How is this possible? Help?

SDS

Hey guys. Took a long break from online but I honestly have a legitimate question. This is the guy's roster. And they're the highest rated versions of the card to make it easier.
Ozzie Smith-SS
Ty Cobb-CF
Rogers Hornsby-2B
Larry Walker-RF
Ivan Rodriguez-C
Paul Molitor-1B
Minnie Minoso-LF
Ernie Banks-3B
Rob Guidry-P

Arenado PH
Isringhausen-RP
Griffey-PH

So my question is, how can he have this team and only be ranked 18 Silver? How is that possible? And he wasn't bad.
I've seen these shenanigans before but just to get those players, wouldn't XP put you at least into GOLD? How are people doing this? Thanks. And yes, regardless what people say, it did affect the handicap because I'm high Prestige. Thanks again.

SDS

@PaullyG24 said in How is this possible? Help?:

Hey guys. Took a long break from online but I honestly have a legitimate question. This is the guy's roster. And they're the highest rated versions of the card to make it easier.
Ozzie Smith-SS
Ty Cobb-CF
Rogers Hornsby-2B
Larry Walker-RF
Ivan Rodriguez-C
Paul Molitor-1B
Minnie Minoso-LF
Ernie Banks-3B
Rob Guidry-P

Arenado PH
Isringhausen-RP
Griffey-PH

So my question is, how can he have this team and only be ranked 18 Silver? How is that possible? And he wasn't bad.
I've seen these shenanigans before but just to get those players, wouldn't XP put you at least into GOLD? How are people doing this? Thanks. And yes, regardless what people say, it did affect the handicap because I'm high Prestige. Thanks again.

The only card in there that requires xp is Minoso, who he apparently chose at silver 1.

Everyone else is pretty easy to obtain, and realistically it's possible to never play a game and buy stubs if you wanted to, though I doubt this player did.

That's a reasonable if not underpowered team for his xp level in January.

SDS

All these cards besides Arenado finest are purchasable from the market and most are cheap at this point. You could easily do this and still be bronze if you just bought the game. As anyone on here would probably tell you, XP means nothing with how good or bad a player is and has no affect on gameplay.

Edit: I missed Minoso. Previous commenter is right though. XP silver 1 pick.

SDS

@PaullyG24 said in How is this possible? Help?:

Hey guys. Took a long break from online but I honestly have a legitimate question. This is the guy's roster. And they're the highest rated versions of the card to make it easier.
Ozzie Smith-SS
Ty Cobb-CF
Rogers Hornsby-2B
Larry Walker-RF
Ivan Rodriguez-C
Paul Molitor-1B
Minnie Minoso-LF
Ernie Banks-3B
Rob Guidry-P

Arenado PH
Isringhausen-RP
Griffey-PH

So my question is, how can he have this team and only be ranked 18 Silver? How is that possible? And he wasn't bad.
I've seen these shenanigans before but just to get those players, wouldn't XP put you at least into GOLD? How are people doing this? Thanks. And yes, regardless what people say, it did affect the handicap because I'm high Prestige. Thanks again.

Lol no started DD this year in 19 Had like a full 99 team by bone 87 I now have WS 12-0 players and more and playign constantly for 6 months only gold 1.

SDS

Could have bought the game and just played the 11th inning?

SDS

I'm level 93 bronze, and my team is about the same. I just grinded team affinity. Team is

Realmuto c
Helton 1b
Lindor 2b
Cronenworth ss (by choice)
Arrenado 3b
Betts RF
Gurriel LF (could replace with Walker for 20k)

Grove
Blue
Lamet
Fried
Ryan

Simms
Crochet
Rivera
Chapman
Miller
Gallegos

It's not hard to have a competitive team in a week or even a couple days

SDS

Alright I guess that checks out. Thanks guys!

SDS

Because he hasn't locked in any collections.

SDS

@SaveFarris said in How is this possible? Help?:

Because he hasn't locked in any collections.

Lol I did Mantle and was still bronze 76.

SDS

@simonsayz80 said in How is this possible? Help?:

I'm level 93 bronze, and my team is about the same. I just grinded team affinity. Team is

Realmuto c
Helton 1b
Lindor 2b
Cronenworth ss (by choice)
Arrenado 3b
Betts RF
Gurriel LF (could replace with Walker for 20k)

Grove
Blue
Lamet
Fried
Ryan

Simms
Crochet
Rivera
Chapman
Miller
Gallegos

It's not hard to have a competitive team in a week or even a couple days

Get walker now he's a beast. Like Mantle.

SDS

I could start an new account and have a team better than this within a week. It's not hard to field a good team at all