Home

When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

This is a discussion on When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact? within the MLB The Show forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Baseball > MLB The Show
Football Simulator Hands-On Preview
World of Chel Tips and Tricks: How to Be a Good Teammate
Sunday Rivals Review - Great Mix of Sim and Arcade
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
Rookie
 
JasonIsGod's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ottawa
When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

Anyone have any in depth information on this, as I am confused about when to use what.
JasonIsGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 05-20-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
Rookie
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Blog Entries: 1
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonIsGod
Anyone have any in depth information on this, as I am confused about when to use what.

Idk if this is the common practice but i use it based on count. In fastball counts ill power swing and with two strikes ill contact swing. I usually use normal on 1-1 and 3-2 counts since the computer can go either way with what they call.
mgcst5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 05:17 AM   #3
Pro
 
caseyj622's Arena
 
OVR: 3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

I only do power swing on 2-0 or 3-1 counts with guys who have some power. I use contact when I am behind 1-2 or 0-2 in the count with any hitter. All other times I use just the regular swing. Contact swing is great when you are behind in the count to foul off pitches until you can get the count to 2-2 or 3-2 then just use a regular swing and try to square one up.
caseyj622 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
RIP Ty My Buddy
 
nemesis04's Arena
 
OVR: 52
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 13,553
Blog Entries: 1
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

I never use the power swing I find I can be just as effective with a normal swing plus your PCI shrinks on a power swing so your contact ability suffers. I use the contact swing when I am down in the count or trying to move a runner over. The contact swing has too much power this year for some reason.
nemesis04 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 06:31 AM   #5
Rookie
 
OVR: 1
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Great Britain
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

I use normal when it's the count is even or on my side or 0-1, unless I'm on two strikes. Then, as you would in real life, I shorten my swing by using the contact swing. The only times I use the power button is when I need a homer and the count is on my side and I'm not on two strikes. The best time to get a homer if it's needed is on the 3-0 pitch, because it'll always be a fast ball nearly always down the middle, I've managed to hit a fair few homers off of doing that
xCeeTee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 05-20-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
Rookie
 
loadedlux's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Mar 2014
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

I've hit way more homeruns with the normal swing than power, so i typically stick with that. But when I'm down 0-2, 1-2 I use contact, the batter i have matters to.
loadedlux is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 08:10 AM   #7
#realtalk
 
dalger21's Arena
 
OVR: 7
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bethlehem, GA
Posts: 1,898
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

I generally use contact when I am behind in the count (0-2 and 1-2) so that I can make some "contact" and not strike out. Put the ball in play.....I use normal swing all other times. The only other time I will use power is on a 3-0 count and get the pitch where I want it.
__________________
est 1978
dalger21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #8
MVP
 
canucksss's Arena
 
OVR: 13
Join Date: Jan 2003
Re: When to use Power vs Normal vs Contact?

these are great tips...thanks guys
canucksss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Baseball > MLB The Show »


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 AM.

Top -