Mike Lowe has been making sliders on OS for many years, and his MLB The Show 20 sliders are some of his most popular. This year is no exception as he’s had the most downloaded slider set at various points. He is also getting very close to releasing version 1.1 of his slider set, but in the meantime, I already really like the original version. With that in mind, I want to get them on your radar if you’ve been looking for some gameplay sliders. Plus, if you like them, you’ll be geared up and ready when version 1.1 comes out.
Lowe does a great job explaining how to use his sliders, but I think it’s worth pointing out how he plays the game so you have an idea of what you might come across. He plays on HOF with zone hitting and no cursor. He also pitches on Legend difficulty.
You can find the sliders in MLB The Show 20 by searching for “Mike Lowe” in the sliders vault.
In addition, these are two key points from his FAQ you should note if you want to use these sliders:
Goals of this Set (approximates, and won’t be every single game)
- 60% first pitch strikes
- 62% ball:strike ratio, but 65-68% for higher-end pitchers
- .300 team BABIP (use a BABIP calculator)
- 15-18% foul balls per total pitches
- 21% swings and misses per total number of swings (misses plus strikeouts)
- 1.1-1.2 HRs per game, per team.
- HBP should fall in-line with simulated games.
- Depending on repertoire, varied flyball to groundball ratios.
The rest of your statistical accuracy will come from this output.
This set is based on accurate first-pitch strikes, ball-to-strike ratios, BABIP, foul ball %, swinging miss %, HR ratios, and groundball-to-flyball ratios. This is also the only slider I set I’ve seen that will give you accurate HBP totals for played games.
The HBP totals are important to note because they might throw you off when you first scope out the sliders. You can also use these sliders on other difficulty settings, but I think it’s always good to know what the original set is based on before jumping into them.
You can find the rest of his gameplay settings and options in the thread on OS, and feel free to leave feedback after playing some games with these sliders.