Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?

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As in, can we use him in the field and as a pitcher? Or is it still kind of gimped where we can only use him like we would a position player being subbed in as a pitcher?

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Basically the only way to get him in the outfield is being up by 6 or down by 6 runs, which is when the game lets you put pitchers anywhere on the field. (Or by having one of your batters pitch 3 batters)

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Nah he’s a pitcher and not in the field. Which is sad because he might be the best hitter in the game.

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Conquest and play vs CPU you can sub him in as an outfielder

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yes but more important is Jake Cronenworth has RP as a secondary. Would love to move him to a RP position in the bullpen and use him as a PH.

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Walsh too.

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@untchable704_psn said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

Nah he’s a pitcher and not in the field. Which is sad because he might be the best hitter in the game.

That's so disappointing. I mean, it's still a great card but in my personal opinion, the card loses a lot of its luster with these restrictions in place.

If we could use him as a super-sub and as a starting or relief pitcher, the card would easily be amongst the most valuable in the game -- if not be the most valuable. As it is, he's only as valuable as his arm takes you really. SDS needs to find a way to fix this in the future.

I'm still excited to try him out once I get him unlocked (I'm at 16/30 for TA3 and have bought the other cards I'm going to need except for Lynn, Realmuto, and one other one).

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@mam8a-245300_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

Conquest and play vs CPU you can sub him in as an outfielder

Kinda wondering, he can definitely be subbed into the OF in offline play. I haven’t played any online since he’s been released. Is this not an option in online?

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@savagesteve74 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@mam8a-245300_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

Conquest and play vs CPU you can sub him in as an outfielder

Kinda wondering, he can definitely be subbed into the OF in offline play. I haven’t played any online since he’s been released. Is this not an option in online?

It sadly is not unless you are up or down by 6 runs. I have no idea why 6 runs triggers this, but it does

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Someone said Walsh and Cronenworth's RP are the same. Only used as pitchers when a game is out of hand.

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can you at least pinch hit with him on his days off?

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Has anyone tried ranked seasons? In event game I can’t sub him In outfield but against computer I can

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@the_fools_sip_psn said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

can you at least pinch hit with him on his days off?

Not in the event that I can find

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I actually don't hit will with the 99 Ohtani. I hit ok with the other cards. Seems like the power is nerfed at least for me?

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I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

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@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

I don’t think it’s as much about him being able to play the field as it is the benefit of having a pinch hitter/substitute that doesn’t take up one of your bench spots. So you could open up a bench spot for a situational sub such as a pinch runner or something and still have an extra power bat.

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@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

I don’t think it’s as much about him being able to play the field as it is the benefit of having a pinch hitter/substitute that doesn’t take up one of your bench spots. So you could open up a bench spot for a situational sub such as a pinch runner or something and still have an extra power bat.

That i agree with. I always like to have a 99 speed guy on the bench but sometimes I’d rather that spot be takin up by another big bat so i agree it would be nice to have that extra player

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@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

I don’t think it’s as much about him being able to play the field as it is the benefit of having a pinch hitter/substitute that doesn’t take up one of your bench spots. So you could open up a bench spot for a situational sub such as a pinch runner or something and still have an extra power bat.

That i agree with. I always like to have a 99 speed guy on the bench but sometimes I’d rather that spot be takin up by another big bat so i agree it would be nice to have that extra player

Yea man I’ve always wanted to have Henderson on my bench but I can never actually do it cause I’d rather have certain situational platooners where maybe one of them has decent speed instead but definitely isn’t no Rickey. Lol

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@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

I don’t think it’s as much about him being able to play the field as it is the benefit of having a pinch hitter/substitute that doesn’t take up one of your bench spots. So you could open up a bench spot for a situational sub such as a pinch runner or something and still have an extra power bat.

That i agree with. I always like to have a 99 speed guy on the bench but sometimes I’d rather that spot be takin up by another big bat so i agree it would be nice to have that extra player

Yea man I’ve always wanted to have Henderson on my bench but I can never actually do it cause I’d rather have certain situational platooners where maybe one of them has decent speed instead but definitely isn’t no Rickey. Lol

I feel you. For a while i had Finley and Mantle as my speed/bench bat guys. Would be nice to have Rickey or Lofton there

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@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@so-icy42_xbl said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

@xbashxdaddy23 said in Does the 99 Shohei Ohtani even work how it should?:

I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t care Ohtani can’t play the field lol if he could i probably still wouldn’t use him tbh

I don’t think it’s as much about him being able to play the field as it is the benefit of having a pinch hitter/substitute that doesn’t take up one of your bench spots. So you could open up a bench spot for a situational sub such as a pinch runner or something and still have an extra power bat.

That i agree with. I always like to have a 99 speed guy on the bench but sometimes I’d rather that spot be takin up by another big bat so i agree it would be nice to have that extra player

Yea man I’ve always wanted to have Henderson on my bench but I can never actually do it cause I’d rather have certain situational platooners where maybe one of them has decent speed instead but definitely isn’t no Rickey. Lol

I feel you. For a while i had Finley and Mantle as my speed/bench bat guys. Would be nice to have Rickey or Lofton there

That’s funny because I still start Finley today because he just RAKES for me. Yea it sucks that the PCI is smaller for him but I feel like it’s getting me prepared for the harder difficulties. And he’s batting like .460.😂