Why Can't I Finish My AA Season

SDS

I've played Road to the Show a few different times with different players and different positions and I'm usually leading the league and nominated for awards but it never lets me finish the season with my team. I'm always getting called up, either to AAA or the The Show itself. I thought it was because I was hiring an agent at the first opportunity, so I tried skipping it as long as I could and in return I was called up to MLB instead of hitting AAA first. Does anyone else have this problem or have any advice on how I can complete my first season for my awards? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

SDS

I don't think the awards you're referring to really mean much, other than satisfying some completion urge you have... which is fair enough I guess. Though, there wouldn't be a baseball player in the world who would say "Nah, I don't want to play in the majors just yet, lemme stay here in A ball so I can get that RBI trinket".

I don't think there is anything you can do to keep yourself in the minors .... other than playing bad.

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@bjannan said in Why Can't I Finish My AA Season:

I don't think the awards you're referring to really mean much, other than satisfying some completion urge you have... which is fair enough I guess. Though, there wouldn't be a baseball player in the world who would say "Nah, I don't want to play in the majors just yet, lemme stay here in A ball so I can get that RBI trinket".

I don't think there is anything you can do to keep yourself in the minors .... other than playing bad.

Not even sure if playing bad will keep a player in AA or even AAA for that matter. My San Diego SP with an ERA over 7.50 was called up to AAA after six months, AAA ERA over 5.50 and makes it to the majors for a month in his second year and also September call ups (missed the AAA postseason), then permanent MLB reliever in third year. Still pitching terribly. There needs to be a slider for the effect attributes vs performance has on role.

SDS

I am not 100% sure on this, but I believe a player's potential has an effect on promotion. I think the only way to lower your potential is to perform poorly in the showcase games. You might just create a player and sim to see if this works.

SDS

I think it has more to do with the player that's "ahead" of you. I was drafted by the Tigers and Orioles, and called up after 150 ABs. Then, I was drafted as a "small ball" SS by the Rockies. With Trevor Story ahead of me, with a 90 rating, I played a full AA season, and then a full AAA season before Story signed with the Dodgers and I took his spot. I started a new player, a catcher who was drafted by the Phillies. With Realmuto ahead of me, I'm assuming I get at least a year in the minors.

SDS

DEFINITELY keep an eye on the depth chart (for our purposes, look under Player Comparison).

I had an anomaly RF get tabbed by the Motor City Kitties, and I think after the EL All-Star game, he got like, maybe a week?, before Skip calls him in and says Congratulations, kid, up you go. My guy's like, Okay, cool, I got an aunt who lives in Toledo, and Skip's like, Did I say anything about Toledo?

Of course, this is Detroit we're talking about, so the pitching is as suspect as you'd think.

Rule of thumb, if you really do want to develop a virtual case of Southern League neck (yes, that actually is a thing), then you need to get drafted by a team whose depth chart at your position is about as jammed up as the MacArthur Maze in Friday night drive time.

SDS

Yea, just be careful you don't go to a team with to much ahead of you. If your potential is good, you can easily get traded off to help their mlb team.

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