MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (2024)

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MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (5)

Gear is a huge part of what makes a ballplayer successful. Different pieces of equipment work well for each athlete, making personal fit and customization important. This fact remains true in MLB The Show 23, turning an average player into an all-time great with the right loadout.

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Be warned that the developers are very aware of the different gear makes and an auction house that can get pretty predatory is in place. But responsible gamers who play hard in MLB The Show 23 can earn all of the gear they want within a few weeks with consistent gaming.

Bats

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (6)
  • Bat bonuses: Power, Contact

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Power

JAZZ.X Pro hard Maple XP

+9 Power, +8 Contact

Contact (With Preorder Bonus)

MLB The Show 23 Captain Edition

+8 Power, +8 Contact

Contact (Without Preorder Bonus)

MZP 243 Pro Limited Maple, CS271 Select Maple

+6 Power, +8 Contact

The best batting stance requires a bat that unleashes the player's best talents at hitting for distance and accuracy.

Batting Gloves

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (7)
  • Batting Glove bonuses: Power, Contact, Batting Clutch, Plate Vision

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Power

Rhythm

+5 Contact, +6 Power, +4 Batting Clutch, +5 Plate Vision

Contact

Pittards Reserve

+7 Contact, +3 Power, +3 Batting Clutch, +7 Plate Vision

The greatest catchers today can field and hit. Some batting gloves can bring extra dimensions to their game.

Fielding Gloves

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (8)
  • Fielding Glove bonuses: Fielding, Arm Strength, Arm Accuracy, K/9, H/9, BB/9, HR/9, Stamina, Pitching Clutch

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Outfielders

PR-D32AB Bregman

+10 Fielding, +9 Arm Strength, +8 Arm Accuracy, +10 Pitching Clutch, +6 H/9

Infielders

A2K MB50 GM

+13 Fielding, +5 Accuracy, +10 Stamina, +6 BB/9, +7 H/9

Velocity Pitchers

Flawless, Pushin' P Ice Cream Glove, Prince Jazz Glove '23 Bahamas Edition

+11 Fielding, +7 Arm Strength, +7 Arm Accuracy, +11 K/9, +7 H/9

Control/Break Pitchers

Pro

+9 Fielding, +5 Arm Accuracy, +9 BB/9, +10 Stamina, +8 H/9

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The best starting pitchers in the rotation will get to choose their focus with a handy fielding glove.

Cleats

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (9)
  • Cleat bonuses: Speed, Stealing, Baserunning Aggressiveness, Reaction, K/9, H/9, BB/9, HR/9, Pitching Clutch, Stamina

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Baserunners

Adizero Afterburner 9 NMV "Certified"

+14 Speed, +10 Stealing, +8 Reaction, +10 Stamina, +5 H/9

Fielders

Air Griffey Metal

+13 Speed, +7 Stealing, +10 Reaction, +8 Pitching Clutch, +4 H/9

Velocity Pitchers

Lindor 1

+12 Speed, +7 Stealing, +7 Reaction, +10 K/9, +6 H/9

Control/Break Pitchers

Force Zoom Trout 7 Elite

+12 Speed, +12 Stealing, +7 Reaction, +10 BB/9, +5 H/9

Players that bring the heat are often among the top-tier closers in baseball. Their cleats can make their strikeout numbers even higher.

Catcher Masks

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (10)
  • Catcher Mask bonuses: Blocking

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Catcher

Pro-SRZ Catcher Mask

+8 Blocking

This is the first of three pieces that only benefit catchers. Get all of them to join a team in need of a catcher.

Chest Protector

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (11)
  • Chest Protector bonuses: Blocking

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Catcher

Pro Chest Protector, Pro-SRZ Chest Protector

+5 Blocking

This is the second of three pieces that only benefit catchers.

Leg Guards

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (12)
  • Leg Guards bonuses: Blocking

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Catcher

Pro Shin Guards, Pro-SRZ Leg Guard

+3 Blocking

This is the last of three pieces that only benefit catchers.

Elbow Guards

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (13)
  • Elbow Guards bonuses: Discipline, Durability

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

Pro-SRZ 2.0 Two-Piece Elbow Guard

+7 Discipline, +6 Durability

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Gamers that want to be among the best first basem*n in the game will get more starts by boosting durability with some elbow guards.

Shin Guard

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (14)
  • Shin Guards bonuses: Batting Clutch, Durability

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

Pro-SRZ 2.0 Leg Guard

+5 Batting Clutch, +5 Durability

The best second basem*n available stay healthy and come through in the clutch with superior shin guards.

Wrist Guards

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (15)
  • Wrist Guards bonuses: Discipline, Durability

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

Pro-SRZ Protective Wrist Guard

+5 Discipline, +5 Durability

Two rules for the most gifted shortstops are that they make pitches be in the zone and they avoid injury, both of which are enhanced by wrist guards.

Compression Sleeves

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (16)
  • Compression Sleeves bonuses: Durability, Arm Strength, Arm Accuracy

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

Active DNA Compression Sleeve

+6 Durability, +5 Arm Strength, +6 Arm Accuracy

The players who are effective at the hot corner have speed and accuracy on their throws across the diamond, improved by a compression sleeve.

Bat Grips

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (17)
  • Bat Grips bonuses: Contact, Power, Batting Clutch, Plate Vision

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Hitters

DSP Bat Grip - Mookie Betts, DSP bat Grip - Mike Trout

+4 Contact, +4 Power, +5 Batting Clutch, +5 Plate Vision

Elite left fielders have to hit for both contact and power, a good bat grip with help with each of those areas.

Eyewear

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (18)
  • Eyewear bonuses: Plate Vision, Discipline, Arm Accuracy, Fielding, Reaction

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

S3

+7 Plate Vision, +4 Discipline, +6 Arm Accuracy, +5 Fielding, +5 Reaction

Great center fielders have to play the field and be smart at the plate, so they should all come equipped with the appropriate eyewear.

Socks

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (19)
  • Socks bonuses: Speed, Stealing

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

All Position Players

Ken Griffey Jr. "The Kid," Ken Griffey Jr. "Retro," Ice Cream Drip, The Show 23 Captain Edition

+7 Speed, +7 Stealing

Keep in mind that speed matters on defense, especially for outfielders, so socks aren't exclusively for base stealers, though they certainly benefit that kind of player the most.

Ritual

MLB The Show 23: Equipment Guide (20)
  • Ritual bonuses: Fielding, Arm Strength, Durability, Power, Contact, H/9, Speed, Stealing, Batting Clutch, Plate Vision, Discipline, Pitching Clutch, K/9, HR/9, BB/9, Reaction, Arm Accuracy, Bunting, Drag Bunting

Player Type

Best In Slot

Benefits

Hitters

Legendary Call

+8 Power, +8 Contact

Pitchers

Axle Grease

+5 Pitching Clutch, +5 K/9, +5 HR/9, +5 BB/9

Baserunners

Legend In A Cleat

+7 Speed, +7 Stealing

Fielders

Scented Professional Glove Cleaner, Glovolium Glove Rub

+6 Fielding, +6 Arm Strength

Rituals are more diverse than any other item in the game, allowing players to hone in on a specific aspect of the game.

MLB The Show 23 is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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