I feel like the hitting is decent right now. But the fielding and assisted baserunning is atrocious. I continue to see routine ground balls being bobbled and misplayed (by me and CPU). Im not sure the answer to “make fielding matter for cards” is making the less-than-good fielders routinely misplay routine plays.
And I keep having runners thrown out at 2B because they don’t run on line drives to the OF that end up falling (not an issue in previous games, if I recall). Baserunning instincts (and starts on hits and stolen bases) are bad. Also, not that this is necessarily bad, but I’ve noticed CPU baserunning is crazy aggressive, more than in past
Outfielders too when they go to pick up ground balls or liners that fall. The animation they added for the OF decision-making where it bounces off their leg is a little too prevalent. I like the addition but it should happen on every ball that lands in front of them
Gameplay was great pre patch. I've never been so frustrated playing the last 24 hours. I am embarrassed for sds with all the new people trying the show on the actual launch day it was a disaster. Everyone is scared to even play online bc of getting messed over
Assisted baserunning is so bad right now. Its really evident how bad the baserunning is in a player lock moment. The amount of balls I hit off the top of the wall where the outfielder is sitting there squared up to the wall waiting for it to bounce to him yet the AI still wont run is embarrassing.