- Hotshot Fielding - The game now includes more dynamic fielder reactions and animations, as well as improved bare-handed flips.
- Road to the Show 3.0 - The new version of the popular mode includes an all-new steal and leadoff system, and more interaction with the player's coaches.
- Franchise 2.0 - Now includes salary arbitration, waiver transactions, September call-ups, and the 40-man roster.
- Improved online play - Now includes flex scheduling to allow players to play out-of-order games, and Roster Vault option to allow gamers can create their own custom rosters and upload them online for other gamers to use.
- Custom Music/Replays - Gamers will now be able to store their favorite songs to their PS3 and assign them to be played at various points in the game, including a batter's walk-up animation. Players may also create custom taunts.