Sony has announced some of the details today about the new Quick Counts and Player Lock features that have been implemented in MLB 14: The Show.
I have to say that I’m torn about such a feature. While it’s great that they will have a way that might actually allow people to play through an MLB season without having to sim a great deal of games, I would be curious to know how much statistical analysis has been done to know how accurately they could put forth those kinds of counts in the game play. If it’s being completely at random, without any knowledge of the strengths (or weaknesses) of the hitters or pitchers, then it really becomes just a time saver and nothing else. If, on the other hand, they would be backing it up with historical count information for each player, then it could be pretty interesting. (Of course, this says nothing about how it would be handled for new players that enter the game.)
It’s safe to say that I’m thinking about this a bit too much. Probably just way too geeked up for baseball season to start.