MLB The Show 16: Home Run Derby Predictions
Tonight’s Home Run Derby in San Diego will feature Colorado Rockies power hitting outfielder and All-Star Game starter Carlos Gonzalez. Just fun, Rox Pile decided to use MLB The Show 16 to run a simulation of how tonight could play out for Colorado’s current franchise player.
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Before we get to the result, it’s essential to understand the methodology of the simulation. The Show has the Home Run Derby as a game mode so there was no need to start a season or franchise. The user can customize the Derby to included eight or four players and also adjust the timing structure to move as fast or as slowly as the user wishes. Obviously, we used eight players and kept the timing structure on default to make the sim as realistic as possible. Lastly, I selected all the players in tonight’s derby according to their real bracket seed, set all players to CPU, and clicked sim.
As for the rules of the derby, the simulation ran true to tonight’s rules. Each batter was given four minutes to mash as many dingers as possible. Each batter was awarded 30 seconds for every two home runs that exceeded 440 feet, with tie-breakers decided by swing-offs. The simulation was done only once to maintain the integrity of the results, and without further ado here is what we found!
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Sorry to say but our precious CarGo did not take home the gold. Carlos did manage to beat his first round opponent Todd Frazier however by a score of 16-13. In the semifinals, CarGo would lose a heartbreaker to eventual Derby champ and hometown All-Star Wil Myers by a score of 10-11. Myers outslugged Robinson Cano 17-10 to win the title.
What was really interesting in the simulation is that four matchups were decided by only home run. So, even though CarGo didn’t win (reality can hopefully prove this wrong), we should be in for an exciting night!
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If you have MLB The Show 16, give the derby or season simulation a shot and see what you can come up with. If nothing else, MLB The Show 16 is worth playing. The game play alone is breathtaking and is the most realistic baseball game you’ll ever come across (until next year’s installment I’m sure). Happy gaming!