Posted by rangerup on 2/6/2013 11:21:00 AM (view original):
Is there proof of this? Just doesn't make sense to me that WiFS would not program in-game as well, I mean it's a sim right, and base coaches are typically out on the field of play directing base runners.
From the Player's Guide:
"Building a strong coaching staff is essential in HBD. The coaching staff plays a significant role in player development.
At the big league level, you'll need a bench coach, hitting coach, pitching coach, bullpen coach, 1B & 3B coach. The 1B & 3B coaches contribute to the development of players' basestealing and baserunning. The hitting coach, with a little help from the 1B & 3B coach, contributes to the development of all hitting ratings. The pitching coach, with some help from the bullpen coach, contributes to the development of pitcher ratings. The bench coach takes over as manager after any managerial ejection.
At the minor league levels, only hitting, pitching and bench coaches are needed. The bench coach plays a role in all rating developments. The hitting coach focuses on hitting and baserunning ratings and the pitching coach impacts pitching ratings.
A franchise must also hire a fielding instructor that roves the system. He impacts a player's fielding ratings.
Coaches improve with age. And their demands for role, level and money also increase with age."
It's all about development. Nothing about in-game performance.