MLB The Show 16 has a boatload of fresh features in the newest edition of the game, but the addition of ambidextrous Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Venditte has to be one of the coolest.
Venditte is the only active pitcher in Major League Baseball capable of proficiently pitch with both arms and even has a rule named after him, the "Pat Venditte Rule." Here is how the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation explained the rule:
The pitcher must visually indicate to the umpire, batter and runner(s) which way he will begin pitching to the batter. Engaging the rubber with the glove on a particular hand is considered a definitive commitment to which arm he will throw with. The batter will then choose which side of the plate he will bat from.
MLB The Show used the rule to finesse Venditte’s unique abilities into the game, and it appears pretty seamless. Check out a sneak peak of the feature and an explanation of how it all works in the video below.