QOL Change. Make X always Fastball

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Quality of life change suggestion that bugs me. Even if a pitcher throws sliders more than their fastballs can we just make it so that X is always fastball?

It seems small and not important but it bugs me. Catchers most certainly do not expect slider when they put down 1 in a real game. So why is the primary option on some pitchers SLider?

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Because if a pitcher pitches a pitch more than others, it’s his primary pitch. They do better in real life with that pitch so it’s his primary, X pitch in the game

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Some pitchers don't have a fastball in their repertoire, what then?

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@ayman718 said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

Some pitchers don't have a fastball in their repertoire, what then?

Then have X be blank

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@ThaSultanOfSwag said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

@ayman718 said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

Some pitchers don't have a fastball in their repertoire, what then?

Then have X be blank

That’s really stupid

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@Trudgeon said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

Because if a pitcher pitches a pitch more than others, it’s his primary pitch. They do better in real life with that pitch so it’s his primary, X pitch in the game

Yeah, Patrick Corbin throws his slider 30-40% of the time and his fastball 50-60% of the time, yet his primary is set as slider, which is fine; slider can be his most effective pitch. Even if those percentages were reversed, His catcher still always puts down 1 finger for fastball. Not 2.

Again this isn't like a gamebreaking mechanic but its just a small thing where i feel like since we are effectively game managers calling pitches for our pitchers, it is sensible to align them accordingly.

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That's a horrible idea.

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@ThaSultanOfSwag said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

@Trudgeon said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

Because if a pitcher pitches a pitch more than others, it’s his primary pitch. They do better in real life with that pitch so it’s his primary, X pitch in the game

Yeah, Patrick Corbin throws his slider 30-40% of the time and his fastball 50-60% of the time, yet his primary is set as slider, which is fine; slider can be his most effective pitch. Even if those percentages were reversed, His catcher still always puts down 1 finger for fastball. Not 2.

Again this isn't like a gamebreaking mechanic but its just a small thing where i feel like since we are effectively game managers calling pitches for our pitchers, it is sensible to align them accordingly.

Here’s Corbin’s percentages according to Pitch Info Pitch Types on Fangraphs in 2019:

4SFB: 19.0%
Sinker (2SFB): 34.7%
Slider: 37.0%
Changeup: 5.8%
Curveball: 3.5%

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@ThaSultanOfSwag said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

Quality of life change suggestion that bugs me. Even if a pitcher throws sliders more than their fastballs can we just make it so that X is always fastball?

It seems small and not important but it bugs me. Catchers most certainly do not expect slider when they put down 1 in a real game. So why is the primary option on some pitchers SLider?

You can change it in your settings

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@mgsfan222 said in QOL Change. Make X always Fastball:

That's a horrible idea.

Please tell me how its a horrible idea? I could understand saying something like "Not worth the effort" But i can hardly see how this would hurt the experience. It is just a minor thing like asking for batting stances or swing animations to be more realistic.