Knuckleballers in MLB The Show 20 are just as effective as they have been in previous versions of MLB The Show, and here's everything you need to know about some of the men who can throw one of the most confusing pitches in baseball.
Knuckleballers in MLB The Show 20: Everything You Need to Know
Just like in Major League Baseball, the knuckleballer is a dying breed of pitcher in MLB The Show 20, with only a handfull of pitchers able to confuse hitters with the unpredictable pitch. But a good knuckleballer can still dominate opposing hitters and leave them confounded at the plate.
Knuckleballers are effective in MLB The Show 20 for two reasons. First, the knuckleball doesn't have a set break. Each time it's thrown, it has a unique path, which makes it incredibly difficult for hitters to make solid contact with the pitch. More often than not, it induces a weakly hit ground ball or pop fly, if not a mistimed swing. Second, the knuckleball is significantly slower than most other pitches in a pitcher's repertoire. In the case of one of the younger knuckleballers, Ryan Feierabend, his knuckleball barely breaks over 60 mph in comparison to his nearly 85 mph fastball.
There are a few solid options if you want a knuckleballer to round out your roster in Diamond Dynasty, Franchise Mode, or any other game mode in MLB The Show 20. One of the best knuckleballers in baseball history, Phil Niekro, is not a bad option to confuse hitters. He even has the added bonus of being a legendary player in the 2019 version of MLB The Show. Another great option you can pick up cheaply is Steven Wright, a 61 overall pitcher with a nasty knuckleball.