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Request For: Pro and College Baseball|
Request Title: NL Pitcher bunting
Would love to see either a setting for Pitchers bunting preference or just enhance the sim to support pitchers automatically bunting with runners on first base and less than 2 outs.
Had a situation in today's game where we had runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Pitcher comes up and hits into a double play and killed the inning. I intentionally have my bunts to less for position players but would want to have my pitcher move the runners over via bunt vs. swing away.
Submitted Jan 18 15:15:34 2019
by John Henry
Coaches In Favor of Change: John Henry, Coach Jackson, Darryll Johnston, Johnny Gunn, Loren Smith
Coaches Opposed to Change: none
Loren Smith: I think John's request is to have one setting for position players coming up to bat that can be different than the pitcher. I tend to agree with him, I want my pitcher almost always bunting with less than two out. But, I rarely want my position players doing so, especially my middle of the order power hitters.
John Henry: Sacrifice bunt: Least
To clarify I only want position players to bunt in a game winning situation, so all of my settings are 'Least' except late/tied.
The only exception is the above scenario is with my pitcher. I want them bunting most unless there is two outs. In the AL you don;t have this issue so probably just don't see it happen as often as our NL games.
This is the perfect example...todays game. To be fair he flew out with 2 strikes so not 100% sure he wasn't bunting but this would have been a prime spot for this.
Bases empty. No outs.
Batter: Viola (0.258 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI, 0.304 OBA)
Viola on 1. No outs.
Batter: Desimone (0.000 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0.000 OBA)
infield drawn in.
Fly ball to Camacho (CF).
Status: In Review (last updated Feb 3 11:19:45 2019
Priority: Under Discussion
From the description, I don't see what the problem is. There is already a "sacrifice bunt" option, and setting to a low value should generally prevent competent hitters form ever bunting while pitchers bunt away.
Willing to hear other coaches' views.
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