# How is it possible to get a perfect/perfect home when The pitch it ten inches high

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I don’t understand it. It rewards guys for chasing awful pitches. I’ve tried hitting them myself and all I ever get is fly outs

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PCI placement and timing supersede pitch location almost always. If they can get to it and be on time then it should be hit well. The thing that makes me mad is when people get late/early okay hits outside the zone

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

Well vlad was the exception not the rule. I’ve had this happen with a lot of just average guys

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

Well vlad was the exception not the rule. I’ve had this happen with a lot of just average guys

Yea cus we all stack our lineup with a bunch of average guys lol.

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

Beat me to it, Vlad never saw a pitch he didn't wanna try to hit over the wall.

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

Well vlad was the exception not the rule. I’ve had this happen with a lot of just average guys

Yea cus we all stack our lineup with a bunch of average guys lol

lol I just meant that it’s happening with guys who are all pretty average hitters.

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The ball being in the strike zone shouldn’t matter how hard or far you hit the ball. If you can get the sweet spot of the bat on the ball, it’s gonna go far regardless of pitch placement

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I don’t understand it. It rewards guys for chasing awful pitches. I’ve tried hitting them myself and all I ever get is fly outs

Remember most players sit on the high fastball so it’s not like they have to move their pci that far to hit a fastball up and out of the zone. If they started with the pci in the middle or with it low and can turn around on that high cheese then they are just super human and should be studied in a lab.

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To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to be penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

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To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to be penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

Just like real life people have hot zones. If I can get my pci up there on time, just like real life if I can get to a high pitch why does it have to be an out?

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@braydencombs said in How is it possible to get a perfect/perfect home when The pitch it ten inches high:

To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to be penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

Just like real life people have hot zones. If I can get my pci up there on time, just like real life if I can get to a high pitch why does it have to be an out?

For the reasons I just summed up. You literally quoted me explaining why I think that should happen.

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To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

This is a bit exaggerated. MLB players get hits on balls too. The % is low compared compared to hit on strikes. But to say it should automatically be an out is overkill. Especially is you perfectly time a pitch that’s only 1-2 inches off the black

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To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

This is a bit exaggerated. MLB players get hits on balls too. The % is low compared compared to hit on strikes. But to say it should automatically be an out is overkill. Especially is you perfectly time a pitch that’s only 1-2 inches off the black

Isn't that exactly what I just said? I said it happens in real baseball and I argued that it shouldn't happen in this game for the reasons I mentioned. Either way, it's just my opinion. I know a lot of people in the community who are not on this forum agree with me, but everyone is obviously still entitled to their own opinion.

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To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

This is a bit exaggerated. MLB players get hits on balls too. The % is low compared compared to hit on strikes. But to say it should automatically be an out is overkill. Especially is you perfectly time a pitch that’s only 1-2 inches off the black

Isn't that exactly what I just said? I said it happens in real baseball and I argued that it shouldn't happen in this game for the reasons I mentioned. Either way, it's just my opinion. I know a lot of people in the community who are not on this forum agree with me, but everyone is obviously still entitled to their own opinion.

So what if you get a pitch on the black? It’s 50/50. If it’s a strike and let it go you’re out. If it’s a ball and swing, you’re also out? Doesn’t make sense

FWIW, I’m not trying to argue with all due respect. Just trying to understand you POV

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I don’t understand it. It rewards guys for chasing awful pitches. I’ve tried hitting them myself and all I ever get is fly outs

Next years game will also include cricket type homeruns. Skips in front of the plate for a bomb. They will call it the "improved hitting engine".

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@braydencombs said in How is it possible to get a perfect/perfect home when The pitch it ten inches high:

To everyone saying it happens in real life baseball; yes, it absolutely does happen. Some guys are exceptional. But this is a video game where 1 specific aspect of the game is pitch recognition. Not just the pitch type coming your way, but also the location. Another skill in this game is plate discipline.

If you fail at both (you swing at a pitch that would've been called a ball) I think you need to be penalized with an out, so that next time you get that pitch you'll reconsider before you slam the PCI up and swing instinctively.

Just like real life people have hot zones. If I can get my pci up there on time, just like real life if I can get to a high pitch why does it have to be an out?

Except in real life, HRs on pitches that are that far out of the zone are VERY RARE. When you make contact on pitches that are a foot outside/high/low (I dont think anyone is getting to a ball a foot inside haha), they are usually weak contact outs or weak contact lucky hits. Your average ball player isnt doing anything with that pitch, let alone hitting hit 450 feet.

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Because you can pull the PCI out of the zone, so you can reach there for perfect input. I miss the days of 16/17 though where chasing pitches high above the zone would always result in a weak flyout.

I guess I assumed there would be some sort of penalty for swinging at bad pitches. Not to mention the physics behind being able to hit a foot high fast ball 450 feet

Let me introduce you to my friend Vlad...

Well vlad was the exception not the rule. I’ve had this happen with a lot of just average guys

Yea cus we all stack our lineup with a bunch of average guys lol.

Just because one guy who had extremely great hand/eye coordination doesn't mean anyone can do it. Good hitters let it go by for a ball.