Anyone have any tips on reacting to the fastball? Iv been having trouble?
Get a monitor or think or look fb and swing earlier(get the bat head out).
Max out pitch speeds on Legend and go into the cage and take swings for an hour.
Early on when I played the game I had a really hard time picking up fast balls. This was actually more because I wasn't paying attention to the count, rather I was just reacting. I don't have the skill to simply react. Fastballs have an increased likelihood of being thrown when the pitcher is behind in the count., so 3-1, 3-2, 2-1. 2-0 increases your chances of seeing them. In these counts I do two things prior to delivery. 1: I sit fastball in a specific location, usually inside. If you are looking fastball in, and you get it, that mental readiness will help you turn on time and you'll start seeing perfect, good and just early timing more often than late feedback. 2: move my thumb around a lot in the area I think the pitch could come. So people generally "waggle" their thumb prepitch, but I tend to zone it in to specific areas in fastball counts.
This changes of course given opponent. If he's working a lot of fastballs away, then I won't adjust as much since outside pitches are often easier to connect with. And also, like the guy before said, put pitch speed slider to maximum and just practice on legend difficulty. If you really want a challenge max pitch speed, pitch break, and drop off speed pitch speed all the way down. It'll give you guys, but worth it
I use guess pitch to hit the fastball. That's my tip.
Just wait next they will tweak slider and reduce fastball speed