I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated

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Anyone else feel in this years game some of the other hitting views are more viable than SZ? I’m most likely on the older side of the player base of this game (43) and I feel like it’s terribly difficult for me to react to FBs on SZ. It seems easier to read and react on other cameras like Zoom or SZ3. I’ve been exclusively a SZ camera guy over the years but I’ve been gravitating towards Zoom recently. Anyone having success (making WS) on other cameras than just SZ? I know all of the “pros” that stream use SZ but man, it’s just so tough for me this year. I’d like to hear some success stories of people using other cameras, assuming they’re out there!

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I too was struggling on SZ, I switched to SZ high and immediately hitting better

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I can't judge low pitches on strikezone one or two, I use strikezone 3, to me seems the best view to judge the strikezone and deliver consistent hitting results

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@mrwonderful95 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

Anyone else feel in this years game some of the other hitting views are more viable than SZ? I’m most likely on the older side of the player base of this game (43) and I feel like it’s terribly difficult for me to react to FBs on SZ. It seems easier to read and react on other cameras like Zoom or SZ3. I’ve been exclusively a SZ camera guy over the years but I’ve been gravitating towards Zoom recently. Anyone having success (making WS) on other cameras than just SZ? I know all of the “pros” that stream use SZ but man, it’s just so tough for me this year. I’d like to hear some success stories of people using other cameras, assuming they’re out there!

Interesting. I’m older than you and the eyes are starting to go. Plus, I play on a big older tv. I can’t time any decent fastball. Played last night against Graterol and had no chance. 97-plus fastballs or 95-plus sinkers and I got nothing. Either I’m late or I have to swing as the pitch is released and I can’t place the PCI (or lay off bad pitches). And Graterol had like a 20-plus speed difference last night on his offspeed (maybe I was facing a good pitching player).

I’ve been SZ for the past 3 years, ever since I started playing DD, but maybe I need to change. Does it really work? Why do you think it’s a difference? I’m vulnerable to pitches at the top of the strike zone (not balls, but strikes right at the top) and I swing at eveything low.

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I've been using strike zone for years and I do feel it's the best camera to use if you want to play competitively. It's not the best from a visual point of view, I would prefer seeing the whole batter, but it is most definitely the best to pick up on pitch type and pitch location.

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Following this thread. I turn 49 this weekend and love playing, but just not very good at hitting. I struggle with moving the PCI right on the ball and when i do I’m often late as mentioned above by others. I’m definitely going to try some different cameras now that y’all have mentioned it. I’ve been using SZ past 2-3 seasons.

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42 yrs old here. I use Offset Zoom. found it's the best one for judging the low balls. I still swing at them because I can't tell that they're going to be low, but I swing at them less with OZ than I did with any of the SZ views. I suck...can't hit worth a $hit.

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42, been using SZ3 since 18, used SZ on 17. I tried going back to SZ, because I felt like I hit better on 17, but honestly it didn't change anything for me. I honestly do not know why I cant hit any FB over 97mph online unless I completely sell out for it. But seeing the zone isnt my problem at all. I do chase low a lot, because I look low, because lower pitchers are slower and easier for me to time.

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I have a tough time tracking lateral movement with SZ, though it is much better for your timing. I have a tough time being on time with SZ2, but its the easiest for pitch recognition. I switched to SZ High the other day and feel like it's a good compromise between the two.

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@mrwonderful95 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

Anyone else feel in this years game some of the other hitting views are more viable than SZ? I’m most likely on the older side of the player base of this game (43) and I feel like it’s terribly difficult for me to react to FBs on SZ. It seems easier to read and react on other cameras like Zoom or SZ3. I’ve been exclusively a SZ camera guy over the years but I’ve been gravitating towards Zoom recently. Anyone having success (making WS) on other cameras than just SZ? I know all of the “pros” that stream use SZ but man, it’s just so tough for me this year. I’d like to hear some success stories of people using other cameras, assuming they’re out there!

I’m thinking this whole game is overrated.

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Playing around with this a bit now and trying to find something. Curious, do you think you more (or less or same) time to react on the cameras that are further back?

What is the benefit to SZ high opposed your normal SZ. Not sure I can go to the ones that are a lot further back. Trying SZ 2 right now as that seems to be a middle ground option.

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@bhall09 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

Playing around with this a bit now and trying to find something. Curious, do you think you more (or less or same) time to react on the cameras that are further back?

What is the benefit to SZ high opposed your normal SZ. Not sure I can go to the ones that are a lot further back. Trying SZ 2 right now as that seems to be a middle ground option.

Personally, I find it much easier to recognize movement with SZ High vs. SZ, though it is all a preferential thing.

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If you are struggling with hitting the fastball (always late), you need to play on a monitor.

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@xX_bG_Zzy said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

If you are struggling with hitting the fastball (always late), you need to play on a monitor.

Pitching Rebel was putting on a clinic in the wee hrs this morning catching up to the fastball no problems in RS. It's was beautiful lol.

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@John3221 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

@xX_bG_Zzy said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

If you are struggling with hitting the fastball (always late), you need to play on a monitor.

Pitching Rebel was putting on a clinic in the wee hrs this morning catching up to the fastball no problems in RS. It's was beautiful lol.

He’s prob like 23 yrs old lol

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@HeartMan818 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

Following this thread. I turn 49 this weekend and love playing, but just not very good at hitting. I struggle with moving the PCI right on the ball and when i do I’m often late as mentioned above by others. I’m definitely going to try some different cameras now that y’all have mentioned it. I’ve been using SZ past 2-3 seasons.

Let us know what type of success you’re having and what camera type

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@bhall09 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

Playing around with this a bit now and trying to find something. Curious, do you think you more (or less or same) time to react on the cameras that are further back?

What is the benefit to SZ high opposed your normal SZ. Not sure I can go to the ones that are a lot further back. Trying SZ 2 right now as that seems to be a middle ground option.

I think with the other cameras it’s easier to judge break. You can actually follow the break of the ball with the more zoomed out cameras. With SZ it seems a little slower coming in but IMO pci placement is more difficult. Try zoom or SZ3 and let us know how you did.

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@xX_bG_Zzy said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

If you are struggling with hitting the fastball (always late), you need to play on a monitor.

This is honestly what I believe. And I find it utterly ridiculous that we should have to buy a gaming monitor in order to play a game. So instead I just take my losses and move on.

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@nflman2033 said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

@xX_bG_Zzy said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

If you are struggling with hitting the fastball (always late), you need to play on a monitor.

This is honestly what I believe. And I find it utterly ridiculous that we should have to buy a gaming monitor in order to play a game. So instead I just take my losses and move on.

This is true. No other PS4 game requires a monitor

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@raesONE said in I’m thinking SZ hitting view is overrated:

I've been using strike zone for years and I do feel it's the best camera to use if you want to play competitively. It's not the best from a visual point of view, I would prefer seeing the whole batter, but it is most definitely the best to pick up on pitch type and pitch location.

Have you tried any other views in RS competitive play?