Summary: I'm baffled by the rave reviews this game has enjoyed by this and other review forums. It's as simple as this for me: EA Sports has not successfully simulated the pitching game. All major league hitters, I don't care who they are, swing at balls out of the strike zone. Some more than others. This is part of what separates the good players from the bad ones. And ALL pitchers throw out of the zone to try to get batters to chase pitches.