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Are You Seeing Less Power in Your Hits in MLB The Show 17?

Some users on the Operation Sports forums have been reporting a loss of hitting power in the latest MLB The Show 17 patch.

Check out this post from shark547 in the forums:

Has anyone quantified or came up with how much the power slider was changed in the game?

I am asking because I haven’t had much time to play and now that I am rolling again I have seen a sever drop in my RTTS players ability to hit for power.

I went from hitting a Hr every 21 AB to where I now am hitting one every 31 AB. Which really doesn’t make any sense because my RTTS player has gotten better and hit power it up to 78.

It seems that much of the theory about what’s going on with the power stems from the latest patch, which seems to have lowered the effectiveness of a user’s hitting ability.

However, as underdog13 notes in the forums, home runs league-wide are on pace for a record in 2017:

Title says it all, currently in Mlb the league is on pace to break the total hr record by a wide margin. And that’s not counting the uptick in Hr’s that occur in july/august.

When the game first released, a large majority (me included) complained about the amount of hr’s and velocity off the bat. Sds has since patched and altered the hitting, to the communities request. Now currently it seems the gameplay doesn’t represent the state of the MLB with this new ball they have.

Thoughts?

Obviously the quest for a completely realistic simulation of a game like baseball is a constant moving target. The minute you think the power sliders are overcooked and you dial them back, you realize you might’ve been closer than before due to an odd year where the longball is everywhere.

Sumodeads came up with one possible solution in the forums:

I’ve noticed the same thing as you and it’s been frustrating. I never touch the sliders, I just adjust my difficulty as I get better. This year I wa having very competitive games, so blowouts(by both teams) and lots of close games. Since the patch scoring is way down. Off the suggestion from another thread I increased power and solid hits by +1.

I also increased CPU hit power and solid hits by +1. I pitch on Legend and its tough. Since the patch I felt like I was pitching on All Star.

I’ve only played a few games since, but more balls have left the yard. I need a larger sample size of course, but it looks promising.

You can add your own as to what you are seeing with power and some solutions you are coming up with to balance things out (if any) in the comments below!

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  1. I personally don't think it's down as I hit 66 HR's in 57 games post patch.
    However, Nomo did extensive testing and said most likely that if you raise power by 1, it will mitigate what the last patch supposedly changed.
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    jtott
    I've noticed that since the last patch hr's are down quite considerably. What can I do to bring them back up a little bit. I mean I don't want them hit like in Coors field .. or right field in Yankee stadium.. but I am now lucky if I hit one Hr every few games. At that pace ... I will be like the Cardinals in the early 80's ( 65-75 hr's for the team at seasons end). I'm am sure it's a slider adjustment.
    What is working for you / what do you recommend?
    Thanks
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    Which batting interface are you using?
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    I've noticed the same thing as you and it's been frustrating. I never touch the sliders, I just adjust my difficulty as I get better. This year I wa having very competitive games, so blowouts(by both teams) and lots of close games. Since the patch scoring is way down. Off the suggestion from another thread I increased power and solid hits by +1.
    I also increased CPU hit power and solid hits by +1. I pitch on Legend and its tough. Since the patch I felt like I was pitching on All Star.
    I've only played a few games since, but more balls have left the yard. I need a larger sample size of course, but it looks promising.
    I've noticed the same thing as of late. Problem is I have no idea if it's just one of those slumps the game sends your team spiraling into, the patch or something else enitrely. Now on balls middle of the plate I'm sending a lot more lazy fly ball's into the OF and if I get decent contact and drive it the launch angle is nowhere near high enough and it's nothing more then a double. The thing is the CPU is still capable of hitting them, in the 14 games since the patch the CPU has hit 18 HR's but I've only managed 12 and nearly all of those are from the games I simulated and not the one's I played. My scoring is down, my average is down and power is down.
    jeffy777
    I think increasing Solid Hits + 1 is the key, in addition to Power + 1.

    Yeah I'm going to have to veer off from the sliders I'm using in the slider forum and start tweaking on my own (which I can't stand tweaking sliders, the one reason why I hate sports games at times). I don't know what happened but power is completely slanted towards the CPU, I'm sure pitching on HOF has something to do with it as well, but the CPU just consistently belts deep HR's with guys with average or below average power. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about....
    at Oakland - Josh Phegley and his 64 power takes a curve low, in and out of the zone and belts it 400ft+ opposite way for a HR.
    vs LAA - Cameron Maybin (42 power) takes a fastball away and pulls it 400ft+ for a no doubt HR.
    vs Baltimore - Ryan Flaherty (54 power) takes a fastball low and away and golfs it 430ft+ for a HR.
    These aren't power hitters at all but they have zero issues hitting HR's off me on pitches that aren't even inside. Flaherty shouldn't be smashing pitches low and away for HR's. To top it off 2 of the 3 examples given were opposite field which I thought was toned down but I guess on HOF anything goes.
    Now as for my power, I get pitches belt high, good timing, guy with 99 power (Nelson Cruz) and he pops it up lol. I could come up with a multitude of examples of balls that should be driven going absolutely nowhere. If I was hitting HR's on pitches grooved when I've worked the counts then I might be able to live with the CPU hitting ridiculous HR's but instead I go into every game knowing full well I'll have to play station to station and pray I don't give up any HR's otherwise I lose. This game went from HR happy to the dead ball era, at least in my experience.
    I will admit, I have been in a bit of a power drought post-patch. I don't have a large sample size as I haven't been able to play much recently, but it has seemed like balls that should be crushed are failing at or before the track a little too often.
    I wasn't going to read to far into it, but with so many other people having a similar experience it does make me think that maybe it's not a typical slump. I'll play one or two more games when I get the time before making any changes, but I will keep an eye on power and exit velocity in general.
    The Chef
    Now as for my power, I get pitches belt high, good timing, guy with 99 power (Nelson Cruz) and he pops it up lol. I could come up with a multitude of examples of balls that should be driven going absolutely nowhere. If I was hitting HR's on pitches grooved when I've worked the counts then I might be able to live with the CPU hitting ridiculous HR's but instead I go into every game knowing full well I'll have to play station to station and pray I don't give up any HR's otherwise I lose. This game went from HR happy to the dead ball era, at least in my experience.

    I was seeing the exact same thing until I increased Solid Hits. Now balls that should be hit hard are line drives instead of pop ups. It won't always be a HR, and it may be lined right at someone for an out, but at least the power is back and HR numbers in general are back to normal.
    jeffy777
    I was seeing the exact same thing until I increased Solid Hits. Now balls that should be hit hard are line drives instead of pop ups. It won't always be a HR, and it may be lined right at someone for an out, but at least the power is back and HR numbers in general are back to normal.

    Didn't touch power though just solid hits? I'm tempted to give it a shot. I did finally hit a HR in that game with Baltimore when Flaherty hit the ridiculous moon shot that shouldn't have been but I quit the game out of frustration so technically it didn't count lol. I usually don't quit games and take my lumps but lately the CPU HR's from unlikely sources has become too much to deal with.
    The Chef
    Didn't touch power though just solid hits? I'm tempted to give it a shot. I did finally hit a HR in that game with Baltimore when Flaherty hit the ridiculous moon shot that shouldn't have been but I quit the game out of frustration so technically it didn't count lol. I usually don't quit games and take my lumps but lately the CPU HR's from unlikely sources has become too much to deal with.

    Power + 1 and Solid Hits + 1
    Give that a whirl and see what you think. I even tried Solid Hits + 2, but it almost seems a bit too much. The good news is that it does make a big difference though, so it's nice that we have the option if needed at least.
    I'm with you: I generally don't like to mess around a ton with sliders either. The nice thing about The Show is there usually isn't a whole lot that needs tweaked.
    kehlis
    Holy crap!
    57 games in nine days? That's crazy.

    It is but I've been on the DL after getting hurt at work so I've plenty of time on my hands
    jeffy777
    Power + 1 and Solid Hits + 1
    Give that a whirl and see what you think. I even tried Solid Hits + 2, but it almost seems a bit too much. The good news is that it does make a big difference though, so it's nice that we have the option if needed at least.
    I'm with you: I generally don't like to mess around a ton with sliders either. The nice thing about The Show is there usually isn't a whole lot that needs tweaked.

    I'll probably give it a shot. My batting average isn't bad really it's more just the extreme lack of power suddenly, in your opinion does solid hits inflate batting averages or is it more just the contact slider that alters it?
    So If you if bump it up +1 on both solid hits and power... where are your sliders at now. Both at 6 or 7 ... what ? I'M curious. I want the game to have a realistic feel.. I rarely simulate a full game ... maybe an inning or two. I don't want to bump the sliders too too much and the game feel like a slugfest each and every game.
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    jtott
    So If you if bump it up +1 on both solid hits and power... where are your sliders at now. Both at 6 or 7 ... what ? I'M curious. I want the game to have a realistic feel.. I rarely simulate a full game ... maybe an inning or two. I don't want to bump the sliders too too much and the game feel like a slugfest each and every game.
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    I had all the sliders at default and I just bumped up power and solid contact by +1. Its only been 10 games or so, but the numbers seem more realistic for me so far. If anything pre-patch I was hitting too many, although who doesn't like hitting lots of homeruns???
    The Chef
    I'll probably give it a shot. My batting average isn't bad really it's more just the extreme lack of power suddenly, in your opinion does solid hits inflate batting averages or is it more just the contact slider that alters it?

    Essentially what Solid Hits does is make you hit more line drives on squared up pitches instead of popups or lazy flys, so it will increase HRs, but it will also make your batting average go up a bit. For me, this is ideal because, after the patch, I was seeing a lot of balls that should be smoked just end up as weak outs, so I was seeing less extra base hits in general...so this did the trick, in addition to increasing Power + 1.
    jtott
    So If you if bump it up +1 on both solid hits and power... where are your sliders at now. Both at 6 or 7 ... what ? I'M curious. I want the game to have a realistic feel.. I rarely simulate a full game ... maybe an inning or two. I don't want to bump the sliders too too much and the game feel like a slugfest each and every game.
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    Sumodeads
    I had all the sliders at default and I just bumped up power and solid contact by +1. Its only been 10 games or so, but the numbers seem more realistic for me so far. If anything pre-patch I was hitting too many, although who doesn't like hitting lots of homeruns???

    Yep, just + 1 from the default on both (Power and Solid Hits).
    Good to hear man. I'm seeing the exact same thing in terms of results. Absolutely loving the hitting with these simple adjustments. I'm hitting at least 1 HR per game, sometimes more, but also seeing more doubles in the gap, which I felt was lacking before as well.
    It's definitely nerfed online from the sample size i played today 6/19. There probably testing hitting stealthy to get a feel of the community to arrive at a medium going forward. There is more % of hits like bloopers that outfielders cant get to, hits down the lines, and into the gap hits. A lot more pop ups, and weak fly balls. Scores have been like 1 - 0, 2 - 1 , 3- 1 type games. I hit 1 home run in each of the 3 games.
    Well I gotta take back what I said, maybe it's a fluke but first game since commenting that power seemed down I went out and hit 4 HR's, racked up 15 hits and scored 13 runs in a 13-3 victory. I didn't change anything, figured I'd give it another few games before making any changes and glad I did. It wasn't just the top end power hitters that hit HR's either as Brett Lowrie (62 power), Robinson Cano (53 power) and Mitch Haniger (65 power) all hit HR's as well as Nelson Cruz (99 power) all off of LHP hence why Cano's power was so low.
    I only play offline and agree the power seemed to be toned down after the patch. I didnt hit 600 ft shots either w/ the out of the box game, but the ball seemed to have more jump to it. Now it seems to lose that jump once it leaves the infield.
    But my problem was just getting the ball out of the infield. FWIW I tried switching camera's and I'm doing better with MLB the show 15 camera. Seems like I get a better look at the pitch then the offset zoom I was using.
    I still get balls dying on me so I'll try the simple sliders suggested here : Solid hits +1 and power +1.
    I really hope there's some validity to this. My biggest gripe this year has been the crazy amount of home runs.
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    Gagnon39
    I really hope there's some validity to this. My biggest gripe this year has been the crazy amount of home runs.
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    My buddy and I must be terrible hitters or at least terrible power hitters. We played a year and a half of franchise and are back to square one of still trying to create a slider set before we start a new franchise over. We continue to get sets that produce good swing and miss rates, good hit totals, good xbh totals, good walk totals, everything is where we want it except we cannot hit any HRs nor are we giving any up.
    I feel like I am going crazy because all I've read on these forums is the insane amount of HRs the user and CPU can hit this year, but so far every field is playing like the Polo Grounds for us. I played 2 games yesterday with the set we're tweaking right now and both games each team had between 9-14 hits, yet I hit the only HR with Ian Desmond. There were two triples, 5 or doubles hit, and the rest were singles. Once I tweak up solid hits too much, then it feels like everything you swing at gets good wood on it constantly and it just turns into line drive city. Right now I am toying with a very low solid hits set with slightly raised power and it's producing the hit variety I want, but everything is making it to the warning track that has a shot of being a HR and then getting caught. One more bump in power may finally do the trick. I hope at least.
    As far as RTTS home runs have not gone down with my player. Hitting about 2-3 Homeruns a game before and after patch. Dimond Dynasty is another story. I have a 88 average team and barely get 2 - 3 hits a game. No matter what setting I put hitting on I can't get a hit to save my life.
    I think they tweaked it back up some. A sample size of 5 games 6/20 evening online there was more pop to batting again. Normal x swings the ball was being ripped. Was hitting homeuns with left handed hitters vs left handed pitching opposiite way, and towards rf with pitches I had no business getting homeruns.
    Is it like 2k where the developers can adjust on the fly some of the settings without a patch. It definitely was improved this evening compared to yesterday.
    Pretty much every other thread over at theshownation has been a complaint about how the latest patch completely ruined the game because of the hitting changed so drastically.
    For those talking about the HR numbers, it is important to note that IRL, this past weekend set a new record for the most HRs in MLB history. HR numbers are skyrocketing the past two years and actually increasing week after week this season. I'd like to think the default slider settings should reflect a high level of HRs and players who don't care for that style should be able to lower sliders accordingly
    Meh, I've really had no problem . I'm in April of 2018 and my traded for player Jung ho kang has 13 HR in 18 games. We also lead the league in homers...im using A&S sliders
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    Comduklakis
    For those talking about the HR numbers, it is important to note that IRL, this past weekend set a new record for the most HRs in MLB history. HR numbers are skyrocketing the past two years and actually increasing week after week this season. I'd like to think the default slider settings should reflect a high level of HRs and players who don't care for that style should be able to lower sliders accordingly

    Well more importantly is a sharp increase in hr's refelected im sim games as well? If it's not, then increased hr's for played games for that reason shouldnt be there at all.
    k2thaz
    i haven't hit a HR yet. what sliders should I use?

    Meanwhile I've hit 8 HR's in my last 4 games with all hitting sliders at default other then foul frequency down to 3. What difficulty level are you playing on? I'm on All-Star for hitting using directional.
    EDIT - In my last game I hit 5 HR's including a 2-run shot in the ninth to tie the game and then back to back solo HR's in the 11th to give me the 7-5 lead and the eventual win. In fact all 7 of my RBI's were from HR's, game before that I hit a grand slam with Seager and those would be the only 4 runs I'd score that game. Suddenly all I can score off of is HR's but I'm certainly not seeing the power outage that I was for a bit there.
    This is getting blown waaaaay out of proportion. I have seen no difference in my offensive output than any other prior year. Even on Hall of Fame difficulty.
    (1) When early in counts, layoff pitches on the corner. Do I feel squared up balls sometimes get popped up, yeah. But it seems like when that happens I'm swinging at something on the black and when you do the cursor gets really small and your margin for error is micro-small. You have to hit that pitch perfectly for it to go. As it should, the pitcher made a great pitch.
    (2) Timing is everything this year. Take a pitch. Get your batter's stride down and the pitcher's delivery.
    (3) Just as pitches on the corner make the cursor small, meatballs or anything off-speed and elevated give you a bigger cursor. Be patient at the plate and wait for the pitcher to leave something out over the plate. Other than line outs hit directly to the opposing player, rarely when I line up a ball with good timing does it not drop.
    In summation. Don't get up and hack. Get your rhythm down. And wait for your pitch. Not rocket science.
    Did the +1 on solid hits and power. Played 3 games with the cubs, scored only 2 runs. And those 2 runs were on a HR in the 9th in my last game. Maybe I just suck at hitting now.
    Hitting was perfect for me before these last few patches.
    hyacinth1
    Did the +1 on solid hits and power. Played 3 games with the cubs, scored only 2 runs. And those 2 runs were on a HR in the 9th in my last game. Maybe I just suck at hitting now.
    Hitting was perfect for me before these last few patches.

    Why was hitting perfect? Cause you were doing good? Sounds like you are just slumping tbh.
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    Yeah I'm convinced my thing was just a slump. Now I'm back at it and feeling my results are very fair at the plate, all without any slider changes since the patch.
    Maybe power is down since the patch, but I'm not complaining. Had some wonderfully tense games of late.
    Edit: I also had the biggest blowout of the season in my favour in my recent stretch. 28-1.
    BigOscar
    Good one. (or should that be just late one? I dunno, whichever is better)

    Definitely just late. It's the best way to hit, by far.
    It's gotten so bad for me I'm using Power swing (it works every now and then) I've been playing the show for years always pressed X this year very different
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    The first couple games after this last patch I was putting what I though were good swings on balls and man the results were pretty poor. Ball didn't jump off the bat the same way. Then last game I crank out 5 HR. Even Tim Beckham hit an oppo field no doubt HR. I think 4/5 were no doubt HR.
    I use directional on AS.
    It's frustrating but it's part of why I love the game. My first year I get to the playoffs and I feel like the game is too easy. I'm scoring like 8 runs a game but I still lose in the NLCS after I blow some leads.
    The next season I have the #1 offense in the MLB and then I get swept in the NLDS and score like 3 runs total.
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    Did this most recent patch decrease home run frequency yet again? My RTTS player, who typically hits 25 to 35 homers per year, hasn't hit a homer in over a month's worth of games? Do I have to jerk around with the sliders again? I had it exactly the way I like it before this patch.
    Is directional hitting busted ? It seems every time I use it I pop the ball up on the infield or it's a lazy fly ball to to the outfield. Last year ... or early on with this year's game I would use it and would be successful for the MOST part in hitting homeruns .. or a deep SF.
    It could be me ... but it just doesn't feel the same
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    I'm at the point where I just wish they'd stop with the patches. Seems the offense changes after everyone, and I end up restarting my franchise because I want the offense to be consistent. Son as I get it going another patch comes out and it changes again. At this point the game is what it is. Just leave it alone.
    After the last patch, I played about 7 or 8 games and had a total of one homerun hit between both teams. On my end it seemed like I just wasn't getting any solid contact. (Directional-timing).
    So I went up one on solid hits and the ball started flying again but I was hitting to many bombs at that point. I then dropped the power one and so far I am getting good results. If you are having power issues you might try this as it helped my game considerably.
    Contact-5 Power-4 Solid-6.
    Last game, went 10 innings nothing more than a single. took Lead off double to RF. Went to third on a WP. Next 2 batters walked on really close calls. Then Steve Pierce takes a 3-1 high CH. Sent it 460ft to Left at Rogers Center with the roof open, wind in from right at 5mph. It was with normal hit, but the pitcher grooved it.
    The 2 previous games, power seemed down a bit, but I thought I was in a little slump.
    a bit outside
    After the last patch, I played about 7 or 8 games and had a total of one homerun hit between both teams. On my end it seemed like I just wasn't getting any solid contact. (Directional-timing).
    So I went up one on solid hits and the ball started flying again but I was hitting to many bombs at that point. I then dropped the power one and so far I am getting good results. If you are having power issues you might try this as it helped my game considerably.
    Contact-5 Power-4 Solid-6.

    I previously had power at 4, contact, timing and solid hits all two from max. I was fine with that, then this patch came. Suddenly, my RTTS player had 6 home runs in 60 games. So I increased each of the above mentioned categories by 1. He hit 12 home runs in the next 25 games. He then had a ten game stretch with 8 homers and 25 RBI! 10 games! I turned power back down to 4 and now things are a little more realistic.
    jtott
    Is directional hitting busted ? It seems every time I use it I pop the ball up on the infield or it's a lazy fly ball to to the outfield. Last year ... or early on with this year's game I would use it and would be successful for the MOST part in hitting homeruns .. or a deep SF.
    It could be me ... but it just doesn't feel the same
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    I'm 100% certain this latest patch tweaked directional hitting. I had to increase solid hits from 4 -> 5 for both HUM/CPU.
    The differences I saw:
    #1 - The foul balls were way different. I've played 100+ games and never saw the types of foul balls I was getting.
    #2 - The ground balls were much weaker
    #3 - The fly balls were not traveling well
    #4 - XBH outside of HR just weren't there
    I played solid 5-10 games and noticed the change. I had to go ahead and bump up solid hits to 5 and ever since I've been having much better success.
    AS hitting, HOF pitching FWIW
    NDAlum
    I'm 100% certain this latest patch tweaked directional hitting. I had to increase solid hits from 4 -> 5 for both HUM/CPU.
    The differences I saw:
    #1 - The foul balls were way different. I've played 100+ games and never saw the types of foul balls I was getting.
    #2 - The ground balls were much weaker
    #3 - The fly balls were not traveling well
    #4 - XBH outside of HR just weren't there
    I played solid 5-10 games and noticed the change. I had to go ahead and bump up solid hits to 5 and ever since I've been having much better success.
    AS hitting, HOF pitching FWIW

    I've been on default AS hitting, so can't comment on solid hits at 4, but at 5 I have no issues with power or XBH post-patch. Just had a game where I had 3 homers, 2 doubles (thrown out at second at what could have been a third with a faster runner), and the CPU hit 2 HR.
    Yea it's 100% when it was at 4. I've been hitting just fine for 100+ games. There was a clear difference to where I had to bump it back up. Prior to the patch I felt 5 was a little heavy handed.
    NDAlum
    Yea it's 100% when it was at 4. I've been hitting just fine for 100+ games. There was a clear difference to where I had to bump it back up. Prior to the patch I felt 5 was a little heavy handed.

    Have you made any adjustments to power? Or contact?
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    NDAlum
    Nope. I've been using POW/CON/SOL H/TIM at 5/5/4/5 and having perfect results (at least IMO).
    Now I'm 5/5/5/5

    If you don't mind I be interested to know what your CPU control/consistency/strike frequency are set at?
    Add me to the list. I can't seem to quite get them over the wall any more.
    I also haven't seen any of those frozen rope hit types any more - the ones that go over the AI's outfielders even though they play deep against the entire team.
    My home runs are down, but my doubles are way, way down.
    No.27
    If you don't mind I be interested to know what your CPU control/consistency/strike frequency are set at?

    5/5/5
    With QC's
    I play really close to default
    NDAlum
    5/5/5
    With QC's
    I play really close to default

    Thanks for the confirmation. I suspected as much. I'm finding the hitting plays much better with the pitching sliders at 5/5/5 for some reason.
    I have upped solid hits to 7 and have been seeing a lot more doubles.
    I have not seen an increase in HRs either, just more solid hits that don't die when timed perfectly.
    I have raised this for CPU as well.
    A little OT. When changing the sliders are they used in every mode except online? And do they need to be loaded every time to load up the game?
    ukas
    A little OT. When changing the sliders are they used in every mode except online? And do they need to be loaded every time to load up the game?

    In Franchise and Season you need to load the sliders the first time you play that mode. Once you save your Franchise/Season it also saves the sliders in that mode.
    Every time you turn on console and play Exhibition however you must load sliders.
    I am not sure that I am playing the same game as you all, my HR's are up and Nomo's CPU v CPU runs are showing the same thing! The ball flies more natural for me now as well. It doesn't fly 275 ft and then just fall out of the sky. It finishes a natural trajectory instead.
    rjackson
    I am not sure that I am playing the same game as you all, my HR's are up and Nomo's CPU v CPU runs are showing the same thing! The ball flies more natural for me now as well. It doesn't fly 275 ft and then just fall out of the sky. It finishes a natural trajectory instead.

    rjackson-how much do you think your CPU pitch slider settings have to do with the positive results you're seeing at the plate? I have found lowering certain CPU pitch sliders lead to an increase of meatballs which improves my hitting results. Leaving all of the CPU sliders at 5 allows them to hit more corners more consistently which has made hitting more difficult for me. I have noticed a difference in power since the patch with leaving CPU pitch sliders at 5. Could be a slump but I don't think so.
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    gcoons22
    rjackson-how much do you think your CPU pitch slider settings have to do with the positive results you're seeing at the plate? I have found lowering certain CPU pitch sliders lead to an increase of meatballs which improves my hitting results. Leaving all of the CPU sliders at 5 allows them to hit more corners more consistently which has made hitting more difficult for me. I have noticed a difference in power since the patch with leaving CPU pitch sliders at 5. Could be a slump but I don't think so.
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    My educated guess is that all the extra pitches being thrown are tiring out the starters and making them more hittable. Getting a few more deep strikes or center cut pitches don't always give you better results though they are supposed to give you a better chance at better results. More of them are still outs for me. It still doesn't change that the balls' flight paths are more accurate to life now, though.
    Keep in mind that it depends on what settings you use - with directional which is what I use, timing it right is 90% of the battle. Getting stuff more in the middle only helps incrementally. That is why the timing window is smaller with directional - to make it harder compared to those using zone that have a bigger timing window. It is also why Mike's human timing is at 2 and why mine is at 4.

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