Is Honus a lot better than Banks?

For those who have used both Honus Wagner and SS Ernie Banks in RS, is Honus worth the grind?

I still have much to do to get to the 80 AllStars needed for Honus and want to know if it's:worth it..

I switched back to Banks, personally. A lot of people have success with Honus, but I'm not one of them.

Don't get Honus, I repeat do not get Honus

That card gets some of the least consistent exit velos I've ever seen

I've seen a ton of top players talking about how they don't even want him on their squad anymore. I personally use Lindor over there who serves as the ideal SS for me, he has scary suprising pop, enough speed, and a diamond shield at all his secondaries too. 1.300 ops at SS will do

Banks if you mainly play in All-Star, Honus if you play HoF and above.

You can’t really go wrong with either tbh

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

You can’t really go wrong with either tbh

10-4 lol

@Rusty-_-Rod said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

Banks if you mainly play in All-Star, Honus if you play HoF and above.

I agree with this. Honus is one of those players that just has too much vision for all star

I couldn't hit with Honus on AS, HoF, or Legend. Banks has 118 vision, Honus has 125, so the difference in vision is minimal. I still keep Honus on the bench for late inning defense/versatility/speed. But his bat never worked for me personally. He works well for a lot of people though, so it's really a gamble. You're guaranteed to get less power and you're guaranteed to get better defense and speed with Honus over Banks, but that's about where the guarantees end.

I do pretty well with Honus but he does have that flyout power which is annoying, especially knowing that a guy like Banks would've hit it out on the same input.

Personally, I bat near .400 with Honus through 400 Abs. I love his card, he doesn't hit for power a lot for me but he is always on base.

@raesONE said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

I do pretty well with Honus but he does have that flyout power which is annoying, especially knowing that a guy like Banks would've hit it out on the same input.

It's so bad, it's like you center the ball and it's a mid-deep flyout but then he has those moments where he makes slight contact and the ball goes to mars

It's weird that most people haven't had success with Honus in this thread. He has been my best shortstop.

.344/.389/.490. Of course, the slugging isn't that impressive, but diamond defense and he has stolen 129 bases in 155 attempts good for an 83% success rate.

For comparision, Banks hit .295/.392/.437, that is in only about 200 at-bats for him, Honus has a lot more.

Have both. Honus is by far superior for me. His speed, defense and bat are all game changing. I've toyed with Lindor at SS and using Honus on the bench as a late game sub because he can play literally anywhere aside from catcher and has blazing speed, but I always go back to using him as my starting SS

@eatyum said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

It's weird that most people haven't had success with Honus in this thread. He has been my best shortstop.

.344/.389/.490. Of course, the slugging isn't that impressive, but diamond defense and he has stolen 129 bases in 155 attempts good for an 83% success rate.

For comparision, Banks hit .295/.392/.437, that is in only about 200 at-bats for him, Honus has a lot more.

I'm always interested in what other people consider great players

Personally for me I usually look for a .360 average and at least 1.150 ops, Lindor far exceeds that(.400 BA and 1.300 ops) but Honus falls short(.980 ops), I can't stand that card's hitting tendencies

Honus also makes a scary amount of errors, I was playing against the 11th rated player in the world at the time and Honus made 2 errors that cost me 5 runs in total, guess what I lost by

@JustASeal0 said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

@eatyum said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

It's weird that most people haven't had success with Honus in this thread. He has been my best shortstop.

.344/.389/.490. Of course, the slugging isn't that impressive, but diamond defense and he has stolen 129 bases in 155 attempts good for an 83% success rate.

For comparision, Banks hit .295/.392/.437, that is in only about 200 at-bats for him, Honus has a lot more.

I'm always interested in what other people consider great players

Personally for me I usually look for a .360 average and at least 1.150 ops, Lindor far exceeds that(.400 BA and 1.300 ops) but Honus falls short(.980 ops), I can't stand that card's hitting tendencies

Honus also makes a scary amount of errors, I was playing against the 11th rated player in the world at the time and Honus made 2 errors that cost me 5 runs in total, guess what I lost by

Honus has never made an error for me lol

@cvogsfashow said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

@JustASeal0 said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

@eatyum said in Is Honus a lot better than Banks?:

It's weird that most people haven't had success with Honus in this thread. He has been my best shortstop.

.344/.389/.490. Of course, the slugging isn't that impressive, but diamond defense and he has stolen 129 bases in 155 attempts good for an 83% success rate.

For comparision, Banks hit .295/.392/.437, that is in only about 200 at-bats for him, Honus has a lot more.

I'm always interested in what other people consider great players

Personally for me I usually look for a .360 average and at least 1.150 ops, Lindor far exceeds that(.400 BA and 1.300 ops) but Honus falls short(.980 ops), I can't stand that card's hitting tendencies

Honus also makes a scary amount of errors, I was playing against the 11th rated player in the world at the time and Honus made 2 errors that cost me 5 runs in total, guess what I lost by

Honus has never made an error for me lol

Honus has a .970 fielding% for me, I should throw Frank there

I'm pretty streaky with honus. sometimes he'll go 4-4 with a couple bombs then 0-20 next few games. he is the best defensive SS I'd say though. very noticeable. I couldn't get anything going with banks at all. I think hes hovering around the Mendoza line for me

I'm pretty streaky with honus. sometimes he'll go 4-4 with a couple bombs then 0-20 next few games. he is the best defensive SS I'd say though. very noticeable. I couldn't get anything going with banks at all. I think hes hovering around the Mendoza line for me

I am not a good hitter, But for me Honus was great for me, I just flat out could not hit with him. I love guys with Speed and great defense. I played very little in RS this year. Mostly just played the events for online

Banks is a beast at the plate but for me anyhow I feel like he plays below his attributes on defense. Doesn’t seem to get to as many balls as he should and is slow on the bases. Honus is amazing on d and has great speed but his power is right in the middle where he doesn’t get the ichiro bloops but doesn’t have enough to consistently drive the ball out of the park. I will use both from time to time but primarily use Lindor now.

Log in to reply