I cannot understand why I am so bad at this game. I do custom practice for at least 20 minutes before I played ranked. I will shell the pitcher in custom on hall of fame. I do pretty good against them in legend too. But when I get online I just suck. I’ve taken 4 days off and it did not help me at all. It’s really aggravating cause I love baseball and I really wanna be able to play this game and at least succeed a little.
TBH custom practice right before an online game is probably only hurting you. Online and offline are very different and it is probably messing with your timing and pitch selection. This game is tough, but to be good you really have to use your brain. You have to see a lot of pitches, recognize how they move early in the game, and take pitches that are strikes, but not pitches you can drive. When pitching you have to figure out what your opponent is expecting you to throw, then throw the opposite. Or even sometimes I throw exactly what they're expecting, just a little out of the zone, so they get overanxious and swing. And make sure it doesn't catch too much plate. Err on the side of throwing a ball rather than a meatball, because most people will swing at a lot of balls. On offense too, it helps to have an idea of what they're going to throw, and just react if it's something different. If your expecting high fastball, start your pci up, etc.. If you don't use a pci you really should. It's difficult at first but it's almost impossible to compete without it at high levels. Hope this helps.