I get that pitch speeds are faster but...

SDS

in BR I still find myself relying on cutters and sinkers. I can't use high fastballs as they get crushed regularly. I throw the majority of my pitches inside. I find 4 seamers almost worthless. I'm a WS player and I've gone 12-0 this year so I'm not bad at the game. Are there others who are frustrated with not being able to mix pitches realistically and what is the solution? Everyone complains about high sinkers but the old 4sfb is just about unusable regularly and I think that's a bigger issue.

Edit: should SDS add a slight "rise" to the four seamers? I know science says it doesn't rise but hitters swear it does, and perception matters.

SDS

Weird, I'm great with fastballs, but if I throw a cutter it's going 454534 feet.

I don't throw up and in though, I actually go up and away Alot (I turned off automatic shifts to help with this), I find a lot of success doing that.

SDS

@eatyum said in I get that pitch speeds are faster but...:

Weird, I'm great with fastballs, but if I throw a cutter it's going 454534 feet.

I don't throw up and in though, I actually go up and away Alot (I turned off automatic shifts to help with this), I find a lot of success doing that.

Maybe I'll try that more. Guys are programed to turn on the high and in fastball. I could see up and away working because they'll be in front of it perhaps. Worth a shot.

SDS

up and away definitely works a lot, it's just harder to locate and u can miss down the middle easier.

SDS

Pitch speeds got me all out of whack. My PCI placement is becoming the main reason I can’t win consistently. I’m not really complaining anymore since I can somewhat control the pitching issues but I think that the new hitting system needs to be tweaked. I’m getting so man fly outs to the warning track that are just good okay hits it’s becoming infuriating.