Best hitting advice

What is the best hitting advice you have received or do? I just played a game and arguably had the worst day ever in terms of contact and striking out. Im not really great but I shouldn't be this bad. It kind of takes the fun out of the game sometimes.

I drop the PCI too much, not sure where the focus should be. The pitchers release and track the ball, pick a spot and stay, or just react like real baseball. Nothing seems to work long term.

What works best for you? I'm curious.

I’ve tried a million things so far in this game and usually I’m a above average player and this year the game just seems to fast. What I’ve been doing better is putting the PCI at the top of the strike zone and then tracking the ball from there, it has helped me out a lil more then my usual of having the PCI at the middle of the zone then reacting to the pitch. Hope that helps

Play MLB the Show 16.

It’s def the year of the FB so you should target center or higher if your struggling late. Or center low if your early. Chose a spot, see the pitch before the pitch, and lay off anything else opposite 1/2 unless your defending 2 strike ct

Don’t chase 1/4 or 1/3 of zones to the north or south, you’ll be late every time

Im having the same issues -- especially dropping the PCI -- so ive been adjusting my thumb position on the stick, putting it straight down into the center and bent at the knuckle 90 degrees, it seems to help with the "twitch" drops.... Its a bit awkward at first but i pay more attention to my movement of the PCI.

Also, go into custom practice, fire it up on "Legend", grab a pitcher with a good fast ball, and just get used to seeing pitches at top speed and reacting. Ive been doing it for a while and its really helped. Every day i practice on "Legend" before i start playing, and i am seeing the ball better. Im still not good, but i can tell im improving.

Finally, i agree with the advice to start your PCI up in the zone a bit. Its far easier to chase down in the zone, than up, in my experience.

Just keep at it! Good Luck out there.

@elway7751 said in Best hitting advice:

What is the best hitting advice you have received or do? I just played a game and arguably had the worst day ever in terms of contact and striking out. Im not really great but I shouldn't be this bad. It kind of takes the fun out of the game sometimes.

I drop the PCI too much, not sure where the focus should be. The pitchers release and track the ball, pick a spot and stay, or just react like real baseball. Nothing seems to work long term.

What works best for you? I'm curious.

So i try and use tunnel vision, and watch the ball out the pitchers hand, but also like with the corner of my eye im watching my batters reaction, thats why i like big leg kicks in batting stances. Once his foot gets planted its usually time to swing.

I tried turning the PCI off completely and that worked really well, but a lot of what I read said it was terrible to do that but to me that felt like real baseball and allowed me to focus on the pitcher rather than PCI Placement. I may go back to that and see what happens

@elway7751 said in Best hitting advice:

I tried turning the PCI off completely and that worked really well, but a lot of what I read said it was terrible to do that but to me that felt like real baseball and allowed me to focus on the pitcher rather than PCI Placement. I may go back to that and see what happens

Oh lookie, someone is getting it 🙂 .....Turning the PCI off hmmmmm lol.

I start at the top of the strike zone and move down. I think most have a tendency to move down. Hard to move it up to the high heat. I also soft focus then focus in on the release point. A lot like real life which is why I love this game. Two things have worked for me as far as pci. I like just tirning off the perfect perfect dots. Reall y declutters the screen can pick the ball up better sometimes I slump a little and change it to just the dots and pith pci circles fades out. Also declutters. One last thing is hitting view. I liked strike zone 3 but have switched to zoom. Really similar but a little closer. A lot of people like strike zone. Might help. I just hate not seeing my batter. I like graphics lol. Good luck. Oh and work the count.

So me personally, and I know I’m behind on the times, changed my TV to “game mode” today. After adjusting to the different timing windows, I’ve cut my strikeouts in half. Had more “perfect/perfect” although that doesn’t mean anything in this game, I feel more in control of my hitting.

Use the analog stick. Aim swing and aim at the same time

@elway7751 said in Best hitting advice:

What is the best hitting advice you have received or do? I just played a game and arguably had the worst day ever in terms of contact and striking out. Im not really great but I shouldn't be this bad. It kind of takes the fun out of the game sometimes.

I drop the PCI too much, not sure where the focus should be. The pitchers release and track the ball, pick a spot and stay, or just react like real baseball. Nothing seems to work long term.

What works best for you? I'm curious.

Well it depends. If you want to challenge yourself select directional.

Now try to guess where your opponent is going to throw and power swing every pitch. You might strike out a lot and get those flailing animations. Hang in there. The key is to wait for the inevitable hanging off speed pitch or fastball down the middle....if your patient enough and can bare all those k's you can easily hit solo hrs.

Pro tip* if your batter strikes out and his catcher can't catch or block the 3rd curveballs in the dirt like he did for the first two he might reach 1st. Then this opens up two run shots. Talk about pay dirt...now were cookin!!

What helped me, which I'll switch back and forth when I'm struggling (also depends on the pitcher and velo) is when the pitcher begins to windup I'll lift my pci near the top of the strike zone, and sometimes even a little bit away from my hitter and react from there. For some reason, at least for me, this helps with my accuracy of lining up my pci

I find how my opponent likes to pitch, Low offspeed high fastballs, behind in the account throws FB or off speed. Most players will have some type of sequence. If a player pitches low most of the time, They seem to always get back to that spot. If you are hitting it even if you are making outs they will pitch a little higher be ready for that. Players I have played against like to throw low inside and middle inside to my lefties. My RH get the sliders away and FB inside. I will set my pci low and adjust most of the time. If you can think of what your opponent is throwing based on how they are pitching then it is up to you with the timing. For Me it is my timing. I can get the PCI to the location but the timing is the hard part. My opponent was pitching low last night in a RS game with Oswalt and I kept sitting on, eventually I time one up perfect/perfect with Bregman for a No Doubt HR. McMovey rakes in this game. I am not a good hitter so I need hitters more than pitchers. Also figure out what players you hit best with.

Just got a monitor. Only used it a few games, going to take some getting used to. But even after only a few games, I can honesty say, you need a monitor to reach your full potential with this game. You can pick the ball up so much easier.

I just have to get used to the timing. But you can see pitches a lot better

@STLMattinals_ said in Best hitting advice:

So me personally, and I know I’m behind on the times, changed my TV to “game mode” today. After adjusting to the different timing windows, I’ve cut my strikeouts in half. Had more “perfect/perfect” although that doesn’t mean anything in this game, I feel more in control of my hitting.

Gotta put it in game mode boys. It’s a must

@tomivory23 said in Best hitting advice:

@elway7751 said in Best hitting advice:

What is the best hitting advice you have received or do? I just played a game and arguably had the worst day ever in terms of contact and striking out. Im not really great but I shouldn't be this bad. It kind of takes the fun out of the game sometimes.

I drop the PCI too much, not sure where the focus should be. The pitchers release and track the ball, pick a spot and stay, or just react like real baseball. Nothing seems to work long term.

What works best for you? I'm curious.

Well it depends. If you want to challenge yourself select directional.

Now try to guess where your opponent is going to throw and power swing every pitch. You might strike out a lot and get those flailing animations. Hang in there. The key is to wait for the inevitable hanging off speed pitch or fastball down the middle....if your patient enough and can bare all those k's you can easily hit solo hrs.

Pro tip* if your batter strikes out and his catcher can't catch or block the 3rd curveballs in the dirt like he did for the first two he might reach 1st. Then this opens up two run shots. Talk about pay dirt...now were cookin!!

Is this a joke bud

The best tip I can offer is look for one pitch until you get to two strikes. I personally sit on inside fastballs a lot and don’t swing unless I get one or I think I got one. It helps me to lay-off pitches even ones in the zone that I can’t consistently hit. The more pitches you see the more you can see what pitches the opponent relies upon and then sit on those pitches. It’s all about understanding your opponent. As far as timing goes I watched mcgunskis video about timing the pitcher and it was very helpful. He can explain it far better than I can tho so I’d say watch that.

Best advice to hitting is turn off all helpers...no strike zones or nooby hitting box that tells you what your swing is.....hit on Analog Stride and hit on Legend and max out pitch speeds. Do all that then go into batting practice and hit 1 hour a day for a week...then go play an actual game. After doing this then you will become a man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-UDbdpXg50

Best player in the world, currently sitting at 1263 points in ranked hitting .404, 88-5 record.

He'll help you out.

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