Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?

Honestly what percentage of runs are via the HR? 90%? It's gotta be close.

At this point everyone has already stacked their lineup with all power hitters. Combine that with the fact we have no control over pitches and that it seems swinging early or only making "ok" contact isn't deterring the HRs and basically you've got a game where anybody can hit a HR on any pitch with any decent swing.

People are saying there's a skill gap? I don't see it as much. As long as you've got a good enough internet connection or are playing on a screen with a good enough response time that you can catch up to fastballs, the game just becomes who gets the RNG to give them the most solo HRs

When I get HR’s with bad timing and the ball barely touching the PCI...I’ll have to agree with you.

I think they do that so the game isn’t too hard and makes players quit playing. That’s what it all boils down to, more players playing, the more money they can make. So yeah, it’s just an RNG fest.

People complained about 19 being bad. Then they found themselves playing 18 all over again.

yeah, I skipped 18 but it looks like they got me. The game is homer derby. I think they need to bring back hr/9 impacting launch angle and not exit velocity

Unfortunately, yeah. We're back to contact players being useless. Joey Gallo is basically the MVP of this game.

Comparing contact hitters to 18 is such an exaggeration. Just because they aren’t the best option doesn’t mean they’re useless.

@mgsfan222 said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Unfortunately, yeah. We're back to contact players being useless. Joey Gallo is basically the MVP of this game.

Joey Gallo isn't really useable on hof or legend tho

@Lachieemma2 said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

@mgsfan222 said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Unfortunately, yeah. We're back to contact players being useless. Joey Gallo is basically the MVP of this game.

Joey Gallo isn't really useable on hof or legend tho

Still very useable on HOF

Hitting seems fine. I’m scoring a bunch on HOF.

Gallo is impossible to pitch to, even on HOF.

@turtleopolis said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Comparing contact hitters to 18 is such an exaggeration. Just because they aren’t the best option doesn’t mean they’re useless.

I don't think contact hitters are useless in 20; Iove having Xavier Edwards at the top of my lineup. But power is so OP that people are choosing not to use them. I mean, why would you want a singles and doubles guy when you can just put in another power hitter with an OPS over 1.00?

Honestly, I should probably sub out Edwards for a guy with more pop but I actually enjoy hitting over .300 with a guy with 95+ speed. I like playing with him, even if it's unfortunately not the best strategy this year.

Yeah it kind of seems like low power/high contact guys like tony Gwynn that were very effective last year are almost useless this year.

I loaded up 19 last night and played a ranked game on there. I had 18 runs, my highest ever online and my opponent had 13. Talk about a hit fest.
I haven’t hit like that once in 20 online. Not sure if I should complain or be happy it’s not a constant slug fest

@xIAmJumpMan23x said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

@turtleopolis said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Comparing contact hitters to 18 is such an exaggeration. Just because they aren’t the best option doesn’t mean they’re useless.

I don't think contact hitters are useless in 20; Iove having Xavier Edwards at the top of my lineup. But power is so OP that people are choosing not to use them. I mean, why would you want a singles and doubles guy when you can just put in another power hitter with an OPS over 1.00?

Honestly, I should probably sub out Edwards for a guy with more pop but I actually enjoy hitting over .300 with a guy with 95+ speed. I like playing with him, even if it's unfortunately not the best strategy this year.

Xavier Edwards has a .300 average 40 SB and 3 homers in 400 at bats. He’s a monster!! Best contact guy in game and they do matter but the HR are way too frequent.

@allmustfall16 said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Hitting seems fine. I’m scoring a bunch on HOF.

Gallo is impossible to pitch to, even on HOF.

No he is not, Pitch Fast balls just outside middle or top of zone, and low outside off speed. I Have had a lot of success getting Gallo out. Hits alot of ground outs against me especially when I need a double play, I have only made it up to PR. I struggle against guys That can hit like Freeman I do not seem to be able to get him.

To combat the HR I play in bigger parks, Have good speed in the OF with decent Defense. Contact guys matter and I been able to hit triples with McCovey who speed is 34. I was hitting over 300 with Roberts before I got Sandberg. I get a lot of singles and doubles with Bregman

In higher divisions there is a lot of small ball, I scored 6 last game with only one hr. Under 700 is a homerun feat non stop and that’s why it took me so long to get out of the 600’s

Also bombs are majestic

Anyone who think this game is skill based is smoking some really good herb. This game is a random series of algorithims. I’ve had FLAIL swingers hit meatballs for homers and I line out on a variety of good contact for all 9 outs of a game. And this happens OFTEN. So I don’t know what game ppl are playing but This game does not determine skill. It’s random.

If someone flails strikes out 6 times and then gets a mistake for a homer and the opponent gets two perfect perfect outs and a good squared out after working two walks. What exact skill could have been used to change that outcome????

@xIAmJumpMan23x said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Honestly what percentage of runs are via the HR? 90%? It's gotta be close.

At this point everyone has already stacked their lineup with all power hitters. Combine that with the fact we have no control over pitches and that it seems swinging early or only making "ok" contact isn't deterring the HRs and basically you've got a game where anybody can hit a HR on any pitch with any decent swing.

People are saying there's a skill gap? I don't see it as much. As long as you've got a good enough internet connection or are playing on a screen with a good enough response time that you can catch up to fastballs, the game just becomes who gets the RNG to give them the most solo HRs

I’ll agree about the lack of hit variety, but you still need to put a good swing to get a HR; bad players don’t hit them much.

@yankblan said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

@xIAmJumpMan23x said in Are we just playing HR Derby at this point?:

Honestly what percentage of runs are via the HR? 90%? It's gotta be close.

At this point everyone has already stacked their lineup with all power hitters. Combine that with the fact we have no control over pitches and that it seems swinging early or only making "ok" contact isn't deterring the HRs and basically you've got a game where anybody can hit a HR on any pitch with any decent swing.

People are saying there's a skill gap? I don't see it as much. As long as you've got a good enough internet connection or are playing on a screen with a good enough response time that you can catch up to fastballs, the game just becomes who gets the RNG to give them the most solo HRs

I’ll agree about the lack of hit variety, but you still need to put a good swing to get a HR; bad players don’t hit them much.

They hit them all the time. Because the WORST players that literally swing at every single pitch ALWAYS and I mean Always get at least 1-3 meat balls directly down the middle and if you are swing Center at every pitch guess where that is going?

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