If We Give You a Current MLB Star, Can You Tell Us Which Position He Plays?


By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Over the past few decades, "America's Favorite Pastime" has transformed from a national sport into a global phenomenon as more and more kids are getting involved in the sport at a younger age, and with players all over the world competing each day as they try to rise through the ranks and make it into Major League Baseball, there certainly isn't a lack of talent around the league. 

Most of these players, of course, fill out rosters as they try to maintain a spot in the majors and help their team win. This is a difficult job in itself. MLB is a competitive league, after all. 

Other players, however, have the skill and ability to rise to top of MLB. These gifted athletes are considered the stars of the game, and many of them have become household names. I mean, what baseball fan hasn't heard of Aaron Judge? 

How well do you know the stars of Major League Baseball? Sure, you might know they are in the league or that they can hit the ball out of the park, but do you know what position they play on defense? Here's a quiz where you can find out. 

When you're ready, get started and see if you can get a star score! 

A former first overall draft pick, what position does Bryce Harper play?

Bryce Harper went into the 2018-19 free agency after spending the first seven years of his career with the Washington Nationals. He was a six-time all-star with the Nationals and won NL MVP in 2015.


Jose Altuve made his major league debut in 2011 at what position?

Jose Altuve was the star on an Astros' team that won the 2017 World Series. In the series, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.


Where will you find Clayton Kershaw lighting it up on the field?

Clayton Kershaw led the National League in strikeouts three different years in his career. His best game came on June 18, 2014,​ when he pitched a no-hitter against the Colorado Rookies, striking out 15 batters.


A veteran in the game, where on the field does Miguel Cabrera play?

Miguel Cabrera is a valuable asset on defense, but he's even more proven as a hitter. The third base slugger was named the AL batting champion four different times in his career.


What position does Zack Greinke, a five-time all-star, play?

A seasoned veteran now, Zack Greinke came into the league in 2004 when he made his major league debut in a game against the Athletics. Greinke only played five innings, but he held the opposing team to only two runs.


Albert Pujols is known for hitting home runs, but where does he play on defense?

Albert Pujols has done it all throughout his lengthy MLB career. From multiple World Series to MVPs and all-star games, there's little left for this veteran to accomplish.


Do you know what position Manny Machado plays?

In the middle of the 2018 season, Manny Machado was traded from the Orioles to the Dodgers. It didn't take him long to have an impact as he helped the Dodgers reach the 2018 World Series, where they lost to the Red Sox.


The AL MVP in 2018, where does Mookie Betts play on the field?

A three-time Golden Glove Award winner, Mookie Betts is a proven star for the Boston Red Sox. His star prowess and overall play earned him the 2018 AL MVP in the same season he won the World Series.


At which position did Nolan Arenado win six Golden Glove awards?

Debuting in 2013, Nolan Arenado has earned a Golden Glove Award at his position every season he has been in the majors. He's also proven he can be a star on offense, leading the National League in home runs three different times.


Signed with the Reds, where on the field does Joey Votto play?

Joey Votto grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he became a star across the entire country. Canada awarded Votto the Lou Marsh Trophy, given to the top athlete in the country each year, twice in his life.


The former AL Rookie of the Year, what position will you find Mike Trout playing?

At 27 years old, you won't find a bigger star in the game than Mike Trout. He's already earned six Silver Slugger Awards and made it to seven all-star games.


What position was Jake Arrieta playing when he won the 2016 World Series?

Jake Arrieta has two no-hitters on his resume, proving he's one of the best in the game. He threw his first no-hitter in 2015 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went on to win the NL Cy Young Award that season.


A player out of Puerto Rico, where is Carlos Correa making stops on the field?

Carlos Correa was selected by the Astros with the first overall pick in 2012. Making his MLB debut in 2015, he was awarded the AL Rookie of the Year award for a stellar first season in the majors.


Which position does Buster Posey play for the Giants who drafted him in 2009?

Buster Posey was injured in 2011 after Scott Cousins ran into him full force at home plate in order to get Posey to drop the ball. The play led to a rule change that stated runners couldn't deviate from their path to intentionally run into a catcher.


A home run threat on offense, where does Paul Goldschmidt​ play on defense?

Paul Goldschmidt tied Pedro Alvarez in 2013 to win the title of being the NL home run leader. Both players finished the 2013 season with 36 home runs.


Wearing number 41, what position does Chris Sale play?

Chris Sale recorded his 1,500th strikeout in 2017 against the Toronto Blue Jays. With the strikeout, he became the fastest player to 1,500 strikeouts in a career based on innings pitched.


What position are you going to find Kris Bryant playing on the Cubs?

In 2016, Kris Bryant helped the Cubs win their first championship since 1908. Prior to the victory, the team's championship drought was the longest in Major League Baseball.


Giancarlo Stanton puts fear into pitchers when he steps to the plate, but which position does he play on the other side of the ball?

Giancarlo Stanton was traded from the Marlins to the Yankees in 2017 after hitting 59 home runs for the Marlins the prior season. It made him only the second player in MLB history to be traded after a 50 home run season.


An excellent switch hitter, do you know what position Francisco Lindor plays?

Though he's not quite six foot, Francisco Lindor has proven he can be a valuable asset on offense and defense. He's earned three all-star appearances as well as a Golden Glove Award in 2016.


Where does Yankees' star Aaron Judge play on defense?

Debuting in 2017, Aaron Judge led the American League in home runs his first season in the league, setting an MLB record for the most home runs by a rookie. His 52 home runs earned him the AL Rookie of the Year award.


Nicknamed the "Klubot," what position does Corey Kluber play?

Corey Kluber has earned two AL Cy Young Awards, which is awarded annually to the best pitcher in each league. The Cy Young Award is named after Cy Young, a pitcher who set multiple records when he played between 1890 and 1911.


Charlie Blackmon is still making the all-star game in his 30s at what position?

Charlie Blackmon has a batting average over .300 throughout his MLB career. Obviously, he's an excellent offensive player, which has earned him two Silver Slugger Awards and an NL batting champion title.


Despite having Tommy John surgery in 2018, Corey Seager is a rising star at which position in MLB?

Though Corey Seager was taken in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft, he didn't debut in the majors until late in the 2015 season. 2016 was considered his rookie year, and he lit it up with a .308 batting average and 26 home runs.


The number one draft pick in 2009, where does Stephen Strasburg make a living in baseball?

Stephen Strasburg recorded 242 strikeouts in the 2014 season, the most of his career. It also tied him with Johnny Cueto as the NL strikeout leader.


Do you know which position Cody Bellinger plays for the Dodgers?

Cody Bellinger helped the Dodgers advance to the World Series in 2018 after defeating the Brewers in the National League Championship Series. Bellinger became the youngest player to win the NLCS MVP for his play against the Brewers.


A player out of the University of Connecticut, what position does George Springer play in the majors?

George Springer was named the MVP of the 2017 World Series after leading the Astros past the Dodgers. Springer hit five home runs over the course of the series, which ties the World Series record.


Named the AL MVP in 2015, which position will you find Josh Donaldson currently playing?

Josh Donaldson wore number 20 for most of his MLB career. However, for his one season in Cleveland, he had to switch to number 27 because the Indians had retired number 20 in honor of Frank Robinson.


A former catcher, where does Kenley Jansen play now?

Kenley Jansen serves as a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there's no doubt that his arm is put to good use. In fact, he's been named the NL Reliever of the Year twice.


Where on the field does Freddie Freeman make a living?

Freddie Freeman has spent his entire MLB career so far with the Atlanta Braves. He's been named to three all-star games, including in 2018 when he also won his first Golden Glove Award.


Jose Ramirez is a rising offensive star. What's his defensive position?

Jose Ramirez joined the 30-30 club in 2018 when he racked up over 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases. He's one of only 40 players to ever accomplish this feat.


A player out of the Dominican Republic, Gary Sanchez plays which position in MLB?

With 2017 being his best season so far, Gary Sanchez helped the Yankees reach Game 7 of the ALCS where they lost to the Astros. He was awarded the Silver Slugger Award for his play that season.


Known for his charity work off the field, what position does Anthony Rizzo play on the field?

At the start of 2012, Anthony Rizzo was traded from the Padres to the Cubs, where he began to blossom as a player. Since joining the Cubs, Rizzo has made three all-star games and won the World Series in 2016.


Craig Kimbrel was named to seven all-star games at which position?

Craig Kimbrel pitched the only immaculate inning of his career in 2017 when he threw nine straight strikes against the Brewers in the 9th inning of a game. He's one of only 87 players to pitch an immaculate inning in their career.


A batting champion and AL MVP, where on the field does Christian Yelich play?

Twice in 2018, Christian Yelich was able to hit a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in a single game. The accomplishment is known as hitting for the cycle.


Drafted by the Padres before being traded to the Nationals, what position does Trea Turner play in Washington, D.C.?

One of the fastest base runners in MLB, Trea Turner recorded 43 stolen bases in 2018. Those stolen bases put him at the top of the National League in that category.


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