-When you and your opponent fills up their point bars, wait until your opponent uses Power Blast.Then, strike the batter out with Big Heat and you will get 100,000 points for a Big Strike Out. You must do this a couple times.
-If you have Big Heat when the other team has Power Blast, use the Big Heat. If you strike the batter out with Big Heat, you will receive an extra 10,000 skill points (enough for a Power Blast).
A couple batters before your rookie is up, try getting base hits with them. For example, use Carl Crawford, Hank Blaylock, and Justin Morneau. If you want to do this, load up the bases if possible. Once they are loaded, you should be able to hit a home run with your rookie without problems. Do this four times to receive unlimited Power Blasts for the rest of the game.
When you and your opponent have their point bars filled, wait until your opponent activates Power Blast and use Strike the Batter Out with Big Heat. You will receive 100,000 points for a Big Strike Out after doing it a few times.
On the Rookie Challenge you'll be able to steal ten players. Take outfielders first because if somebody gets a hold of a hanging curve, you want speed. Also, someone's in scoring position, you want a good arm. These are two groups of outfielders that have all that. The following outfielders should improve your win percentage and increase your number of shutouts and no hitters for experienced players:
A.L. Carl Crawford Vlad Guerrero Torri Hunter Alex Rios Vernon Wells
N.L. Andruw Jones Carlos Lee Jason Bay Carlos Beltran Mike Cameron