Neat game, Jeff. However, I looked at your video that argues in favor of your game. I don't necessarily agree.
I'm guessing you used a 2K game as the comparison. I play MLB The Show. Like your game, there is pitch speed, movement, timing, depth, and individual batting traits.
--Speed: speed can be varied using a meter or the analog stick of the PS3 controller, depending on which mode you play.
--Movement: fastballs, sinkers, sliders, curves, knucklers, and everything else can be used according to what a pitcher uses in real life. These not only have to be placed, but players must anticipate how the pitch moves. For example, if you locate a curveball below the batter's knees, it is not going to land below his knees. Rather, you must anticipate the curveball's drop, meaning that particular pitch would end up in the dirt.
--Timing: everything depends on timing. Like your game, late swings result in opposite-field fouls, etc. Players use different pitches in their pitcher's repertoire to upset the batter's timing. It's great that you use actual times for the pitches, but this can be adjusted according to preference in most video games. The Show uses a slider called "pitch speed." When shifted to the right, pitches do not change in velocity, but the reaction needed required to hit them increases.
--Depth: I'm no physicist, but without any distinction between high and low pitches, I don't see how there can be much depth. MLB The Show uses high, low, in, out, and every combination of them. Considering that there are also generated figures, I'd say it's a bit more 3D than your numbered circles.
--Traits: I really like that your game uses individual traits. But other baseball games have much more intricate traits. There is speed, base running ability, bunting, and even differences for handedness. Some players are better or worse than others at contact/power against lefty or righty pitching. The Show also uses plate discipline and plate vision traits. The higher these are, the better a batter can discern between balls/strikes and hold up check swings.
Your game is great. I really enjoy it. I only rebut your arguments because I admire it so much and because I think it shares the necessary qualities for a great game. I just don't think it's superior.
"Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article