BAR Test- Catchers

The Baseball Academics Rating test is baseball’s first IQ test quantifying the relationship between mental aptitude and physical performance on the field. The score provided is a summation of a players overall understanding of the following categories:

• Hitting- Questions include types of counts, approach, adjustments by pitcher type, and situational hitting.

• Defense- Questions include player positioning, relays and cutoffs, bunt rotations, communication, and step patterns.

• Baserunning- Questions include situational base running based on inning, outs, runner speed, score, ball direction, and ball speed.

• Psychology- Questions include visualization technique and implementation, effects of body language and tone of voice, and pace of play.

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Which of the following is NOT a considered a quality at-bat? *
Which of the following are ways we change our approach with two strikes, less than 2 outs, and a runner on base? (Choose all that apply) *
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If you are facing a hard throwing pitcher who lacks command and is struggling to find the strike zone, what approach would be best to implement in order to maximize potential success in a hitters count? *
As a hitter with bases loaded and two outs in the inning, what is your hitting intent? *
Which of the following is considered a hitters count? (Choose all that apply) *
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In what order does your brain pick up the factors of a pitch? *
As a hitter, the pitch location with the highest perceived velocity is *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario: 2 strikes with less than 2 outs, infield back, runner on 3rd, in a tie game. *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario: 2 strikes with less than 2 outs, infield in, runner on 3rd, in a tie game. *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario- Runner on 2nd, less than 2 outs, and 2 strikes while your team is trailing one run. *
What is your hitting intent when you have two strikes with runners on first and third and one out in the inning with the infield back? *
As a hitter, what pitch can you least likely expect to be thrown to you following a change up? *
Which of the following is an example of a quality at-bat? *
As a hitter, what is your worst possible outcome on an 0-0 pitch? *
What changes in your hitting intent at the plate as a power hitter with 2 strikes, 2 outs, and nobody on base compared to a 1 strike count? *
Which of the following is a reason to move when the ball is not hit to you? (Choose all that apply) *
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Which of the following factors plays a role in defensive positioning and where the throw the ball? (Check all that apply) *
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With an average speed runner on 1st base and a ball hit to the fence down the left field line, what base should your throw be lined up to? *
You are winning 2-0 in the late innings with nobody out in the inning. There are runners on 1st and 3rd base. A catchable fly ball is hit to medium/deep center field. What base do you align your throw to? *
Which of the following situations would call for a throw directly to the bag that would not be catchable by a cutoff man? (Check all that apply) *
As a catcher it is important to call pitches to maximize effective spreads. Define that term. *
Which of the following factors should be utilized when calling a game? (Choose all that apply) *
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There is a slow runner on first and a fast runner on 2nd with one out in the inning and a right handed hitter. The runners take off on a double steal. Which base should the throw go to? *
There is a slow runner on first and nobody out in the inning. The batter bunts the ball directly on top of the base. Where should your throw go? *
With 2 outs and runners at second and third, what is the worst result we can allow of the following? *
Runner on third with two outs in the inning. There is a ground ball to the shortstop. What is the catchers responsibility?
Runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs in the inning. The runner on 1st is picked off and gets in a rundown. What is your job as the catcher?
When calling pitches for a starting pitcher, which of the following do we want to do the first time through the lineup (if possible)? *
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There are runners on 1st and 2nd in the late innings with 1 out. Your team is up 3-0. There is a swinging bunt just in front of the plate. Where should the throw go? *
Which of the following represents the best scenario to throw behind a baserunner at 1st base? *
As a baserunner, you should never make the first or last out of an inning at what base? *
As a baserunner with 2 outs in the inning, what base should you be aggressive in reaching? (Choose all that apply) *
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As a baserunner at third base, with less than two outs, you should ALWAYS do what on a ball hit in the air to the outfield at regular depth or further? *
The only time that we want to slide into 1st base is... *
How far should you round the bag on a single to the outfield with nobody on base? *
Whether you are stealing bases or staying put, your job as a baserunner is to *
After diving back to the bag after a pickoff attempt we should... *
Which of the following is considered a free base? (Choose all that apply) *
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Which of the following do you do when on-base before the following pitch? *
Where should your leadoff be when on third base? *
As a baserunner in a tag up situation, when you can you leave the bag to advance to the next base? *
Which part of communication makes up over 50%? *
Which of the following has been proven to positively effect physical performance? (Choose all that apply) *
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When utilizing visualization training, it is important to use all of your *
During visualization training, it is vital that you visualize *
What is the least important part of communication? *
Sprinting to your position after an inning physically eliminates your ability to *
Which of the following are signs of selfishness? (Choose all that apply) *
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What is an example of positive body language? *
Which of the following are considered quality at-bats? (Check all that apply) *
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