Do people still think fielding is an issue or is it fine now?

SDS

To me, the only real issue was how fielders didn't stop to catch the ball far too often. This happened in previous games but this year it happened much more often and it was too much. However, I don't think I've seen that happen in at least a few days so maybe it has been addressed.

Other than that, are there any real issues? Off the top of my head the only other real glitches are fielders not picking up the ball (which is rare in my experience) and that weird one where the runner keeps leading and your pitcher throws the ball away if he tries to throw a pick off. If I could tweak a few things, I would force the user to dive in the IF instead of letting the CPU do it, I would make it a little harder to change directions in the OF so taking a good route to the ball has more skill involved, and make the green throw accuracy from the OF much smaller because it is too easy to make accurate OF throws.

Overall, other than the glitches I mentioned (which if the fly ball lock on issue has truly been addressed, I can't complain much), I think fielding is actually far better than it was in previous years. To name a few things, the perfect throw feature has been great, OFs can no longer reach almost anything in the gaps (although I think this can be made a little more difficult as I mentioned above), and I have seen far fewer instances of infield hits that occur because the fielder took way too long to throw the ball.

Maybe I'm missing some things or the lock on issue hasn't really changed but I've just seen it less recently, but if it is indeed fixed or drastically reduced then I think fielding is actually pretty good overall.

SDS

The short answer is: Fielding is slightly better, more lock ons but still plenty of problems. A lot of goofyness at the OF walls, not picking up a ball underneath a fielder still happens and the occasional ball rolling past your fielder.

SDS

IMO, even aside from the weird wall stuff and balls bonking off chests and heads, there are clearly animations programmed into the game that just shouldn’t be there.

I’m talking about the ones where MLB position players wave their arms as the ground ball scoots into the outfield. The “fielding matters” concept is great but even the poorest MLB players can still make routine plays.

Some of the defensive stuff is just bad fundamental fielding where the infielder tries to backhand stab at something haphazardly when there is plenty of time to move his feet and get in front of it.

The other one that bugs me is where the outfielder pulls up and awkwardly plays the ball on a hop when he clearly has time to get there and make a catch.

To quote Joey Gallo, “We’re not Little Leaguers.”

Just my .02 cents.

SDS

I find players are locking in now, but there isn't urgency on throws especially from outfield. But yea, def better.

SDS

Fly balls against the walls seem to be weird. Like the outfielder all of a sudden has an aneurysm and doesn't know what he's doing. Overall the locking on and catching the ball is much better. I have noticed that on fly balls that an outfielder should definitely catch all of a sudden they just stop and allow the ball to bounce a foot in front of them for some reason. But Fielding is definitely better, not great but better.

SDS

Better? Yes. Good? No. Acceptable? eh....
outfielders will just run by balls and it goes for inside the parker. SMH. It's like the whole dive thing basically messed up the outfielders ability to field like a normal outfielder.

SDS

Definitely still an issue. Slightly better, but not good. If you have to worry about whether or not Mike Trout will let a fly ball bounce off his chest or whether he'll simply refuse to pick up a ball, then fielding isn't in an acceptable place imo.

SDS

It's getting better. Wall hits need work. Fielders need to pick up the ball automatically when it's by their feet. Some choppers go thru the fielder and into the OF

SDS

@halfbutt said in Do people still think fielding is an issue or is it fine now?:

IMO, even aside from the weird wall stuff and balls bonking off chests and heads, there are clearly animations programmed into the game that just shouldn’t be there.

I’m talking about the ones where MLB position players wave their arms as the ground ball scoots into the outfield. The “fielding matters” concept is great but even the poorest MLB players can still make routine plays.

Some of the defensive stuff is just bad fundamental fielding where the infielder tries to backhand stab at something haphazardly when there is plenty of time to move his feet and get in front of it.

The other one that bugs me is where the outfielder pulls up and awkwardly plays the ball on a hop when he clearly has time to get there and make a catch.

To quote Joey Gallo, “We’re not Little Leaguers.”

Just my .02 cents.

That's the one animation that really drives me crazy. Like i know im not getting to the ball so i just trying to cut it off instead animation takes over and makes him reach for it, which lets a single turn to a double, double turn into triple. Same thing for infield, there are balls i could possibly get to if the came would juat let me keep running towards. Instead animations take over and he is reaching for the ball.

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