Seeing Eye Singles...What Can I Do?

SDS

OK...so this is definitely not a something is wrong post and for the "git gud" guys, that is what I am trying to do. Do you guys have any tips on what to do about seeing eye singles? With this being my first year I feel like I have improved almost everywhere, but the biggest thing eating my lunch lately are seeing eye singles.

Fairly often I am in games where it just seems like my opponent never makes hard contact but the ball just gets through consistently. My infield is normally Chipper, Turner, Albies/Jackie and Vlad (AS). I get it happening sometimes, but it seems like they can just string three or four of these together. It honestly almost feels like my fielders are in slow motion when it happens...off the bat I think "easy out" and then I am like "whoa I couldn't get to that".

I am just trying to figure out if it is something about the way I am pitching.

SDS

Offensively your infield is solid, but Jackie is probably the only really good defender of the bunch, although I don't recall Albies attributes off the top of my head. 90+ fielding and good speed/reaction will help a bit, but those seeing eye singles happen to everyone.

Think of it this way. If it weren't for those seeing eye singles, it would be HR or bust. We all know line drives to the gaps often hang too long and get chased down by elite speed outfielders at this point in the life cycle.

I should add that I run P5 Chipper and Papi/Vlad Jr out there too. My infield is similar, but I've come to accept the old "Ole" animation at first and third every once in a while since I get the added offensive production. I do have my diamond hawk CAP at short, and when I'm not using him I prefer guys with speed and a diamond shield.

SDS

@pennstatefencer said in Seeing Eye Singles...What Can I Do?:

Offensively your infield is solid, but Jackie is probably the only really good defender of the bunch, although I don't recall Albies attributes off the top of my head. 90+ fielding and good speed/reaction will help a bit, but those seeing eye singles happen to everyone.

Think of it this way. If it weren't for those seeing eye singles, it would be HR or bust. We all know line drives to the gaps often hang too long and get chased down by elite speed outfielders at this point in the life cycle.

I should add that I run P5 Chipper and Papi/Vlad Jr out there too. My infield is similar, but I've come to accept the old "Ole" animation at first and third every once in a while since I get the added offensive production. I do have my diamond hawk CAP at short, and when I'm not using him I prefer guys with speed and a diamond shield.

Thanks...I really appreciate the post. I used to use my CAP at short and maybe I should try that out again. I also have been using Ozzie a lot lately...the numbers defensively are not terrible and I absolutely love switch hitters. However, the combo of Turner/Ozzie is probably a pretty significant difference between CAP/Jackie up the middle. I have always been good with Chipper at 3rd (he is at V for me also) and I was excited to get the slight upgrade with Vlad over at first over Papi. Darnit...maybe I need to give Murray another look.

Again, I really appreciate the reply. It gave me some good things to think about.