What is the most difficult position in baseball? We’re leaving pitchers out of this one…
Baseball can sometimes appear like an easy game to play. As numerous non-fans will mention, there is rather a great deal of loafing being done at any offered point. But I believe baseball enthusiasts acknowledge that there is a fundamental level of difficulty related to each position on the field.
For today’s open thread, I wish to dispute the topic of which position gamer function is the most difficult. The task of a pitcher is, without question a difficult one– I certainly can’t throw 95mph– but to keep it fair let’s simply concentrate on who remains in the field.
Is it the first baseman? Responsible for tagging out baserunners, catching line drives, and being atuned to a pitcher who wishes to catch a runner taking simply a bit too much of a lead? Is it the shortstop? Important for covering the gap in between second and 3rd, key player of the 6-4-3 double play? For my cash I would go with the catcher, forced into a crouch position behind home base for 3 hours, telling the pitcher what to toss, and helping guide the read of the umpire if his framing is good enough. Not to mention being practically solely responsible for capturing runners taking second?