Home

Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders

This is a discussion on Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders within the MLB The Show forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Baseball > MLB The Show
F1 2021 Review - One for the Ages
EA Sports PGA TOUR to Include Brand New Swing Mechanics, Three Click Swing Returns
FIFA 22 Gameplay: Breaking Down the Latest Details
Poll: What's more important to you, when the time comes to purchase a game? (Click to vote)
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2021, 12:59 AM   #1
Rookie
 
OVR: 1
Join Date: Jun 2003
Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders

Just started playing franchise for a couple weeks and have a few questions.

1. How does the Manager hook slider work? I've been watching games in franchise mode and have yet to see a pitcher complete a game. I have SP stamina at 8 and manager hook at 4. Seems like once the pitch count hits 100, if the pitcher gives a walk or hit he gets pulled regardless of how well he's pitching.

2. How do you know how much rest a pitcher needs? Is there a way to check? Also, do position players need rest. I noticed the AI is always starting backups periodically.

3. When looking at the depth chart feature it shows you how players ratings change year over year. Is this an accurate prediction? Is it possible for players to exceed these prediction? Trying to understand how much variability there is. Also, when I'm looking at prospects for potential trades, is there a way to see what their progression looks like?

4. Can you explain the impact of vision and discipline ratings on the cpu?

5. Do pitchers and hitters gain confidence throughout a game that impacts their play?
jdb7623 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 06-18-2021, 02:26 PM   #2
MVP
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Missouri
Re: Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders

I'll try my best and some of this is educated guess instead of rock solid knowledge.

1 - I don't use sliders. I use default. I do know once a pitcher's stamina gets to around 25% he begins to have his attributes decline and it gets progressively lower. That's why the cpu pulls their starting pitchers and good to keep in mind for your own starting pitchers. Stamina rating determines how fast a pitcher loses energy during a game. My rule of thumb is 80 stamina for a pitcher to comfortably get through 6 innings - but that depends on how many pitches he throws.

2 - Prior to the game you can see the energy bar for each player. Durability rating determines how much energy they lose in a game and how often they need a day off. For starting pitchers I use a 5 man rotation. For relief pitchers I don't use them more than 2 days in a row.

3 - I believe they may have tweaked progression for this year's game. Performance plays a role as does age and potential. I don't think anybody but the developers knows the exact formula. At one time it was highly predictable but for the past few years it has not been as predictable.

4 - https://www.operationsports.com/take...b-the-show-19/


5- There is a pitcher confidence switch than can be turned on or off in the settings. I'm not sure the switch to turn it off works because if you turn it off the confidence bar still changes during the game. I have long guessed batters have some sort of a confidence bar during games but there is nothing visible in that regard. Prior to a game you can see whether a player is slumping or streaking by an icon next to their name but I can't say whether or not that impacts attributes during a game.
__________________
tessl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2021, 04:17 PM   #3
Rookie
 
OVR: 1
Join Date: Jun 2003
Re: Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders

Quote:
Originally Posted by tessl
I'll try my best and some of this is educated guess instead of rock solid knowledge.

1 - I don't use sliders. I use default. I do know once a pitcher's stamina gets to around 25% he begins to have his attributes decline and it gets progressively lower. That's why the cpu pulls their starting pitchers and good to keep in mind for your own starting pitchers. Stamina rating determines how fast a pitcher loses energy during a game. My rule of thumb is 80 stamina for a pitcher to comfortably get through 6 innings - but that depends on how many pitches he throws.

2 - Prior to the game you can see the energy bar for each player. Durability rating determines how much energy they lose in a game and how often they need a day off. For starting pitchers I use a 5 man rotation. For relief pitchers I don't use them more than 2 days in a row.

3 - I believe they may have tweaked progression for this year's game. Performance plays a role as does age and potential. I don't think anybody but the developers knows the exact formula. At one time it was highly predictable but for the past few years it has not been as predictable.

4 - https://www.operationsports.com/take...b-the-show-19/


5- There is a pitcher confidence switch than can be turned on or off in the settings. I'm not sure the switch to turn it off works because if you turn it off the confidence bar still changes during the game. I have long guessed batters have some sort of a confidence bar during games but there is nothing visible in that regard. Prior to a game you can see whether a player is slumping or streaking by an icon next to their name but I can't say whether or not that impacts attributes during a game.
Thank you sir.

Regarding #2. Where do I see the energy? Is it visible before you start a game so you can plan your lineup and starting pitching?
jdb7623 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2021, 05:29 PM   #4
Pro
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Mar 2019
Re: Questiona about CPU, franchise , and sliders

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdb7623
Thank you sir.

Regarding #2. Where do I see the energy? Is it visible before you start a game so you can plan your lineup and starting pitching?
After you click 'play next game' it takes you to the starting pitcher screen where you can see your pitchers energies. Once you select a pitcher, it takes you to the line up screen, which shows you the energies of your position players. The bar on the right is the energy.
Mackrel829 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 07:39 AM.

Top -