Advanced Baseball Quiz for Position Players Advanced Baseball Quiz for Position Players Baseball IQnMultiple Choice Test for Position Players Name* First Last Team*1. Which of these statements regarding your approach to hitting with a man on second base and no outs is false?*a. You should be looking for something to drive to the right side of the field.b. The pitcher is trying to jam a right-handed hitter or make him pull with pitches hard, down, and/or in.c. You should take what the pitcher gives you and hit the ball where it is pitched.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.2. Which of these are examples of balks?*a. Pitcher doesn’t come to a complete stop before starting his delivery to home plate.b. Left-handed pitcher steps home and throws to first.c. Pitcher comes set, breaks his hands, and comes set again.d. None of the abovee. All of the above3. When should corner infielders check with their manager to see if they should guard the lines?*a. At the beginning of every inning.b. In the seventh inning or later, when playing no doubles.c. In an obvious bunt situation.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.4. Where should you bunt the ball when there are men on first and second base and no outs?*a. It depends on whether the pitcher is right-handed or left-handed.b. First Basec. Third Based. None of the above.e. All of the above.5. After reaching first base, what are the most important factors a base runner needs to be aware of?*a. What is the score and how many outs are there?b. Where are the outfielders playing and what kind of arms to they have?c. Is this a good time for a bunt, steal, or hit-and-run situation?d. None of the above.e. All of the above.6. What is the “wheel play” and why is it used? How do you know if the wheel play is on?*a. Bunt play used to get the out at third. You know it’s on when the SS breaks to third.b. Pick off play used at second base. You know it’s on when the pitcher looks home, then “wheels” and throws to second.c. Pick off play used to prevent a double steal. You know it’s on when the pitcher picks to third then “wheels” and throws to first.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.7. What is your hitting approach with a man on third, infield in, and one out?*a. Looking for any pitch you can elevate for a fly ball.b. Looking for any pitch down in the zone that you can put on the ground.c. Looking for any pitch that you can handle to make sure you drive in the run.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.8. What is your hitting approach with a man on third, infield back, and one out?*a. Just don’t strike out.b. Make solid contact up the middle in the air or on the ground.c. Drive the ball to the right side of the field.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.9. With a runner on second base, a balk is called but the pitcher still throws the pitch. What should the hitter do in this situation? What should the runner do?*a. The hitter should swing and the runner should run.b. The ball is dead and the runner moves up to third.c. The hitter should swing, but the runner needs to play the ball live.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.10. You get a base hit up the middle with a runner on second base. The first baseman lines himself up for the relay throw from center field. What is the most important factor that determines how far you should round first base?*a. What is the height of the throw home?b. How far away is the first baseman taking the relay?c. Is anyone covering first base?d. None of the above.e. All of the above.11. Where should outfielders position themselves when playing “no doubles?”*a. Back far enough so that any ball over their heads is a home run.b. A few steps deeper than normal depth.c. Shade toward the foul lines.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.12. Why do you take a different lead off of second base with two outs?*a. It makes it easier to steal third base.b. It makes a better angle on your turn home.c. It makes it easier to take a walking lead so you can run on contact.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.13. Which of these statements is not a component of the infield fly rule?*a. It is only called with runners on first and second and nobody out.b. The hitter is automatically out.c. The runners can advance at their own risk.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.14. Which of these are parts of a good two-strike approach?*a. Make a physical adjustment, like widening your stance.b. Make a mental adjustment, like covering the entire plate.c. Shorten your swing and put the ball in play.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.15. A hitter hits a double but misses first base. You are on defense. Which is not an acceptable way to handle this situation?*a. With the ball still in play, step on first base.b. If the ball is dead, pitcher steps off, appeals, and throws to first.c. With the ball still in play, tag the runner standing on second.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.16. Yours is the visiting team and winning by one run. It’s late in the game and there are runners on 1B and 2B and no outs. A regular bunt defense is on and the hitter bunts the ball hard directly back to the pitcher. Which base should he throw to?*a. Second base. You want to get two outs on this playb. Third base. Keeping the tying run off of third is more important than a possible double play.c. First base. You must get a sure out in this situation.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.17. A fly ball is hit in foul territory with the winning run on third and less than two outs. The outfielder gets to the ball in time to catch it. How does he know whether to catch it or let it drop?*a. If he is sure he can throw the runner out from where he catches it, then he should catch it.b. If he is able to set his feet before he catches it, then he should catch it.c. If he throws left and plays left field or throws right and plays right field, he should let it drop.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.18. A runner is on first base in a 1st & 3rd situation and there are less than two outs. A routine fly ball is hit. The runner on first should:*a. Go halfway in case the outfielder doesn’t catch the ball.b. Tag up to either advance a base or draw a cut-off.c. Watch the third base coach and follow his direction.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.19. 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, and 3-1 are the five best hitting counts. Why are they the five best hitting counts?*a. You are likely to see a fastball.b. You are even or ahead in the count.c. You can be more selective and look for pitches that you can drive.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.20. It's the top of the 9th inning and you are the home team. The game is tied and there is a runner on second base with two outs. A lead-off prototype hitter is at the plate. How should your outfield be playing this hitter?*a. Straight up, there are two outs.b. Nothing over their heads and closing the gaps.c. Shallow and shaded to the opposite field.d. None of the above.e. All of the above.