When you can get bat graphics, select
the flame bat. Try to get your power ratings to the maximum. You will
automatically hit home runs.
Big heat strike out points:
you and your opponent have their point bars filled, wait until your
opponent activates Power Blast and use Strike the Batter Out with Big
Heat. You will get 100,000 points for a Big Strike Out after doing it a
Higher rookie stats:
To create a
rookie with higher than normal stats, name him "HOT DOG".
-When you fill up your bars and your opponent fills up
their point bars, wait until your opponent uses Power Blast. Strike the
batter out with Big Heat to receive 100,000 points for a Big
Strike Out. You must do this a couple times.
-When you have Big Heat
when the other team has Power Blast, use the Big Heat. If you strike the
batter out with Big Heat, you will earn an additional 10,000 skill
points (enough for a Power Blast).
batters before your rookie is up, try to get base hits with them. For
example, use Carl Crawford, Justin Morneau, and Hank Blaylock. Load up the bases if possible. Once they are loaded you
should be able to hit a home run with your rookie without problems. Do this four times to receive unlimited Power Blasts for the
rest of the game.
hitting on Rookie Challenge:
Note: All Star weekend is excludes. You can get a
better score for hitting in these drills if you place a pitcher with the least amount of pitches in the #1 slot in your pitching rotation. The fewer the
pitches, the easier it is to tell what he is going to throw. This
works even better if you have a relief pitcher who has all fastball
types of pitches, (for example. fastball, 2-seam fastball, cutter). If
you know what is coming, you should not have a problem hitting the ball.
Make sure the pitchers you wish to use during the game are not on the
"bench" otherwise you cannot use them during the game. With this
exception, it does not matter what your pitching rotation order is as you can select them before the start of the game.
On the Rookie Challenge it is possible to steal ten players. Take outfielders first because, if somebody gets a
hold of a hanging curve, you want speed. These are two groups of outfielders that
have all that. These outfielders should improve your win percentage and
increase your number of shutouts and no hitters for experienced players.