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MLB The Show 20: TV-Style Broadcast Sliders From Armor and Sword

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MLB The Show 20: TV-Style Broadcast Sliders From Armor and Sword

It’s fair to say most people use zone hitting in The Show and then from there the pitching interface is a little more diverse. Most competitive peeps will go with analog, but there’s enough people who use meter and pulse to spread out the variety. However, when it comes to MLB The Show 20 broadcast sliders, Armor and Sword’s sliders are a good option for those looking for something in that arena. These TV-style sliders put you on directional (timed) hitting with classic pitching.

Now, I like these sliders because I can play them from the pitcher view when both hitting and pitching. Armor does not do that, but I do it because with these sliders and settings I can get close to playing the game the same way I watch it on TV. Some sports are more conducive to playing it like you see it on a TV broadcast (basketball), but baseball, hockey and football all play best from views in video games that we’re not used to seeing on TV.

Of course, you can pitch from the broadcast view in The Show and get away with it, but only the true ballers out there do zone hitting from the pitcher/broadcast view while at the plate. So by going to classic timed hitting, it alleviates that issue a bit as there’s not a cursor to worry about anymore. When pitching, this also also allows me to lean into the broadcast elements more and push for more cutaways (pre-pitch cameras on for both pitching and hitting) since I only have to move a cursor around rather than time anything up.

In a sense, I use these sliders as a way to “simulate” the game while still playing it rather than just doing something purely in manager mode. Again, you don’t have to use these sliders like I do, but it is an option.

I’ll post the sliders below, and you can also search for them in the slider vault by searching for the “Todem” PSN name.

Settings

Batting And Baserunning
  • Hitting Difficulty: HOF
  • Hitting Interface Directional (Timed)
  • Input Type – Buttons
  • Plate Coverage Indicator – Off
  • Camera Shift – Off
  • In-Play View Offense – Broadcast
  • Hitting View: Fish Eye (User’s Choice)
  • Ball Trail – Off
  • Button Interface: Classic
  • Guess Pitch: Off
  • Baserunner Interface: Default
  • Baserunning Decisions: Assist
  • Sliding Decisions: Assist
  • Runner Window: Off (much more challenging and rewarding plus cleaner screen)
Pitching
  • Pitching Difficulty: HOF
  • Pitching Interface: Classic
  • Pitching View: Broadcast
  • Pitching Ball Marker: Off (“On” for those that struggle with it off)
  • Pitch Confidence: On
  • Pitch Delay: Normal
  • API: Default
Fielding
  • Throwing Interface: Buttons
  • Throwing Meter: Off
  • Throwing Difficulty: NA
  • Throwing Decision: Off
  • Throw Canceling: On
  • Fielding Decision: Auto
  • Defensive Shift: Manual
  • All Indicators – off
  • Fielding View Offense: Broadcast
  • Fielding View Defense: Broadcast
General
  • Strike Zone: Off
  • Hot Zones: Off
  • Warm Up Relievers – On
  • Balks: Off
  • Tutorial Tips – Off
  • Post Game Auto Save – Off
  • Umpire Balls and Strikes: Personalized
  • Umpire Close Plays: On
  • Check Swing Appeals: On
  • Injuries: On
  • Ejections: On
  • Scorebar Display – On
  • Pitch Select Display – Off
  • Swing/Pitch Info – Off
  • Vibration – On (off for the ultimate challenge, but I play with it on)
  • Game Log Order – Default
Presentation Options
  • Presentation Mode – Broadcast
  • Pre-Pitch Cameras – Batting Only
  • Frequency – High Leverage
  • Batter Walkup – On
  • In-game Ticker – On
  • Closed Captioning – Off
  • Mode Updates – Occasional
  • MLB.com Updates – On

Gameplay Sliders

  • Dynamic Difficulty Sensitivity – user choice (I do not use it)
  • Human Contact – 5
  • Human Power – 4 (-1)
  • Human Timing – 5
  • Stride Difficulty – 5
  • Human Foul Frequency – 5
  • Human Solid Hits – 4 (-1)
  • Human Starter Stamina – 6 (+1)
  • Human Reliever Stamina – 5
  • Human Pitcher Control – 6 (+1)
  • Human Pitcher Consistency – 6 (+1)
  • CPU Contact – 5
  • CPU Power – 4 (-1)
  • CPU Timing – 5
  • CPU Foul Frequency – 4
  • CPU Solid Hits – 4 (-1)
  • CPU Starter Stamina – 6 (+1)
  • CPU Reliever Stamina – 5
  • CPU Pitcher Control – 5
  • CPU Pitcher Consistency – 6 (+1)
  • CPU Strike Frequency – 5
  • CPU Manager Hook – 4 (click back to 5 once they go to the bullpen)
  • CPU Pickoffs – 5
  • Fastball Pitch Speed – 7 (+1)
  • Off speed Pitch Speed – 6
  • Fielding Errors Infield – 5
  • Fielding Errors Outfield – 5
  • Throwing Errors Infield – 5
  • Throwing Errors Outfield – 5
  • Fielder Run Speed – 4 (-1)
  • Fielder Reaction – 4 (-1)
  • Fielder Arm Strength Infield – 5
  • Fielder Arm Strength Outfield – 5
  • Baserunner Speed – 5
  • Baserunner Steal Ability – 6
  • Baserunner Steal Frequency – 6
  • Wind – 5
  • Injuries – 10 for played games 6 for quick manage or sim games
  • Trade Slider 5 – April
  • Trade Slider 5 – May
  • Trade Slider 6 – June
  • Trade Slider 10 – July,
  • Trade Slider 5 – August
  • Trade Slider 5 – September
  • Trade Slider 5 – October
  • Trade Slider 10 – November thru February
  • Trade Slider 7 – Spring Training

In the thread, there’s also more than just MLB The Show 20 broadcast sliders. Armor also explains how to read the catcher so you never need anything but the sign to know which pitches are the best and which pitch the catcher wants you to throw. He also details strategies and rules for 30-team control in franchise mode if you want to do that as well.

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  1. Armor and Sword





    Ready to go. Always great reading your franchise posts. Leaning towards getting it Friday but will definitely have it day one. Enjoy!
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    Sounds awesome! I’m not a fan of 30 team control as it sounds very time consuming.
    I am however very interested in your play style. I’ve never gone with a clean screen but I will give it a try this year. With the early release I’m planning to play through spring training games using your options with dynamic difficulty.
    Just one question. Pitching without a ball marker how can you tell how much break are on the curveballs and sliders? Do you use pitchers ratings as a guideline to movement on breaking balls?
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work.
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    Jeffrey Smith
    Sounds awesome! I’m not a fan of 30 team control as it sounds very time consuming.
    I am however very interested in your play style. I’ve never gone with a clean screen but I will give it a try this year. With the early release I’m planning to play through spring training games using your options with dynamic difficulty.
    Just one question. Pitching without a ball marker how can you tell how much break are on the curveballs and sliders? Do you use pitchers ratings as a guideline to movement on breaking balls?
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work.
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    30 team control is not time consuming. It just allows you to edit anything you want on other teams to limit the dumb AI.
    Jeffrey Smith
    Sounds awesome! I’m not a fan of 30 team control as it sounds very time consuming.
    I am however very interested in your play style. I’ve never gone with a clean screen but I will give it a try this year. With the early release I’m planning to play through spring training games using your options with dynamic difficulty.
    Just one question. Pitching without a ball marker how can you tell how much break are on the curveballs and sliders? Do you use pitchers ratings as a guideline to movement on breaking balls?
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work.
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    Clean screen is the way to go as it really immerses you in the game. Been playing this way for a few years now thanks to Armor, and there's no going back.
    Gagnon39
    30 team control is not time consuming. It just allows you to edit anything you want on other teams to limit the dumb AI.

    I get that setting it up is relatively easy, but isn’t it a pain to babysit the CPU.
    I really just want to play my games and take care of my franchise. I’d be willing to let the CPU take care of itself and live with the consequences.
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    Jeffrey Smith
    Sounds awesome! I’m not a fan of 30 team control as it sounds very time consuming.
    I am however very interested in your play style. I’ve never gone with a clean screen but I will give it a try this year. With the early release I’m planning to play through spring training games using your options with dynamic difficulty.
    Just one question. Pitching without a ball marker how can you tell how much break are on the curveballs and sliders? Do you use pitchers ratings as a guideline to movement on breaking balls?
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work.
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    My suggestion is when you first start going clean screen use the ball marker. This will allow you to get a good feel of each pitchers breaks. Once you turn it off you will know depending on if they are a RHP or LHP how there various pitches breaks. on either a RHB or a LHB.
    Also I always throw my relief pitchers warm up pitches. Two reasons.
    1. See how their stuff is moving that day.
    2. Build pitch confidence (yes when you throw strikes in warm ups it builds the confidence in the respective pitches).
    If I have a pitcher with 4 different pitches I throw two of each in warm ups. 3 different pitches 2-2-2 and then dealers choice on the last two. Just 2 pitches....4 and 4.
    Jeffrey Smith
    I get that setting it up is relatively easy, but isn’t it a pain to babysit the CPU.
    I really just want to play my games and take care of my franchise. I’d be willing to let the CPU take care of itself and live with the consequences.
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    I'm always torn on this as well.. If you control all 30 teams, you can set all the in's and outs to auto, while leaving certain things on manual.
    But I always end up getting overwhelmed and go with single team control and live with it.
    Only time that drives me nuts is when i cant make a trade for a guy the Mets actually get etc.
    Fiddy
    I'm always torn on this as well.. If you control all 30 teams, you can set all the in's and outs to auto, while leaving certain things on manual.
    But I always end up getting overwhelmed and go with single team control and live with it.
    Only time that drives me nuts is when i cant make a trade for a guy the Mets actually get etc.

    The only thing I have on manual is lineups. The rest is set to auto. Very easy. I simply hate the lineup and pitching rotation/bullpen management/injury management of the CPU.
    It is so easy to make sure their lineups are sound and realistic. Too many times they have platoons that should not be happening. Plus I play deep...in year 4 for two franchises right now and have loved the storylines and trades stories I have been able to create.
    It is personal preference. But at the very least lineups for me; is a must to control.
    I've played The Show since its inception and was always a meter/zone player until last year when I adopted the classic/directional approach. I loved the Classic pitching but struggled a bit in my affinity for Directional hitting. And I'm curious this year how the "perfect-perfect" hits will translate to directional. Obviously the timing is up to the user but the contact is a dice-roll. With zone hitting I love when I guess right on a location (which doesn't happen much) and time everything up perfectly, see the pitch well and crush it. It is frustrating at times with Directional when you see a pitch well but pop it up or roll over on it. I know, I know that's baseball. But I'm still torn on which approach to use. Thoughts on that and the "perfect-perfect" swings? They mentioned about 2% of swings are perfect-perfect. I wonder how that will translate to Directional?
    WarEagle1212
    I've played The Show since its inception and was always a meter/zone player until last year when I adopted the classic/directional approach. I loved the Classic pitching but struggled a bit in my affinity for Directional hitting. And I'm curious this year how the "perfect-perfect" hits will translate to directional. Obviously the timing is up to the user but the contact is a dice-roll. With zone hitting I love when I guess right on a location (which doesn't happen much) and time everything up perfectly, see the pitch well and crush it. It is frustrating at times with Directional when you see a pitch well but pop it up or roll over on it. I know, I know that's baseball. But I'm still torn on which approach to use. Thoughts on that and the "perfect-perfect" swings? They mentioned about 2% of swings are perfect-perfect. I wonder how that will translate to Directional?

    We will soon find out. Tomorrow at midnight!!
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    Show nation it's almost time. I'm so damn excited. The show just got done down loading on my ps4 and I cant wait. 27 and a half hours.
    I'm ready for year 1 of my new Braves franchise. As soon as Armor gets the sliders fine tuned I'm off and running. Tomorrow might be the longest day ever. This game has my 42 year old *** felling like a kid.
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    Very early impressions.. playing as White Sox with Armors settings (except fish eye, I use MLB 15 for batting) and sliders from last year:
    Screen won't be as clean this year - can't seem to remove pitch speed and type info after each pitch? Sure I haven't skipped a setting, though please post how if you manage to remove them!
    Pressing R3 has changed - it now does the same thing when batting or pitching - it displays a general field view with player stats. When pitching, R3 used to show previous pitches. Now, both previous pitches and pitch recommends are covered by R2.
    Also seems easier to read pitches, I reckon pitch speeds may be nudged up in the final set.
    Bat on ball sounds are fantastic.
    jb12780
    One of my favorite OS threads.
    Streaming starts when?
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    What is up JB!
    Streaming will commence by 11AM EST today.
    I am looking forward to testing an chatting with all of you peeps!!
    Greggywocky
    Very early impressions.. playing as White Sox with Armors settings (except fish eye, I use MLB 15 for batting) and sliders from last year:
    Screen won't be as clean this year - can't seem to remove pitch speed and type info after each pitch? Sure I haven't skipped a setting, though please post how if you manage to remove them!
    Pressing R3 has changed - it now does the same thing when batting or pitching - it displays a general field view with player stats. When pitching, R3 used to show previous pitches. Now, both previous pitches and pitch recommends are covered by R2.
    Also seems easier to read pitches, I reckon pitch speeds may be nudged up in the final set.
    Bat on ball sounds are fantastic.

    This is not making me happy. I have not fired the game up just yet and I saw this issue on the beta. I reached out to a developer and was assured we had our clean screen like years past. If this is the case......I will be upset.
    Damn.
    Armor and Sword
    This is not making me happy. I have not fired the game up just yet and I saw this issue on the beta. I reached out to a developer and was assured we had our clean screen like years past. If this is the case......I will be upset.
    Damn.

    Oh.....I wasnt happy when I saw it either. I went through the settings like 30 times to no avail.
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    Armor and Sword
    This is not making me happy. I have not fired the game up just yet and I saw this issue on the beta. I reached out to a developer and was assured we had our clean screen like years past. If this is the case......I will be upset.
    Damn.
    So after two games this morning my early impressions are that 20 feels exactly the same as 19. I didnt see one thing yet with animation during gameplay any different from 19. And they didnt change one thing with the commentary. Now ofcourse this is only two games and as I play more we will see some different things. Fingers crossed.
    The different things are the score bug gives alot of cool info but it sucks only having 2 themes. Hitting felt pretty good I think the pitch speed might be a little slower and offspeed pitches are easier to pick up. But was still very challenging on Hof.
    Pitching felt the same but definitely was easier to strike out the CPU on default.
    Nothing has changed in the franchise screens all the same. Same old trade hub. Some were interested in that.
    The roster are definitely deeper and have minor league guys witch is cool for us guys starting a new franchise.
    When playing broadcast type games the replays still come up on there own except for the batting order and defensive lineups you have to use the replay prop button which is L2 to see those.
    And finally after every pitch the pitch type and pitch speed automatically pop up on the screen. Definitely not a total clean screen approach.
    Overall not overly impressed but only two games and you all know in love the show. So I wont bash this game to hard. It still is a amazing game and I'm sure as we play more we will have those wow moments. I'm excited to play all weekend and here everyones feed back.
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    JoshC1977
    Oh.....I wasnt happy when I saw it either. I went through the settings like 30 times to no avail.
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    It is these type of design decisions that are mind boggling to me. It is a serious WTF type of thing for me.
    Well.....let’s see how this game plays. And after a lot of games we will see where we are and how we approach 20 (online league, MTO, RTTS only type of year on 20)
    I still have 19 fully installed. (Franchise and classic rosters only).
    Time will tell. Because clean screen is vital to my enjoyment of The Show. I hope I can get over this eye sore of the pitch speed and type popping up on my screen.
    Armor and Sword

    Time will tell. Because clean screen is vital to my enjoyment of The Show. I hope I can get over this eye sore of the pitch speed and type popping up on my screen.

    It’s doubly annoying as the info provided is also useless. I know the pitch type, you know, having just selected it two seconds earlier... I’m not optimistic about it being patched out either.
    I’m not keen on the R3 changes either, but that’s a minor niggle compared to the above.
    Armor and Sword
    It is these type of design decisions that are mind boggling to me. It is a serious WTF type of thing for me.
    Well.....let’s see how this game plays. And after a lot of games we will see where we are and how we approach 20 (online league, MTO, RTTS only type of year on 20)
    I still have 19 fully installed. (Franchise and classic rosters only).
    Time will tell. Because clean screen is vital to my enjoyment of The Show. I hope I can get over this eye sore of the pitch speed and type popping up on my screen.

    Maybe the clean screen will be fixed in a future patch?
    Only got to play one game last night. Carried over my franchise that’s in 2027 spring training. The Show theme is great during the game it highlighted some players career numbers and the one cool thing it showed is how long they’ve been in the league along with the teams they played for. Also a couple nice little touches we can now change the colors of the catchers mask and the color of the logo’s on the bat.
    So after playing a couple more games I'm starting to see some pretty cool things that are different. The sound in this years game is really nice. Game is starting to feel nice.
    I'm getting used to the stupid pitch marker after every pitch. Atleast its only on there for a second.
    Default gameplay is pretty good. I'm ready to get my franchise going. I think I'm about to get it started and play on default until Armor gets things ironed out.
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    This is killing me to wait til Tuesday seeing everybody else play. But I don't play online or do anything besides Franchise so the extra $20 was not worth it to me. Or so I thought at the time. I'm still enjoying 2019 and will enjoy the last of it this weekend. Maybe I will start loading all the SOTS to the memory stick this weekend. That way I can get a head start. I was going to wait for the Season packs to come out but I will just do the preseason packs. Can't wait to use these sliders.
    Playing my carryover franchise. I’m in year 3. The broadcast booth was amazed that Jonathon Villar stole 40 bags last season!
    Except he did that in real life. In my franchise he missed half the season and only swiped 13 bags.
    If the commentary is going to be like this the entire season, I’ll have no choice but to turn it off. That stinks.
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    so I have just started using your sliders from last year into this, if this helps you get a idea where to start I like to play every game of the season on opening day and on to get a fill for different teams and stadiums
    2 games and I have had 2 very good games
    a game where I was being dominated 3-0 by Boyd in Detroit. but 2 homers made it 3-3 in the 7th, and I won it as the Indians in a walk off in the 9th,
    the 2nd game was a pitching duel with nats and mets with mad max and de grom. until the 7th innings again
    I took at 3-0 lead. mets got a 2 run homer at 3-2 I ended up winning and holding on 5-2 and they left the bases loaded at the end in the 9th.
    a few things EVERY run was from home runs but 1 run. there was a awesome amount of strikeouts 12 strikeouts from mad max in 6 innings
    the CPU BP seems to be better this year. Wilson came out to face a lefty and had to stay in there for 3 batters that's when I hit the 2 run Homer from Sotto to go up 5-2
    the CPU didn't leave in the LR guy forever this time in the Indians game, took him out after 2 innings in the past they never took them out lets hope this wasn't a one off.
    Nothing to do with sliders but commentary is bland again. the 'kids are buying his jerseys' are playing a million times again. and out of date saying Cano is in the first year of a 4 years contract ...
    game plays smooth and awesome so far I guess only runs coming from homers might be the only yellow flag early on.
    next game will be Brewers and Cubs! I will keep using last years sliders until you get 20s up!
    ninertravel
    so I have just started using your sliders from last year into this, if this helps you get a idea where to start I like to play every game of the season on opening day and on to get a fill for different teams and stadiums
    2 games and I have had 2 very good games
    a game where I was being dominated 3-0 by Boyd in Detroit. but 2 homers made it 3-3 in the 7th, and I won it as the Indians in a walk off in the 9th,
    the 2nd game was a pitching duel with nats and mets with mad max and de grom. until the 7th innings again
    I took at 3-0 lead. mets got a 2 run homer at 3-2 I ended up winning and holding on 5-2 and they left the bases loaded at the end in the 9th.
    a few things EVERY run was from home runs but 1 run. there was a awesome amount of strikeouts 12 strikeouts from mad max in 6 innings
    the CPU BP seems to be better this year. Wilson came out to face a lefty and had to stay in there for 3 batters that's when I hit the 2 run Homer from Sotto to go up 5-2
    the CPU didn't leave in the LR guy forever this time in the Indians game, took him out after 2 innings in the past they never took them out lets hope this wasn't a one off.
    Nothing to do with sliders but commentary is bland again. the 'kids are buying his jerseys' are playing a million times again. and out of date saying Cano is in the first year of a 4 years contract ...
    game plays smooth and awesome so far I guess only runs coming from homers might be the only yellow flag early on.
    next game will be Brewers and Cubs! I will keep using last years sliders until you get 20s up!

    Seeing the same thing - a lot of long balls and doubles. Everything else from last year seems to be playing smooth.
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    Is regression messed up? Just thought I would ask since I carried over my franchise and am in the 6 game of the season and only see -1 or more for a lot of players and don’t see any +.
    Thoughts on these sliders?
    Auto INF Dive Reaction and Auto INF jump reaction?
    I’m thinking about leaving jump on but dive off.
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    Good morning folks,
    I am thrilled to report we started Yankees Year 4 last night on Default HOF with the following adjustments:
    Fastball - 6
    Offspeed - 6
    CPU Foul Frequency - 4
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal Frequency - 6
    Hitting, fielding and throwing are on a new level. My full impressions wilk be coming over the weekend as I delve into March To October, Diamond Dynasty moments, RTTS and of course our favorite mode Franchise.
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    jcar0725
    My favorite thread!
    Played my first game of my carry over last night, saw a couple of wonky things but overall the game looks amazing.
    There are alot of commentary bugs and stat bugs in franchise right now. But the gameplay is absolutely beautiful.
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    Wow what a crazy first game I had. Won 6-5 as the Jay's over the RedSox in walk off fashion. It was a story of two games. I had nothing going for me while Sale was in the mound. He struck me out 13 times, but in the 7th I was able to string together some hits and get a 3 run bomb. The red Sox offense was really strong and they constantly threatened. Was down 5-4 going into the 9th but I was able to single around to tie the game up and then with two outs, I hit a trailing liner to CF, and their CFer full sprinted at it, had a great dive, and it went in and out of his dive for the walk off. That was incredible. So far, changes to fielding seem great
    Armor and Sword



    hey armor I was wondering if I wanted to start a 2015 or 2017 franchise what roster would I use and how do you do the draft like for the draft do you chsnge the fake players name to the real name? becsuse i would like to keepit as real as possiblre if it id even possible could you explain to me if i csn even do it
    I have a question. I have heard people in the general threads complain that the minor league players only have one option and that there are a lot of prospect trades in April. Someone said that doesn’t happen if you use 19 rosters. Right now I am using Monkey’s updated 2020 roster on MLB 19. How do I use a saved 19 roster on 20? Am I able to load the roster like usual or do I have to carry over a season?
    Guys im having tons of trouble with this Directional doesnt seem right everything im on says good good just a ground balls or fly out or early. plus tons of double plays. i feel like they worked on this game more on zone hitting and forgot about directional hitting
    I have a 30 Team Control Question, if anyone can help.
    Problem: I thought I'd set this up correctly, playing as White Sox, but when I cycle through the other 29 teams they're also set to Manual control, not Auto. I expected White Sox to be Manual, and the rest Auto. I feel I am missing a step, or not properly understanding how it works.
    How I set it up: I created two profiles, Sox and CPU. Mode Specific Options for my Sox profile (which I've set as the default), are all Manual, and the Mode Specific Options for CPU are all Auto, except Roster options which I set for Manual.
    In both profiles, under Settings File Associations, I have Chicago associated with my Sox profile, and all other teams associated with the CPU profile.
    I then play the game with my Sox profile as the default. And, as I say, all 30 teams are set to Manual. No doubt this is because I set everything in my Sox profile to Manual, but I thought that associating my CPU profile to the other 29 teams via Settings File associations would change this?
    Sorry for the long post. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
    Greggywocky
    I have a 30 Team Control Question, if anyone can help.
    Problem: I thought I'd set this up correctly, playing as White Sox, but when I cycle through the other 29 teams they're also set to Manual control, not Auto. I expected White Sox to be Manual, and the rest Auto. I feel I am missing a step, or not properly understanding how it works.
    How I set it up: I created two profiles, Sox and CPU. Mode Specific Options for my Sox profile (which I've set as the default), are all Manual, and the Mode Specific Options for CPU are all Auto, except Roster options which I set for Manual.
    In both profiles, under Settings File Associations, I have Chicago associated with my Sox profile, and all other teams associated with the CPU profile.
    I then play the game with my Sox profile as the default. And, as I say, all 30 teams are set to Manual. No doubt this is because I set everything in my Sox profile to Manual, but I thought that associating my CPU profile to the other 29 teams via Settings File associations would change this?
    Sorry for the long post. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    I'm having the same issue. Idk if it's a glitch or if I am doing it wrong.
    knich
    Way too many HRs. I am playing HOF with Armor's modifications. I am using 10 speed though.

    I applied your Gold v5 sliders from last year. Basically reduced CPU solid hit and foul frequency to 4. Now playing much better and more hit variety from CPU.
    hmm there is way to much power this year.
    I was up 4-0 with the Yankees against the Os 2 out in the 7th and ended up winning 17-2 yeah I know it's the Os but this is insane the amount of home runs being hit this year and most of it happened in the last 3 innings and I am on hall of fame too.
    yet before that I had a wonderful 2-1 game which i lost Cubs Brewers Eric Sogart hit a 2 run homer in the 8th. Darvish had a 14 K game. it was a heartbreaking loss I had after the great game he had
    but I think homers this year are up agian
    bryanm1982
    I have a question. I have heard people in the general threads complain that the minor league players only have one option and that there are a lot of prospect trades in April. Someone said that doesn’t happen if you use 19 rosters. Right now I am using Monkey’s updated 2020 roster on MLB 19. How do I use a saved 19 roster on 20? Am I able to load the roster like usual or do I have to carry over a season?

    Start a new franchise on 20 and it will ask of you want to import a roster from 19.
    Very easy.
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    Greggywocky
    I have a 30 Team Control Question, if anyone can help.
    Problem: I thought I'd set this up correctly, playing as White Sox, but when I cycle through the other 29 teams they're also set to Manual control, not Auto. I expected White Sox to be Manual, and the rest Auto. I feel I am missing a step, or not properly understanding how it works.
    How I set it up: I created two profiles, Sox and CPU. Mode Specific Options for my Sox profile (which I've set as the default), are all Manual, and the Mode Specific Options for CPU are all Auto, except Roster options which I set for Manual.
    In both profiles, under Settings File Associations, I have Chicago associated with my Sox profile, and all other teams associated with the CPU profile.
    I then play the game with my Sox profile as the default. And, as I say, all 30 teams are set to Manual. No doubt this is because I set everything in my Sox profile to Manual, but I thought that associating my CPU profile to the other 29 teams via Settings File associations would change this?
    Sorry for the long post. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    I will be streaming again in 15 minutes. I am going to stream how to set up a 30 team franchise.
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    Armor - a few observations after I started on HoF difficulty on my own.
    1. Too many Human HRs, need bigger sample size
    2. Fielder speed is too fast, even with balls in the gap they get to it too quicky, I think this needs to be lowered a click or two.
    3. CPU Manager Hook needs to be increased by one or two.
    4. Injuries probably need to be increased by one or two (no injuries through approx 10 games), need larger sample size.
    All of these are early observations and definitely subject to more play time. But I wanted to call these out.
    Folks we are playing games.....many many games. It will take a large sample size to really get a version 1.0 out there. So please keep your feedback coming and I appreciate the patience.
    The game on the diamond is really awesome. So happy with hitting, fielding and CPU base runner aggressiveness as well as the new catcher blocking.
    We have the pinnacle in the series thus far in terms of realistic baseball gameplay. But we need a lot more time to fine tune it this year. So sit tight.
    Armor and Sword
    I will be streaming again in 15 minutes. I am going to stream how to set up a 30 team franchise.
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    Question for you on sound. I have been away from the show since 17' and just picked up the 20 and totally buy into the clear screen set up and your slider setups.
    Just was watching your Yankees video on twitch and the crack of the bat sounds 1000% different then what I hear when I playing. What sound settings are you using?
    I have a Sonos surround sound system, and everything sounds great except the batted balls sound terrible...even when I make solid contact it sounds like I'm hitting off the end of the bat. And the pop of the catchers mit is drowned out too.
    Thanks man
    EDIT: I do notice watching the video your pitch speed is much higher, wonder if that's the issue.
    The Bimmer
    Question for you on sound. I have been away from the show since 17' and just picked up the 20 and totally buy into the clear screen set up and your slider setups.
    Just was watching your Yankees video on twitch and the crack of the bat sounds 1000% different then what I hear when I playing. What sound settings are you using?
    I have a Sonos surround sound system, and everything sounds great except the batted balls sound terrible...even when I make solid contact it sounds like I'm hitting off the end of the bat. And the pop of the catchers mit is drowned out too.
    Thanks man

    I have sound effects cranked to the max as well as the crowd and PA announcer. I have the commentary low. like half way. And sometimes I turn it off completely. Reverb is on as well. I use Sound of the Show to enhance my overall immersion. I can’t play with them.
    I use Sony Golds with the headset app and I DL the MLB 20 sound mix directly into the Sony Gold headset. It SOUNDS INCREDIBLE.
    The crack of the bat this year has never been better. When I crush a ball it feels so freaking satisfying. I also know from the sound if I don’t hit well or even hit a bleeder.
    They nailed it this cycle.
    Armor and Sword
    I have sound effects cranked to the max as well as the crowd and PA announcer. I have the commentary low. like half way. And sometimes I turn it off completely. Reverb is on as well. I use Sound of the Show to enhance my overall immersion. I can’t play with them.
    I use Sony Golds with the headset app and I DL the MLB 20 sound mix directly into the Sony Gold headset. It SOUNDS INCREDIBLE.
    The crack of the bat this year has never been better. When I crush a ball it feels so freaking satisfying. I also know from the sound if I don’t hit well or even hit a bleeder.
    They nailed it this cycle.

    I'll go fool around with it, but I'm definitely am not getting those sounds of the bat or the pop of the catchers mit. They are there, but not as crisp as your video, no where close.
    BTW, what speed do have for pitching speed? It's been awhile and I have everything on default.
    The Bimmer
    I'll go fool around with it, but I'm definitely am not getting those sounds of the bat or the pop of the catchers mit. They are there, but not as crisp as your video, no where close.
    BTW, what speed do have for pitching speed? It's been awhile and I have everything on default.

    Right now we are at 6/6 for fastball and off-speed. I may even move it up a little more...but I am still very early in the testing phase. I gotta play at least 20-25 games to even consider any changes other than the few tweaks I have
    So far we are still:
    CPU Foul Freq - 4
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal Aggresiveness - 6
    and the pitch speeds at 6/6
    Armor and Sword
    Right now we are at 6/6 for fastball and off-speed. I may even move it up a little more...but I am still very early in the testing phase. I gotta play at least 20-25 games to even consider any changes other than the few tweaks I have
    So far we are still:
    CPU Foul Freq - 4
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal Aggresiveness - 6
    and the pitch speeds at 6/6

    Thanks a lot for that. I be tuned in to the thread for updates.
    I gotta go figure out how to get the sounds right...
    Armor and Sword
    I will be streaming again in 15 minutes. I am going to stream how to set up a 30 team franchise.
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    Hi Armor, I didn't catch this, after watching your videos from yesterday - is it out there? I think correctly functioning 30 team control is a mystery to a lot of people. If it works... I'm not entirely confident it does, to be honest.
    Armor and Sword
    Right now we are at 6/6 for fastball and off-speed. I may even move it up a little more...but I am still very early in the testing phase. I gotta play at least 20-25 games to even consider any changes other than the few tweaks I have
    So far we are still:
    CPU Foul Freq - 4
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal Aggresiveness - 6
    and the pitch speeds at 6/6

    I thought I saw you switch both Solid Hits to 4 in yesterday's vid, no?
    It’s usually not like this for me but this year, so far I’m getting completely wrecked when I’m pitching. Cpu is getting hit after hit. I’m going to play some more on HOF pitching but I’m thinking AS pitching and HOF hitting might be my route I take starting out this year
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    OK 2 quick questions. Can you link the video where you explain how to set up 30 team control? Can't find on Twitch. And will you be uploading sliders to the vault? thanks for what you do!
    Greggywocky
    Hi Armor, I didn't catch this, after watching your videos from yesterday - is it out there? I think correctly functioning 30 team control is a mystery to a lot of people. If it works... I'm not entirely confident it does, to be honest.

    I will do that video today so look out for it.
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    Greggywocky
    I thought I saw you switch both Solid Hits to 4 in yesterday's vid, no?

    I was testing power at 4 but we are still in the beta phase. I want a 25-30 game sample at default before we propose any tweaks.
    Patience and belief in the process!
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    Guys I'm 13 games in all on default. CPU is averaging 1.46 Hr a game and I'm averaging 1.5 a game.
    Sample size is key. Dont panic over 5 games keep playing. I have been in a terrible slump so my numbers are probably a little down but the cpu power is good for me.
    And Armor I ended my 5 game losing streak. But only with a 1-0 win. I cant hit. Lol. But it's going to change today. Lmao
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    VincesVictims
    Guys I'm 13 games in all on default. CPU is averaging 1.46 Hr a game and I'm averaging 1.5 a game.
    Sample size is key. Dont panic over 5 games keep playing. I have been in a terrible slump so my numbers are probably a little down but the cpu power is good for me.
    And Armor I ended my 5 game losing streak. But only with a 1-0 win. I cant hit. Lol. But it's going to change today. Lmao
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    The average HRs per game last season was 1.39. So that looks pretty good really.
    If anyone has been watching my Year 4 Yankees and my first 3 games vs the hapless Orioles.....you would be saying “WTF” is going on as I have been destroying the baseball.
    I will have a write up on the Franchise News Section here later today wrapping up our first series sweep to start the season.
    We ran the Orioles out of Camden Yard and have arrived in Tampa to face the also red hot 3-0 Rays. They always give me trouble. My 2017 first round draft pick Joel Cardenas (from Cuba) is on the bump as he looks to take the next step in his career. Clint Frazier is off to a majestic start as the new starting CF for the Bombers.
    Going live in 20-30 minutes!!
    Rmiok222
    It’s usually not like this for me but this year, so far I’m getting completely wrecked when I’m pitching. Cpu is getting hit after hit. I’m going to play some more on HOF pitching but I’m thinking AS pitching and HOF hitting might be my route I take starting out this year
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    They definitely punish you for missing your spots more this year I feel which I actually like. I threw a 2-0 change today that was up , was trying to go below the knees with it and missed. Ball ended up in the seats. I knew it as soon as I threw it . Ouch !
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    vertman
    They definitely punish you for missing your spots more this year I feel which I actually like. I threw a 2-0 change today that was up , was trying to go below the knees with it and missed. Ball ended up in the seats. I knew it as soon as I threw it . Ouch !
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    Yes that is the big step up from All-Star pitching to HOF. You simply must be willing to walk guys sometimes. And your 4 and 5 guys in the rotation can and will be exploited more on HOF.
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    So I finished up playing the opening 4 game series against the Red Sox (I'm the Jays) and I'm using solid hits at 4 , fastball pitch at 8 and off speed at 10 . I really do feel like there's way too many homers . Reading around the web on people's first impressions it seems there's more than a few people that think there's just 2 much homers . Seems Like power is a bit overdone ?This is how much homers and runs I got in just 4 games -
    1st game I got a total of 15 hits including 4 home runs , score ended 10-3 win
    2nd game total of 9 hits with 2 homers , score 7-1 win
    3rd game 13 hits including 4 homers , score ended 8-3 win
    Game 4 total of 11 hits including 4 homers , score ended 7-5 win . Swept Boston and a total of 14 homers with 32 runs in just 4 games . And this is with solid hits at 4
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    My favorite part about the show so far is the people behind home plate that have a snack, they hang it up on the netting infront of them..and then it just vanishes.
    My dude is just done with his soft pretzel, hangs it on the home plate netting and poof. Gone.
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    a couple more games last night from opening day.
    a 8-2 win for Boston. and a 7-1 win for tampa.
    What I liked the most about the Tampa game was it was 7-1 after 4 innings and then nothing else happened for the remainder of the game. because before this game I seen most action happen in the 7th and 8th innings when it went into a home run frenzy peak.
    One thing I have noticed is I seem to be able to get the CPU a high pitch count. so I am right now almost able to get the starting pitcher pitch count to 100 by about the 5th innings. so either they are not aggressive enough. or I am hitting a lot of fouls off. but I am getting 6 walks a game.
    I am loving the variety of games so far. Only thing is I think there are a lot more homers so far as their should be but I have only played 7 games of opening day so far. so you are gonna get a variety of teams and stadiums.
    My early impressions of hitting in 20 is that it’s very home run friendly. I imagine a tweak will come from SDS. I am absolutely mashing the ball. I had eight total home runs (combined) last game and seven the game before that.
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    Gagnon39
    My early impressions of hitting in 20 is that it’s very home run friendly. I imagine a tweak will come from SDS. I am absolutely mashing the ball. I had eight total home runs (combined) last game and seven the game before that.
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    Very homerun friendly. I was in practice mode using Boston against Houston in Minute Maid in a "simulated game," and I hit back-to-back-to-back dingers off McCullers on just 3 pitches. All-Star difficulty using zone hitting.
    Armor and Sword
    Early on but power is booming. I am going to jeep playing as sample size is really key.
    Stay tuned. We are still testing a lot of things.
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    Hey Armor, long time no talk man lol, anyway I'm slightly noticing the power abundance as well. However I wouldn't say it's ridiculous quite yet. Also good to keep in mind is that MLB average last season saw around 46% of runs scored via HR. (51.7% by the Twins as the highest)
    Anyway with that said what I really hopped in here to say was, during my testing so far (13 games) I'm seeing fairly high wind speeds mostly blowing out. Last 4 games have been 8mph, 10mph, 7mph and 12mph all blowing out. And that's in Yankee Stadium as well soooooo.
    Just wondering if you've seen anything of the sort so far? I'm trying to keep my set as close to default as possible currently as I've been loving the variety I've been getting. Looking forward to chatting with ya and working hard to get everyone a good game of MLB this season!
    HighCmpPct
    Hey Armor, long time no talk man lol, anyway I'm slightly noticing the power abundance as well. However I wouldn't say it's ridiculous quite yet. Also good to keep in mind is that MLB average last season saw around 46% of runs scored via HR. (51.7% by the Twins as the highest)
    Anyway with that said what I really hopped in here to say was, during my testing so far (13 games) I'm seeing fairly high wind speeds mostly blowing out. Last 4 games have been 8mph, 10mph, 7mph and 12mph all blowing out. And that's in Yankee Stadium as well soooooo.
    Just wondering if you've seen anything of the sort so far? I'm trying to keep my set as close to default as possible currently as I've been loving the variety I've been getting. Looking forward to chatting with ya and working hard to get everyone a good game of MLB this season!

    Funny thing is I noticed this as well and have been keeping track too. My last 5 games were 6mph, 11 mph, 7mph, 13 mph, 7mph. All blowing out dead center.
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    I'm still using your sliders from '19. I'll wait to see what you come up with before I change anything. I'm getting a mixed bag of results, which is not a bad thing at all.
    I must be in the minority here, but I am having a really hard time hitting home runs lol.
    I must've played 10-15 games so far and I think I've only hit 3 home runs.
    Hushroom
    I must be in the minority here, but I am having a really hard time hitting home runs lol.
    I must've played 10-15 games so far and I think I've only hit 3 home runs.

    That's what makes it so hard to lock down a set for MLB, despite the Show being the best sports game. It takes such a large sample to make any definite changes.
    A month's worth of games I would say is the bare minimum for evaluation, however at least 2 months would be much more substantial.
    With that said though, a seasons worth is really where it's at lol. So so many factors in this game. Wind, opposing pitchers overall, confidence, ball park, cold/hot streaks on both sides of the ball, user skill, user interface used amd of course just pure luck/fluke results lol.
    Armor, great video from you on twitch regarding 30 team control. I set up mine before you posted that vid and did everything you did to a "T" except for when you reach the orioles screen with the 3 toggles for manual and auto. I only set the first tab to manual and left the other 2 on auto but everything looks good inside my franchise as far as all of my stuff on my profile is sticking on manual and everything for the "others teams" profile is set to auto except for the lineups. Each time I check those profiles everything sticks so I should be good correct? I know some have said if you do not toggle all 3 of those tabs to manual they wont stick inside your franchise for each profile but mine seems ok. Thanks again, great explanation and makes others see it is not difficult to set up at all
    vertman
    Armor, great video from you on twitch regarding 30 team control. I set up mine before you posted that vid and did everything you did to a "T" except for when you reach the orioles screen with the 3 toggles for manual and auto. I only set the first tab to manual and left the other 2 on auto but everything looks good inside my franchise as far as all of my stuff on my profile is sticking on manual and everything for the "others teams" profile is set to auto except for the lineups. Each time I check those profiles everything sticks so I should be good correct? I know some have said if you do not toggle all 3 of those tabs to manual they wont stick inside your franchise for each profile but mine seems ok. Thanks again, great explanation and makes others see it is not difficult to set up at all

    Curious about this too.
    Yes once you go back to the other profile you set up for the other 29 teams and make sure everything is set to auto except lineups you will be fine.
    When you are looking at different teams you will see the tabs all set to manual.
    That is a visual bug. As long as the profile associated with the 29 other teams is set the way I explained you are good to go!!!
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    As for wind, I currently have 6.6 blowing in from CF and what i thought was a no doubter off the hat for Gleyber was actually a double off the wall.
    Finishing up my 25th game in the next hour or so. Going to post my teams rankings so far incase anybody wants to see a small sample size.
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    itsmb8
    Very homerun friendly. I was in practice mode using Boston against Houston in Minute Maid in a "simulated game," and I hit back-to-back-to-back dingers off McCullers on just 3 pitches. All-Star difficulty using zone hitting.

    I’m on Hall of Fame, directional and hit back-to-back-to-back last game. I had six total. The game before that I had five.
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    Gagnon39
    I’m on Hall of Fame, directional and hit back-to-back-to-back last game. I had six total. The game before that I had five.
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    I’m playing on AS Default with Directional Hitting and HRs have been perfect for me.
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    ok so 2 more games
    had a 2-0 loss playing as As got shutout got nothing going against Twins
    then the next game was crazy!! Seattle v Texas.. I am down 4-0 early in the first 3 run homer and 1 runner home (still to many homers)
    I get no hit until the 7th innings. Gonzalez has a no hitter.. I finally get a hit and break it up
    8th innings starts it is still 4-0. then Gonzalez gives up a walk CPU hooks him after 100 pitches. then I go Hit Hit run, Hit walk Grand slam Gallo! then I knock in 3 more runs
    end up winning the game 8-4 and poor Gonzalez great start is ruined from the imploding Seattle BP.
    So once again you see 2 completely different variety of games. which is great
    but there is way to many home runs in IMO
    9 games are playing on opening day now. Tomorrow reds v cards and miami v phillies.
    OP has been updated with our working testing set:
    Default HOF with the following adjustments:
    CPU Foul Frequency - 4
    Fastball Speed - 6
    Offspeed - 6
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal aggressiveness - 6
    Armor, I'm trying to start a franchise with 30 team control but there must be a bug or something cause lineups still being changed by the CPU even if I have it set up to manual. Have you seen this issue? Do you just go team by team and fix it? Thanks!
    What a excellent game this was , we took on James Paxton and the rest of the Yanks with my Blue Jays away. Im 15 games in now and just crushing every pitcher i see on the mound , in all my 15 games ive hit a home run in each n every single game , im actually hitting nearly 3 on avg! And yet again here i hit 3 or 4 and im using solid hits at 4 with fastball pitch speed at 8 and max 10 for off speed . No aids in pitching or hitting and no vibration , i show all the settings in each video . My numbers are just ridiculous and i dont need another 10 or 20 games to tell me that its to easy to hit and crush the ball , im ranked 21st overall and already lead the league in all hitting stats and also have the best record , im 12-3 and theres no way i should be doing this good with this team just yet. This really was a great game , but its time to turn power down by 1 and see how that plays out .
    Armor and Sword
    Yes once you go back to the other profile you set up for the other 29 teams and make sure everything is set to auto except lineups you will be fine.
    When you are looking at different teams you will see the tabs all set to manual.
    That is a visual bug. As long as the profile associated with the 29 other teams is set the way I explained you are good to go!!!
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    Thank you brother. Thought I was ok but wanted to get your clarification . What a smooth playing game we have this year
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    Just played my first game with your sliders. Best the Red Sox on opening day 3-0. I had 10 hits to their 3. All three of my runs came by solo homers. Overall, the game felt good and Ryu was dominate.
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    Game feels great
    Just wanted to throw this 3 game stretch out there
    Gm 1: 22 runs, 5 HRs
    Gm 2 and 3: 5 Runs, 1 HR, combined and lost both
    So nice variety so far lol
    On HOF with the few slider changes Armor posted
    Alright, after beating the visiting Detroit Tigers 4-0, I have finished 25 games this season. Keep in mind that this is year 2 of this iteration of my Yankees. Here is some background info;
    -In 2019 we finished 111-51. We finished with the league leaders in HR, RBI, and Runs.
    -Stanton is the reigning MVP, while Judge is the reigning Hank Aaron Award recipient
    Here is my everyday lineup + rotation as well as their OVR
    1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu (87)
    2. 3B Miguel Anujar (82)
    3. RF Aaron Judge (95)
    4. LF Giancarlo Stanton (97)
    5. SS Gleyber Torres (89)
    6. DH Ben Zobrist (75)
    7. 1B Luke Voit (79)
    8. C Russell Martin (76) *(Gary Sanchez (85) currently on IL)
    9. CF Aaron Hicks (83)
    Rotation:
    1. James Paxton (93)
    2. Masahiro Tanaka (87)
    3. Collin McHugh (82)
    4. J.A. Happ (79)
    5. Domingo German (77)
    *Luis Severino (92) is on the IL
    My bullpen's OVR ranges from 76-89
    Here are my rankings through 25 games:
    Record: 17-8
    AVG: .253
    Runs: 108
    Hits: 209
    Doubles: 35
    Home Runs: 38
    Stolen Base %: .600
    Walks: 78
    Strikeouts: 160
    SLG: .436
    OBP: .319
    ERA: 2.73
    Shutouts: 4
    Hits Allowed: 179
    Runs Allowed: 71
    Home Runs Allowed: 26
    Walks Allowed: 35
    Strikeouts: 192
    Now keep in mind that I have only played one team above .500, the Twins, who I lost 2 out of 3 games to in Minnesota. My opponents combined record is 74-126. The Twins are 14-10, so the rest of my opponents are 60-116. Basically, I've been beating up on a bunch of bad teams, and lost the series to the best team I've played all year.
    As I warp up April against very bad teams in Detroit and Baltimore, I am going to consider lowering my pitch control. This should generate more walks, as well as generating more contact for the CPU. My schedule also gets considerably harder in May, so I will probably circle back to this after another 25 games.
    Feel free to leave feedback, suggestions, questions etc. I know it is a small sample size, but I think at the moment I am probably ahead of the pack when it comes to games played.
    Thanks all, and Happy Show Day to those getting the game at midnight!
    Armor..how are errors looking? I am seeing a lot of user errors with default errors. Orlando Arcia who is a pretty good SS has 6 errors in 7 games playing as Brewers. He had 14 total last year. I've had multiple 5 error games. CPU number of errors have been more realistic.
    Armor - are you going to wait for a specific roster to drop before beginning your franchise? This is going to sound bad but I have purchased every installment from 17 to now but have never played them - they are just sitting next to my other games - I got too caught up in Madden and 2K but I’m going to do a franchise with the Yankees this year - I just wanted to know which roster you use. Thanks for all you do for the community.
    Dbaja22
    What a excellent game this was , we took on James Paxton and the rest of the Yanks with my Blue Jays away. Im 15 games in now and just crushing every pitcher i see on the mound , in all my 15 games ive hit a home run in each n every single game , im actually hitting nearly 3 on avg! And yet again here i hit 3 or 4 and im using solid hits at 4 with fastball pitch speed at 8 and max 10 for off speed . No aids in pitching or hitting and no vibration , i show all the settings in each video . My numbers are just ridiculous and i dont need another 10 or 20 games to tell me that its to easy to hit and crush the ball , im ranked 21st overall and already lead the league in all hitting stats and also have the best record , im 12-3 and theres no way i should be doing this good with this team just yet. This really was a great game , but its time to turn power down by 1 and see how that plays out .

    Just for record having Offspeed higher than Fastball, is gonna give you an advantage hitting. You're basically erasing the change of speed option for the CPU pitcher.
    Personally I use 10 FB and 9 OS.
    HighCmpPct
    Just for record having Offspeed higher than Fastball, is gonna give you an advantage hitting. You're basically erasing the change of speed option for the CPU pitcher.
    Personally I use 10 FB and 9 OS.
    Honestly to me there's zero difference from default 5 to 10 . I started out at 7 and couldn't tell the difference from 5 at all , then went to 8 ,9 and then just maxed it cus all off speed pitches look like floating balloons to me . In the Show 19 I found it to be perfect at 7 for fastball and 10 off speed , I was challenged again and it just felt fair and I was playing to my players stats/attributes and performing as I should be. But in this edition of the game HOF hitting feels alot more like All star on 19 , just ridiculously easy . No challenge at all , i really don't want to be that guy that's complaining and saying I'm the best or whatever , but I'm just not challenged currently and have no idea what sliders to adjust or if i should just move up the Legend .
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    Dbaja22
    Honestly to me there's zero difference from default 5 to 10 . I started out at 7 and couldn't tell the difference from 5 at all , then went to 8 ,9 and then just maxed it cus all off speed pitches look like floating balloons to me . In the Show 19 I found it to be perfect at 7 for fastball and 10 off speed , I was challenged again and it just felt fair and I was playing to my players stats/attributes and performing as I should be. But in this edition of the game HOF hitting feels alot more like All star on 19 , just ridiculously easy . No challenge at all , i really don't want to be that guy that's complaining and saying I'm the best or whatever , but I'm just not challenged currently and have no idea what sliders to adjust or if i should just move up the Legend .
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    I can understand that, I was just saying that having Offspeed higher than FB is kinda opposite of realism. Are you ever late on FBs? Cause if your never blown away by FBs then that slider isn't high enough for you.
    I'd probably drop User timing for you if you dont feel like adjusting pitch speeds.
    HighCmpPct
    I can understand that, I was just saying that having Offspeed higher than FB is kinda opposite of realism. Are you ever late on FBs? Cause if your never blown away by FBs then that slider isn't high enough for you.
    I'd probably drop User timing for you if you dont feel like adjusting pitch speeds.
    Yeah I'm finding fastball at 8 is just perfect , I struggle when facing the elite pitchers and guys with good velocity . It's alot harder for me to crush homers from the fastball on 8 , and when facing mediocre/average pitchers I do well and have poor performance as well . Fastball is definitely not the problem , it's those Damn off speed pitches that are just way to slow looking for me and I just pick them apart .
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    DLion
    Armor, I'm trying to start a franchise with 30 team control but there must be a bug or something cause lineups still being changed by the CPU even if I have it set up to manual. Have you seen this issue? Do you just go team by team and fix it? Thanks!

    Anyone having this issue?
    DLion
    Anyone having this issue?

    If you do not do every teams send downs before you advance to the regular season the CPU does them.
    So you have to start in Spring Training and then before it ends handle every teams send downs.
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    Armor and Sword
    If you do not do every teams send downs before you advance to the regular season the CPU does them.
    So you have to start in Spring Training and then before it ends handle every teams send downs.
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    Damn! That's a lot of work. Hopefully they fix it cause it wasn't like that for 19. Thanks for the reply.
    Is everybody strikers batters out at a regular rate except me? I’m trying to not get hung up on this but I have guys with K/9 close to 90 and I’m getting about 4-6 strikeouts per game.
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    Rmiok222
    Is everybody strikers batters out at a regular rate except me? I’m trying to not get hung up on this but I have guys with K/9 close to 90 and I’m getting about 4-6 strikeouts per game.
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    I'm not, strikeouts with your '19 sliders seem very normal to me, using them in '20.
    DLion
    Damn! That's a lot of work. Hopefully they fix it cause it wasn't like that for 19. Thanks for the reply.

    It has always been like this. Always.
    That is why back when OSFM was OSFM they released an opening day 25 man set and people would ask for a 40 man set-up so they can play spring training and make all the 40 man decisions and who to send down etc etc etc.
    Armor and Sword
    It has always been like this. Always.
    That is why back when OSFM was OSFM they released an opening day 25 man set and people would ask for a 40 man set-up so they can play spring training and make all the 40 man decisions and who to send down etc etc etc.

    Thanks man, I will get to work then. Looking forwards to your revised sliders.
    Now this is what i want the games to play like . The best game ive had so far on the Show 20 , every at bat and pitch mattered here . Constantly grinding for everything here and not just crushing homer after homer and run after run without even trying . Games like this are just so satisfying especially if u manage to pull of the win . I think i managed to get 9 walks here as a team , i know i had 4 with Travis Shaw alone but just as quickly as Jake Odorizzi got in trouble he would just as quickly get out of it . I put power down to 4 for my last 5 games today and its been so much better , no more 4 home runs a game since i put it to 4 . Just a terrific game , Blue Jays vs the Twins , hope u guys enjoy as much as i did .
    Dbaja22
    Now this is what i want the games to play like . The best game ive had so far on the Show 20 , every at bat and pitch mattered here . Constantly grinding for everything here and not just crushing homer after homer and run after run without even trying . Games like this are just so satisfying especially if u manage to pull of the win . I think i managed to get 9 walks here as a team , i know i had 4 with Travis Shaw alone but just as quickly as Jake Odorizzi got in trouble he would just as quickly get out of it . I put power down to 4 for my last 5 games today and its been so much better , no more 4 home runs a game since i put it to 4 . Just a terrific game , Blue Jays vs the Twins , hope u guys enjoy as much as i did .

    You should watch my last stream vs the Rays.
    Talk about an incredible nail biter with sone serious heartbreak on my first loss of Year 4
    Lord.
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    Armor and Sword
    You should watch my last stream vs the Rays.
    Talk about an incredible nail biter with sone serious heartbreak on my first loss of Year 4
    Lord.
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    Is it on twitch ? I'll happily check it out
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    Almost to the 2027 draft. I love the stories that come out of franchise mode. Decided to make Tim Beckham the starting SS who was on the decline. He was hitting over .300 and in a game where we were blowing out Texas he injuries his arm in the 9th on a routine throw to 1st and is now out for 2 months.
    Man am I on a freaking fire. After losing six in a row and not being able to hit I have now won 7 in a row and have been scoring runs like crazy. This gameplay is absolutely incredible I am amazed every year that this game can keep getting better.
    I have been scoring runs all different ways and the Hr have calmed down. This game on default with those couple tweaks Armor made is pure gold. Yeah you will have those few games like hr derby but as the season plays out the hr will even out.
    Remember there setting records in mlb for hr every season lately.
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    I got the game in today and I'm anxious to start with Armor's sliders, but I have two questions. Should I wait for a patch to fix the minor league options and missing minor players and if not, can you patch your existing franchise without restarting?
    Thanks
    govatsos18
    I got the game in today and I'm anxious to start with Armor's sliders, but I have two questions. Should I wait for a patch to fix the minor league options and missing minor players and if not, can you patch your existing franchise without restarting?
    Thanks

    Wait till this coming up weekend to start franchise, there will be a osfm roster update which is supposed to fix as many issues as they can and include more players. From years past, once you start a franchise you are stuck with that roster, I expect this year to be no different.
    Armor and Sword
    OP has been updated with our working testing set:
    Default HOF with the following adjustments:
    CPU Foul Frequency - 4
    Fastball Speed - 6
    Offspeed - 6
    Steal ability - 6
    Steal aggressiveness - 6

    Just a heads up, Armor. The OP has CPU Solid Hits at 4 and Foul Frequency at 5.
    I don’t know if this is a bug or not. But I use the API to show the glove to where the catcher wants me to throw it. I use the pre pitch camera on high leverage situations. When I select the pitch, the glove don’t show. And the catcher has already did the signs so I can’t even go by that. What button do I push to show where they want me to throw it? Or do I just have to turn the pre cameras off?
    Why so fast pitch speed? I just downloaded and don't notice any difference between 19 and 20 on default 5, so why this is essentially just a difficulty increase?
    MoneyMan17
    Why so fast pitch speed? I just downloaded and don't notice any difference between 19 and 20 on default 5, so why this is essentially just a difficulty increase?

    This is a personal slider.
    You can set pitch speeds to whatever you are comfortable with.
    In my opinion for my personel skill level I had to bump it up. 20 is slower for me.
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    Armor and Sword
    This is a personal slider.
    You can set pitch speeds to whatever you are comfortable with.
    In my opinion for my personel skill level I had to bump it up. 20 is slower for me.
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    Yeah my pitch speed is lower for now. I just can't react fast enough yet, maybe over time i'll increase it. I just want it at a realistic setting for realistic results in my franchise.
    jcar0725
    Yeah my pitch speed is lower for now. I just can't react fast enough yet, maybe over time i'll increase it. I just want it at a realistic setting for realistic results in my franchise.

    In my opinion perfect lock down for anyone would be get your fastball speed to where you can be on it if expecting it and still blown away occasionally by it too.
    Then just set Off-Speed to 1 lower.
    HighCmpPct
    In my opinion perfect lock down for anyone would be get your fastball speed to where you can be on it if expecting it and still blown away occasionally by it too.
    Then just set Off-Speed to 1 lower.

    I agree. I have no intention to make the game "easy" by lowering the FB pitch speed, I just want it realistic. And some gamers probably have a quicker FB reaction than I do.
    VincesVictims
    Man am I on a freaking fire. After losing six in a row and not being able to hit I have now won 7 in a row and have been scoring runs like crazy. This gameplay is absolutely incredible I am amazed every year that this game can keep getting better.
    I have been scoring runs all different ways and the Hr have calmed down. This game on default with those couple tweaks Armor made is pure gold. Yeah you will have those few games like hr derby but as the season plays out the hr will even out.
    Remember there setting records in mlb for hr every season lately.
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    Hey Vince hope all is well! Great game this year, I am 1-3 with the Yanks. 3 game slide right now but I just broke out of my hitting slump so things are looking up. Good thing is last game I scored 7 runs . Bad thing is I gave up 8. lol. having so much fun.
    Dbaja22
    Is it on twitch ? I'll happily check it out
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    Always have trouble with the rays. They beat me 8-7 last night after I took an 5-2 lead in the 5th. Tanaka got shelled.
    jcar0725
    I agree. I have no intention to make the game "easy" by lowering the FB pitch speed, I just want it realistic. And some gamers probably have a quicker FB reaction than I do.

    To get the visual speeds as close to real life as possible you'd have to play on legend at max speeds and even then it'll still be slower than real life, but like Armor said, you can play on any speed you want, it's just visual. It doesn't alter physics in any way.
    knucklecutter
    To get the visual speeds as close to real life as possible you'd have to play on legend at max speeds and even then it'll still be slower than real life, but like Armor said, you can play on any speed you want, it's just visual. It doesn't alter physics in any way.

    In my post when I say "realistic", I mean what my hitters are doing. If they're blown away by every 94 MPH fastball (like I tend to be) then that's not realistic. So I try to get the pitch speed to where it seems logical with the results I'm getting. Striking out 19 times per game is not realistic hahahah
    Haven't played the show since 17', but I'm sure glad I got 20' this year.... friggin awesome.
    In 12 games so far, there's two things I've noticed that having occurred. A batter hit by a pitch or a broken bat...Did they take this out of the game?
    The Bimmer
    Haven't played the show since 17', but I'm sure glad I got 20' this year.... friggin awesome.
    In 12 games so far, there's two things I've noticed that having occurred. A batter hit by a pitch or a broken bat...Did they take this out of the game?
    They r both still in...just had 3 bats break in 1 game..
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    The Bimmer
    Haven't played the show since 17', but I'm sure glad I got 20' this year.... friggin awesome.
    In 12 games so far, there's two things I've noticed that having occurred. A batter hit by a pitch or a broken bat...Did they take this out of the game?

    I've had both happen.
    What I'm really liking a lot and is very different from the show 19 is the aggressive base running by the CPU . In 19 they rarely ever took the risks to try n stretch out a double , triple or get that crucial run in late in the game , but here they are constantly challenging me and I lost count already how many times I've thrown them out( and a few very unsuccessful throws) trying to get that extra base hit or run across .
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    What's going on man. Things are good. Man it feels so good when you break out of a slump. The ups and downs of baseball make this the greatest game in the world. I love playing every pitch of every game it is so damn awesome.
    On a side note I made it 7 in a row last night on a Freddie freeman 9th inning 3 run bomb which made me jump out of my seat when I hit it and woke up my whole house. I won 6-5
    vertman
    Hey Vince hope all is well! Great game this year, I am 1-3 with the Yanks. 3 game slide right now but I just broke out of my hitting slump so things are looking up. Good thing is last game I scored 7 runs . Bad thing is I gave up 8. lol. having so much fun.

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    Hi Armour. I always use your exact sliders and thanks for all of the work you do and for sharing your expertise.
    I’m waiting for the OSFM rosters (I read likely Friday) and want to start my franchise right away.
    Are you testing certain sliders currently and considering any changes to what’s on the OP?
    Thanks again
    WOW just WOW ! The Tampa Bay Rays yet again , i just finished up a 3 game series against them on the road and these 3 games could not have been more dramatic and crazy. Its almost as if some Hollywood film maker was writing the story line and directing these games lol Im really not trying to promote my youtube where i post these games , i could care less about that . I just post and hope a few people can enjoy these as much as i do and The Show 19 just made me fall back in love with baseball again and if you love baseball and this game than this is just a must watch . But if you watch this than you have to watch the majority of the game and DO NOT MISS Part 2 to get the full feel and drama of this game which is uploaded as well . (its in 2 parts cus of the 1hr limit to recording on the PS4) If you appreciate and love good baseball this is the game for you , Armor i hope when you have the time you can check this out as well.
    VincesVictims
    What's going on man. Things are good. Man it feels so good when you break out of a slump. The ups and downs of baseball make this the greatest game in the world. I love playing every pitch of every game it is so damn awesome.
    On a side note I made it 7 in a row last night on a Freddie freeman 9th inning 3 run bomb which made me jump out of my seat when I hit it and woke up my whole house. I won 6-5
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    That’s awesome! I love those moments. I’ve been on the losing end of those moments mostly due to bad spots and just bad pitches overall. They really do punish you if you make a mistake pitching this year. So awesome trying to outsmart the hitter on the mound in “20”
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    Rmiok222
    Funny thing is I noticed this as well and have been keeping track too. My last 5 games were 6mph, 11 mph, 7mph, 13 mph, 7mph. All blowing out dead center.
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    Last game I checked the wind was 1.6 MPH. I think it was just a fluke for you.
    bgdg824
    To many homeruns by both teams in my opinion im giving up 3 to 4 homeruns a game and that's turning down solid hits to 4 and pitching with Chris sale.
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    yep that is where 90% of the runs are coming from home runs. I dunno if it will come down as the season goes on or not it could maybe it's just a spike for opening day (almost finished playing all games for opening day)
    Ah my favorite time of year, and seeing as I'm locked in my house for the foreseeable future I'll be playing the heck out of this. Quick question, I know last year you had pitch speed being up to the user, how much difference does messing with the pitch speed affect how the rest of the sliders perform this year?
    glenzariczny
    Ah my favorite time of year, and seeing as I'm locked in my house for the foreseeable future I'll be playing the heck out of this. Quick question, I know last year you had pitch speed being up to the user, how much difference does messing with the pitch speed affect how the rest of the sliders perform this year?

    Pitch speed has no affect any of the other sliders, which is why it is user’s preference.
    If you find things becoming too easy when hitting you can raise them to up your challenge.
    bgdg824
    To many homeruns by both teams in my opinion im giving up 3 to 4 homeruns a game and that's turning down solid hits to 4 and pitching with Chris sale.
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    How many walks are you giving up a game? I found that this year on HOF (on level I have played on) you gotta give in sometimes when the hitter has a good count 2-0 3-0 3-1 you still have to pitch to the corners or they will laces something when facing a good hitter
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    Haha I thought I'd just try 1 game with my set and both Power sliders at 3
    Very 1st pitch of game I unload on with Tyler O'Neil gone haha. He also crushed one in his 2nd AB. My other 4 runs came via other ways.
    Reds scored 3 on strength of 3 HRs. Ended 6-3 Cards win.
    Just to show everyone that dropping power slider isnt gonna be some miracle worker of reducing them.
    Honestly more I play I'm starting to think the Consistency slider may be a key factor to corralling them. Lots of pitches on both sides in noticing are ending kinda fat.
    KayOtic723
    How many walks are you giving up a game? I found that this year on HOF (on level I have played on) you gotta give in sometimes when the hitter has a good count 2-0 3-0 3-1 you still have to pitch to the corners or they will laces something when facing a good hitter
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    I believe I had 3 walks in those games. And you can't say I should move down to all star I'm not giving up a ton of hits or anything it just all there hits are homeruns it's not realistic. Does not I suck at this game I've played on hall of fame since the beginning of this game coming out 15 years ago.
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    bgdg824
    I believe I had 3 walks in those games. And you can't say I should move down to all star I'm not giving up a ton of hits or anything it just all there hits are homeruns it's not realistic. Does not I suck at this game I've played on hall of fame since the beginning of this game coming out 15 years ago.
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    I dont think he was saying that. I imagine more along the lines of most people tend to not pitch with any kind of "fear".
    Irl walks dont typically happen cause the pitcher can't throw a strike. They happen because the pitcher isnt just throwing a strike but tying to hit a location about the size of a open can of corn. A lot of people (and I'm not saying you do or don't) but they tend to throw fairly fat because they fear walks more than HRs.
    I agree with you about pitching but one problem I've been having this year so far is I try to throw up and out of the zone on purpose but ends up being a meatball down the middle even with pitchers like Chris Sale. Don't know if it's just me or is it maybe a slider we could look at???
    HighCmpPct
    I dont think he was saying that. I imagine more along the lines of most people tend to not pitch with any kind of "fear".
    Irl walks dont typically happen cause the pitcher can't throw a strike. They happen because the pitcher isnt just throwing a strike but tying to hit a location about the size of a open can of corn. A lot of people (and I'm not saying you do or don't) but they tend to throw fairly fat because they fear walks more than HRs.

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    bgdg824
    I agree with you about pitching but one problem I've been having this year so far is I try to throw up and out of the zone on purpose but ends up being a meatball down the middle even with pitchers like Chris Sale. Don't know if it's just me or is it maybe a slider we could look at???
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    Consistency is answer on that. Which kinda goes back to what I've was suggesting about it maybe being key to lowering HRs on both sides.
    I've noticed quite a few meat pitches from both sides this season.
    Armor, I know in ‘19 you said pitch speed was user preferential but what did you have it in just for reference?
    If you’ve got ‘20 at 7 and 6 knowing what you had it on ‘19 might help me get an idea of what could work for me.
    Also I changed my set up to power back at default amd raised both User and CPU Consistency to 7.
    Here's a look.
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    Only 3 runs scored via the HR.
    Not trying to promote my set in your thread Armor, just showing to help with our combined quest lol.
    Remember with the HR and everything else you need a 25 game sample size atleast. The first 6 or 7games for me the only way I scored was on the Hr and since than it has changed now in my 7 game win streak I'm scoring mostly on singles and doubles. Yeah I still hit homeruns but I also went 3 straight games without a homerun.
    I'm through 20 games all on default and things are evening out. Just be careful not change the sliders every other game. For me default power is perfect and I'm getting realistic stats.
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    VincesVictims
    Remember with the HR and everything else you need a 25 game sample size atleast. The first 6 or 7games for me the only way I scored was on the Hr and since than it has changed now in my 7 game win streak I'm scoring mostly on singles and doubles. Yeah I still hit homeruns but I also went 3 straight games without a homerun.
    I'm through 20 games all on default and things are evening out. Just be careful not change the sliders every other game. For me default power is perfect and I'm getting realistic stats.
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    Def agreed, I waited 35 myself before making any changes outside of Starter Stamina, Wimd and Pitch speeds.
    Like I said my last post was only after 1st game of my latest tweaks. However, honestly I've moved on from it being specifically a HR issue.
    I started seeing too many fat pitches from both sides, that's why I set power back to default and went after consistency. Way way too early to tell anything definitely as you stated, but early results look good.
    VincesVictims
    Also guys remember last year the mlb average for a game was 3 hr a game. Some there was plenty of games in real life with more than 3 hr and ofcourse less than 3.
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    Honestly # of HRs doesnt bother me, it's the ratio of runs scored via HR. Over a sample size a percent or 2 over 50 is as high as it should be. Based on last years stats anyway.
    VincesVictims
    I think that will change for you. It did for me.
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    Well again like I said I have not adjusted power or any of the Major sliders as i call them (Contact, power etc), i have focused my time currently on consistency to slightly tone down the number of fat pitches.
    I've really moved on from trying to reduce HRs specifically.
    But from a pure #s standpoint after 35 games my % stood at just over 63% of my runs scored via HR, and just under 70% for the CPU. That was at default except for Pitch Speeds, Wind and Starter Stamina
    I am very early in the testing phases of any slider changes. The adjustments I have made have been the right ones for me thus far.
    1.04 dropped this morning and the only note I am paying attention to is pitch speed sliders having more range. I am at 7/6 fastball/offspeed so I will see how that affects it if any at all.
    I am simply very pleased so far with HOF default with the slight tweaks I have made.
    I simply need 35-40 games (yes more than before) to truly get a great feel of fielding, base running, pitching and hitting. SO far my game variety has been...outstanding. I want a lot more games vs better teams to also get a much better grasp of my hitting which right now.....I am on fire. But it is so early.
    Last year I started so cold....I mean ice cold.
    So please enjoy playing the game. We will have a finalized set in the next several weeks. Baseball is a marathon....not a race and I am taking a very conservative, measured approach this cycle. And the reason is I am blown away at the incredible balance of an almost purely default set-up out of the box on HOF.
    I'm having a blast so far through 20 games. Lots of variety. Hitting is hard :p I will say that maybe I think baserunners and outfielders run a tad too fast but we'll have to see. And maaayyybbeee outfielder arm strength is too low. It just seems too easy to make the decision to send the runner at this point. Definitely having a great time so far though.
    lere2001
    I'm having a blast so far through 20 games. Lots of variety. Hitting is hard :p I will say that maybe I think baserunners and outfielders run a tad too fast but we'll have to see. And maaayyybbeee outfielder arm strength is too low. It just seems too easy to make the decision to send the runner at this point. Definitely having a great time so far though.

    Again.....so many games I need to get under my belt. But I had a fantastic moment in my series at Tampa where a ball was roped into the left field corner and after taking it off the wall (I preloaded the throw) I had BRyce Harper throw a freaking seed to second base to gun down the hitter trying to stretch it into a double.
    This never happened once on MLB 19 in over 800 hours played.
    MLB 20 has taken the little things in gameplay and fixed them.
    CPU runners being aggressive, OF getting to balls with more urgency and throwing with more urgency.
    It is on a whole new level defensively.
    Armor and Sword
    Again.....so many games I need to get under my belt. But I had a fantastic moment in my series at Tampa where a ball was roped into the left field corner and after taking it off the wall (I preloaded the throw) I had BRyce Harper throw a freaking seed to second base to gun down the hitter trying to stretch it into a double.
    This never happened once on MLB 19 in over 800 hours played.
    MLB 20 has taken the little things in gameplay and fixed them.
    CPU runners being aggressive, OF getting to balls with more urgency and throwing with more urgency.
    It is on a whole new level defensively.

    Not to mention just the ability to get doubles and hit balls down the lines and in gaps WITHOUT having to reduce fielder speed like we have for how many years?
    HighCmpPct
    Not to mention just the ability to get doubles and hit balls down the lines and in gaps WITHOUT having to reduce fielder speed like we have for how many years?

    I know.....the exit velocity off the bat has never been more realistic. SDS really hit a grand slam with MLB 20's gameplay.
    Just Marvelous.
    Armor and Sword
    I know.....the exit velocity off the bat has never been more realistic. SDS really hit a grand slam with MLB 20's gameplay.
    Just Marvelous.

    Last night I hit a line drive to left center that was caught, it was absolutely crushed, and it felt like I actually hit the ball, it was that satisfying. If it happened all the time it wouldn't feel so special LOL
    Armor, I read over your clean-screen pitching tutorial, and I have two questions (forgive me if I've missed the obvious):
    1) How do you tell if your pitcher wants the pitch high or low without using R2?
    2) How do you tell if the pitcher wants it in or out of the zone without using R2?
    I seem to remember the catcher having some kind of way of signaling this, but it's been 2 years since I've really played The Show and I can't recall.
    Thanks!
    And it's the Miami Marlins for me this go 'round!
    EnglishBull34
    Armor, I read over your clean-screen pitching tutorial, and I have two questions (forgive me if I've missed the obvious):
    1) How do you tell if your pitcher wants the pitch high or low without using R2?
    2) How do you tell if the pitcher wants it in or out of the zone without using R2?
    I seem to remember the catcher having some kind of way of signaling this, but it's been 2 years since I've really played The Show and I can't recall.
    Thanks!
    And it's the Miami Marlins for me this go 'round!

    I think you can pitch wherever you want to pitch, the R2 isn't really a strategy, I think it's just randomized.
    EnglishBull34
    Armor, I read over your clean-screen pitching tutorial, and I have two questions (forgive me if I've missed the obvious):
    1) How do you tell if your pitcher wants the pitch high or low without using R2?
    2) How do you tell if the pitcher wants it in or out of the zone without using R2?
    I seem to remember the catcher having some kind of way of signaling this, but it's been 2 years since I've really played The Show and I can't recall.
    Thanks!
    And it's the Miami Marlins for me this go 'round!

    You are the pitcher. Make your own call. Also, don't be afraid to throw a different type of pitch than the catcher calls for. I only follow the catchers pitch type like 85% of the time. The key to pitching is changing type, location and speed / break. Also, don't be afraid to throw outside the zone, they'll chase and if they don't a walk isn't the end of the world.
    EnglishBull34
    Armor, I read over your clean-screen pitching tutorial, and I have two questions (forgive me if I've missed the obvious):
    1) How do you tell if your pitcher wants the pitch high or low without using R2?
    2) How do you tell if the pitcher wants it in or out of the zone without using R2?
    I seem to remember the catcher having some kind of way of signaling this, but it's been 2 years since I've really played The Show and I can't recall.
    Thanks!
    And it's the Miami Marlins for me this go 'round!

    What you’re looking at in settings though is called API, you can turn it on and off. I’m not infront of the game but I’m pretty sure it’s “API”
    It’s 3 letters. I know that lol
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    Rmiok222
    What you’re looking at in settings though is called API, you can turn it on and off. I’m not infront of the game but I’m pretty sure it’s “API”
    It’s 3 letters. I know that lol
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    PCI lol.
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    JHedges2
    PCI lol.
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    No, it's API , adaptive pitching intelligence. The glove on screen that shows you where the catcher wants the ball thrown.
    knucklecutter
    No, it's API , adaptive pitching intelligence. The glove on screen that shows you where the catcher wants the ball thrown.

    But right now if you have the pre-camera on the glove doesn’t show after you select the pitch.
    knucklecutter
    No, it's API , adaptive pitching intelligence. The glove on screen that shows you where the catcher wants the ball thrown.

    Whoops. I’ll stay in my lane. Lol. Thanks for correcting!
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    bryanm1982
    But right now if you have the pre-camera on the glove doesn’t show after you select the pitch.

    You don't need the glove to show, you can pitch wherever you choose.
    jcar0725
    You don't need the glove to show, you can pitch wherever you choose.

    Yes, that is correct. I'm just saying for the people that like to go by what the catcher calls, that is apparently a bug issue right now.
    HighCmpPct
    Also I changed my set up to power back at default amd raised both User and CPU Consistency to 7.
    Here's a look.
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    Only 3 runs scored via the HR.
    Not trying to promote my set in your thread Armor, just showing to help with our combined quest lol.

    I think you are on to something here. I am hitting 5 HRs/game as Yanks and 4/game with Brewers on HOF/10 speed. Both are power hitting teams but this is a lot. I agree I think it is because of meatballs. When CPU hits HRs, it usually is from a bad pitch. But the crack of the bat is oh so sweet...
    I might consider legend but I fear those off speeds will kill me...lol
    knich
    I think you are on to something here. I am hitting 5 HRs/game as Yanks and 4/game with Brewers on HOF/10 speed. Both are power hitting teams but this is a lot. I agree I think it is because of meatballs. When CPU hits HRs, it usually is from a bad pitch. But the crack of the bat is oh so sweet...
    I might consider legend but I fear those off speeds will kill me...lol

    I’m going to try legend with directional hitting. I let you know how it goes lol.
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    I've got a big tip for anyone struggling with hitting. I do a lot of moving around between college dorms/apartments and coming home to each of my parents houses, so I've played in multiple different places on multiple setups. I would always do better on some setups and on others it seemed like I forgot how to hit.
    I never thought too much about why this was but I finally had an epiphany and figured it out. Making sure the strike zone is at or above, not below, eye level makes a HUGE difference for me in my hitting ability. When the box is below my eye level I am chasing everything and rarely take walks. I always hit my best at my college apartment where my TV is mounted and angled slightly down and I am sitting in a desk chair in front/below it.
    If you are having problems hitting and having a good eye at the plate, and you are sitting in a position where your eyes are above the zone, try it!
    bryanm1982
    Yes, that is correct. I'm just saying for the people that like to go by what the catcher calls, that is apparently a bug issue right now.

    I set the high-leverage camera to trigger only when I am batting to counter this.
    I have always been terrible at chasing low pitches... sinkers, splitters, curves... but when it's a low fastball, I lay off because it looks low and is actually a strike... maybe I'll try a different camera.
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    Do you guys make other teams make more realistic offers to free agents in the offseason? It seems like one of the issues is that guys just aren't getting those $200-$300 million deals like they do in real life. But using 30-team control and making more lucrative offers seems like a logical fix.
    MoneyMan17
    I've got a big tip for anyone struggling with hitting. I do a lot of moving around between college dorms/apartments and coming home to each of my parents houses, so I've played in multiple different places on multiple setups. I would always do better on some setups and on others it seemed like I forgot how to hit.
    I never thought too much about why this was but I finally had an epiphany and figured it out. Making sure the strike zone is at or above, not below, eye level makes a HUGE difference for me in my hitting ability. When the box is below my eye level I am chasing everything and rarely take walks. I always hit my best at my college apartment where my TV is mounted and angled slightly down and I am sitting in a desk chair in front/below it.
    If you are having problems hitting and having a good eye at the plate, and you are sitting in a position where your eyes are above the zone, try it!

    Just to add to this, how your TV is sitting and where you are sitting in relation to TV (To the side, lower, higher etc.)
    Will also effect your hitting. But I've said for years if your struggling to hit, camera should be your first tweak.
    I started playing default HOF and was hitting way too many homeruns.
    Now, I am playing default HOF with these adjustments:
    Fastball Pitch Speed: 6
    Breaking Ball Pitch Speed: 5
    Hum / CPU Pitch Control: 6
    Hum / CPU Foul Frequency: 3
    My homeruns are down after making these adjustment. I still get plenty of walks and strikeouts.
    I plan on running these settings for another 10 games. I already played 10 and they have been giving me great results.
    Ace pitchers really paint the corners. Last game, CPU pitcher walked me 3x and struck me out 9.
    Just wanted to share my experience and data. So far, these adjustments have been spot on for me.
    Pitch speed is preference, you need to find the right setting as that is critical.
    Any guys find a set up to decrease all these homers ? I've got 30 games played so far , 15 with power on default 5 and solid hits 4 , pitch speed always 8 and 10 , then the last 15 games played with power on 4 and solid hits 4 and still hitting 3 homers on avg per game with the Jays . Today I'm going to legend and see how that goes , I'm just curious what others are doing to combat this problem of all these homers . Teoscar Hernandez has 15 homers and over 30 rbis now in 30 games ! Hitting over 350. Slugging over .750 and OPS above 1.200. It's just getting so unrealistic and its like a arcade game now
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    Dbaja22
    Any guys find a set up to decrease all these homers ? I've got 30 games played so far , 15 with power on default 5 and solid hits 4 , pitch speed always 8 and 10 , then the last 15 games played with power on 4 and solid hits 4 and still hitting 3 homers on avg per game with the Jays . Today I'm going to legend and see how that goes , I'm just curious what others are doing to combat this problem of all these homers . Teoscar Hernandez has 15 homers and over 30 rbis now in 30 games ! Hitting over 350. Slugging over .750 and OPS above 1.200. It's just getting so unrealistic and its like a arcade game now
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    Move up to Legend. I really do not know what to tell you.
    I am not having these "power issues" playing on HOF default with pitch speeds at 7/6 fastball off speed respectively.

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