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Has anyone had any success trying to get the putouts with Edmonds at first? I just tried it and he tanked every ball throwing to him. Some guy on Koogs stream was claiming he only drops about half the time - which would still make it faster than sticking him in the OF. I just don’t want to keep wasting time if he literally drops everything.

Side note/gripe: 1B secondary penalty is kinda absurd. You want him to boot every grounder - fine. Fail to catch any dig at first - fine. But not allowing a big leaguer to catch a ball that would otherwise hit him in the chest is pretty dumb.

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I put him at first and got the mission done in my first game. He dropped every ball that was thrown to him by an infielder, but I was lucky and got a lot of strikeouts in the dirt where he caught the throw to first. For some reason he didn't drop any of those. He caught the one slow liner hit to him, but I think he booted everything else hit his way.

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I used him in cf in event got it in 3 games

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Jim did play first a few times a year most years of his career

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@seannydrama7 said in Edmonds at first...:

Has anyone had any success trying to get the putouts with Edmonds at first? I just tried it and he tanked every ball throwing to him. Some guy on Koogs stream was claiming he only drops about half the time - which would still make it faster than sticking him in the OF. I just don’t want to keep wasting time if he literally drops everything.

Side note/gripe: 1B secondary penalty is kinda absurd. You want him to boot every grounder - fine. Fail to catch any dig at first - fine. But not allowing a big leaguer to catch a ball that would otherwise hit him in the chest is pretty dumb.

The issue is that before the penalty was implemented people would just use first base as a DH spot pretty much. I think in 17 a lot of people had Ted Williams there, for example. You should have to try and play people at a primary or secondary position.

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@Original_Quad said in Edmonds at first...:

@seannydrama7 said in Edmonds at first...:

Has anyone had any success trying to get the putouts with Edmonds at first? I just tried it and he tanked every ball throwing to him. Some guy on Koogs stream was claiming he only drops about half the time - which would still make it faster than sticking him in the OF. I just don’t want to keep wasting time if he literally drops everything.

Side note/gripe: 1B secondary penalty is kinda absurd. You want him to boot every grounder - fine. Fail to catch any dig at first - fine. But not allowing a big leaguer to catch a ball that would otherwise hit him in the chest is pretty dumb.

The issue is that before the penalty was implemented people would just use first base as a DH spot pretty much. I think in 17 a lot of people had Ted Williams there, for example. You should have to try and play people at a primary or secondary position.

Exactly, it was exploited to the max, sure was nice having 99 Beltran @ 1st in 17 though..totally fair amirite lol.

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@SpudXpert27 said in Edmonds at first...:

Jim did play first a few times a year most years of his career. 57 games to be exact or 0.028% of his career games

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I actually really like this Edmonds card. He might stay in my lineup after I get his put outs.

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Firm believer that Edmonds has the best left handed swing in the game

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I put him in center and threw a lot of pitches up in the zone for a few event games. The guy can go and get everything and he’s a solid bat too so it’s not like you’re putting a scrub in the lineup.

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@doobiebross66-72 said in Edmonds at first...:

Firm believer that Edmonds has the best left handed swing in the game

Steve Finley has entered the chat

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@aparks87 said in Edmonds at first...:

@doobiebross66-72 said in Edmonds at first...:

Firm believer that Edmonds has the best left handed swing in the game

Steve Finley has entered the chat

Lol Finley is definitely up there as well. I chose him in 19 from my diamond starter choice pack and he carried the team early last year

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If you are willing to play him at first you might as well play him at catcher where every strikeout counts as a putout. Only took me a few innings this way.

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@Original_Quad said in Edmonds at first...:

@seannydrama7 said in Edmonds at first...:

Has anyone had any success trying to get the putouts with Edmonds at first? I just tried it and he tanked every ball throwing to him. Some guy on Koogs stream was claiming he only drops about half the time - which would still make it faster than sticking him in the OF. I just don’t want to keep wasting time if he literally drops everything.

Side note/gripe: 1B secondary penalty is kinda absurd. You want him to boot every grounder - fine. Fail to catch any dig at first - fine. But not allowing a big leaguer to catch a ball that would otherwise hit him in the chest is pretty dumb.

The issue is that before the penalty was implemented people would just use first base as a DH spot pretty much. I think in 17 a lot of people had Ted Williams there, for example. You should have to try and play people at a primary or secondary position.

Yeah - I totally get it. You shouldn’t be able to just throw Mike Trout at first consequence free. But I feel like you could penalize the move without making the guy incapable of playing catch. Boot grounders, ole liners, even drop some throws to first...but I’m telling you I flipped him like 6 little league warm up drill throws, and he dropped them. For a game that like to tout realism to support trash hitting mechanics, it’s a little silly.

Side note: it was pretty easy to finish the moment just sticking him in Center anyway.

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@aparks87 said in Edmonds at first...:

@doobiebross66-72 said in Edmonds at first...:

Firm believer that Edmonds has the best left handed swing in the game

Steve Finley has entered the chat

Charlie Blackmon remains in the chat

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I got this one mission done in 9 event innings... on the other hand I only have Springer 99, Klesko 87 and Andruw Jones 84 to get 10 postseason hits

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