Practice improvement requests

SDS

I really enjoy the practice modes and here are some suggestions I would love to see implemented in any future installments of the game that I think would help us improve...

1- Create a mode for fielding that every ball is automatically put in play in a random spot every time. Continue to allow us to choose how many runners are on the base paths so we can practice double plays, etc. I’ll load the bases, put it on rookie and throw meatballs down the center and it still takes 5 pitches to get a decent fielding opportunity to practice. It would also be nice if we could choose which position the ball gets hit to.

2- In bat control practice, allow us the ability to turn off the yellow blocks so we don’t know where the pitch is going, or let us choose more yellow blocks so we can have a general idea of the pitch location instead of such a precise measure with the one block. I get a false sense of security and think I can hit for a minute when I know where the ball is ending up. I think it would also be helpful to be able to choose different pitches we would like to face in this scenario instead of just fastballs.

3- In discipline practice, allow us the ability to add in one or two different pitches that the pitcher throws, instead of just all fastballs.

These are just a couple suggestions I think would be fun and would help players focus in and work on our perceived weaknesses. I know it isn’t real life, but it’s the closest thing we have left now lol.

Anyone else have any suggestions to practice modes they’d like to see added or tweaked? Thanks

SDS

I would love to have the ability to select the pitches that a CPU pitcher will throw. Either selecting one pitch that’s particularly hard to pick up, or selecting two or three so you can practice more efficiently identifying pitches that you struggle to hit. Only allowing Hershiser to throw Sinker Cutter for example or sinker cutter slider would be really helpful imo

SDS

I want to have the ability to enter practice mode with my Diamond Dynasty team. Since I'm forced to practice with Live Series teams and players, my practice doesn't translate very well into my conquest games.

SDS

Absolutely! Grinding for guys would be a lot more worth it if we could go annihilate some balls with them over and over.

SDS

Yes please. While on fielding practice. You should be able to choose where the cpu will hit the ball every time so you can practice diving plays.
You should be able to choose

  1. The launch angle
  2. The exit velo
  3. Where or close to where the ball will hit the ground

This should happen on every pitch if set.

SDS

@c7susb9 said in Practice improvement requests:

I would love to have the ability to select the pitches that a CPU pitcher will throw. Either selecting one pitch that’s particularly hard to pick up, or selecting two or three so you can practice more efficiently identifying pitches that you struggle to hit. Only allowing Hershiser to throw Sinker Cutter for example or sinker cutter slider would be really helpful imo

Totally agree!!

I would love to be able to practice just the pitches i want, at any one time. It would help with learning to spot the differences between any 2 pitches that are giving you trouble.

Good call.

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