher.
When a runner must advance to another base because the batter becomes a runner and, as such, must advance to first base. In this situation, the runner is out if a fielder with the ball touches the base the runner is being forced to; this is considered a "force out". A play when a fly ball is caught and a fielder touches a base prior to the runner tagging up is not a force play, but an appeal play.
A type of split-finger fastball or splitter in which the fingers are spread out as far as possible. The ball drops sharply and typically out of the strike zone, maybe even into the dirt.
A batted ball that settles into foul territory.
Two straight lines drawn on the ground from home plate to the outfield fence to indicate the boundary between fair territory and foul territory. These are called either the left-field foul line and the right-field foul line, or the third-base foul line and first-base foul line, respectively. The foul poles on the outfield walls are vertical extensions of the foul lines.
Despite their names, both the foul lines and the foul poles are in fair territory. Any fly ball that strikes the foul line (including the foul pole) beyond first or third base is a fair ball (and in the case of the foul pole, a home run).
Note that while the foul lines in baseball are in fair territory, just like the side- and end-lines of a tennis court, in basketball or American football the sidelines are considered out of bounds. In other words, hitting the ball "on the line" is good for the offensive player in baseball and tennis, but stepping on the line is bad for the offensive player in basketball and American football. The situation is slightly different in association football (soccer): the sideline and the goal line are inbounds, and the ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the side line (touch line) or the goal line, whether on the ground or in the air.
Purposely batting a pitch foul with two strikes in order to keep the at-bat going, in part to tire the pitcher and in part to get another, different pitch that might be easier to hit. Luke Appling was said to be the king of "fouling them off". Such a hitter might also be said to be battling or working the pitcher.
A pole located on each foul line on the outfield fence or wall. The left-field foul pole and right-field foul pole are used by umpires to determine whether a batted ball is a home run or a foul ball. The foul pole is a vertical extension of the foul line. The term "foul pole" is actually a misnomer, because the "foul pole" (like the foul line) is in fair territory and a fly ball that hits the foul pole is considered to be a fair ball (and a home run).
A batted ball that is hit sharply and directly from the bat to the catcher's mitt and legally caught by the catcher. It is not a foul tip, as most announcers and journalists mistakenly use the term, if the ball is not caught by the catcher. In this case, it is simply a foul ball. It is also not considered a foul tip if it rebounds off something, like the ground, catcher's mask, the batter, etc. after being struck by the bat but before touching the catcher's mitt. A foul tip is considered in play, not a foul ball, and also counts as a strike, including the third strike (and is also considered a strikeout for the pitcher). It is signalled by the umpire putting his right hand flat in the air and brushing his left hand against it (imitating the ball glancing off the bat) and then using his standard strike call. If the out is not the third out then the ball is alive and in play (unlike on a foul) and runners are in jeopardy if they are trying to advance.
A home run. Note that the 4th "bag" is actually a plate.
An intentional base on balls, from the manager's signal to direct the pitcher to issue one, or to direct the umpire to award the batter first base.
A standard fastball, which does not necessarily break though a good one will have movement as well as velocity and location that makes it difficult to hit. The batter sees the four parallel seams spin toward him. A four-seamer. See two-seamer.
Slang for extra innings. The fans get to see extra innings "for free".
A base on balls. "Free" because the batter does not have to hit the ball to get on base. Also referred to as a "free ticket" and an Annie Oakley.
To throw a strike that is so unexpected or in such a location that the batter doesn't swing at it. "As Cashman spoke, Pettitte fired a strike on the corner, which froze the hitter." "But the right-hander reached in her bag of tricks and threw a tantalizing changeup that froze the hitter for the final out."
A nickname for Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
A hard-hit line drive. Also a strong throw from the outfield.
A count of 3 balls and 2 strikes; another strike will result in a strikeout, while another ball will result in a walk. At that point, only a foul ball will extend the at-bat.
A fly ball hit for fielders to practice catching. It is not part of the game, but is accomplished by a batter tossing the ball a short distance up in the air and then batting it himself.
A lightweight bat with a long, skinny barrel used to hit fungoes. It is not a legal or safe bat to use in a game or even in practice with a live pitcher, because it is too light.
A situation where a batter puts the ball in play in a way that maximizes the result for his team. "Good pieces of hitting" tend to result in runs scoring and draining several pitches out of an opposing pitcher, especially in situations where the pitcher's team was looking for a decent amount of length.
When a team's batters gets several hits and runs off of the opposing starting pitcher in early innings the batters are said to "get to him early".
When a hitter swings slightly under the center of the pitched ball, thereby leading to a high fly ball out instead of a home run, he's said to "get under the ball".
a person who hits a ball with a bat in baseball.
Inherited runners or inherited baserunners are the runners on base when a relief pitcher enters the game. Since a previous pitcher has allowed these runners to reach base (or was simply pitching when the runners reached base, such as in the case of a fielding error), any inherited runners who score when the relief pitcher is pitching are charged to the previous pitcher's runs allowed and/or earned runs allowed total, depending on how each runner reached base. Modern box scores list how many runners each relief pitcher inherits (if any), and how many of those inherited runners the relief pitcher allows to score, called inherited runs allowed (IRA).
The runner placed on second base to start all extra innings beginning in the 2020 season. The rule change was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to prevent marathon games. The term "Manfred Man" has been used by many fans unhappy with the rule who are also unhappy with commissioner Rob Manfred and the changes he has made to the game. It reflects an attitude of disdain for the rule itself as well as for Manfred's ability as a commissioner, and is generally used more amongst traditional or die hard fans who believe that many changes under Manfred's commissionership aimed at growing the game have failed to do so and instead have only served to ruin parts of the game many people traditionally have enjoyed.
An extra-base hit in which the runner reaches base easily without needing to slide, i.e. remains standing up as he touches the bag. Also referred to simply as "standing" i.e. "the runner from 3rd base scores standing (up)."
Different sources have credited Muddy Ruel and Bill Dickey with coining the phrase.
PCI. The Plate Coverage Indicator, which is the target you control in Zone batting. PCLT. Pitcher's clutch, which is measured against CLU when there are runners on base.