Bunting Tips?

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I'm a noob when it comes to bunting, and I'm trying to but my first couple runners on as I'm doing the All-Timer moments.

I have absolutely have no idea what I'm doing, haha. With the right players I can let go of the triangle to take a pitch for a ball, but that's about how far my skill goes. The rest is just bunting and praying.

Is there a specific key to bunting well? I'm on the All-star mission against the Reds and this fireball-throwing lefty will not let me get on base. I got breakout Ty Cobb and he can't even bunt his way on.

How can I bunt best?

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Push the right stick right before the pitch to steer your bunt towards the right side. I always wait for the pitch to come in and drag bunt at the time I would usually swing. Don't think it actually effects anything when bunting but I also move my left atick to where the ball is for my own peace of mind.

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Push the right analog stick either (1) down and to the right if you want the bunt to go toward the 1b/2b direction or (2) down and toward the left if you want to bunt toward 3b.

You'll notice a slight vibration from your controller which will indicate that the direction has been set. (That's what was key in me figuring out how to bunt toward certain areas.)

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@ICantHelpFalling said in Bunting Tips?:

Push the right analog stick either (1) down and to the right if you want the bunt to go toward the 1b/2b direction or (2) down and toward the left if you want to bunt toward 3b.

You'll notice a slight vibration from your controller which will indicate that the direction has been set. (That's what was key in me figuring out how to bunt toward certain areas.)

Ah, I have the vibration turned off for my controller. I've found more success in trying to bunt towards 1B/2B, that area between the pitcher and 1B, as usually they'll have a bunt defense shift with the third baseman from the get-go.

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@Kovz88 said in Bunting Tips?:

Push the right stick right before the pitch to steer your bunt towards the right side. I always wait for the pitch to come in and drag bunt at the time I would usually swing. Don't think it actually effects anything when bunting but I also move my left atick to where the ball is for my own peace of mind.

I've been trying bunting with your suggestions but having no luck. I keep hitting it down the first base line, but I want it AWAY from the line.

Because I keep hitting it right along the line, and the first baseman keeps tagging me out.

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Bunting Tips?:

@Kovz88 said in Bunting Tips?:

Push the right stick right before the pitch to steer your bunt towards the right side. I always wait for the pitch to come in and drag bunt at the time I would usually swing. Don't think it actually effects anything when bunting but I also move my left atick to where the ball is for my own peace of mind.

I've been trying bunting with your suggestions but having no luck. I keep hitting it down the first base line, but I want it AWAY from the line.

Because I keep hitting it right along the line, and the first baseman keeps tagging me out.

I would try to bunt a little earlier. The best spot is just out of the pitchers reach where it dies in front of the second baseman

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Does drag bunting at the timing we swing or pointing down make a difference? The UI says just point left or right, and when I just hold bunt it just makes an easy out. Definitely bunting on a pitch high is a bad idea but man I can't bunt for [censored] no matter what

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