I used to think they were fine because I can barely hit, even in AS. After enjoying the last event on HOF, I now am convinced that the slow pitch speeds in AS are a big part of the problem with the so called “AS hell”.
It should not be a 66% off speed meta in the lowest tiers. That makes no sense. The only fastballs I see in AS are sporadic top of the zone ones.
Even facing someone like Gerrit Cole, I see way more sliders than fastballs.
I really think this game needs more universal pitch speeds. Make everything up to 900 HOF speeds, and then give it a bump if the WS tier guys want it.
I should not be early on everything. People should not be afraid to pitch in the zone.