The slide step was only usable when doing a pitch out last year, but we all know that if you’ve played online then users could use that as a cue and they would simply go retreat back to the bag. The slide step is now finally introduced in MLB 15 The Show and it now allows users the ability to hold runners more closely, throw out more runners, and it can also be used to show a different arm angle.
To use the slide step simply just hold the R2 button down while pitching. It doesn’t matter which interface you are using either. This will be the easiest with classic and pulse pitching since you execute your interface before the pitch is actually delivered. It can take some time and practice with Pure Analog and Meter pitching, but it will be worth it.
Be sure to mix in some pitch outs and track your opponent’s tendencies. For example, some users will always go on first pitch and some may go on the 2nd or 3rd pitch. Be aware of your opponents’ tendencies and utilize the slide step, as well as the pitch out. They won’t be able to tell the difference and they will be thrown out the majority of the time.
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