Using cheats in franchise mode
Go to quickplay mode, choose your team, then select
the desired cheat to be used in franchise mode. Start the game,
quit the game, load your franchise, then pick the game you want
to play. When you play, the cheat you selected in quickplay will
still be active.
Start a two player game, with only one actual player.
Throw a perfect game, striking out every batter. Save the game
in the bottom of the ninth inning with two strikes and two outs.
Finish the game, collect your points, and save the options. Reload
the game and repeat to collect the points again.
Change to the team that you are facing and make them play poorly,
allowing your original team to score a lot of runs. In the last
inning, switch back to your team and claim your team's cheaply
If you are down in the count or need a quick ball,
pretend to lay down a bunt. Pull back while the pitcher is in
his motion. This should result in a ball being thrown. Note: This
only works up to two times in an at bat.
Throw hard 4 seam fastball correctly
If you have a pitcher or created player that throws
a hard 4 seam fastball, always place the pitching cursor below
where you want the pitch to go. The pitch will automatically rise
after the pitcher releases it. However, with other pitches (curveball,
slider, changeup, etc.) the ball will end up where you put the
Restore pitcher's energy
Wait until your pitcher has low energy then pause game
play. If your pitcher is still on the mound, go to "Save
Game and Quit", then save the game. Restart the system, and
when you go to the main menu, load the game. When you finish loading,
it should automatically take you back to the game, and it should
show your pitcher on the mound with the full green energy bar.
Use this trick to do a slide step. When your pitcher
is in the stretch, select a pitch, and before you press "Pitch",
hold the Left Analog-stick.
Pick off from the catcher
When the ball is released, hold [L] and the base
that you would like to throw the ball to. The catcher will then
snap up and throw the ball to the selected base. Note: This only
works when you are pitching.
View player's energy in franchise
When at the main menu in franchise mode, go to "GM
Office", then "Roster Management", then "Disabled
List". Look through your players to see which ones are tired
(except pitchers). If a starting player is tired, you should bench
and rest him for one game.
Select the "Extras" option at the main menu,
then choose "Player Management". On that screen is a
category called "Player Editor". It allows you to improve
players. In season mode, go to "GM", then choose "Player
Management", then "Player Editor". Note: Making
a player all A+ may result in the game freezing in later innings.
Sign All-star players to long-tern
contracts for less
Create as many players as desired for the positions
you want by using the "Create-A-Player" option. Collect
the players you have made from the free agent pool and sign them
to your team. Once you have all of your created players that you
want, go to "Roster Management", then to "Long-Term
Contracts". Offer each player you created a long-term contract
at the same, or even for a lower price than they want. Since the
players are not proven in the major leagues, they will sign for
basically nothing (just for the chance to play). You can now edit
their stats in "Player Editor". Make each player the
best that they can be (everything A+), and you will have the best
team for the lowest price. Use this in franchise or expansion
Change jerseys in franchise mode
Before playing in a franchise mode game, go to quick
play, and on the team's options highlight "Change Uniform".
Go back, exit quick play, load the franchise, and when you get
to the play game screen on options, your pointer will be on the
blacked out uniform part. Press [A] and you can change uniforms.
Once you change lineups or pitchers, this option is no longer
available; it only works for that one game.
Demote player without other teams
claiming him off waivers
Go to the player editor and make all his stats to D-
so that no teams would want to claim him off waivers. When you
want to promote a player back to the Major Leagues, change his
ratings back to his default settings.
Start a game with and set the skill level on anything
except "Manage Only". Pause gameplay go to "Controller
Select". Switch the controller to the team that you want
to lose. Then, go into "Team Management" at the pause
screen. Change the pitcher and the fielders to the wrong positions.
You can also put pitchers in as pinch hitters. Then, return to
"Controller Select" and change back to your original
team. The CPU may switch the players around, but you can put the
wrong ones in again. You will not get any card points if you play
the entire game with the losing team. Note: there is a slight
chance of your game freezing if player positions are swapped too
+ 4 Seam Fastball
Stance and deliver are 3/4 low kick
Have all stats up