Ranking TA Pitchers

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I know it’s been discussed but what is your ranking of favorite/best TA 3 pitchers for those that have them?

I have Orel and think he’s one of the best if not the best starter in the game. I haven’t used any other TA 3 pitchers but am interested in going after one.

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Orel def #1

  • Marichal has been a workhorse in this event for me, 18-6 3.10 ERA in 40.2 innings. Def think he's underrated. Leiter has been decent so far, but small sample size

  • Smoltz and Palmer I'm not a fan of

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@eatyum said in Ranking TA Pitchers:

Orel def #1

  • Marichal has been a workhorse in this event for me, 18-6 3.10 ERA in 40.2 innings. Def think he's underrated. Leiter has been decent so far, but small sample size

  • Smoltz and Palmer I'm not a fan of

Any feedback on wood?

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If you figure out how to control wood he's great.. Higher levels he plays well.. Orel is thr goat for pitchers from TA. I've prestige. Leiter.. He's either on poi t or gets hit hard for me..

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Haven't used them all. But, here are the top 5 that I have used:

  1. Orel
  2. Wood
  3. Burnett
  4. Smoltz
  5. Palmer
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  1. Orel
  2. Marichal
  3. Wood
  4. Palmer
  5. Burnette
  6. Leiter

The rest arent worth using. Feel free to ask about the ones listed.

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@MikeForbes101 said in Ranking TA Pitchers:

Haven't used them all. But, here are the top 5 that I have used:

  1. Orel
  2. Wood
  3. Burnett
  4. Smoltz
  5. Palmer

Bro, I faced Palmer twice, he had me swinging at air everytime

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Orel

Smoltz
Burnett
Wood

Have not used Marichal yet, but have him, dont have the others yet.

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Orel’s sinker is gross.

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I have all of them, used all of them, and will have 4 prestiged by tonight.

Orel - Leiter - Wood - Burnett

Orel has an incredible sinker. His delivery is unique and reading the sinker is really tough. A cutter is a nice touch but no 4-seam means it's easier to recognize.

Leiter is nice but a change up would be great

Wood throws absolute heat and his 4-seam/cutter combo is the best of the group IMO

Burnett is just okay. He's the guy I'll prestige tonight. I don't think he'll be that great but I'll try him out.

The rest weren't very good in my limited use. Smoltz is the biggest disappointment.

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Orel is my favorite, should have him prestige tonight, he's just filthy.
Smoltz I have had decent success with him, and though still hittable is considerably better prestiged.
Leiter and Palmer, I like both a lot and have had both very good outings, and a few not so good, but I think both prestigued will be really good.
Wood and Burnett, I've thrown only a few times and couldn't control them, and haven't gone back to either yet.
Marichal is good, but I couldn't start with him, I've turned him into a long reliever and had good success with him.
Catfish...…...nothing about that card makes me want to touch him

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I paint corners all day with Catfish, under rated card imo

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Got bored so I figured I'd expand upon my logic.

  1. Orel- glitchy quick delivery that makes it hard to pick up cutter/sinker out of his hand. 80+ control on every pitch with 99 control on the sinker.

  2. Marichal- prestiged gives him 99 control on 3 pitches, 98 on 1 and 92 on the change up. Great speed differentials going from 97 to 69. Screwball/change combo works just how sinkers/fb do, throw it in to righties away from lefties.

  3. Wood- makes the smallest PCI in the game once prestiged. Great speed differtials. Slurve is actually disgusting. Tough to control but once you get the confidence going he's nasty.

  4. Palmer- huge breaking curve thats super slow and tough to square up. 99 control and break on the curve. 94 control on thr 2seam makes it actually super reliable. Throws hard enough for his speed differentials to make him hard to time up.

  5. Burnette- good but not great, similar to Wood in that he's hard to control with nasty stuff. Knucklecurve isnt a very good out pitch so sometimes struggles to get batters out with 2 strikes. Slider is unreliable.

  6. Leiter- definition of good but not great. All pitches have 80+ control but nothing is nasty enough to consistently be an out pitch. Sinker, cutter, 4seam combo is good but suffers from no Change up. Hamels is a better lefty option.

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@BbD_Evnz said in Ranking TA Pitchers:

I paint corners all day with Catfish, under rated card imo

Really? Is he good? Maybe I'll give him a shot after all...

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Awesome control, paint corners and change speeds, if you know how to pitch you'll have fun

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Orel is the best SP in the game if you prestige him...Marichal sucked, I could read him easily. Henke is ok. Wood is probably 2nd best and then Leiter.