I know there’s a lot of problems with the fielding this year. Just ask Trevor May.
For me, what seems different from previous versions of the game is the way the active fielders are selected. Between infielder and outfielder, the game often selects the wrong player.
As the ball moves, we the users are often running our fielders in the wrong direction or scrambling to select the right fielder closer to the play.
I think, like a lot of things, in an attempt to add detail and “realism”, the game has become too complicated and clunky.
Why is my third baseman abandoning the bag to be the cutoff man when he could be putting the runner out at third? Yes, cutoff is his job, but not when there is a play at third.
The game, imo, suffers from an identity crisis. It is video game baseball, not real baseball. It is never going to be super realistic. Gameplay should come above realism.