the ball is coming off the bat like whiffle ball. Virtually everything good/good is 91-96 and dies by the track. There is virtually no hit variety either, as the CPU is once again covering way too much ground in the outfield. On top of all that it seems like balls are going directly to fielder at too high a rate. You need to add some power back to offline hitting.
I agree that offline hitting seems harder this year, but I’m also not using a very good lineup. Mainly golds and a couple of diamonds, and no where close to where my lineup will be in a month or so.
So, the difficulty is probably set at the correct place, so that it’s not crazy easy after everyone gets stud cards.