I played a number of games on Rookie and couldn't get a baseball out of the infield. There are no tutorials to help you figure things out. It looks like it would be a fun game, but, as a casual gamer, I probably can't put in the time needed to be good at this game.
The hitting in 09 is way different from 08! In 08 I could hit and score pretty easily. But not in this game, even if the pitch was right down the middle, all i would get was a grounder to 2nd or a long fly ball. Hit one home run in 5 games. highest run total was 4. But for some reason the CPU could rip the cover off the ball no matter how bad of a team i was playing. I played with the Phillies who have a pretty solid lineup and got nothing absolutely nothing. The pitching is the same. But if the CPU got 4 or more runs the game was over. Couldnt make a comeback with the hitting to save my life. STill the best looking baseball game and most realistic out there. But all in all i wish the hitting was a little better. Scoring 2 or 3 runs a game got a little old after awhile.