Power button or contact button

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In moments if I have a non-power hitter and I need extra base hits, I'll sometimes switch to directional and hold the stick up and use the square button

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I see better power results with normal, since day 1

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Normal swing. For these Brandon Phillips moments I was power swinging

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Offline I use power for rookie or veteran and normal for harder difficulties. Online I almost always use normal, but ill start mixing in some power swings if I notice that my opponent is getting predictable with his location. With two strikes I use contact, because I have terrible plate discipline and it allows me to foul more pitches off which hopefully increases my chances of getting something good to hit.

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Contact on 0-2 or runner in scoring position and down a run
Power on 2-0, 3-0, or 3-1 or in moments requiring XBH
Normal every other time..it's worked for me decently so far 🙂

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@ChArTeRBuS said in Power button or contact button:

It’s an exit velocity boost why would I say no?

The ball goes further, you get more homeruns, it lands in the gaps quicker, it flies past outfielders and beats them to the wall, it even bounces up into the air off infielders for some ground ball doubles.

One day people are gunna figure it out and fly threw showdowns instead of flying to the warning track.

See it was my understanding that using power swing shrinks the PCI. Are you saying thats not the case. Also for power swing to work can I assume that the players need to have atleast 80 power vs LHP & RHP?

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Your thinking is actually backwards. Power swing with low power guys and guys with over 100 power can actually homer with contact swing. I use X 99% of the time, only on Veteran and in moments/showdown do i use square. My PCI placement is not good enough to use square on AS so H2H is out for power swing. But will contact swing more H2H.

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Normal unless tough pitcher with 2 strikes or with power hitter like Judge where Contact helps you square it up and still have plenty of power.

Used power in Phillips missions with great results. Nerf bat otherwise.

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@nflman2033 said in Power button or contact button:

Your thinking is actually backwards. Power swing with low power guys and guys with over 100 power can actually homer with contact swing. I use X 99% of the time, only on Veteran and in moments/showdown do i use square. My PCI placement is not good enough to use square on AS so H2H is out for power swing. But will contact swing more H2H.

I do the same. However, I did hit a HR in an RS game with my all-time favorite 2B, Brian Roberts, with a contact swing. In 200 AB's with him, I have 3 HRs total - 2 with "Regular", one with "Contact". SMH.

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Power in Moments, normal for everything else.

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@mastermut4life said in Power button or contact button:

@ChArTeRBuS said in Power button or contact button:

It’s an exit velocity boost why would I say no?

The ball goes further, you get more homeruns, it lands in the gaps quicker, it flies past outfielders and beats them to the wall, it even bounces up into the air off infielders for some ground ball doubles.

One day people are gunna figure it out and fly threw showdowns instead of flying to the warning track.

See it was my understanding that using power swing shrinks the PCI. Are you saying thats not the case. Also for power swing to work can I assume that the players need to have atleast 80 power vs LHP & RHP?

It does shrink the PCI but it’s not a massive difference, and at the end of the day you’re trying to be dead centre with ur PCI, and if you are it doesn’t matter how big or small the PCI is, you just want it to travel as far as possible at that point, you got a perfect swing you deserve a result.

Someone like George Brett with 125 contact 125 vision and mid tier power is begging for a power swing. It’s the biggest PCI in the game, slightly shrinking it does not outweigh him crushing the ball and extra 40 feet

I have a “contact” cap at SS I power swing with and he has like a HR/6 at bats with 80 power. Good enough when he also gets 99 speed and fielding, you can create power with a power swing. You can’t create speed or fielding by just pressing a button.

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I normal swing until I get two strikes then I contact swing. And yes, I hit plenty of homers contact swinging even with lower power guys with power in the 60’s & 70’s. I never power swing.

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I power button only when A. I am pouting cause I am getting crushed or B. When the other person is a scrub that's easy to predict after an inning or two. Otherwise plenty of pop from normal swings and more reliable