08:44 AM - February 14, 2007 by Steve_OS
With the help of our readers and 2K Sports, we had an opportunity to interview Jason Teirstein, Assistant Producer of Major League Baseball 2K7.
Operation Sports: How many sliders will there be for CPU pitching? Will we see CPU pitchers throwing a lot of pitches per inning?
Jason Teirstein: There are 13 total pitching sliders. As far as how many pitches you will see per inning, that is all up to you and whether you decide to swing or not. Make no mistake; CPU pitchers will be trying to get you out. Part of smart pitching is getting the batter to chase some pitches out of the zone and hit the pitch he wants you to hit. (Personally, I would suggest being a little bit patient. They will work those corners and throw some tantalizingly close pitches… especially on the higher difficulties).
Operation Sports: Will the rosters expand to 40-man after September 1st? Could you give us any other information on roster management?
Jason Teirstein: The rosters will not expand to 40 in September. There are technical reasons why this is difficult to do, but it is certainly something we will be considering in future installments. Once again, the focus this year was core gameplay. We did, however, fill out the minor leagues a bit more than previous years. Every team will have a full 25-man Triple-A squad and a few Double-A players. We also made every effort to get as many players that are eligible through licensing into the game as possible. If a player has appeared in at least one major league game, there is a very good chance that his name and likeness are in 2K7.