Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?

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I rarely if ever strike out on Rookie or Veteran. But when I get to All-Star, it's extremely hard to tell if something is going to land in the strike zone or not, and lately I've been missing a lot of breaking balls (curves of all kinds, changeups, and sliders) for strike three. And with hitters that you'd think would be the LAST person to strike out (Babe Ruth is one of them).

Is anyone else struggling with preventing strikeouts on All-Star? I want to fix this as I'm playing at this difficulty to complete the Extreme Conquest Map.

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Unless it's right over the middle, I tend to lay off the breaking balls on All-Star because most of the time they end up outside the strike zone. And by working the count and getting ahead, you then get fewer breaking balls. If you can get them 2-0 or 3-1, that's when you can usually count on a fastball and tee off if it's in the zone.

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I play mostly on all-star and very little hall of fame. I do my best hitting when I go up to the plate patient. I start looking for hard stuff fastballs,cutters, sinkers over the plate and up only . Let the low pitches and off speed go until you get two strikes, there’s no point in swinging at pitches your not ready to hit hard and You would be surprised how many hitters counts you end up in not swinging at breaking balls until two strikes

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Thanks guys. I've made improvements with most of the guys in my lineup, if only Ruth would stop striking out looking. Before he was getting K's swinging, now he's looking at the stupid things. Most of them are low in the strike zone, near the black.

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It'll take some time and practice to pick up but stare at the visor of the pitchers cap until he releases the ball to help pick it up. If it comes out and drops its a fast ball. If the ball goes up at all when it leaves the pitchers hand it is a breaking ball. Maybe go into practice and just watch a bunch of pitches and get used to picking up the release point.

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Thanks guys. I've made improvements with most of the guys in my lineup, if only Ruth would stop striking out looking. Before he was getting K's swinging, now he's looking at the stupid things. Most of them are low in the strike zone, near the black.

I have some trouble with Ruth too. One reason I think is that he is almost always pitched around. I have found that some "lesser" players who are thrown more strikes are often more successful for me. Larry Walker and Stan Musial hardly ever get pitched around unless there is someone in scoring position with first base open (not that they are the "lesser" players that I am referred to). So with Ruth, I am going to try to be even more patient. He may get more strikeouts looking that way, but hitting a "pitchers pitch" with him never seems to be productive.

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@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@The_DoctorsWife said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Thanks guys. I've made improvements with most of the guys in my lineup, if only Ruth would stop striking out looking. Before he was getting K's swinging, now he's looking at the stupid things. Most of them are low in the strike zone, near the black.

I have some trouble with Ruth too. One reason I think is that he is almost always pitched around. I have found that some "lesser" players who are thrown more strikes are often more successful for me. Larry Walker and Stan Musial hardly ever get pitched around unless there is someone in scoring position with first base open (not that they are the "lesser" players that I am referred to). So with Ruth, I am going to try to be even more patient. He may get more strikeouts looking that way, but hitting a "pitchers pitch" with him never seems to be productive.

So it's like how they used to walk Barry Bonds all the time? Lol, I can understand the computer not wanting to face the Babe. I think it's the fastballs that get me with him, both in and out of the strike zone. I tend to fall for the high fastball a lot, but I tend to make contact and foul it off.

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Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Full of yourself aren't you? I am 58 years old and play HoF all the time against the cpu, and I am definitely not one of the best players in the world. It is a matter of getting use to it, it is not a matter of being in the "upper tiers", which you are clearly defining yourself.

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@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Full of yourself aren't you? I am 58 years old and play HoF all the time against the cpu, and I am definitely not one of the best players in the world. It is a matter of getting use to it, it is not a matter of being in the "upper tiers", which you are clearly defining yourself.

What are you talking about? Another guy who gets offended by the way the wind blows. If you don’t have anything of substance to add move on. These self indulgent analysis of other players is pointless. I don’t care how old you are and what difficulty level you play on, I was answering the OP’s question. Your comment serves no purpose but to make you feel better about yourself. And yes I am a top tier player and I was offering advice because the OP was asking for it. Have a good day feeling bad about yourself.

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@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Full of yourself aren't you? I am 58 years old and play HoF all the time against the cpu, and I am definitely not one of the best players in the world. It is a matter of getting use to it, it is not a matter of being in the "upper tiers", which you are clearly defining yourself.

I am much younger and can’t hit diddly squat on Hall of Fame good for u

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

I rarely if ever strike out on Rookie or Veteran. But when I get to All-Star, it's extremely hard to tell if something is going to land in the strike zone or not, and lately I've been missing a lot of breaking balls (curves of all kinds, changeups, and sliders) for strike three. And with hitters that you'd think would be the LAST person to strike out (Babe Ruth is one of them).

Is anyone else struggling with preventing strikeouts on All-Star? I want to fix this as I'm playing at this difficulty to complete the Extreme Conquest Map.

I find that if you’re facing a pitcher with a fastball/breaking ball mix, I do better sitting on fastballs up, and letting any breaking stuff go... most of it’s below the zone anyway. You can still adjust down on low fastballs, and you’re sitting in the right location in case they hang anything offspeed. If it’s a junkballer then I’ll sit middle low.

I do agree watching the ball out of the pitcher’s hand helps. If it pops up on release, it’s about to break down, unless it’s a high fastball way above the zone.

Also, go for hitters whose style/swing suits you. I hit better with guys like flashback Ellsbury and Blackmon than I do with Sheffield or Reggie. Everyone is different.

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Well you are not helping by telling him that HoF is for experienced players who are in the upper tiers. First, that's wrong, second, you only said that to brag about yourself.

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@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Well you are not helping by telling him that HoF is for experienced players who are in the upper tiers. First, that's wrong, second, you only said that to brag about yourself.

How about you quote the whole thing as opposed to cutting my comment short. Why would you do that? Oh right because it doesn’t support your narrative. Everyone reading this back and forth there is more to that statement that this troll has left out. It’ll put context to what this idiot is trying to hide.

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Well you are not helping by telling him that HoF is for experienced players who are in the upper tiers. First, that's wrong, second, you only said that to brag about yourself.

How about you quote the whole thing as opposed to cutting my comment short. Why would you do that? Oh right because it doesn’t support your narrative. Everyone reading this back and forth there is more to that statement that this troll has left out. It’ll put context to what this idiot is trying to hide.

The thread is one page, I think we can all read just fine. In any event, there's no need to come in and brag, no one cares. Literally, no one cares. No cookies will be given out, no one will send you prize money, and your mom loves you no matter what.

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@spatial_coffee10 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Well you are not helping by telling him that HoF is for experienced players who are in the upper tiers. First, that's wrong, second, you only said that to brag about yourself.

How about you quote the whole thing as opposed to cutting my comment short. Why would you do that? Oh right because it doesn’t support your narrative. Everyone reading this back and forth there is more to that statement that this troll has left out. It’ll put context to what this idiot is trying to hide.

The thread is one page, I think we can all read just fine. In any event, there's no need to come in and brag, no one cares. Literally, no one cares. No cookies will be given out, no one will send you prize money, and your mom loves you no matter what.

Who the H e l l is bragging kid. You obviously spend zero time on these forums. One of the biggest complaints by others is the fact they can’t hit pitches on higher difficulties for numerous reasons. But morons like you chime in and spew garbage which has nothing to do with the forum or post within the forum. So GTFO of here with this s h I t. No one wants to hear you make assumptions about others. I never made any mention of myself. So stfu clown.

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@spatial_coffee10 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@Vipersneak said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Strikeout Issues on All-Star, Advice?:

Never play on anything lower than All Star. I would say to never play on anything lower than HOF but most people don’t handle HOF speeds very well unless you’re an experienced player in the upper tiers

Well you are not helping by telling him that HoF is for experienced players who are in the upper tiers. First, that's wrong, second, you only said that to brag about yourself.

How about you quote the whole thing as opposed to cutting my comment short. Why would you do that? Oh right because it doesn’t support your narrative. Everyone reading this back and forth there is more to that statement that this troll has left out. It’ll put context to what this idiot is trying to hide.

The thread is one page, I think we can all read just fine. In any event, there's no need to come in and brag, no one cares. Literally, no one cares. No cookies will be given out, no one will send you prize money, and your mom loves you no matter what.

Who the H e l l is bragging kid. You obviously spend zero time on these forums. One of the biggest complaints by others is the fact they can’t hit pitches on higher difficulties for numerous reasons. But morons like you chime in and spew garbage which has nothing to do with the forum or post within the forum. So GTFO of here with this s h I t. No one wants to hear you make assumptions about others. I never made any mention of myself. So stfu clown.

lol, this is great. I hope you find the happiness you deserve, someday.

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I have strikeout issues on all levels. I just need to swing at breaking stuff in the dirt. I made Division Series for the first time earlier and playing Hall of Fame sucks for hitting.

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I was looking for advice, guys, not an argument...

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