Walter Johnson Reviews

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Anybody use him yet? I used his 99 last year and really liked him (except for his delivery). I'm going to pick Frank at 300 stars, but I am curious to see if Johnson is better than what everyone seems to think about him.

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Please don’t use him

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He might get you wins in Events because we don't have time for that. If the pitcher stamina "fix" didn't happen I would consider carrying him to counter the toxic players who step off the mound 40 times and run the pause timer down.

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I dig him. He will drive your opponents crazy with his windup.

I was shutting him out 1-0 going into the 4th with about 8 ks, and than he requests a friendly quit which I decline.

Than he starts bunt dancing during every pitch, pausing, etc.... so since he decided to act like a child, I brought my 9 year old “child” in to hit for me as he can flat out rake ( not a greAt pitcher )...

I told him to bunt dance, hit a homer, than watch it, which he did on second batter and there came the dashboard

So if you use Johnson, be prepared for the nonsense from your opponent who will hate him.

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He’s amazing! 400 wins, 110 shutouts, hero of the 24 World Series and in the first HOF class.

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20 stars away... can’t wait to get Walter Johnson!

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All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

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@OreoRockstar said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

I dig him. He will drive your opponents crazy with his windup.

Than he starts bunt dancing during every pitch, pausing, etc.... so since he decided to act like a child, I brought my 9 year old “child” in to hit for me as he can flat out rake ( not a greAt pitcher )...

All my 9 year old does is pick his nose and make me watch him eat it.

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His windup really isnt bad from a batters perspective. He does the 2 circle thing with his arm like Babe Ruth does. But after that he has a regular windup. But if you are pitching with him the meter starts with the 2 circle thing. Which is kinda silly I think.

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@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Because no one use sonny gray and Walter is a inning boss & 99 rated starter.

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@Zakk3426 said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

Anybody use him yet? I used his 99 last year and really liked him (except for his delivery). I'm going to pick Frank at 300 stars, but I am curious to see if Johnson is better than what everyone seems to think about him.

First 2 games I used him, he couldn't be touched. Had double digit strikeouts and 7+ shutout innings in both outings. But I felt like the opponent wasn't that great at hitting either and had a hard time catching up to the fastball. I was able to get away with numerous pitches that were "forced over the middle of the plate."

His 3rd outing, he got lit up. I was in 700's in RS and what seemed like every pitch that was "forced over the middle of the plate" got tattooed for a homerun, and it didn't matter what type of pitch it was either. Dropped from 700's to 500's just like that.

I believe it just comes down to how good your opponent is at hitting that decides how well or poorly your pitcher will perform. And it doesn't matter if it's Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, Ryan, etc. What I mean by that is, the guy that lit up Walter Johnson was very good at taking advantage of those pitches over the middle of the plate; whereas, myself, I'm able to take advantage of the forced pitches at times, but not nearly on the level of these other guys, as I have a bad habit of touching the pci stick to aim when swinging. That's what separates WS players from the rest of the pack.

If you're using him in anything other than RS, I'm sure he's a beast. But once you climb divisions in RS, there are players who will show you quickly that he could also be a bust.

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What the guy above said. Is spot on.....doesn’t matter who you use on the mound, when you run into one of those elite players on AS or HOF, they will make. most pitchers look like garbage....

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@Spyacht said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Because no one use sonny gray and Walter is a inning boss & 99 rated starter.

You had to in the Topps Now moments. Yet, not a single post was made about having to walk every leadoff hitter because his windup is so long.

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@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@Spyacht said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Because no one use sonny gray and Walter is a inning boss & 99 rated starter.

You had to in the Topps Now moments. Yet, not a single post was made about having to walk every leadoff hitter because his windup is so long.

Totally agree! Grey and Beuhler both have longer windups then Johnson. I would argue Klubers windup takes about as much time as well. I think the slow windups are better as the hitter will be more impatient.

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@pbake12 said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@Spyacht said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Because no one use sonny gray and Walter is a inning boss & 99 rated starter.

You had to in the Topps Now moments. Yet, not a single post was made about having to walk every leadoff hitter because his windup is so long.

Totally agree! Grey and Beuhler both have longer windups then Johnson. I would argue Klubers windup takes about as much time as well. I think the slow windups are better as the hitter will be more impatient.

This is just me speaking from my perspective but I love those long windups as a hitter in ranked, I want all the time I can get between pitches to situate and think about sequences. Events now that’s another story

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@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@Spyacht said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Because no one use sonny gray and Walter is a inning boss & 99 rated starter.

You had to in the Topps Now moments. Yet, not a single post was made about having to walk every leadoff hitter because his windup is so long.

I did it. I hate his windup.

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@formallyforearms said in Walter Johnson Reviews:

All the complaining about the Big Trains windup, yet I've never heard anyone say anything about the long windups of some modern day players, like Sonny Gray.

Umm there was a Topps Now moment with Gray requiring strikeouts. I did intentional walks to get him pitching from the stretch.

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