Do You Listen to the Catcher?

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Curious to know who among you listens to the catcher's suggestion on where to pitch and what kind of pitch to throw. I generally follow his suggestions, but sometimes it gets me killed for no reason. i.e., He tells me to throw a fastball low and inside and Jordan Alvarez crushes the stupid thing.

Starting to lose faith in the catcher AI. Should I just take what he tells me with a grain of salt?

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Are you trolling? If so, LOL

If not, I'd advise against it.

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No time to see what he wants. I am too busy mashing my next pitch to hurry things along.

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@Jeviduty said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Are you trolling? If so, LOL

If not, I'd advise against it.

I don’t know, with how random mechanics are at times, it might not be the worst idea.

That being said, I’d never do that.

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@Jeviduty said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Are you trolling? If so, LOL

If not, I'd advise against it.

Not trolling, lol. I just keep getting murdered when I listen to the catcher. I think part of it might be how the pitches don't go exactly where I want them to, but the rest of it has to be the catcher AI being stupid.

Even if my pitch goes right where the catcher wanted me to throw it, the batter will crush it.

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

@Jeviduty said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Are you trolling? If so, LOL

If not, I'd advise against it.

Not trolling, lol. I just keep getting murdered when I listen to the catcher. I think part of it might be how the pitches don't go exactly where I want them to, but the rest of it has to be the catcher AI being stupid.

Even if my pitch goes right where the catcher wanted me to throw it, the batter will crush it.

I rarely play against the CPU, but playing RS which I mostly do I would never have catcher suggestions turned on. In fact, I don't even think that's an option when playing RS.

I will say, I did play against the CPU while doing the Babe program and I did have it turned on, and pretty much threw exactly what the C called for every single time. From my experience if you can hit your spots and throw what he is calling for it works a very high percentage of the time. I like the pitcher vs. hitter battle and the thinking that goes behind it which is why I don't play much against the CPU. In the case of grinding for Babe though I just wanted to get it over with as soon as possible and I found that listening to the catchers suggestions helped out a lot. You do have to hit your spots though, even missing just the slightest bit could cost you as it could in real baseball. A half an inch one way or the other is the difference between a 425 foot bomb and a slow roller to the 2B.

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I usually listen to the catcher's pitch selection but not always location. I don't throw the same pitch 3 times in a row if they want me too

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This must be an offline thing because it def isn't in ranked, br or events.

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I still dont know why anyone would pitch what the catcher calls for. The game is trolling you into pitching what it wants.

Just throw what you want.

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I know it’s not good but I still like doing it offline... before the it leads to a 450ft bomb, and then I swear I’ll never do it again.

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On legend or HoF I do like 75% of the time.

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9 out of 10 times I’ll throw the exact opposite pitch of what they call for. It most likely doesn’t mean anything but the less input the computer has the better

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i do what the catcher says when i play the cpu on rookie or veteran, no other time

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@DarthKDog09 said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

This must be an offline thing because it def isn't in ranked, br or events.

Yeah, I play offline most of the time. Life is stressful enough as it is lol

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Curious to know who among you listens to the catcher's suggestion on where to pitch and what kind of pitch to throw. I generally follow his suggestions, but sometimes it gets me killed for no reason. i.e., He tells me to throw a fastball low and inside and Jordan Alvarez crushes the stupid thing.

Starting to lose faith in the catcher AI. Should I just take what he tells me with a grain of salt?

Same, but it was against Yoc Pederson.

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Yeah it's def not online. The catcher moves around behind the dish offline, framing pitches and all that good stuff

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Curious to know who among you listens to the catcher's suggestion on where to pitch and what kind of pitch to throw. I generally follow his suggestions, but sometimes it gets me killed for no reason. i.e., He tells me to throw a fastball low and inside and Jordan Alvarez crushes the stupid thing.

Starting to lose faith in the catcher AI. Should I just take what he tells me with a grain of salt?

Usually not. But if I am winning by a lot then yes.

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@Vipersneak said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

@The_DoctorsWife said in Do You Listen to the Catcher?:

Curious to know who among you listens to the catcher's suggestion on where to pitch and what kind of pitch to throw. I generally follow his suggestions, but sometimes it gets me killed for no reason. i.e., He tells me to throw a fastball low and inside and Jordan Alvarez crushes the stupid thing.

Starting to lose faith in the catcher AI. Should I just take what he tells me with a grain of salt?

Usually not. But if I am winning by a lot then yes.

I mean I usually do not listen to him. Sometimes the catcher will ask for a pitch that I KNOW will be crushed. When I still listen? It is crushed lol

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If I am playing the CPU in a conquest game or v CPU All-Star game as part of a program...why the hell not? I'm usually only applying limited attention to those games while watching the news or Netflix.

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I play 99% of the time vs. the CPU. Sometimes I listen, mainly if a batter keeps fouling off my pitchers pitches.
I like to 'call my own game' most of the time.
I can't see myself trusting it in RS though.

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