Ryne Sandberg ...

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I took Sandberg as my silver 1 choice. He's abysmal for me so far. Sample size isn't huge, but I think I've got 1 hit in close to 30 AB. It's not even about the sample size at this point it's about the fact that I was using Xavier Edwards before who has no power and he hit the ball harder than Ryno.

Besides saying get guud or something else stupid, if you hit well with him, is there anything specific about his swing to focus on? Do you fee like he hits pitches inside or outside better? Any particular pitches or locations to try and really lay off?

I'm going to finish the AL collection today when I get Cole and if I can't figure something out I may have to bench or even completely remove a 99 card from my roster. I'm super disappointed by the choices for 99 overall hitters in the XP rewards this year. This was my first time using Sandberg ever and I'm feeling like I'm not excited about taking any of the others. Thanks everyone.

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His stance takes a little getting used too, but I think you are asking all of the right questions. I sure someone in here has success with him and can help you. I, for one, will be taking Posey at silver 1, as he was my end game catcher upon his 99 SS release last year.

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@BIGHOOV2713 said in Ryan Sandberg ...:

His stance takes a little getting used too, but I think you are asking all of the right questions. I sure someone in here has success with him and can help you. I, for one, will be taking Posey at silver 1, as he was my end game catcher upon his 99 SS release last year.

Yeah, I was thinking about Posey, but I'm so close to getting Biggio and I figured I'd start him first. If I don't like him there, I'm going Posey or Minneo next.

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He’s probably performing poorly for you because he’s upset that you’re saying his name wrong lol

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I had no success with sandberg last year. But it may just take time. I started off like 1-22 with Hornsby last year but once I figured him out he was one of my best hitters for the rest of the game cycle. So you might just need a little more time.

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Took him and he’s been a very solid player for me. An occasional error here and there but nothing that’s cost me a game thankfully unlike other situations. I have been slumping with him recently but production for other players has stepped up. Don’t know if it’s me or the game but I highly doubt it’s me lol. Still very happy to have Ryne as my 2B until I can find a better overall player.

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@theu715 said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I took Sandberg as my silver 1 choice. He's abysmal for me so far. Sample size isn't huge, but I think I've got 1 hit in close to 30 AB. It's not even about the sample size at this point it's about the fact that I was using Xavier Edwards before who has no power and he hit the ball harder than Ryno.

Besides saying get guud or something else stupid, if you hit well with him, is there anything specific about his swing to focus on? Do you fee like he hits pitches inside or outside better? Any particular pitches or locations to try and really lay off?

I'm going to finish the AL collection today when I get Cole and if I can't figure something out I may have to bench or even completely remove a 99 card from my roster. I'm super disappointed by the choices for 99 overall hitters in the XP rewards this year. This was my first time using Sandberg ever and I'm feeling like I'm not excited about taking any of the others. Thanks everyone.

Glad it's not just me. I was great with him last year, but this year I'm batting under .050. Yes, you read that right. The second lowest batting average on my team is .348. I'm gonna give him some time, as I also started off horribly with Yelich and now I'm over .375 with him, but Sandberg won't have a much longer leash for me.

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@theu715 said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I took Sandberg as my silver 1 choice. He's abysmal for me so far. Sample size isn't huge, but I think I've got 1 hit in close to 30 AB. It's not even about the sample size at this point it's about the fact that I was using Xavier Edwards before who has no power and he hit the ball harder than Ryno.

Besides saying get guud or something else stupid, if you hit well with him, is there anything specific about his swing to focus on? Do you fee like he hits pitches inside or outside better? Any particular pitches or locations to try and really lay off?

I'm going to finish the AL collection today when I get Cole and if I can't figure something out I may have to bench or even completely remove a 99 card from my roster. I'm super disappointed by the choices for 99 overall hitters in the XP rewards this year. This was my first time using Sandberg ever and I'm feeling like I'm not excited about taking any of the others. Thanks everyone.

Outside pitches hits well to right and right center, Down and in pulls well down the line and lifts the ball well. For me he does not hit high pitches as well just fly outs. Because of his stance his swing looks long and gets good extension in his swing with pitches on the outside of the plate.

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I’ve had great luck with him in the past and just took him for my silver 1 pack. So far in conquest games I’m doing very good with him but I use him almost every year so I’m use to his swing and stance

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He rakes for me.

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@SchnauzerFace said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I had no success with sandberg last year. But it may just take time. I started off like 1-22 with Hornsby last year but once I figured him out he was one of my best hitters for the rest of the game cycle. So you might just need a little more time.

Underrated thought process right here.

We get used to the idea that getting better cards is an immediate gratification, due to unlocking or packing or buying them being an immediate thing. But getting the cards to actually perform is entirely different. Personally, I give them 100 ABs as a sample size to figure out if it's just me or the card. A lot of my favorite cards of all time would never have been if I only gave them a 30 AB sample size.

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@theu715 said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

@BIGHOOV2713 said in Ryan Sandberg ...:

His stance takes a little getting used too, but I think you are asking all of the right questions. I sure someone in here has success with him and can help you. I, for one, will be taking Posey at silver 1, as he was my end game catcher upon his 99 SS release last year.

Yeah, I was thinking about Posey, but I'm so close to getting Biggio and I figured I'd start him first. If I don't like him there, I'm going Posey or Minneo next.

I took Minneo first and he is a beast. My average is .210 over 80 RS games and in 150 ab's hes hitting .330. Needless to say he is the only person I can hit over .270 with

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@LankyRyan said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

@SchnauzerFace said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I had no success with sandberg last year. But it may just take time. I started off like 1-22 with Hornsby last year but once I figured him out he was one of my best hitters for the rest of the game cycle. So you might just need a little more time.

Underrated thought process right here.

We get used to the idea that getting better cards is an immediate gratification, due to unlocking or packing or buying them being an immediate thing. But getting the cards to actually perform is entirely different. Personally, I give them 100 ABs as a sample size to figure out if it's just me or the card. A lot of my favorite cards of all time would never have been if I only gave them a 30 AB sample size.

I'm with you on this. I've typically given guys anywhere from 150-200 AB. I did finally get a solid hit with him in my last RS game and it was an oppo HR on a fastball low and away. I'm just starting to play RS this game cycle, but I was having so much success with Edwards that it's tough benching him. Edwards was hitting near .350 for me and turns every single into a double with his speed on the bases.
I've been playing Sandberg at 3b, but I just got FOTF Torres and he's smashing the ball. Then I completed the AL East which was my last division for the whole AL, which gave me Alomar and Biggio. Gonna go crazy and throw Biggio behind the plate to see how he does and and Alomar while just ride the bench until I decide on Sandberg. I want him to work though.

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That Fotf Torres card smashes the ball. I use him at SS with sandberg at 2nd. My only gripe with Torres is he’s slow. Sandberg ain’t bad with that 80 speed

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I love sandberg.....but he is a gap, centerfielder hitter....always hits it either up the middle or in the CF -rf gap. Expect more from the card but it is what it is.

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The patch actually hurt him. It’s honestly like swinging a wet noodle. Patches hurt certain players

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He leads off for me since he can do a little of everything. Hitting around .380 with him. You have to give a player at least 100 abs imo before cutting ties.

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@LankyRyan said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

@SchnauzerFace said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I had no success with sandberg last year. But it may just take time. I started off like 1-22 with Hornsby last year but once I figured him out he was one of my best hitters for the rest of the game cycle. So you might just need a little more time.

Underrated thought process right here.

We get used to the idea that getting better cards is an immediate gratification, due to unlocking or packing or buying them being an immediate thing. But getting the cards to actually perform is entirely different. Personally, I give them 100 ABs as a sample size to figure out if it's just me or the card. A lot of my favorite cards of all time would never have been if I only gave them a 30 AB sample size.

With you. I did that with the gold Orioles 2B,was hitting .150 in 35 abs, when I finished what I was doing he was .347 in 130 abs

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@theu715 said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

@LankyRyan said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

@SchnauzerFace said in Ryne Sandberg ...:

I had no success with sandberg last year. But it may just take time. I started off like 1-22 with Hornsby last year but once I figured him out he was one of my best hitters for the rest of the game cycle. So you might just need a little more time.

Underrated thought process right here.

We get used to the idea that getting better cards is an immediate gratification, due to unlocking or packing or buying them being an immediate thing. But getting the cards to actually perform is entirely different. Personally, I give them 100 ABs as a sample size to figure out if it's just me or the card. A lot of my favorite cards of all time would never have been if I only gave them a 30 AB sample size.

I'm with you on this. I've typically given guys anywhere from 150-200 AB. I did finally get a solid hit with him in my last RS game and it was an oppo HR on a fastball low and away. I'm just starting to play RS this game cycle, but I was having so much success with Edwards that it's tough benching him. Edwards was hitting near .350 for me and turns every single into a double with his speed on the bases.
I've been playing Sandberg at 3b, but I just got FOTF Torres and he's smashing the ball. Then I completed the AL East which was my last division for the whole AL, which gave me Alomar and Biggio. Gonna go crazy and throw Biggio behind the plate to see how he does and and Alomar while just ride the bench until I decide on Sandberg. I want him to work though.

What does your OF look like? Who do you have at SS? Both Biggio (LF/RF?) and Edwards (CF) have OF secondaries and Edwards even has SS eligibility.

I am still rocking LS Bell at 1B, LS Albies at 2B and LS Grandal at C because I play so well with them (when I get the first 2 players FotF I’ll be set since I almost have FotF Posey and will be taking 99 Posey at silver 1 more than likely-unless I take with the FotF).

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He can only turn on inside pitches, definitely don't try to turn on anything away or even mid. He's fine as long as you go with the pitch, his swing doesn't allow you to pull pitches that aren't meant to be pulled like a Trout or a Gallo would easily and often do

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