Kodai Senga in Baseball Video Games – Attributes and Gameplay

Kodai Senga in Baseball Video Games – Attributes and Gameplay

Ace pitcher Kodai (or Koudai) Senga is coming to Major League Baseball next year. To get a sense of how he’ll do, I recorded video of him from the two most recent Japanese baseball video games: eBaseball Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2021 Grand Slam, and eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2022.

Senga is a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher with a deadly forkball. Here are his attributes in Pro Yakyuu Spirits:

Top Velocity: 164 km/h (102 MPH)
Stamina: A 81
Fatigue Recovery: B 72
Starter aptitude: Great
Middle relief aptitude: Good
Closer aptitude: Good

Pitches:
Fastball – D stuff, C control
Cutter – B stuff, D control
Slurve – D stuff, D control
Forkball – S stuff, D control
“Supreme” (mix of splitter and two-seam) – D stuff, E control
Two Seam Fastball – F stuff, F control
Slow Slider – E stuff, D control
Curveball – F stuff, E control
Vertical Slider – D stuff, D control

Injury proneness: E
Clutch: C
Quickness to the plate: D
Versus lefties: F

Special traits:
– Sharp, breaking balls break later
– Strikeout pitcher
– “Escape Pitch,” mistakes don’t end up middle-middle
– Consistent pitch velocity
– Poor at holding runners
– Fastballs sometimes have shuuto (two seamer) spin
– Walk-prone

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eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2022 attributes:

Top velocity: 160 km/h
Control: D 58
Stamina: A 81

Pitches:
Fastball
Cutter (lv. 3)
Slurve (lv. 2)
Forkball (max level)

Clutch: C
Vs. Lefties: F
Poise: C
Injury Recovery: E
Extension: D
Quickness to the plate: D
Fatigue Recovery: B

Special traits:
– Sharp, breaking balls break later
– Strikeout pitcher
– “Escape Pitch,” mistakes don’t end up middle-middle
– Consistent pitch velocity
– Poor at holding runners
– Fastballs sometimes have shuuto (two seamer) spin
– Walk-prone
– Good in international tournaments