View Full Version : What position would you play?

Frater Perdurabo
05-28-2012, 08:13 PM
If you could be a major league baseball player, what position would you play? What would be your best tool?

I've always liked the hot corner, so I'd wish to be a switch-hitting third baseman who could hit for high average from both sides of the plate.

How about you?

05-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Center field. That was my best position as a kid. I had good range and an accurate arm. I just couldn't hit worth a damn.

05-28-2012, 09:07 PM
I'm left-handed. Show me the money.

05-28-2012, 09:30 PM
I am one of the least athletic people I know, so I stopped playing little league rather early on, in 6th grade or so.

But, in a fantasy-world, I think I would love being a setup guy, or a knuckleballer starter. Relievers and knuckleballers just seem a quirkier bunch.

05-28-2012, 09:32 PM
In an ideal world I would have been a pitcher. I used to play shortstop in little league and a bit in high school but my arm just wasn't that good and I started to play second base. Usually most of the teams I was on though were so bad I was asked to play a few positions.

05-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Catcher. I played there from Little League through high school.

Bucky F. Dent
05-28-2012, 09:47 PM
I've always played second. Good glove. Slap hitter. Bottom of the lineup turn the order over.

05-28-2012, 09:50 PM
I wear the tools of ignorance.

05-28-2012, 09:54 PM

05-28-2012, 10:01 PM
I wear the tools of ignorance.

Catcher. I played there from Little League through high school.

When you retire will you manage? :cool:

05-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Since I grew up in the 80s/early 90s, I admired Carlton Fisk. So, my dream was to be a catcher. Which, I normally played when there were pickup softball games.

When I actually pretended to play, I normally played LF about 80% of the time, and 3B about 20%. LF made complete sense I had no throwing arm what-so-ever. I mean, I could throw. I just couldn't tell you where it was going...

05-28-2012, 11:39 PM
When you retire will you manage? :cool:

I know nothing about baseball.

Bobby Thigpen
05-28-2012, 11:57 PM
I would probably be a DH if this is based any bit off of actual ability. I couldn't field, throw, or run, but I could actually hit all the way up to freshmen ball. But at that point I fell in love with football and baseball went away for me since I had no other abilities in the game and our HS coaches didn't like to DH people.

Dream world? I've always wanted the ball in my hand either as a knuckler SP or a fireballing closer.

05-29-2012, 12:23 AM
I wear the tools of ignorance.


05-29-2012, 06:35 AM
I pitched and played 3rd until I destroyed my shoulder and elbow during the summer after my freshman year. I played 1st until I finished high school. So, either of the three.

05-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Second base. Partly because as a kid I was a big fan of Nellie Fox and partly because as a sandlot ballplayer I felt most comfortable there.

My career ended at about age 12, though. Needed to make post-baseball plans. :tongue:

05-29-2012, 09:47 AM
Second base, I had pretty good instincts and was able to react fairly quickly. However, I couldn't hit my way out of a wet paper bag, so I usually played right field (the coaches always stuck the crappy kids in right), but I was terrible out there.

Two hits in two years. But they were both doubles, so I had that going for me.

05-29-2012, 11:48 AM
I'd want to pitch...just because I could always throw strikes. However, I'd have to be a crafty guy like Mark Buehrle, because I could never throw hard.

If I was a position player, I would have been 3rd base, as I had a decent arm and could hit like a 3B.

05-29-2012, 07:38 PM
Third base.

05-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Roving Right Field


Short Center

05-29-2012, 07:46 PM
I'm left-handed, so I spent most of my time playing all three outfield positions, though I did occasionally catch when I played in a pitching machine league. That was twenty years ago. :o:

05-29-2012, 08:06 PM
In my MLB fantasy, I am a relief pitcher with a wacky delivery.