PC Trainers and Editors
Win the batting title in either Franchise or My Player mode, or hit homeruns. When in a non-simulated game, get out of a bases loaded jam 0 outs, no runs scored on Pro or higher. Leadoff the game with a Home Run on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Successfully complete an online game against a 2K developer or a player who already has this achievement.
When in a non-simulated game Draw a walk on a full count on Pro or higher. Bat around all 9 players bat in the same inning on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Use the Nationals in a completed ranked match. Turn a double play on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Face 10 pitches as the batter on Pro or higher in a non-simulated game. Choose a signature batting stance or pitching delivery in My Player or Create Player.
Clinch a Postseason Berth in Franchise Mode play at least 20 games. Win after being down by 4 after the 6th inning on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Get a hit with 2 strikes on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Get a strikeout to end the inning on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game.
Rob a Home Run on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Hit a Walk-off Home Run on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Truck the Catcher and score on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Play and win opening day in Franchise Mode. Break a record in Franchise Mode play at least 20 games. Steal a base after the 6th inning tied or down by 1 run on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game.
Get 3 consecutive batters on base on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Strike out a batter with a pitcher who has low composure on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Strikeout all three hitters in the inning on Pro or higher, in a non-simulated game. Get called up to the Majors in My Player Mode. Complete and win 3 ranked matches in a row. Complete 10 online matches using 10 different teams. Get your player's overall rating to 65 in My Player Mode.
Beat the New York Yankees in a completed online match. Become the 1 ranked player in your My Player organization. Get your player's overall rating to 85 in My Player Mode.
You should do the first move and step for every pitch that comes at you, but only swing if you think it is a good pitch. Practice with strikezone on so that you can see the different sizes between each batter.
You won't really need to use the left joystick much if your timing is good. In fact, if you use the left joystick wrong, you may end up fighting the pitch. For example, if the pitch is low and you are trying for a homerun , you might end up with a fly ball instead. The left joystick is only useful if you are really good at reading pitches.
Typically people swing too fast, so slow down your swings. Use the Inside Edge ability to see if the pitcher is calm or rattled, which can give you a hint on how well they are pitching.
Don't always use contact , the computer is really good at making double plays. Instead, practice timing for a good power swing. If you are looking to steal a base , the first you need to do is to get a big lead.
Three steps is about right. Hold down the trigger button for steal and release it when you want to steal. Watch the pitcher and see how he winds up before a pitch. Hitting a ball toward you is called "pulling" it, and hitting the ball away from you is called "pushing" it or simply "hitting it to the opposite field.
Your swing can be somewhat aimed by holding the left analogue stick in direction relative to where you want it. Holding up on the left stick gives you a better chance of hitting it deep; holding down on the stick gives you a better chance of hitting a sharp grounder. If you've got a guy on third base and less than two outs, a deep shot to the outfield might turn into a run-scoring sacrifice fly.
Swinging correctly takes some timing lessons. There is no quick and easy way to learn how. Your best bet is to go into the Drills mode or Home Run Derby and just swing a billion times until you get it.
Note that personally, I tended to swing very late. You have to basically be pulling back on the right stick just when the ball is released from the pitcher's hand. Then, you have to make your decision whether to swing or not in the next half-second based on the direction you think the ball is going. If you're ready to swing, then swing immediately: One thing you're not taught in Drills mode is to use your ears.
Every pitch when it starts makes a "swoosh" sound. The faster and higher-pitched that sound is, the faster the ball is coming at you. Once you're in a real game, listen: