Stop it. You're 38-28 with a batting average of .248
I hate to be that guy, but come on man.
Stop leading off and I'll stop stepping off. The game already gives you one step by default.
Well, nobody asked for it, but here's a boring read on how I feel about the game (so far)
The TL;DR - it isn't and wasn't ready to be released. The beta played better than the current version of this game does.
Hitting: hitting FEELS much different than 19, but the outcomes of batted balls and swing feedback aren't. There are narrower timing windows, which helps increase the skill gap, which is a good thing in theory, but isn't implemented well in this game. Pitch speeds are all over the map. Timing windows don't make a lot of sense game to game and even swing to swing. It makes self assessing and adjusting needlessly difficult and frustrating, because many times, you don't have a clear understanding of what you should be doing differently.
Pitching: not fun. Pitching is normally my strength, but not this year. Pitcher attributes matter more this year, except when they don't. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to put a curve in the dirt and it's gotten crushed, even with high control pitchers. Losing borderline pitches to balls means you have to bite off more strike zone, which, in conjunction with the lack of command of pitches, means it gets hit a long way. Stamina is broken. Relievers are required to face 3 batters but are drained by the 2nd batter, resulting in larger PCIs and loss of confidence, which, in turn results in loss of effective pitching.
Fielding: not fun. Beyond broken. The faster meter was a nice touch, but I can't tell you how many times gold and diamond rated fielders have made costly errors at key moments, costing me runs and games. Or there's been a stupidly lax animation where a normal human would have some semblance of urgency. This isn't a secret by now, but fielding is by far the biggest issue in this game right now imo.
Other stuff: game breaking boundary rules like ground rule home runs and runners advancing several bases on passed balls. Lag in online play can be horrible. Etc.
All in all, I feel like a lot of this game's outcomes are out of my hands. I feel like either good luck or bad luck matters more than skill. I feel like this game wasn't ready to be released. Yes, there's a global shutdown and it's likely more difficult than ever to fix broken software. Usually, this is my main game. But with how.... clunky this game is right now, I'm not having much fun and have been spending more of my free time not playing this game than I ever thought.
Get his pitch count up so your opponent can bring Newhouser in from the pen.
The time has come to revisit how secondary position penalties are assessed in DD.
Its 2020 and there are a lot of players who play multiple positions, and do it exceptionally well.
For example, Cody Bellinger is currently a RF in game, but takes a secondary position penalty if you move him to CF or 1B.
# of Plate Appearances for Bellinger at each position in 2020:
Furthermore, Cody Bellinger is an exceptional defender at all of his eligible positions according to baseball savant, so the concept of assessing a secondary position penalty is arbitrary.
Kiké Hernandez, Austin Barnes, Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Adam Duvall, Austin Riley, and basically the entire Rays roster is in the same boat. And that's not even thinking about it, those are just from the teams that are playing today.
TL;DR - secondary position penalties should only apply if the player in question is actually a worse fielder at their secondary position(s).
Don't forget: protesting "the right way" has fallen on deaf ears for decades. Wasn't even that long ago that Olympic gold medals were stripped because two dudes protested in probably the most peaceful way imaginable. You can throw Kaepernick in that category, too.
Sorry it's inconvenient for you to see buildings burn on TV. It's decidedly more convenient than being treated with aggression by police based on nothing more than your skin tone.
Our refusal to listen, empathize, and evolve as a society is what forced radical action. Don't let the news tell you otherwise. Own it.
Eh, that toxicity is everywhere. It's a part of everyone having a megaphone in the digital age, unfortunately.
.... Why would you do that to yourself.
I just put 250,000 quarters in a slot machine and I'm still not a millionaire.
Making prestige stats online only is one of the most poorly thought out decisions of the year.
Yeah, they shouldn't have nerfed hitting lol that was the bright spot of the game. They should have left hitting alone and fixed pitching and fielding.
I think it just seems tougher because you're mentally counting down with every single stat you attain, making it seem like it takes forever
I had both. I kept Mo. I like Mo. Really, just flip the velo on the slider and changeup. Do you prefer Mo's slower changeup or Kenley's slower slider?
I think they realized this problem really late in the cycle and it's why they came out with several LH relievers within like a month (Miller, Hand, Pomeranz, etc.)
SS Jackie Robinson and POTM Mondesi for me
I think it's an awesome idea in theory, but I know that I'm wary of adding in yet another variable that has RNG ramifications
His SS was a Cubs card last year ️
Timing in this game can be strange, and overall, this game does have a rather steep learning curve when it comes to recognizing pitches and training your reflexes. The best suggestion I have is repetition. Your timing will improve with time. Challenge Of The Week is a great way to work on your timing, pitch recognition, and feel for the strike zone.
We have a discord server with a dedicated section for friendlies. Many on here are in there.
Here's the link if you're interested: https://discord.gg/P3HfQCF
If you need any help getting set up and figuring out discord, just let me know. Happy to help.
Idk how he plays at this stage in the cycle, but Awards Daniel Murphy was my budget beast this year