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MLB The Show 21 Patch 16 Available Today - Patch Notes

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MLB The Show 21 Patch 16 Available Today - Patch Notes

MLB The Show 21 patch 16 is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S fixing a few Franchise Mode, UI and miscellaneous issues. Check out the patch notes below and let us know what you’re seeing.

FRANCHISE

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pinch hitting for an out of position player in Manage Full Game
  • Removed the option to sign Free Agents in the off-season through the player search menu (this would sometimes result in the player being duplicated)

UI

  • Added a confirmation selection box when players select duplicate no-sell cards from Choice Packs
  • Fixed a bug where the player card would stay on the screen if the user pressed R2 and the Options button at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where player position would sometimes be blank on a batter walk-up presentation

MISC

  • Fixed an issue where some Xbox linked accounts would not receive game invites
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  1. baseballguy99
    Would be great if the crowd actually reacted to the play. The last patch made them feel even more dead (ps4 anyways)

    I'm playing on PS4 and the crowd is reacting to the plays on the field.
    Auto baserunning...
    Also the level between hitting on Veteren to All Star is too big.. Veteren. Getting 16 hits a game. All Star, lucky to get 1 run a game smhh
    Dynamic difficulty seems to never get past rookie smhh
    Well so far so good.
    I was able to pinch hit with a guy who does not play the same position as the guy he is pinch hitting for.
    Pinch hit Sanchez for Clint Fraizer
    After the inning I was able to move Sanchez to Catcher and the put Gardner into CF.
    I know there was an issue with bullpen when you pinch hit for the pitcher but I do not know if that was resolved yet. If anyone can test that and report on if that is fixed that would be great.
    countryboy
    I'm playing on PS4 and the crowd is reacting to the plays on the field.

    So you’ve never encountered multiple times a game where they are almost silent for home team events? Double to the gap, hr, big out?
    If so you must have a special copy of the game my man.
    baseballguy99
    So you’ve never encountered multiple times a game where they are almost silent for home team events? Double to the gap, hr, big out?
    If so you must have a special copy of the game my man.

    Not that I've noticed. They are always making noise expect for at times they drop out during an at-bat until a pitch is thrown and then they start making noise again.
    And please drop the "special copy" bs. I'm sharing my experience just as you are.
    countryboy
    Not that I've noticed. They are always making noise expect for at times they drop out during an at-bat until a pitch is thrown and then they start making noise again.
    And please drop the "special copy" bs. I'm sharing my experience just as you are.

    I’ve noticed the crowd performs poorly when spamming A/X between pitches/action. It’s almost like the logic can’t keep up with what’s happening. I know time is a limited commodity for most when gaming, but letting the game “breathe” helps immensely with the crowd in my experience.
    countryboy
    Not that I've noticed. They are always making noise expect for at times they drop out during an at-bat until a pitch is thrown and then they start making noise again.
    And please drop the "special copy" bs. I'm sharing my experience just as you are.
    I've noticed the crowd sounds better today and I'm wondering if it's bc Sony updated the PS5 to allow 3D audio to be used through other speakers other than a headset. It sounds amazing through my Vizio surround sound system. Feels like I'm getting audio a full 360 degrees now. It's pretty cool!
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    muaaahh
    As I haven't got the 21 yet, just curious: that day/night games issues for some teams already gone?

    They are not gone and SDS and has not even acknowledged it exists. There is no chance it is getting corrected for 21 at this point.
    Do you guys know how many flyouts and pop ups there are per mlb game? I can’t seem to find that number, or smart enough to use math to figure it out lol
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    Guess SDS didn't tell the truth about adding night games to created stadiums. EA got roasted for moving a similar size update to October.
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    baconbits11
    Guess SDS didn't tell the truth about adding night games to created stadiums. EA got roasted for moving a similar size update to October.
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    Well EA never said the update was coming out in September. They said they were "targeting" September. People just hear what they wanna hear. As far as adding night games to created stadiums, there has to be a reason why we haven't seen this fixed yet. Perhaps it's not something that is easily fixable without completely breaking that feature. I do wish SDS would be a bit more transparent about that one.
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    Archie56
    Well EA never said the update was coming out in September. They said they were "targeting" September. People just hear what they wanna hear. As far as adding night games to created stadiums, there has to be a reason why we haven't seen this fixed yet. Perhaps it's not something that is easily fixable without completely breaking that feature. I do wish SDS would be a bit more transparent about that one.
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    Well SDS specifically said night games were coming in "future patch" back in April. My point is EA got roasted for not being that specific.
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    baconbits11
    Well SDS specifically said night games were coming in "future patch" back in April. My point is EA got roasted for not being that specific.
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    Yeah, at this point I don't think we will see night games in created stadiums this year. To me, it just seems like they'd be far into developing next year's game. Hopefully they fix it for next year
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    baseballguy99
    Do you guys know how many flyouts and pop ups there are per mlb game? I can’t seem to find that number, or smart enough to use math to figure it out lol
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    About 6.5 flyballs and just under 2 pop ups per team. In addition, around 5 line drives and 11 ground balls.
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    If they are busy developing mlb 22 right now then it better be worth it. Lol
    Still can’t believe they messed with so much this late in the cycle that it messed up dynamic difficulty and haven’t fixed it yet. Unless they had and I didn’t know. Usually in thiis late in the cycle it is just minor changes if anything at all.
    DonkeyJote
    About 6.5 flyballs and just under 2 pop ups per team. In addition, around 5 line drives and 11 ground balls.
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    Thanks man, does the 6.5 flyballs count foul balls? Even for line drives do those only count in play or fouls also?
    Thanks!
    baseballguy99
    Thanks man, does the 6.5 flyballs count foul balls? Even for line drives do those only count in play or fouls also?
    Thanks!
    It includes foul balls that result in an out or an errors. I just went by how many "Batted Ball Events" each team had a game and the percentages of those events.
    I don't know of any stats regarding ball flight on the other foul balls. There's on average 26 foul balls per play per team (as opposed to around 25 balls in play) if that helps. I'd imagine, but this is just going off of years of watching and not any stats, that popups would be much more common on fouls than on balls in play.
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    Archie56
    I've noticed the crowd sounds better today and I'm wondering if it's bc Sony updated the PS5 to allow 3D audio to be used through other speakers other than a headset. It sounds amazing through my Vizio surround sound system. Feels like I'm getting audio a full 360 degrees now. It's pretty cool!
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    I'm on an Xbox One and I've always noticed that the game (especially the crowd) sounds bad on a headset compared to even just my soundbar.
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    DonkeyJote
    It includes foul balls that result in an out or an errors. I just went by how many "Batted Ball Events" each team had a game and the percentages of those events.
    I don't know of any stats regarding ball flight on the other foul balls. There's on average 26 foul balls per play per team (as opposed to around 25 balls in play) if that helps. I'd imagine, but this is just going off of years of watching and not any stats, that popups would be much more common on fouls than on balls in play.
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    Thanks , wow that confirms just how off the games numbers are. There are way too many fly balls and pop ups. Flyballs are at least double the average per game
    baseballguy99
    Thanks , wow that confirms just how off the games numbers are. There are way too many fly balls and pop ups. Flyballs are at least double the average per game

    Wouldn't that make sense though?
    I don't have any data on this so take it as one guy's opinion, but I doubt many people are playing with a real-life pitcher's mindset (of mixing up their spots, pitch choices, etc) and instead are pitching more to the on-screen strike zone, leaving themselves open to batters making much more contact than in real life.
    Less selective pitching = More contact = More solid contact = More fly balls
    Maybe?
    baseballguy99
    Thanks , wow that confirms just how off the games numbers are. There are way too many fly balls and pop ups. Flyballs are at least double the average per game
    I played a game to see. So we're clear, the numbers in real life baseball don't include fouls (unless they're outs/errors), but with the in game pitcher/hitter analysis tools for The Show, fouls are included (so you can't include the blue circles in your count).
    I played the Cardinals (CPU) as the Braves. They won 6-2. I struck out a ton (it was late when I played, so I was a little off tbh). For popups, STL had 2, I had 1 (for a combined 6% compared to MLB's 6.9%). For Flyballs, STL had 4 and I had 7 (that's 22% in game compared to 25.6% irl). For Linedrives, STL had 9 to my 4 (for 26% against irl 23.6%). And for groundballs, STL had 16 and I had 7 (which makes for 46%, really close to MLB's 44.6%). Granted, that's just one game, and I'm using sliders. But that's actually pretty good.
    On the other hand, even with foul tendency at 0 for both teams, I still got 32% foul balls. Real life is 28%, which isn't too off, but at 0 I feel like still being over shouldn't be a thing. They need to tone that down a bit.
    But that's against the CPU. And I don't use zone (I use Pure Analog). If you're talking online, yeah, it's way too easy to get the ball in the air. A lot of average to below average hitters have a heavy tendency to drop their PCI which results in more balls in the air. Good players are often trying to get under the ball. But most players are shooting for home runs. They make up a much bigger portion of the offense in the show than they do even in real life. Throwing the ball knee high but in the middle of the plate against a human using zone is, in my experience, more dangerous than down the middle because of how easy it is to get that pitch in the air.
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    SmashMan
    Wouldn't that make sense though?
    I don't have any data on this so take it as one guy's opinion, but I doubt many people are playing with a real-life pitcher's mindset (of mixing up their spots, pitch choices, etc) and instead are pitching more to the on-screen strike zone, leaving themselves open to batters making much more contact than in real life.
    Less selective pitching = More contact = More solid contact = More fly balls
    Maybe?

    That's a big part of it. If you look at DeGrom, for example, everyone loves that high and in fastball to righties. And if you make contact, it's normally a pop up or (best case). Whereas if you look at his pitch locations on statcast, he's almost never throwing fastballs to righties inside, and he's living with fastballs all over the outer half and sliders and changeups below the zone on the outer half.
    But because the odds of missing badly with the ball leaking over the heart of the plate or coming in to hit the batter are so small, there's no downside to living off pitches that in real life would be super risky.
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    Can u influence ground balls vs flyballs when using zone stride analog? I know pressing left or right does influence direction wasn’t sure I can do that for fly vs ground
    baseballguy99
    Can u influence ground balls vs flyballs when using zone stride analog? I know pressing left or right does influence direction wasn’t sure I can do that for fly vs ground
    If you're using zone stride analog, you're still controlling the PCI with your left stick. It you're using Pure Analog, you can cover outside or inside, but your north/south PCI placement is determined just by your timing.
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