Are You a Pitcher or Catcher?

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Daniel Yetman

5 Min Quiz

How good is your leadership ability?

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Who would you rather have on your team?

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You're playing in game 7 of the World Series. Are you excited or anxious?

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How injury-prone are you?

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Have you been stretching regularly?

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How high is your pain tolerence?

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We know that you're good defensively, but can you hit?

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Which of these Hall-of-Famers do you admire more?

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Do you think you'd make a good coach?

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If you're playing in an opposing team's park, could you handle everybody booing you?

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How's your eye-hand coordination?

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Would you describe yourself as more lanky or stocky?

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If you had to play a different sport, which of the following would you choose?

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Do you want to play almost every day or one or two times per week?

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Are you prepared to show up early to games and put in extra time doing player analysis?

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Have you been practicing your trash-talking?

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How well can you aim when you throw?

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If the other team's batter started chirping you, how would you react?

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If you were pitching and let up a game-tying home run, would you be able to shake it off easily and refocus?

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Do you think you could handle the pressure of coming into a tied game with the bases loaded in the 9th inning?

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Are you good at managing people?

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How fast can you run?

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Are you good at motivating people?

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How easily do you get bored?

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Which type of vehicle would you prefer to drive?

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Are you a persuasive person who can easily get people to see your view?

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Do you have quick reflexes?

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How good are you at calming people down?

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Would you rather be Batman or Robin?

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Are you easily able to multi-task?

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About This Quiz

The pitcher and catcher are two of the most important players on the field. If a starting pitcher or closer is having an off day, it usually doesn't matter how hot the offense is. The catcher's role is no less significant. The catcher controls the game in the same way a general controls an army. Not only do they tell the pitcher what to pitch, but they're also responsible for keeping the runners in check and calming the pitcher down when they get too excited. 

A good pitcher and catcher go together like peanut butter and jelly (or like Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada). If a pitcher can't trust their catcher, then it's the baseball equivalent of going on a blind date with somebody who is your exact opposite. Do you think think you'd make a better catcher or pitcher? To be a catcher, you need to be tough as nails and have good management and people skills. To be an All-Star pitcher, you need to be able to keep a level head and be able to refocus after giving up a big hit. 

These 30 questions will help us narrow down what position you should play. Are you ready to find out which one you are? Then let's get started!

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