It’s sad, however, that the Franchise mode still hasn’t taken any appreciable steps forward. It’s a solid enough experience, to be sure, and it’s plenty of fun, and I’ll burn plenty of time in here. But the list of things missing from the Franchise mode is growing longer and longer. Every other sports game out there lets you build custom draft classes, but not The Show. NBA 2K tracks advanced stats, but The Show hasn’t embraced the Fangraphs era and doesn’t give you hard-hit data, launch angle data, or anything that feels current with the new analytics era of baseball. In fact, it’s stat tracking feels more convoluted this time around, buried in a new menu structure that seems to waste screen real estate.