Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?

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Mine as a hitter is Ichiro. No matter who uses him, he always gets on base for them & is a nightmare for me with his Base running on stuff hit into the OF. Even when tagging up, many will try taking 2 bases at once & succeeds in doing so 50% of the time.

As a pitcher I hate facing SS Seaver. I feel his delivery is the most deceptive of all pitchers & by the time i could read whats coming & if it will be Fastball or breaking ball & if will be a borderline strike or a ball, it's to late for me, if I swing, it's either too early or too late resulting in a strike out & if I take it just barely hits the zone & K's me no matter what.

Would love to know which are the cards that burns you the most when facing against them.

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Try setting outfield in always on Ichiro. It helped me eliminate a lot of his hits.

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@theBlindRhino said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Try setting outfield in always on Ichiro. It helped me eliminate a lot of his hits.

"Set my outfield always on Ichiro" ...... What does that even mean? Can you please elaborate?

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Adam Wainwright and similar pitchers, that sinker destroys me.

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@TonyTheTiger2k16 said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

@theBlindRhino said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Try setting outfield in always on Ichiro. It helped me eliminate a lot of his hits.

"Set my outfield always on Ichiro" ...... What does that even mean? Can you please elaborate?

Always set your outfielders shallow. There is a way to do it during first at bat so that every time he comes up they will default to shallow. This eliminates a lot of his hits.

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@eatyum said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Adam Wainwright and similar pitchers, that sinker destroys me.

Sinkers, dropping Change Ups, 12-6's, & Splitters always get me for the K when count is full & I swear I will be thrown a strike just for not being walked & i'm already committed to timing my swing to something in the zone & BOOM!!!!!! It's way below the zone & under my swing. Big time embarrassing strike out. LMAO

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Arenado is one I can't hit with, but he's batting .750 against me, easily. And I swear it's embarrassing, at this point what Nolan Ryan does to me.

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@MrGamebred said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Arenado is one I can't hit with, but he's batting .750 against me, easily. And I swear it's embarrassing, at this point what Nolan Ryan does to me.

Pending who is using Nolan Ryan, i could either do great or do horrible against him. His FB is easy to pick up & square upon within the zone. but not his breaking stuff because it hard to read it's trajectory & square up on it. So those using Nolan & relying more with FB on most pitches because they don't trust his breaking stuff for strikes when needed most due to his lower control stats for a 99 Diamond. I hit very well. But those who know how to master his breaking stuff just kills me with K after K & weak grounders & pop ups. So it varies with who is using him & how. I personally have Nolan within my rotation & do well with him pitching. BUT I NEVER RELY on his breaking stuff for a strike once a hitter is 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2, unless he already showed me he chases stuff outside of the zone.

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@TonyTheTiger2k16 said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

@MrGamebred said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Pending who is using Nolan Ryan, i could either do great or do horrible against him. His FB is easy to pick up & square upon within the zone. but not his breaking stuff because it hard to read it's trajectory & square up on it. So those using Nolan & relying more with FB on most pitches because they don't trust his breaking stuff for strikes when needed most due to his lower control stats for a 99 Diamond. I hit very well. But those who know how to master his breaking stuff just kills me with K after K & weak grounders & pop ups. So it varies with who is using him & how. I personally have Nolan within my rotation & do well with him pitching. BUT I NEVER RELY on his breaking stuff for a strike once a hitter is 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2, unless he already showed me he chases stuff outside of the zone.

Exactly. If they even a little bit know what they're doing, I feel lost, so I just take as many pitches as I can to catch on to how they pitch.

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Errors, defensive miscues, PCI RNG, and the hidden handicap that manufactures comebacks.

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frank Thomas is batting close to 1000 against me. I'd say over 50% of the hits are Homers. I feel like I should start walking him lol.

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I can't get finest Yelich out it's infuriating lol. I mean it makes sense he's a monster, but anyone that uses him somehow has the eye of an eagle and when they swing the exit velo is crazy.

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I can not hit Finest Scherzer and I have no idea why

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As I’ve put on every one of these threads, Whitey frickin Ford. I dread him more than anyone

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@Dino-might_not said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

As I’ve put on every one of these threads, Whitey frickin Ford. I dread him more than anyone

Man! I got obliterated every time I used him

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You can’t play shallow on 99 ichiro, he has higher power then his 93 card

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@TonyTheTiger2k16 said in Who has been your personal Achilles Heel when playing against?:

Mine as a hitter is Ichiro. No matter who uses him, he always gets on base for them & is a nightmare for me with his Base running on stuff hit into the OF. Even when tagging up, many will try taking 2 bases at once & succeeds in doing so 50% of the time.

As a pitcher I hate facing SS Seaver. I feel his delivery is the most deceptive of all pitchers & by the time i could read whats coming & if it will be Fastball or breaking ball & if will be a borderline strike or a ball, it's to late for me, if I swing, it's either too early or too late resulting in a strike out & if I take it just barely hits the zone & K's me no matter what.

Would love to know which are the cards that burns you the most when facing against them.

SS Joe Morgan, I'm pretty sure he's batting .800 against me. I know for a fact he's hit 7 HR's against me and has probably 20 RBI'S as well. He's even hit 2 of those HR's in one game against me. But I use him and he's completely trash for me. 😞
I hate Joe Morgan!

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Billy Wagner. Nolan I have learned to hit better against. The same for Kershaw. Seen them enough times. But I don't always see Wagner so when I do I have trouble with his heater follower by change of speeds. I hate that card but also respect it at the same time.

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Seaver is tough.
Hitter wise, any directional hitter at All star. They can’t hit n strikes out over 10x but pitch leaked down the middle gonzo

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Ryan, Kershaw and Wood hate facing them...…… as for pitching against Finest Grandal guaranteed dinger and SS Griffey JR

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