MLB The Show 19: Grading each position in Road to the Show

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Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants Catcher Credit: Sony
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants Catcher Credit: Sony /


Grade: B+

Playing catcher is essentially like being the quarterback or the on-field manager in Road to the Show for MLB The Show 19. One of the coolest things about the position is that you’ll have the opportunity to call which pitches are thrown.

At the end of the day, it’s still the CPU controlled pitcher’s decision (stubborn fellows), but most of the time, the pitcher will go with the pitch you chose. This is unlike any other position in the game for this reason alone.

You’d be essentially playing two positions by being the catcher and calling the pitches. And of course, you can throw out runners who try to steal as well.

Similarly to third base, playing defense requires some quick reaction times. When throwing runners out, you have to be swift when aiming if you want to get speedy players out.

Of course, there’s more to being the masked leader of baseball warriors than just defense. Catcher is another solid choice for power hitters.

However, one of the beauties of the position is that it’s a versatile choice for those who want to focus on hitting. You couldn’t go wrong with being a Pure Power, Rock Steady or even Small Ball player.

The only reason why catcher doesn’t get an A grading is that it doesn’t have as much defensive unpredictability as other positions. This, even with the cool ability to choose the pitches that are thrown.

Nonetheless, it’s a good choice for batter focused players.