MLB Manager features a living world that uses the same award-winning simulation engine found in Out of the Park Baseball for Mac and PC, the best-selling and best-rated baseball management game of all time. Out of the Park Baseball is the second-highest-rated PC game ever on Metacritic and also received the PC Gamer Sports Game of the Year Award.
Take the helm of your favorite MLB team and guide it to glory as you trade players, sign free agents, draft prospects, call the shots from the dugout, and more!
Guide your favorite Major League Baseball team through the 2015 season and beyond. Each team features its official Opening Day 40-man roster, along with 20-25 more prospects on its minor league roster. All player ratings are based on the highly advanced PECOTA projection engine from Baseball Prospectus, resulting in the most realistic ratings available in a baseball management game.
MLB Manager creates one of four fictional baseball worlds -- 2 divisions, 8 teams; 4 divisions, 16 teams; 4 divisions, 24 teams; or 6 divisions, 30 teams -- and populates it with fresh players and clubs. Select a team and build a dynasty from scratch.
Choose any season from 1901 to 2014, replay it, and play forward through history. Real players show up when they made their MLB debuts, assuming you own those seasons. 1919, 1939 and 2012 are available for free; all other years can be bought singly, in bundles, or all at once as in-app purchases. (Applies to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch only; in-app purchases will be added to Android version in an update.)
After selecting a gameplay mode, choose a team and handle every aspect of managing it:
Assemble your pitching staff and assign starting and bullpen roles. Create depth charts and batting lineups, including the ability to set lineups against right- and left-handed pitchers.
Decide when to steal bases, bring in relief pitchers and pinch-hitters, put on the hit-and-run sign, pitch out with speedy runners on base, change your defensive alignment, and more.
During games, the play-by-play text is generated from a huge database of tens of thousands of lines that bring the action alive. Bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded, you're down by two runs and you have your best hitter stepping to the plate against your opponent's rock-solid closer ... What will happen next?
Negotiate contract extensions, sign free agents, put together trades, draft first-year players, promote players from the minors, put players on the disabled list, and more.
During the season, articles bring you news from around the leagues as computer-controlled teams make decisions that you will need to pay attention to and possibly counter. Your biggest rival just pulled off a blockbuster trade with the trading deadline looming ... How will you respond?
MLB Manager's realistic simulation engine generates extensive statistics for your perusal. You have plenty of options for assessing your players' output and making managerial decisions, and at any time you can view the best performances, both from individual and team perspectives.
As MLB Manager's living world evolves, players develop their careers, age, and eventually retire, with possible enshrinement next to past superstars waiting for them. New players drafted by you and groomed in the minors take their place and become the next generation of superstars.