We bounce from a Live Series event to a switch-hitting event. There will be two Switch It Up events in a row, and the cumulative rewards go up to 60 wins. Your big player prizes are at 25 and 40 wins. At 25 wins you get diamond Prime Shin-Soo Choo (the card I certainly want), and at 40 wins you get diamond Postseason Eddie Murray. Switch It Up 1 will run from May 14 until May 22, and then Switch It Up 2 will run from May 22 to June 2.
Switch It Up Event 1
- Switch hitters
- Breakout Series players
- Bronze and common Live Series players
- Max 89 overall team rating
- Three-inning games
- Difficulty: All-Star
- 3 wins – The Show pack
- 5 wins – Silver player pack
- 10 wins – The Show pack (x3)
- 15 wins – Gold player pack
- 20 wins – Headliners Set 14 pack
- 25 wins – Prime Shin-Soo-Choo
- 30 wins – 2,500 stubs
- 35 wins – 2,000 XP
- 40 wins – Postseason Eddie Murray
- 45 wins – The Show pack (x5)
- 50 wins – 2,000 stubs and DJ Air Horn sound
- 55 wins – Ballin Is A Habit pack
- 60 wins – The Show pack (x10)
- I start with just a community market tip. This event including Breakout Series players has the biggest impact on what pitchers you can use. It’s the easiest way to squeeze diamond pitchers into your lineups. A lot of events have these sort of requirements. With those sort of requirements come some artificial spikes in player prices. For example, Troy Percival (who was a reward in the Live Series event) jumps from 6-8K up to 14-18K on the market. I’m not saying spend lots of stubs on speculative players like this, but it’s something to think about moving forward if you want an off-the-beaten path way to make stubs. Percival’s price will come back down pretty quickly, but you don’t see margins like this very often, and if you can take advantage of them you’ll make a ton of stubs.
- You’re going to see a lot of the same pitchers for the reasons I just listed above. Overall, I think you’ll see a lot of similar lineups and this will be an event I mostly avoid for that reason.
- These win totals over a couple weeks are rather manageable if you do want to just get to 40 wins. I don’t love Eddie Murray’s stance in the game and never have, but I do really like Choo’s swing. Regardless, I think both cards will have their fans, albeit neither looks insanely good ratings-wise.