What Baseball Position Are You?

SPORTS

Raj Chander

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Almost every game or sport requires some level of teamwork. But few sports or contests bring together a group of people quite like a baseball team. In basketball, for example, all five people on the court can perform the same functions. But the tasks required on a baseball field are highly disparate.

Take the differences between a catcher and a shortstop. While both are technically infielders, the catcher mostly stays behind the plate and needs to be a sturdy, stabilizing presence for the pitcher. Catchers have to be part strategy consultant and part psychologist. They need the strength and size to block pitches, and the agility to reach them on a defensive play.

A shortstop, on the other hand, is almost pure athlete. They make a living on speed, chasing down tough ground balls to help their team shut down their opponent's offense. A shortstop may not be the strongest person on the field, but they are typically one of the fastest. They also need communication skills to work with their fellow infielders to defend against a batter. 

Aside from these two roles, there are pitchers, outfielders and base runners. Every baseball position is essential – if your personality was translated onto the diamond, which would it represent? Step up to the plate to play through this quiz, and we'll tell you. 

When working with a team, do you prefer to be the person who creates the plan or the one who executes it?

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Which part of your body is the strongest?

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Which of these baseball players do you look up to the most?

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There are many different physical skills required in baseball. Which is most impressive to you?

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It can be much better to enjoy a baseball game with a delicious snack. What's your food of choice during a game?

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Besides playing baseball, which of these is your dream job?

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Walk-up music for hitters has become a big part of the game. What genre of music would you step up to the plate listening to?

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Which of these pieces of equipment would you feel most comfortable wearing?

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How would friends you play sports with describe your game?

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Besides baseball, what is your other favorite sport?

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How good are you at following things that are far away?

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Can you multi-task, or do you prefer to focus on just one thing at a time?

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After a long nine-inning battle, what kind of outfit are you changing into?

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Many great baseball players are also musicians. Which of these instruments would you play?

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How many people do you like to have working on your immediate team?

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Which of these famous vehicles would you most want to drive?

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If you had the kind of wealth an MLB player enjoys, what would be your indulgence?

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If you were a baseball team's GM or head of operations, what would be your strategy?

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What is one thing about the other people on your team that is most likely to get under your skin?

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What's the one thing you would change about the game of baseball?

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If your team won the World Series, what would you do to celebrate?

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Baseball has inspired lots of wonderful cinema. What's your favorite baseball movie?

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Which is more important to be a good player: hitting or fielding?

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Do you typically get along with your supervisors?

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Which of these non-baseball athletes do you admire the most?

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On what type of baseball diamond do you prefer to play?

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Which of these accessories would be most important while playing baseball?

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What's your favorite thing about the game of baseball?

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What kind of batting gloves would you wear at the plate to help you hit?

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Do you care about receiving lots of credit when your group succeeds?

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