Just got the game

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After taking a few years off, and with it being on sale,I decided to pick up the game today.

I also grabbed some stubs since I had the money and am a few months behind.

I've already fielded what I think will be a competitive team for the current Event and will start playing that Monday.

But are there any LS, or other brands, of Diamond players I should target?

Not sure if I'm going to go after yhe LS Collection; since Trout is up to 350K, as I can't see paying that much for ONE card.

But what about any of the other LS Diamonds?

Are any of the other 90+ ones worth the cost (I'm looking for someone to hold there spot until I can either replace them with one of the FS players from the second Stage of TAs, so they'll probably stay in my lineup for a few months.

Also, if it matters, the ONLY H2H I'll play is if there is a competitive/even Event and maybe a few BR games here and there. I wont be touching Ranked until they either fix whats wrong or if I NEED to play that mode.

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No 90+ ls is "worth" the cost (especially the pitchers) unless you are going for collections since you only plan on playing events for the most part. Most events are on all-star, so you can get by with lower diamond/gold LS.

Without knowing your team or budget, it's hard to give specific player advice, but here are some guys I love that are cheap. Though Team affinity is definitely the way to go to get some great players.

Some cheap/free guys I would recommend are
Batters:
Carlos Gonzalez Evolution (You get that pack at Lvl 10 bronze, so pretty quickly. Eckersley is good too, but I'd try to get that bat)
Any of the POTM guys. It's a pretty easy grind and you get some great bats like the POTM Derek Deitrich.
The Rookie 87 diamond Pujols is really good and you can get him for around 5k
The Rookie 86 Braun mashes lefties and is 5k, though he's got pretty bad defense
Some good LS include Ketel Marte, Freddie Freeman, Pete Alonso

Bullpen:
Fernando Rodney is probably a top 5 reliever and pretty cheap because he was low tier in the duck pack.
LS Chapman is great
The Kerry Wood player program card is underrated
Keith Foulke is decent

Rotation: (This ones a bit tough, as right now most of the great pitchers are either expensive, or you need to Lvl up to get them)
Orlando Hernandez is pretty good
Prospect Forrest Whitley I've had some success with, same for Kopech

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Are you a good player? If you are I would play BR and ranked. Showdown if you can handle getting mad

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@olivegarden2 said in Just got the game:

Are you a good player? If you are I would play BR and ranked. Showdown if you can handle getting mad

I'm not good enough to make it far in Ranked or BR.

Plus with what I've been reading about with the way the game plays in Ranked; I'd rather get hit in the face with a brick.

I may buy some of the lower prices LS Diamonds and see how they play.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@olivegarden2 said in Just got the game:

Are you a good player? If you are I would play BR and ranked. Showdown if you can handle getting mad

I'm not good enough to make it far in Ranked or BR.

Plus with what I've been reading about with the way the game plays in Ranked; I'd rather get hit in the face with a brick.

I may buy some of the lower prices LS Diamonds and see how they play.

Or just any cards. LS diamonds are the most expensive

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@olivegarden2 said in Just got the game:

Are you a good player? If you are I would play BR and ranked. Showdown if you can handle getting mad

Plus with what I've been reading about with the way the game plays in Ranked; I'd rather get hit in the face with a brick.

Lol, perfect!

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@olivegarden2. 'Without knowing your team or budget, it's hard to give specific player advice.'

Right now I am running mostly Golds and Silvers, with 2 Diamond starting Pitchers. And I have close to 160K (could have more if I use this last $75 in PSN cards).

SP:
BO Glavin
AS Smoltz
LS Kluber, Bieber, and Syndergard (will replace these 3 eventually with Diamonds; but going to attempt their 40 IP TA stats first; then with LS Snell, Bauer, and whomever I get from the Dodgers).

BP:
LS Kimbrel, Smith, Anderson, Hand, And Pagan. Plus fillers for TA Innings

Lineup: (No particular order and all LS)
1B: Abreu, Muncy, Bell, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo
2B: Albies (eventually going to replace with his FOTF)
3B: Escobar, Turner, Devers (going to replace with BO Mathews)
SS: Turner Tatis, Mondesi, Anderson (thinking of replacing with Vizquel until I can get Larkin)
LF: This is a quandary. Right now LS Martinez, Gallo, Stanton, Soto. (may replace with AS Granderson
CF: Starling Matte (may replace with Ketel or Acuna)
RF: Kepler (may replace with LS Judge or Dawson)
😄 Cap but also have Sanchez for TA homeruns and may replace with Posada/Awards Posey)

Only POTMs I would constantly use could be Didi and Correa.

Maybe looking at picking up three of the following for SP: Proapect Whitley, LS Strasburg, LS Buehler or Kershaw (Dodgers IP for TA), Prospect Manning, ans LS Morton (Rays IP if I dont want to iae LS Snell).

Also would look at possibly LS Chapman, PS Foulke BO Gagne, and Sig Series Franco for my pen.

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I second getting CarGo. I have Mantle, and that CarGo is still in my outfield playing over Trout and Yelich.

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Well you cant use your cap in Br or events , so no point in having one if your too scared to play seaasons...

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

After taking a few years off, and with it being on sale,I decided to pick up the game today.

I also grabbed some stubs since I had the money and am a few months behind.

I've already fielded what I think will be a competitive team for the current Event and will start playing that Monday.

But are there any LS, or other brands, of Diamond players I should target?

Not sure if I'm going to go after yhe LS Collection; since Trout is up to 350K, as I can't see paying that much for ONE card.

But what about any of the other LS Diamonds?

Are any of the other 90+ ones worth the cost (I'm looking for someone to hold there spot until I can either replace them with one of the FS players from the second Stage of TAs, so they'll probably stay in my lineup for a few months.

Also, if it matters, the ONLY H2H I'll play is if there is a competitive/even Event and maybe a few BR games here and there. I wont be touching Ranked until they either fix whats wrong or if I NEED to play that mode.

Sorry for your loss.

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@Texas-_-Bombers said in Just got the game:

Well you cant use your cap in Br or events , so no point in having one if your too scared to play seaasons...

Who said I was scared to play Ranked? O just dont think its worth the BS to play that mode.

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@yanksthebest said in Just got the game:

@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

After taking a few years off, and with it being on sale,I decided to pick up the game today.

I also grabbed some stubs since I had the money and am a few months behind.

I've already fielded what I think will be a competitive team for the current Event and will start playing that Monday.

But are there any LS, or other brands, of Diamond players I should target?

Not sure if I'm going to go after yhe LS Collection; since Trout is up to 350K, as I can't see paying that much for ONE card.

But what about any of the other LS Diamonds?

Are any of the other 90+ ones worth the cost (I'm looking for someone to hold there spot until I can either replace them with one of the FS players from the second Stage of TAs, so they'll probably stay in my lineup for a few months.

Also, if it matters, the ONLY H2H I'll play is if there is a competitive/even Event and maybe a few BR games here and there. I wont be touching Ranked until they either fix whats wrong or if I NEED to play that mode.

Sorry for your loss.

Please elaborate?

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@Ikasnu said in Just got the game:

I second getting CarGo. I have Mantle, and that CarGo is still in my outfield playing over Trout and Yelich.

CarGo is still in RF for me as well.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@Texas-_-Bombers said in Just got the game:

Well you cant use your cap in Br or events , so no point in having one if your too scared to play seaasons...

Who said I was scared to play Ranked? O just dont think its worth the BS to play that mode.

The game plays the same in every game mode not just ranked seasons....the whole point of the game is to play br and events to make your team better for ranked seasons, not to pout about playing it. Might want to stick to pokemon Go

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@Texas-_-Bombers said in Just got the game:

@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@Texas-_-Bombers said in Just got the game:

Well you cant use your cap in Br or events , so no point in having one if your too scared to play seaasons...

Who said I was scared to play Ranked? O just dont think its worth the BS to play that mode.

The game plays the same in every game mode not just ranked seasons....the whole point of the game is to play br and events to make your team better for ranked seasons, not to pout about playing it. Might want to stick to pokemon Go

Maybe that's the endgame result for you. I don't care about a video game record. I play to have fun.

Playing a 9 inn where, more than likely, you'll match up with someone who will either play like a complete tool or will quit when things don't go their way; is not my idea of fun.

But thats the good thing about video games; there's not one definite way to enjoy them.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@Texas-_-Bombers said in Just got the game:

Well you cant use your cap in Br or events , so no point in having one if your too scared to play seaasons...

Who said I was scared to play Ranked? O just dont think its worth the BS to play that mode.

Why do you think it’s bs,? Didnt you say haven’t played ranked season this year yet? So you just go by everything other people say and don’t try and find out for yourself? Sorry I love playing ranked season, never have had any problems, been playing for years. Wouldn’t buy the game without it

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

After taking a few years off, and with it being on sale,I decided to pick up the game today.

I also grabbed some stubs since I had the money and am a few months behind.

I've already fielded what I think will be a competitive team for the current Event and will start playing that Monday.

But are there any LS, or other brands, of Diamond players I should target?

Not sure if I'm going to go after yhe LS Collection; since Trout is up to 350K, as I can't see paying that much for ONE card.

But what about any of the other LS Diamonds?

Are any of the other 90+ ones worth the cost (I'm looking for someone to hold there spot until I can either replace them with one of the FS players from the second Stage of TAs, so they'll probably stay in my lineup for a few months.

Also, if it matters, the ONLY H2H I'll play is if there is a competitive/even Event and maybe a few BR games here and there. I wont be touching Ranked until they either fix whats wrong or if I NEED to play that mode.

If you're playing "Event" you will have to have quite a bit of diversity. The roster requirements change each time.

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Your first free choice pack pulls need to be 99 kluber (no competition) , evo cargo many high level players still use him (Matthews is decent at first but quickly becomes just at pinch hitter, eck is serviceable in a low level pen, avoid Rodriguez till last), Sanchez or Mondesi (pick for me was whether or not your picking posey or Sandburg), Sandburg would me my first pick now if I had a redo, but posey and reggie are both good, just falls on what you need more.

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@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Just got the game:

@olivegarden2. 'Without knowing your team or budget, it's hard to give specific player advice.'

Right now I am running mostly Golds and Silvers, with 2 Diamond starting Pitchers. And I have close to 160K (could have more if I use this last $75 in PSN cards).

SP:
BO Glavin
AS Smoltz
LS Kluber, Bieber, and Syndergard (will replace these 3 eventually with Diamonds; but going to attempt their 40 IP TA stats first; then with LS Snell, Bauer, and whomever I get from the Dodgers).

BP:
LS Kimbrel, Smith, Anderson, Hand, And Pagan. Plus fillers for TA Innings

Lineup: (No particular order and all LS)
1B: Abreu, Muncy, Bell, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo
2B: Albies (eventually going to replace with his FOTF)
3B: Escobar, Turner, Devers (going to replace with BO Mathews)
SS: Turner Tatis, Mondesi, Anderson (thinking of replacing with Vizquel until I can get Larkin)
LF: This is a quandary. Right now LS Martinez, Gallo, Stanton, Soto. (may replace with AS Granderson
CF: Starling Matte (may replace with Ketel or Acuna)
RF: Kepler (may replace with LS Judge or Dawson)
😄 Cap but also have Sanchez for TA homeruns and may replace with Posada/Awards Posey)

Only POTMs I would constantly use could be Didi and Correa.

Maybe looking at picking up three of the following for SP: Proapect Whitley, LS Strasburg, LS Buehler or Kershaw (Dodgers IP for TA), Prospect Manning, ans LS Morton (Rays IP if I dont want to iae LS Snell).

Also would look at possibly LS Chapman, PS Foulke BO Gagne, and Sig Series Franco for my pen.

SS Franco is good against me. Foulke is easy to attain. You just have to make pennant race or buy him for quick sell value. Those are my recommendations for the pen.

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Carlos Gonzalez is a good player as has been mentioned previousl;y. I hit WAY better with Revolution Eddie Mathews and he can play 3B or LF. Both are free just depends on when you pick them to complete their missions. Good Luck