When a ball’s hit to the outfield, there’s a delay on a fielder’s reaction based on their ratings. Almost instantly, Ichiro goes back on a ball. Nick Swisher, on the other hand, needs a second to figure out where the ball is headed. You literally can’t control a poorer defender like Swish for a second — there’s a forced delay to simulate his lesser ability at judging the ball off the bat. You want to load up your team with big fly hitters? Go for it. But if they’re all terrible fielders, you’ll have to score a ton of runs to compensate.