MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020 Guide: Tips & Tricks To Start Building Your Team

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The premier Major League Baseball mobile game is back, and this year is the biggest year yet! MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020 is the ultimate mobile baseball game where players get to run their own franchise and manage their players. With real world MLB players and teams, no baseball fan should miss out on this game.

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In our MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020 tips and tricks guide for beginners, we will go over the basics of batting, how to play efficiently, and how to build up your team and upgrade them so that they are in tip-top shape. Let’s get started with our MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020 tips and tricks strategy guide to start building your team!

Winning Your First Game

If you are familiar with the MLB Tap Sports series, you will know what to expect here – most of the same gameplay rules apply here. If you are new to MLB Tap Sports Baseball, do not sweat it! We have got you covered.

The main meat of the gameplay are the batting sections. Your batters will go up to plate, and they will try to bat for a home run. Keep a close eye on the pitcher, as you need to react very quickly.

When the pitch rears back and throws the ball, watch the ball very closely. If it looks like the ball is going to go OUTSIDE of the plate (if it goes past the white lines on the ground), DO NOT swing, otherwise it will count as a strike.

If you do not swing and the ball is truly a foul ball, the pitcher must pitch again. If a pitcher throws a full set of foul balls, you will get to advance for free. This is a rare occurrence, but it is awesome when it happens.

Depending on your timing, the ball will go far or near, or even far enough for a home run. Your players on the field will run for the next base, and whoever makes a full lap around to the home plate will score a point.

So, to recap, do not let the pitchers trip you up, and try to strike the ball with good timing! It is a little tricky at first, but you will get the hang of it after a few games.

Get Your New Players

In MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020, all of your players are rated on a 5-star basis. The more stars they have, the better their overall stats are. When it comes down to it, the team with the better players will always win no matter your skill when it comes to batting.

So, you are going to want to start building a team of highly skilled players. If you are just now starting the game, you may have noticed all of the launch event bonuses that are happening at the moment.

There are four different methods of acquiring new players from the store. Late Round Draft Pick is the cheapest, but the players you get are not very good. Second Round Draft Pick has some decent players, but the First Round Draft Pick has good players with good potential.

The most expensive way of getting new players is the #1 Draft Pick, which guarantees a player of at least 3-stars. You should save up for this option, as it is much better to grow a initially high-level player than it is a low-level player.

The launch event bonuses will reward you with a ton of free tickets that let you do the better draft picks for free, so make sure that this is the first thing you do. You start the game off with a bunch of 1 and 2-star players, so once you are done drafting you will probably have replaced your entire team.

Play Bonus Games for Nonstop Action

Now that you have your new players, your team probably shot up a huge amount in overall power. You know what that means – it is time to test them out. Try out a bonus game for a different kind of pace!

Unlike the regular games, bonus games can be played all the way through to the end, and you do not have to wait between innings. Even better is that you can autoplay an inning, so the result is calculated based on how strong your team is compared to the opposing team.

You can earn lots of cash by playing bonus games, so if you are waiting on some replies from your main matches, why not give bonus games a shot?

Upgrading Your Team

Players with a lot of stars have the most potential. What that translates to is that they have most upgrade potential! To upgrade your team, hit the Team button and you can level up each individual player with the simple tap on a button next to their name.

To level up a player, you need cash and experience points. Experience points are won by winning games, and they can also be earned by trading-in old players that you do not use anymore. The better a player, the more experience you will earn for trading them in.

When a player levels up, their three main stats will increase. Their overall power rating is an indicator of their entire skillset, so it is really the only number you need to pay attention to.

In addition to individual upgrades, you can also hire trainers and coaches to improve your entire team’s stats. Go to Upgrades section of the Improve menu to see the coaches. Each one improves a single stat, like the Hitting Coach grants an accuracy bonus to all of your batters. Be sure to keep up with these since they are very powerful!

Change Up Gameday Strategies

With a powered up team and some games under your belt, you are ready to change up your strategies. If you go to the Gameday section, you can change various things including uniforms, batting order, and most importantly strategy.

You may have noticed that during games certain prompts come up, like considering a bunt or stealing a base. These will come up more often for players who excel in that respective action, but you can also influence their apperance rate.

By default, everything is set to average. You can change it to rare, lots, and extreme. This mostly influences how the AI plays out your matches, but it will also give you more prompts during a real-time match.

If you are a beginner at MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020, you should be fine with leaving everything to default. If you are an advanced player and want more control over your team strategy, this is a good place to start.

Join a Club

Joining a club will grant you access to some of the game’s mini modes where you partake in short matches that will test your skill, like Walk Off Hero, HR Battles, and more. These fun little mini games are great for quick matches and they also earn you club points and cash.

Playing club events will earn your club loyalty, another currency that you can spend in the club shop for random goodies. For an idea of what you can get, you can earn draft picks, cash, franchise player coins, evo tokens, and more! It is free to join or create a club, so there is no reason to not be in one!

Note that some of the club events have multiple stages to them, and to earn the rewards you must complete all stages. You do not have to do them consecutively, but the stages only last for around an hour, and after that much time has passed your progress will reset.

That’s all for MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020! If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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Jeremy Kanjanapangka
Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.

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