Can anyone explain a cutter?

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Whats the purpose of a cutter in this online game. It doesnt have a break like a slider , so why exactly would u use this over a slider? I get if you have only a cutter, but why use this over a slider. Like i see if its righty vs righty an u throw in on the outside corner, but i mean do you really think it moves enough to fool somebody? Idk just curious

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Its meant to be faster than a slider but still have a little bit of that cutting motion. IRL, Sliders can sometimes be easier to recognize rather than a cutter that a good pitcher can disguise as a fastball more efficiently than a slider.

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Change of pace speed and get in on lefties for cheap pop ups. R vs R I wouldn’t throw it on the outside but inside and let it break in throw sliders on the outside

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Two things make it more effective, 1 is like real life the other is not:

  1. The cutter has less top spin and is, therefore, thrown harder and with less movement BUT the movement generally happens later. A slider looks like a breaking ball because it breaks earlier.
  2. In this game, the cutter for some reason looks a lot slower than it is. Hard to explain but it does. So having a nasty cutter in the game has the same effect as having a great change up with movement.
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It's meant to look like and come in like a fastball and then "Cut" at the last second. A slider is thrown slower so it breaks sooner.

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Now explain arrietas slutter u whores

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the timing window is usually harder or at least it is with some guys with slow cutters like bauer or morton where their cutters are so slow its borderline how they even differentiate that from a slider

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I've heard a baseball commentator describe cutters as 'mediocre fastballs' so there's that.

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Does it really seem like a good idea to throw a inside cutter r vs r? If u start it as a ball it probably aint gonna cut bak enough for a strike and if it does it seems that would have a better chance of gettin hit since average hitter are usually late on the inside heat an now your throwing something usually little slower

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@mdafurball_psn said in Can anyone explain a cutter?:

Does it really seem like a good idea to throw a inside cutter r vs r? If u start it as a ball it probably aint gonna cut bak enough for a strike and if it does it seems that would have a better chance of gettin hit since average hitter are usually late on the inside heat an now your throwing something usually little slower

If you execute it correctly it will freeze your opponent because it looks like a fastbal inside for a ball, but it cuts in at the last second where it catches just enough of the plate for a strike. It's a great strikeout pitch and it can be super effective if you tunnel it correctly.

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The cutter is faster than the slider and mimics the pitchers fastball. It’s not necessarily a strikeout pitch like the slider, but more often used to miss the barrel of the bat and get weak contact.

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Here are three steps to one way to use a good cutter.

  1. Throw an up an in sinker just like no pitcher ever has thrown.

  2. Allow your opponent (me) about 3 seconds to have his blood boil and mutter to himself about high and in sinkers.

  3. Throw a cutter above the zone. Aforementioned player will assume you are throwing that @&”$&@ sinker again, and will then swing way under it because it doesn’t break down.

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@mathman5072_psn said in Can anyone explain a cutter?:

Here are three steps to one way to use a good cutter.

  1. Throw an up an in sinker just like no pitcher ever has thrown.

Adding to this point.

Vs the AI last night P Senzatela on the Rockies bunted for a hit on a sinker I buried in the dirt. His bat was about waist level and the pitch was 3 feet from his bat.

He laid down the most gorgeous bunt on a buried 0-2 sinker and later came around to score.

When we are playing this game, we aren't playing baseball. When we are playing, we are watching this weird baseball movie that is hard to comprehend.