Changing positions in MLB the Show 21 isn't too difficult once you know how to do it.
After creating your ballplayer in MLB The Show 21, you're able to select a position in the character creation for the "Road to the Show mode." However, after several weeks of play since its release in the middle of April, players are starting to want some more variety in the game, and the best way to do that is to change your ballplayer's position. Here's how to do so.
How to Change Positions in MLB the Show 21
To start on changing the position, you will need to go to the main menu and select your profile icon on the top-left corner.
You'll be brought to a screen with three tabs, "My Ballplayer," "My Profile" and "My Collection," ensure that you are on the "My Ballplayer" for the next step. There will be a "Loadout" button towards the left of the player, select that and you'll be brought to a menu where you can customize your player's loadout and gear.
On the top-left of the screen, your ballplayer's position will be shown as the larger icon among the two below it. Select the icon, and another menu will be on the screen with three more tabs: "Rarity," "Position" and "Affinity." Select the "Position" tab and there will be some options for you to choose from which will change your position for your ballplayer.
So far, the list should have only seven options to choose from, which will list out a primary position and other recommended positions for what you'd like your ballplayer to be: Sparkplug, Slugger, Speedster, Slick Fielding, Painter, Filthy and Cheese.
For some of the other positions, like shortstop, you will have to progress your newly-changed position in order to access new secondary positions. However, if you would like to be a primary shortstop, for example, you will have to progress by completing programs and missions from the "Road to the Show" and "Diamond Dynasty" in order to unlock those positions.