how the hell do you guys hit kluber?

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not complaining cuz it is what it is but some tips would be very much appreciated lmao. everything I hit is a ground ball or a good okay line out. save my soul if it wasn't for kluber I wouldve been in world series a very long time ago.

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It really depends on the connection for me.

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@halfbutt said in how the hell do you guys hit kluber?:

It really depends on the connection for me.

that is true too. some games the sinker looks ridiculously fast. I don't mind how sinkers work but honestly connection issues making the ball speed up and slow down shouldn't be a issue at all. idk if its jus me but last year the pitch speeds where pretty consistent.

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I recommend a loaded boxing glove

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@wockret1914 said in how the hell do you guys hit kluber?:

I recommend a loaded boxing glove

why didn't I think of that im so slow

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It worked for Bowzer...

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Sit fastball... He's got two speeds, don't be fooled by the sinker movement get ahead of the puppy. Spit in the slurve whenever it's thrown. Sit fastball and mash his velocity gaps are awful. That's his weakness.

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@JakeTheSupreme said in how the hell do you guys hit kluber?:

not complaining cuz it is what it is but some tips would be very much appreciated lmao. everything I hit is a ground ball or a good okay line out. save my soul if it wasn't for kluber I wouldve been in world series a very long time ago.

Mine is Newhouser! played him 2x today

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I find his top of the zone sinker to be ridiculous. In his cy young year was he spamming high sinkers to batters constantly? I’d have to imagine a mlb hitter would tee off on a high sinker yet they’re untouchable in this game.

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@mrwonderful95 said in how the hell do you guys hit kluber?:

I find his top of the zone sinker to be ridiculous. In his cy young year was he spamming high sinkers to batters constantly? I’d have to imagine a mlb hitter would tee off on a high sinker yet they’re untouchable in this game.

So true, sinkers don’t sink nearly as much when thrown high IRL

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I don’t mind kluber unless A.) the connection sucks ( newhouser is worse tho) or B.) the dude knows how to pitch.

If you know how to pitch, almost any of the top guys can be effective. Most people have distinct patterns or dumb with their locations. ( or both) the problem is, with a [censored] connection they can literally throw the same pitch over and over and it’s difficult

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@mrwonderful95 said in how the hell do you guys hit kluber?:

I find his top of the zone sinker to be ridiculous. In his cy young year was he spamming high sinkers to batters constantly? I’d have to imagine a mlb hitter would tee off on a high sinker yet they’re untouchable in this game.

Do with these what you will. Slightly different, but somewhat consistent. From these, he wasn't spamming high sinkers, but he threw them high in the zone more than low...

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/profile.php?player=446372&gFilt=allmlb&pFilt=SI&time=month&minmax=ci&var=count&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2017&endDate=01/01/2018&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

https://www.fangraphs.com/players/corey-kluber/2429/heat-maps?position=P&ss=2017-04-03&se=2017-09-30&hand=all&count=all&pitch=SI&season=all&view=bat&type=&data=&grid=5&blur=0

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Take a lot of pitches the first few innings. Sit middle-middle up. You will see if he is a good pitcher or a sinker spammer. If he is a sinker spammer just swing early. Once u put 1 or 2 out I found people fall apart and can’t adjust.

If you are playing a legit player who mixes pitches well, then make God be with you and me, lol. I either score 1-3 runs against him or 6-9 depending on who I’m playing. 700+ kluber with bad connection is a long boring game of who strikes out the most

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Like literally everyone I only sit fastball anymore. No reason not to.

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Be patient. Kluber has high energy, but he's not Newhouser with 124 stamina and the workhorse quirk. Wait for mistakes down the middle. If you can get him over 50 pitches in the first 3 innings, you should start hitting him hard in the 5th or 6th. Some guys use Kluber so they don't waste their pen, and if they go in with that mindset you can score a few big runs once he starts getting tired.

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Practice .... people tend to pitch pretty similarly with him. Cutter inside and sinker outside (to lefties, obviously with righties it tends to be the reverse), though some will throw the sinker inside if you prove you can't hit it. That slurve is pretty nasty as well, especially when it's low and in. Like others have said, work the counts and foul off tough pitches till you get something over the middle. People try to dot stuff on the corners and edges of the plate, so take if it's just off the plate and pitch confidence goes down .... you might be more likely to get good pitches to hit or get walked (but hey every baserunner counts when you're facing a top pitcher like Kluber).

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Do you believe in magic?

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Playing him 6x in a row helps for the 4th game and on