Are You a Pitcher or Catcher?

By: Daniel Yetman

Are You a Pitcher or Catcher?
Image: Wiki Commons by Keith Allison

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!

Q2-Baseball players cheering How good is your leadership ability?
Like a kid who needs their blanket
Like a military captain
It's mediocre.
I don't mind leading or following.

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Q3-Meeting at the mound Who would you rather have on your team?
Justin Verlander
J.T. Realmuto
Shohei Ohtani
Mike Trout

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Q4-Silhouette of Baseball fan waving hands in the air You're playing in game 7 of the World Series. Are you excited or anxious?
I'm cool like a cucumber.
I'm throwing up in the locker room.
I'd be excited as long as the game isn't in my hands.
Probably somewhere in between

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Q5-fielding practice in baseball How injury-prone are you?
I'm like a toothpick.
I'm as hard as a rock.
I get injured a normal amount.
I've had surgery on my arm.

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Q6-Baseball Have you been stretching regularly?
I can't even walk by a yoga studio.
I can touch my toes.
I wouldn't say I'm flexible, but I'm not too bad.
I hate stretching.

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Q7-Young baseball league pitcher How high is your pain tolerence?
I cry if I stub my toe.
I wouldn't even notice if I cut off my toe.
It's about average.
It's not bad, but I'm afraid of getting hit by the ball.

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Q8-Pitcher throwing pitch to batter, catcher and umpire in foreground We know that you're good defensively, but can you hit?
I should never hold a bat.
Fairly well
I'm a great hitter.
I'm one of the worst hitters on my team.

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Q9-Aerial of baseball diamond Which of these Hall-of-Famers do you admire more?
Nolan Ryan
Yogi Berra
Babe Ruth
Willie Mays

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Q10-Coach Do you think you'd make a good coach?
Not really
Of course!
I think I would, but I don't want to be a coach.
I don't think I would be particularly good or bad.

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Q11-fans standing, cheering in stands. Baseball, soccer stadium If you're playing in an opposing team's park, could you handle everybody booing you?
It wouldn't bother me at all.
I wouldn't be able to handle it.
As long as they don't throw anything at me!
I wouldn't love it, but I could take it.

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Q12-Baseball In Hand How's your eye-hand coordination?
Non-existing
Amazing
It's so-so.
It's pretty solid.

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Q13-Baseball pitcher holding a baseball Would you describe yourself as more lanky or stocky?
Lanky
Stocky
Tall and bulky
Short and thin

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Q1-Hands on an American Football If you had to play a different sport, which of the following would you choose?
Football (quarterback)
Tennis
Basketball
Soccer (goalie)

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Q14-Baseball field Do you want to play almost every day or one or two times per week?
A couple of times a week
Everyday
Most days
Whatever the coach decides

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Q15-Baseball bats in a row Are you prepared to show up early to games and put in extra time doing player analysis?
Maybe somebody else should do it
Of course!
I don't think that's relevant to me.
If that's what the coach wants

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Q16-Baseball catcher fielding ball as base runner slides into home Have you been practicing your trash-talking?
What's trash-talking?
I have a mouth like a sailor.
I'm not great at it.
I can hold my own.

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Q17-Baseball pitcher throwing the ball How well can you aim when you throw?
I can basically pinpoint where I want the ball to go.
My aim isn't great, but I can throw fast.
I have very good accuracy.
About average

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Q18-Baseball pitcher If the other team's batter started chirping you, how would you react?
I'd hit them with a pitch.
I'd try to strike them out.
I'd ignore them.
I'd see what the coach wants.

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Q19-Baseball pitcher preparing to throw ball If you were pitching and let up a game-tying home run, would you be able to shake it off easily and refocus?
I could refocus and not let it bother me.
I would have trouble pitching after that.
I don't think it would bother me too much.
To be honest, I think it would really bother me.

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Q20-Baseball pitcher preparing to pitch ball to batter Do you think you could handle the pressure of coming into a tied game with the bases loaded in the 9th inning?
I live for that type of pressure.
I wouldn't be able to handle it.
I think I could handle it.
I doubt I could handle it.

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Q21-Spotlights Are you good at managing people?
I prefer being told what to do.
I make a very good manager.
I'm OK being managed or managing.
I'm not a great manager.

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Q22-Rounding second base How fast can you run?
I'm slower than average.
About as fast as frozen molasses
I'm very fast.
I'm about average.

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Q23-Professional baseball players and coach on field Are you good at motivating people?
I'm terrible at it.
It's one of my strengths.
I've never thought about it.
I don't think I'm great at it.

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Q24-Baseball field How easily do you get bored?
Very easily
Not very easily
I'm always focused.
About average

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Q25-Baseball stadium Which type of vehicle would you prefer to drive?
A luxury sports car
A pick-up truck
Something safe
A motorcycle

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Q26-Baseball Are you a persuasive person who can easily get people to see your view?
Not really
Yes, I'm very persuasive.
People never listen to me.
I'm about average.

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Q27-Baseball Player Do you have quick reflexes?
Quick as a cat
Slow as a snail
Slightly above average
About average

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Q28-Bench How good are you at calming people down?
I'm not great at it.
It's my specialty.
I'm so-so.
I think I'm good.

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Q29-Stadium light over blue sky Would you rather be Batman or Robin?
Batman
Robin
Neither
Can I be both?

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Q30-Baseball catcher signaling pitcher his recommended pitch Are you easily able to multi-task?
I'm a multi-tasking expert.
Not really
I'm so-so.
I'm awful at multi-tasking.

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