Pitcher confidence

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Why is this even a thing? I get it, in real life, pitchers can really get on a roll. But I don’t think a pitchers confidence should affect a hitters attributes necessarily. It’s not like if Rick Porcello is on a roll and he misses a pitch to Nelson Cruz that Cruz won’t deposit that thing deep.

Hitters can get on a roll too in real life, but there is no hitter confidence in this game. I can understand pitcher confidence helping to hit your spots or having good break on breaking balls but it shouldn’t affect the hitter.

I don’t know. Just generally asking, why do you think they even have pitcher confidence and why have it affect the hitter, and vice versa, why not some kind of hitter confidence?

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@bhall09 said in Pitcher confidence:

Why is this even a thing? I get it, in real life, pitchers can really get on a roll. But I don’t think a pitchers confidence should affect a hitters attributes necessarily. It’s not like if Rick Porcello is on a roll and he misses a pitch to Nelson Cruz that Cruz won’t deposit that thing deep.

Hitters can get on a roll too in real life, but there is no hitter confidence in this game. I can understand pitcher confidence helping to hit your spots or having good break on breaking balls but it shouldn’t affect the hitter.

I don’t know. Just generally asking, why do you think they even have pitcher confidence and why have it affect the hitter, and vice versa, why not some kind of hitter confidence?

Funny. I just had a game where I had a no hitter going thru the 9th with Felix. Confidence is sky high. But dude had to tatoo 4 or 5 balls that all died at the wall. Did i play well enough to win? Sure. But no way I should of shut my opponent out. I did pitch well but the 4 or 5 times the guy got a good piece of wood on my pitches should of been gone, high pitcher confidence or not.

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@bhall09 said in Pitcher confidence:

Why is this even a thing? I get it, in real life, pitchers can really get on a roll. But I don’t think a pitchers confidence should affect a hitters attributes necessarily. It’s not like if Rick Porcello is on a roll and he misses a pitch to Nelson Cruz that Cruz won’t deposit that thing deep.

Hitters can get on a roll too in real life, but there is no hitter confidence in this game. I can understand pitcher confidence helping to hit your spots or having good break on breaking balls but it shouldn’t affect the hitter.

I don’t know. Just generally asking, why do you think they even have pitcher confidence and why have it affect the hitter, and vice versa, why not some kind of hitter confidence?

Totally agree with you. Maybe pitcher confidence should just not allow them to hang a pitch over the middle. Not effect the quality of the contact/ exit velo.

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@bhall09 said in Pitcher confidence:

Why is this even a thing? I get it, in real life, pitchers can really get on a roll. But I don’t think a pitchers confidence should affect a hitters attributes necessarily. It’s not like if Rick Porcello is on a roll and he misses a pitch to Nelson Cruz that Cruz won’t deposit that thing deep.

Hitters can get on a roll too in real life, but there is no hitter confidence in this game. I can understand pitcher confidence helping to hit your spots or having good break on breaking balls but it shouldn’t affect the hitter.

I don’t know. Just generally asking, why do you think they even have pitcher confidence and why have it affect the hitter, and vice versa, why not some kind of hitter confidence?

It's just another way to take user input out of the game. Pitcher rolling high eh....
Well here's a walk on a good release maxed out pitch....lowers confidence....couple bloopers lower confidence...now your pitcher has been diminished .

This should happen around the 6th inning....or 5th inning with two outs

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Pitcher confidence has WAY too big of an impact on the game.

You almost never see a pitcher struggle early then settle down (which happens a lot irl).

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Pitchers can get on a roll. High pitcher confidence can make the next three innings seem like only one or two coming up, when the pitcher is planning for future innings in the middle of a start. Playing as a pitcher on The Show should reward the player pitching for keeping runners off the bases, not after we see the pitcher put his arms in the air watching a home run with his back turned to home plate. If pitching confidence was removed, the pitching clutch attribute wouldn't matter much. I do like the pitching clutch attribute, specifically when acquiring relievers who may need a higher pitching clutch attribute when coming into an inning with runners on. That could be one of the instances in which pitcher confidence is much lower than usual. Pitchers are distracted with runners on, and that does tend to make pitchers less confident in real baseball, as well. Pitcher confidence affects accuracy. Being able to locate normally with runners on base would not be as realistic. Additionally, a lot of pitchers are more confident out of the windup, and not the stretch (though a lot of pitchers are ditching the windup in recent years and using the stretch exclusively, even without runners on).

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Confidence is usually improved by doing the same thing over and over and doing it well. Pitchers have more confidence to gain, should and often do improve confidence in a game when they're throwing the ball 100 plus times per game. A hitter's confidence doesn't have as much room to grow, and not quickly either, because most hitters will only see 10-20 pitches per game and swing at even fewer.