Avoid LHP or RHP

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timothygager

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Avoid LHP or RHP

PostWed Jan 02, 2019 3:51 pm

HAL allows pitchers to always avoid if you set it as such, but I've had Milt May, Jorge Orta and Dan Meyer set to avoid LHP and they are always sent up to the plate. How can I increase the likelihood---hopefully to 100% that they avoid LHP?
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Re: Avoid LHP or RHP

PostThu Jan 03, 2019 1:36 am

timothygager wrote:HAL allows pitchers to always avoid if you set it as such, but I've had Milt May, Jorge Orta and Dan Meyer set to avoid LHP and they are always sent up to the plate. How can I increase the likelihood---hopefully to 100% that they avoid LHP?


Since the setting for hitters only applies when they pinch hit, you would have to only use them as pinch hitters!
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Re: Avoid LHP or RHP

PostThu Jan 03, 2019 9:09 pm

Not the case. According to the "help with this setting" (see below). Thing is I picked up those players to platoon and NEVER wish them to face lefties...but they just keep trotting them up--without increasing the chances

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Avoid left-handed pitchers / Avoid right-handed pitchers
This setting increases the chances that the hitter in question will be pinch-hit for, when facing the corresponding type of pitcher. At this point, I'm not sure exactly which situations this affects, though I doubt that it would take effect as early as the 1st inning of a game.
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Re: Avoid LHP or RHP

PostThu Jan 03, 2019 10:58 pm

Interesting. The official help page is different:


‘Setting Batter/Pitcher Prefences

To set individual player settings click on either "Batter Prefs" or "Pitcher Prefs" from under the "Your Team" menu.

For batters you will have the following options:
Avoid- If checked this will keep the player from pinch-hitting against LH/RH pitchers.....”
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Re: Avoid LHP or RHP

PostMon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 pm

timothygager wrote:Not the case. According to the "help with this setting" (see below). Thing is I picked up those players to platoon and NEVER wish them to face lefties...but they just keep trotting them up--without increasing the chances

HITTERS
Avoid left-handed pitchers / Avoid right-handed pitchers
This setting increases the chances that the hitter in question will be pinch-hit for, when facing the corresponding type of pitcher. At this point, I'm not sure exactly which situations this affects, though I doubt that it would take effect as early as the 1st inning of a game.


There should NOT be a way to make it 100%...a manager has to manage a game as it plays out. If a righty starter gets knocked out in the 1st couple of innings and is replaced with a lefty the team probably has a lead and "saving" players for later in the game would be a better choice than to replace players 100% for platoon reasons. Also, removing players in the 4th through 7th inning for platoon reasons might not be the best play either. Depending on score, bench depth, and game circumstances (i.e. 2 outs and nobody on) a platoon player may stay in to face the wrong pitcher.

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