View Full Version : Lets talk slumps

02-16-2009, 10:36 AM
One of my players is in a slump. I would like to know your take on it, and what you think i should do to get him out of the slump.

Shawn Kemp: Through 10 games
13 for 45 .288 avg.
10 1B
1 2B
3 HRs
6 RBIs

His Rankings on my team:
Power Hitting: 1st of 12
Skill Batting: 9th of 12
Contact Hitting: 7th of 12
Catch: 7th of 12
Throw: 8th of 12
Run: 9th of 12 (maxed)

Now Most of the skills if trained in it, would make him jump into the top 3. All my players are pretty close in fielding skills and contact and skill. He is by far the best in Power Hitting.

Should i bench him?

02-16-2009, 10:47 AM
Bench him for a couple games, maybe even a season. That's what I do when my players are slumping. They come right back and get the job done.

02-16-2009, 01:46 PM
I'd bench him. Train him in catch, throw, and run for 3 full pies. Then a full pie in bat skill (at the plate with a pitcher pitching to him) and he should be ready to go. That's just what I would do though. It's weird, but defense seems to help a player get out of a slump.

02-16-2009, 03:24 PM
How often does this player go into slumps? Is he usually one of your best hitters?

If you constantly have problems with this player and have to keep him on the bench a lot, a rookie ticket may be in place. If not, boost his throw/catch and contact/skill (2 seperate full pies), and he should back into shape.

02-16-2009, 08:02 PM
I usually bench them too. I had a player hitting around .200 last season, this season he's hitting .500 with pretty much no changes made. No good reason except the new season.

02-16-2009, 09:12 PM
I usually just train in run and throw and within 3 days or so the slump is gone.

02-17-2009, 02:03 AM
I'll have to give that a try, but I usually find that I can find 9 players that perform well enough that I don't have to.