Joc Pederson - Lazy...?

SDS

Does Pederson have a reputation for being lazy? I'm curious because of the following sequence which just took place in a Conquest game:

  1. Pederson hits a big bouncing grounder.
  2. Pederson, (SPD: 31), jogs toward 1st base.
  3. The ball bounces over the 1BM's head.
  4. The 2BM dives but fails to get the ball.
  5. The RF throws Pederson out from about 120' away.

It wasn't a close play.

I often wish that we could moderate the running effort expended by our players.

SDS

I'm not sure if you're being serious, but this has been in the game since at least 17. Diving with the second basemen makes the first basemen actually cover the bag. Pederson is slow and the ball didn't get too far into the outfield, so the right fielder had an easy throw. Since they haven't changed it at this point, I would be shocked if it weren't in the game for 21.

SDS

It wasn't like the typical trick play of having your 2B dive, even though he's got no chance at the ball, in order to send the 1BM to the bag.

This ball meandered through the infield. It bounced over the 1BM's head as he went flying. It scooted past the 2BM in a similar way. The RF threw to 1st and the pitcher caught the throw for an out.

To give you an idea, I am pretty sure that a runner like Cobb would have gotten a double out of the hit.

SDS

Urgency/ Effort. I think that's the one power they will never give us over our players. It takes away their ability for a routine double play to not be turned
in time ....a guy running himself out of an out Is saved by a long animation for the fielder to throw ball.....let's save the hesitant tags where the glove is down and they pick it up only to put it back down for tag attempt.

SDS

I'm all for holding down R2 or L2 or whatever in order to exert a little more effort, assuming that there are consequences for said effort depending on the player's conditioning, fatigue level, etc.

SDS

@Onyx_Hokie_2 said in Joc Pederson - Lazy...?:

Does Pederson have a reputation for being lazy? I'm curious because of the following sequence which just took place in a Conquest game:

  1. Pederson hits a big bouncing grounder.
  2. Pederson, (SPD: 31), jogs toward 1st base.
  3. The ball bounces over the 1BM's head.
  4. The 2BM dives but fails to get the ball.
  5. The RF throws Pederson out from about 120' away.

It wasn't a close play.

I often wish that we could moderate the running effort expended by our players.

Haha.........BM