Sounds stupid, but it's freakin true. I suck at batting!
It's funny (not really) I can play against the CPU and do ok all the way up to and including HoF difficulty. Once I get online though, my timing is just off. I'm swinging really late on everything.
My record is just 10 - 15, and my rating is currently in all star. I got up to 493 or something as my high mark.
I feel like my pitching and fielding are good, and I'm good with base-runners. I just can't hit [censored]!
So pitching is easy? That’s something new.
Hi, I'm <name> and I also suck at batting. For me pitching is much easier, but when it comes to hitting my left stick skills are abysmal. I think I've got decent at swinging only inside the zone, and my timing is ok, but many times my timing will be great with a pitch in the zone...but I push/pull the stick the opposite way of the pitch! Unfortunately, in baseball the phrase "Defense wins championships" isn't a thing. At some point a base hit or walk has to happen. Time and practice I guess...
online timing tends to be tricky depending on lag. I'm in the same boat though... i can smash the cpu. in conquest AS and then play BR and can't catch up to a fastball or have to guess to just make contact. i think its lag online, but its just my guess.
Hitting is the hardest part of this game. I have always been able to pitch, I still use analog and do fine. Hitting is where I struggle. I’m hitting just over .200 online. When I am hitting the ball hard I find that key for me is to try to hit “good strikes”. I have learned that I can’t hit every strike. If my opponent can dot every corner I’m in trouble, but most can’t, at least not in the 600 and 700 level. If I strike out looking so be it. I’d rather say nice pitch than swing at one in the dirt.