99 Sheffield problems

SDS

The guy has so much power and great hitting stats but good/good good/squared up are jus lineouts and warning track! Is it me or is there a certain way to hit with him? Any advice?

SDS

I don't like him either. Balls that should be sent to mars just float to center field

SDS

He’s been really good for me. No advice other than stay patient and keep using him.

SDS

I can’t hit with him, seems nerfed. I also have no trouble getting him out, so I know it’s not just me.

SDS

@ddbake you dont feel his hits are soft sometimes at all?

SDS

@BanXzee_ said in 99 Sheffield problems:

@ddbake you dont feel his hits are soft sometimes at all?

I haven’t noticed that being a problem. I’m not a great hitter but he’s been my most consistent hitter with a majority of his ABs coming on HOF difficulty in Ranked Seasons.

SDS

I've started hitting lefties much better, before the event, with him. As far as power, it's odd, but it seems like he only pulls the ball with power. It's almost like he loses his power ratings when he hits to center or right center.

SDS

I couldn't hit with Sheff at all for a long time, so I put him on the bench, then just took him out of the squad when I couldn't even PH with him, but I kept hearing everyone talk about how good he was so I moved him back in the lineup, and he's starting to mash, just give it time and keep him in the lineup, he'll come around, it's usually a liner up the middle or a pulled bomb, but it's coming far more consistent now.

SDS

This is how I feel about Reggie...
Sheffield destroys everything for me. Easily my best hitter... Weird

SDS

But a censored ain't one.

SDS

Certain swings just work better for certain people. The card attributes obviously matter but the swing animation is almost as important. I’m not great with Sheffield either. I think it has something to do with him crowding the plate and all the movement. Other cards that should play way below something like Sheffield are great for me. Whether it’s a quicker swing or just being off the plate more etc. I have quite a few cards that I’m hitting over 400 with primarily on hof and legend and almost none have as good a set of attributes as Sheffield.

SDS

I heard a lot of people say you have to swing earlier than usual with Sheff’s swing. I’m not someone who can adjust like that though, that’s probably why I struggle.

SDS

I am still slightly over .300 batting average with him, but I'm not sure how. I feel like I never get hits with him until I say it's his last game then he hits a 3 run homer late in the game.

SDS

I play Reggie over him

SDS

Sheff is a slappy singles hitter in the event for me. only had him about a week

SDS

He’s my favorite hitter. Was batting .386 with him on hof and legend with over 300 abs. Now with this event on all star, he’s pushing .420! I guess some swings work for certain people

SDS

I have a feeling it’s the crowded plate stance. He’s been a disappointment for me and that stinks considering he’s one of my all time favorite players.

SDS

@Nanthrax_1 said in 99 Sheffield problems:

This is how I feel about Reggie...
Sheffield destroys everything for me. Easily my best hitter... Weird

This is me as well. I feel like I’m always late/can’t square up with Reggie but have no problem with Sheffield it’s weird

SDS

@ddbake said in 99 Sheffield problems:

@Nanthrax_1 said in 99 Sheffield problems:

This is how I feel about Reggie...
Sheffield destroys everything for me. Easily my best hitter... Weird

This is me as well. I feel like I’m always late/can’t square up with Reggie but have no problem with Sheffield it’s weird

Ya, I've basically took Reggie off the squad completely. Everything is either late or just flyouts to the track.. I gave up..

It took me about 50 ABs of struggling with Sheff, but now... Oh man.. might be the best hitter I've ever used in any year..

SDS

I've read other people say to pull inside pitches for power and it does work...I'm batting like .276 with him and 12 homeruns and 24 rbi in like 100 somethin ABs