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Old 08-01-2021, 03:00 PM   #1
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Why do pitchers not have speed attributes?

You dont see THAT MANY slow pitchers on the base paths always anymore. I think itís time for San Diego Studio to count in the factor that most pitchers can run and hit nowadays in the NL. This needs to be throttled and made apparent in MLB 22 The Show


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Old 08-01-2021, 04:05 PM   #2
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You dont see THAT MANY slow pitchers on the base paths always anymore. I think itís time for San Diego Studio to count in the factor that most pitchers can run and hit nowadays in the NL. This needs to be throttled and made apparent in MLB 22 The Show


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They do have speed attributes

When looking at their player card, press square (not sure Xbox) to toggle between hitting and pitching attributes


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Old 08-01-2021, 04:21 PM   #3
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Re: Why do pitchers not have speed attributes?

Some have some pretty solid hitting stats too. Michael Lorenzen being one of them.
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: Why do pitchers not have speed attributes?

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most pitchers can run and hit nowadays in the NL.
Pitchers as a whole this year are hitting .110/.148/.142
with 12 home runs and 52 doubles in 3160 plate appearances. They strike out 45% of the time. Some pitchers can hit, most absolutely suck with a bat.

As far as running, some can run well, but I'd argue most pitchers are pretty below average speed wise.


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Pitchers as a whole this year are hitting .110/.148/.142
with 12 home runs and 52 doubles in 3160 plate appearances. They strike out 45% of the time. Some pitchers can hit, most absolutely suck with a bat.

As far as running, some can run well, but I'd argue most pitchers are pretty below average speed wise.


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The DH from little league through high school, college and the minor leagues have caused this. The Cardinals have had two pitchers injured swinging the bat this season. You never used to see that.

Pitcher have become to baseball what field goal kickers are to football - one dimensional. MLB should have said no to Charlie Finley's idea of the DH. They only reason he did it was because he relocated the A's from Kansas City to Oakland thinking attendance would improve and when it didn't he cooked up some gimmicks designed to improve attendance.

Oh, and pitchers to have a speed rating. Turn on runner window and you will see it.
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Re: Why do pitchers not have speed attributes?

My opinion, but the DH just needs to be in the NL too. If a pitcher can actually hit then fine put him in the lineup or use him to pinch hit. No sense in getting these guys hurt swinging a bat or like Lorenzen on Reds pulling hamstrings running bases.

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Re: Why do pitchers not have speed attributes?

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My opinion, but the DH just needs to be in the NL too. If a pitcher can actually hit then fine put him in the lineup or use him to pinch hit. No sense in getting these guys hurt swinging a bat or like Lorenzen on Reds pulling hamstrings running bases.

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DH will be in the NL next year, most likely.
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DH will be in the NL next year, most likely.
Hope thereís an option to turn it off, if so. Having the DH takes away some strategy. For me.....donít like it.
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