In general I liked the addition of Archetypes that first appeared in The Show 17 (I believe). However, one aspect I miss about the training points system was the ability to create any type of player I wanted. The current selection of archetypes kind of pigeon-holes you into a very specific player. I enjoyed playing as a utility infielder type player with middling hitting skills (utility archetype), good glove (small ball), slowish speed (pure power), etc. A bizarre mix for sure but reminiscent of real life players that fill every major league roster.
So, for example, what if we were given a “points for caps” system? Say 1000 points to be distributed towards your caps in anyway you’d like. Currently there are about 1000 cap points set for each available archetype. You could set your caps and then have your abilities begin at 66% of the cap max. One could then create as realistic or unrealistic a character as they choose.
Lastly, an option not to train would be awesome. Don’t train, you’re abilities start to diminish. I did always like that in the old system. Ok, I’m done.
Hard to remember! Baseball has been apart of everyday life since my memories began to stick. I’m told I went to Wrigley for my first game at 6 months old I remember ‘84. Maddox before anyone had any idea what this little man was doing on a big league field. The first ever night game (which got rained out). Harry. Grace, the hits leader of the 90’s (he was my fav). Sosa vs McGuire before the dung hit the fan. Bartman, that poor dude. The final out of ‘16 (hard to remember much of that night afterwards). It never ends!
I miss it too
It also matters whether you are “leaning” or not. Leaning definitely gets you to top speed faster but can make you vulnerable to the pick off. If you lean in the default lead there is time to get back in a pick off. Leaning plus an additional lead step is instant pick off death. You could try leaning in the standard lead and see if you have more success. I’ve had roughly a 70% success rate with a 40 rated runner in this manner.
I have the same impression. I’m not sure it’s any easier than 19 though. I really tweaked the batting sliders down in 19 and am doing the same in 20. Playing on Dynamic/Analog with dynamic currently at Legend. Here’s where my settings are at:
Contact: -3 (the middle being 0)
Foul Frequency: -3
Solid Hits: -3
Batting average is in the mid .200s but the spread of hits (singles, doubles, etc.) feels right. I’d rather stink a little than always mashing. Each hit feels a little more rewarding
Which hitting interface are you using? Zone, directional, or analog?
You’re like the new Babe Ruth
Yeah, the computer generated lineups are usually pretty bad. I like your idea of having one’s player bat in the order based on their archetype. Small ball and Mr. Utility could bat top or bottom. Pure Power, Anomaly, and Rock Steady could bat 3-6. It’d be a fairly simple system that shouldn’t be too hard to implement. But, I’m not a game developer...
RNG is like life, man. You never know what you’re gonna get. Just go with the flow, bro...
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I’m with y’all. I understand the idea of making RTTS feel realistic. But then there are all kinds of contradictions in the realism department. Straight from the draft to AA? Bowman Scouting Day? Omar Narvaez in AAA with a 63 overall catcher starting on the MLB roster? It all gets a little funky. But hey, I still love it. If the dude wants to be a catcher, let him be a catcher!
I think what the author is saying is why can’t we pick our team after we go the college route? After the initial scout day/games you are given the option to pick your team you’d like to play for. However, if you go to college for a year (or 4) you are no longer given the option to pick your team and are at the mercy of the draft. I like starting my career at 22 years old. I would like the ability to pick my team at any time!
It refers to the pitcher’s confidence on your team. His confidence meter will drain more slowly if your relationship results in -%CFD. Not sure how much effect it has. Hard to measure.
Yeah, that baffled me as well. It helps to take a look at a pitcher’s arm action on the first pitch to judge timing. Seems like one shouldn’t be penalized for taking a thoughtful approach to an at bat
I would say you are 100% right, my friend. Am I allowed to retract my detraction? Yeah, being able to look up would be pretty awesome.
Ah, I see. Maybe try a couple of rounds of discipline batting practice? Helps me when my timing gets screwy