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MLB The Show 20 Batting Stances: What You Need to Know

With the introduction of the new Perfect-Perfect batting system, picking the right MLB The Show 20 batting stance is crucial.
With the introduction of the new Perfect-Perfect batting system, picking the right MLB The Show 20 batting stance is crucial. | Sony Interactive Entertainment

MLB The Show 20 batting stances got a change considering new features added to the latest entry in the baseball simulator franchise.

With the introduction of the new Perfect-Perfect batting system, picking the right MLB The Show 20 batting stance is the key to getting the most out of each hitter on your roster.

With so many different types of stances to choose from, here are some of the best in each of the different areas to help set your team apart from the competition.

MLB The Show 20 Batting Stances: Power Hitting

It wouldn't be a game of MLB The Show 20 without a ball getting launched out of the ballpark, and there are a couple of stances that can help your power hitters better time up the opposing pitcher and make better contact.

Max Muncy and Anthony Rendon have two of the better power hitting stances, with each having a smooth swing and a one-handed follow through that allow them to get under the ball and carry it over the fence. Of course, there are other great power swings as well and the only way to find them is by trying them for yourself and seeing what swing works best for your timing.

MLB The Show 20 Batting Stances: Balanced Approach

If you want a well rounded swing that can hit the occassional home run or come through with a clutch base hit in a close game then Chipper Jones (2008) and All Star 126 are two of the ideal batting stances to choose.

Chipper Jones (2008) has been a fan favorite for some time with plenty of streamers and YouTube personalities using the stance on their created players or on their Diamond Dynasty teams. According to early information, All Star 126 is modeled off of Nick Swisher, who's swing has also been a fan favorite since it's first appearance in MLB The Show years ago.

MLB The Show 20 Batting Stances: Contact Hitting

All Star 109 and Ichiro's batting stances are the best in the game for pure contact hitters with plenty of speed. The almost slap style of swing allows the batter to quickly leave the box while still making solid enough contact to drive line drives into the outfield for extra bases.

Ichiro Suzuki is an obvious batting stance for this tactic, as his patented batting stance earned him over 3,000 hits over his 19 years in Major League Baseball and multiple Silver Slugger and All Star team nominations.

All Star 109 is modeled after former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes' swing. Reyes was known for his strong contact hitting and impressive speed on the base paths, netting his fair share of extra base hits and stolen bases. If you're looking for a contact swing, then All Star 109 might be the right one for you.