109 mph exit velocity

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How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

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@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

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Indeed. The next at bat, the same hitter hit a very similar pitch with an exit velocity of 106mph (ie 3 mph less) only this time it was “perfect” and landed for a knock.

I guess maybe people complained about negative exit velo???

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I wonder how accurate those exit velo read outs are. Sometimes I absolutely smoke the ball and it says it’s like 99 or 100, and then other times it seems like a routine can of corn but it says it was 110 or something. I think the wind might play a part but who knows anymore.

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@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

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@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

Your truth speaks volumes. Thank you for that.

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@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

Since it's a video game, I should win online homerun derby's with guys who have 40 power. Not the guys who have 100+ power/contact.

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

Since it's a video game, I should win online homerun derby's with guys who have 40 power. Not the guys who have 100+ power/contact.

What?

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@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

Since it's a video game, I should win online homerun derby's with guys who have 40 power. Not the guys who have 100+ power/contact.

What?

exactly. doesnt make sense.

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@PhatWhiteOwl said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

At this point, nothing surprises me. If the giant gorilla from the Ready Player One movie started randomly showing up in the outfield to swat would be homeruns out of the sky, I probably wouldn’t bat an eye. There’s plenty of lag today for anybody who’s interested. Get it while it’s hot.

Because it's a video game.

Since it's a video game, I should win online homerun derby's with guys who have 40 power. Not the guys who have 100+ power/contact.

What?

exactly. doesnt make sense.

I don't understand what you were trying to say.

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the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You’re making less sense as time goes on.

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It's pretty simple really. The game registers an outcome off the various factors and inputs. One time you rolled flyout, the next time you rolled a hit.

Most likely the pitch input was better on the first example than the second that fell for a hit.

How far the ball goes is kind of irrelevant. When a flyout registers it's going to go a certain distance and die. A deep fly out in Polo goes 450ft, but it would only go 390ft at Shippett.

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You're outthinking yourself. Your comparison is a fail

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

Sure.

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@SchnauzerFace said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You’re making less sense as time goes on.

Let me take a stab at this: I think what our friend is trying to say is that if you use the “it’s a video game” argument then any and everything should be allowed in the universe the video game created like Nathan Drake being able to hang for hours upon end by his fingertips on some bougainvillea and not getting tired, or Kratos being able to spend all that time with his son and not kill himself, or, and more directly related to this video game, take a common batter and win in a homerun derby. Then, and this is where I start to speculate for him: since you can’t necessarily take a common player into a homerun derby and win, that means this game has rules. And when the outcome doesn’t accurately reflect the input, as the OP had initially mentioned, then this video game is breaking its own rules, and therefore, the “it’s a video game” argument is moot. Now, I’m not saying I agree or disagree. That was just my interpretation.

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@halfbutt said in 109 mph exit velocity:

How does a well hit ball with 109 mph exit velocity become a routine fly ball? Anyone have an explanation for this? Launch angle was good. So the ball just hit a huge amount of resistance? The air was really humid that day? Windy?

And what exactly was your launch angle, stadium you were playing at, time of day and year. All these factors play into the final result.

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@vagimon said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@SchnauzerFace said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You’re making less sense as time goes on.

Let me take a stab at this: I think what our friend is trying to say is that if you use the “it’s a video game” argument then any and everything should be allowed in the universe the video game created like Nathan Drake being able to hang for hours upon end by his fingertips on some bougainvillea and not getting tired, or Kratos being able to spend all that time with his son and not kill himself, or, and more directly related to this video game, take a common batter and win in a homerun derby. Then, and this is where I start to speculate for him: since you can’t necessarily take a common player into a homerun derby and win, that means this game has rules. And when the outcome doesn’t accurately reflect the input, as the OP had initially mentioned, then this video game is breaking its own rules, and therefore, the “it’s a video game” argument is moot. Now, I’m not saying I agree or disagree. That was just my interpretation.

Thank you, sir.

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@SchnauzerFace said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You’re making less sense as time goes on.

no, it makes sense. you just think its stupid for a common player to win a HR derby. But hey, keep the doggie face comments coming.

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@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@SchnauzerFace said in 109 mph exit velocity:

@Matt_42187 said in 109 mph exit velocity:

the guy said he hit 2 similar pitches with 2 completely different results. You said it's because its a video game. I think I should be able to win online homerun derby's with commons, but it doesn't happen. It should though, right?

You’re making less sense as time goes on.

no, it makes sense. you just think its stupid for a common player to win a HR derby. But hey, keep the doggie face comments coming.

Yes I do think it’s stupid for a common player to win a HR derby. What am I missing here?

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