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I’ll start with the general statement that 19 is an improvement over 18.

I believe that content is vast, with very equally distributed ways to earn rewards. I love that there will be multiple SS cards and I love that contact is valuable again. I think SDS nailed it in terms of content and mission progression this year.

Online hitting:

I love the gap shots, the hard line drives, and contact hitters producing high exit velocities. Very refreshing and a great improvement. HOWEVER, power has been significantly nerfed and SDS MUST find a balance soon or the community is going to erupt soon.

THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY LINEOUTS. I cannot explain how frustrating it is to consistently smoke the ball off someone and not be rewarded. Meanwhile, your opponent has no plate discipline and is rewarded via bloop hits. This must be fixed!! This is detrimental to the skill gap and competitive nature of the game.

Power hitters must produce more home runs if you get the “squared up” hit result. There is no damn reason my CAP with 104 power from both sides, squares up a hung breaking ball just for a warning track shot. And no, I do not think it should be a homerun derby but my god please give power hitters the hit results they (and we) deserve.

Online pitching;

I only use analog pitching. I love pitch speeds but I believe that analog takes the most skill to master and therefore, should produce the most accurate pitch results given accurate input. However, analog pitching is way too random yet again this year. I cannot tell you how many times I had perfect input and the ball hangs...and this is with higher control, diamond pitchers. TAKE THE RNG OUT OF PITCHING

Fielding is good imo, fielding matters and outfielders finally have the arms they deserve.

Overall, I give the game an 8/10 but it needs fixes to hitting and pitching online.

What do you guys think?

4/9/2019 6:55AM PDT

In what world do you think fielding is good in this game? Honest question. Fielding matters...absolutely it does. Good defense and pitching wins games. But honestly, my son's 9u team makes less errors in the field then what happens in this game. Major league baseball players do not botch this many groundballs and routine flyballs. If they did, they wouldn't be in league anymore.

Comment by tyrusthebull
4/9/2019 10:23AM EDT

I will agree with you that the missed fly balls due to players not locking on is a joke....and must be fixed ASAP.

Other than that, fielding feels good. Urgency is there (although I would still like to see more urgency), fielders have the correct arm strength, and catchers are fielding well. Oh, and the pitcher wall was finally reduced.

Fix the non-locking on of fly balls and I think fielding is very good.

Comment by doobiebross66-72
4/9/2019 10:28AM EDT

I'm having a different experience than. I would say the urgency is "better". But the pitcher wall is still very much alive in my experience. 

Comment by tyrusthebull
4/9/2019 11:57AM EDT

Ehhh we could nitpick at things all day, overall 19 is much better but still needs tweaks

4/9/2019 9:36AM PDT
See original thread.