Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit

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I don’t know why, but he gets smashed in rank. Whether I’m pitching with him or hitting against him. Just odd with how stacked his card is.

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His pitch selection isn't good and he doesn't throw 102.

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His delivery and arm motion is easy to pick up. You can see an upper zone fastball coming a mile away as it’s leaving his hand.

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His delivery and arm motion is easy to pick up. You can see an upper zone fastball coming a mile away as it’s leaving his hand.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

His pitch selection isn't good and he doesn't throw 102.

People are spamming Dibble right now

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@blitzburgh618_mlbts said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

I don’t know why, but he gets smashed in rank. Whether I’m pitching with him or hitting against him. Just odd with how stacked his card is.

Certain cards just don't work in the game because of bad pitch mixes for the meta, bad pitch speed differentials, or just easy to pick up motions. Lower rating games pitching doesn't matter as much and it's more about who doesn't hit as well. Higher rating games its all about velo and pitch tunneling. Cole doesn't have that outlier type of velo and his pitches don't tunnel well.

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Stats don't always translate to a good online card. Pitch repertoire, quirks, windup/delivery and speed differentials are better indicators for online effectiveness.

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@blitzburgh618_mlbts said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

@the_dragon1912 said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

His pitch selection isn't good and he doesn't throw 102.

People are spamming Dibble right now

I prefer Clase over Dibble. Same Fastball-Cutter-Slider mix but the pitch speed differential is closer together so you can really mess with hitters timing more since it's all just slight differences but by the time you figure it out on that pitch it's too late.

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@blitzburgh618_mlbts said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

I don’t know why, but he gets smashed in rank. Whether I’m pitching with him or hitting against him. Just odd with how stacked his card is.

I just played vs LS cole, i couldnt hit him

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Cole and Degrom get rocked against good hitters

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I stopped using him bc I cant get anyone out.

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@hikes83_psn said in Is Gerrit Cole too easy to hit:

Cole and Degrom get rocked against good hitters

DeGrom gets rocked against bad hitters. Used him the first time against a dude 17-17 record and he kept giving up hits/hrs. Maybe its because of the low difficulty rating where I was at but there were a lot of foul tips on pitches that shouldnt have and a lot of hits that found their way through holes.