Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?

SDS

Kinda want another pitch but idk when or how I get one on my pitcher.

SDS

Haven't gotten far enough in 2021 to say definitively - but in previous years (2019 specifically) you would get a training opportunity about half way through your time in AAA to add a 4th pitch. And then another one after a year or so in the majors to add a 5th. I strongly suspect that the same is true for 2021 - that eventually you'll get a training day that has that opportunity.

SDS

I am wondering if it is tied to one of the upgraded Pitcher Archetypes but with archetype progression bugged for so many people it might be that people have not gotten to it yet.

That is all just speculation though, because I can't believe they would limit you to 3 pitches.

SDS

Trying to find out the same thing. I’ve heard the archetype theory but who knows. Wouldn’t doubt if they forgot

SDS

I heard about the archetype theory as well. Can't wait for SDS to fix the progression system for us to find out.

SDS

This is beyond frustrating. It has to be bugged. It was harder 3 years ago when you had to wait until the majors, but easier the last couple where you could learn one in AA (or AAA I can't remember.)

The fact some have gotten to the majors and still can't is troubling.

I dont see it as a archetype issue, I see it as an issue with reworking how pitches are chosen to begin with. It seems like they forgot to do something after that.

I'm not a programmer, but in my lame attempt to make sense of it, someone pressed delete too many times when they made changes. Lol

SDS

I am in my second full year of the majors, 3 year total. I have played every game, I am 80 OVR. I still have not been able to add a fourth pitch. At this point I assume its locked behind the gold and diamond archetypes but with the pretty rough launch the missions dont work most of the time.

SDS

@blog_sothoth_psn said in Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?:

I am in my second full year of the majors, 3 year total. I have played every game, I am 80 OVR. I still have not been able to add a fourth pitch. At this point I assume its locked behind the gold and diamond archetypes but with the pretty rough launch the missions dont work most of the time.

I don't think it is. Have you been able to train to make you attribute caps bigger? I haven't.

It seems like the whole training aspect is missing things. I haven't seen options to train power, raise caps, or new pitches.

My thinking, is once they fix the training, it will be fixed.

Also, you can purchase new badges in the store. Even if they don't have any available to sell, it's still listed. You can see what the badges do, and none say add pitch.

It also doesn't seem like something you earn through the assignments. They all seem to be stubs, etc.

SDS

I don't think it is. Have you been able to train to make you attribute caps bigger? I haven't.

There is no ability to raise attribute caps. Your capped stats are only part of the equation. The Ballplayers' overall rating in a stat is a combination of your archetype rating and the capped rating in the training modes. Each archetype adds a chunk of points into stats and that change is shown as a number in parenthesis over each stat. You can see the combination of the two in your loadout and in all of the menus where your player's core stats are shown.

SDS

Also, you can purchase new badges in the store. Even if they don't have any available to sell, it's still listed. You can see what the badges do, and none say add pitch.

You can purchase perks in the store, these are separate from archetypes, my character is has a silver archetype in Cheesy Filth, but two diamond perks. The archetypes are not being sold in the store.

SDS

I used to have a 4SFB, 12-6 CB and a CH......now I only have the 4SFB and CH. What happened to my 12-6 CB?!?! Anyone else have this happen?

SDS

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it is probabally once a year thing at start of every season. 5 being the limit that way it gives you whole year to work on pitch attributes through training and gameplay.

SDS

I am an 80 overall SP in my third year in the majors. I won the WS, and have won both CY Young and MVP my first two years. I have been stuck at 80 overall for a long time now and cant seem to get any higher. I also cannot add more than three pitches. I have maxed out relationships with almost every player on the roster, and play every start. If anyone has any solutions to either of the two problems above that would be awesome. Update: I got to 81 overall, so that seems to be fine, still no 4th pitch option.

SDS

4th or 5th pitch......I had 3 before one of them disappeared and I only have 2!!! I’d love to have 3 lol

SDS

@cvnorton2_psn said in Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?:

I used to have a 4SFB, 12-6 CB and a CH......now I only have the 4SFB and CH. What happened to my 12-6 CB?!?! Anyone else have this happen?

This happened to me too. My pitch types menu is also blank for all builds. No clue why or how to fix it. I’m on Xbox.

SDS

@bohsb4hoes52_xbl said in Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?:

@cvnorton2_psn said in Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?:

I used to have a 4SFB, 12-6 CB and a CH......now I only have the 4SFB and CH. What happened to my 12-6 CB?!?! Anyone else have this happen?

This happened to me too. My pitch types menu is also blank for all builds. No clue why or how to fix it. I’m on Xbox.

It’s something they’ll have to patch. The only question is how long that’ll take.

SDS

@hasboy5_xbl said in Is there a way to add a 4th or 5th pitch?:

I am an 80 overall SP in my third year in the majors. I won the WS, and have won both CY Young and MVP my first two years. I have been stuck at 80 overall for a long time now and cant seem to get any higher. I also cannot add more than three pitches. I have maxed out relationships with almost every player on the roster, and play every start. If anyone has any solutions to either of the two problems above that would be awesome. Update: I got to 81 overall, so that seems to be fine, still no 4th pitch option. Update 2: I am now a 99, still no fourth pitch, they definitely made an error and somehow forgot to add a fourth pitch for a pitcher in a baseball game, pathetic.