When down in the count or need in need of a quick ball, pretend to lay down a bunt. Pull back while the pitcher is in his motion. This will result in a ball being thrown. Note: This only works up to two times in an at bat.
When you have a pitcher or created player that throws a hard 4 seam fastball, always place the pitching cursor below where you want the pitch to go. The pitch will automatically rise after the pitcher releases it. However, with other pitches (curveball, slider, changeup, etc.) the ball will end up where you put the pitching cursor.