FAR Test- Pitchers
The Baseball/Fastpitch Academics Rating test is the 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.
Email address *
Name *
Current Team/Program *
Current Level/Highest Level of Play *
Which of the following factors should be utilized when calling a game? (Check all that apply) *
Which of the following (choose all that apply) are ways to increase your chance of success as a pitcher?
As a pitcher, our goal for every hitter is to throw how many of the first three pitches for a strike? *
Which location has the highest perceived velocity? *
What term is defined as "what a hitter sees when the ball leaves the hand?" *
In what order does a hitter receive the information of a pitch? *
What pitch should you rarely, if ever, throw to follow up a breaking ball? *
What would be a good reason to double or triple up on curveballs to a hitter? *
As a relief pitcher, should you save a pitch type for the second time through the order? *
Which of the following situations warrants pitching specifically for a strikeout? *
As a starting pitcher, what is the correct pitch to throw the first time in a game that you have a hitter in an 0-2 count? *
Which of the following pitches is rarely thrown as a swing and miss pitch and should be utilized to induce weak contact? *
True or False: You should never throw a pitch in a 2-2 count that you are uncomfortable throwing in a 3-2 count. *
As a pitcher, what luxury do you have with a heavy wind blowing in on the field? *
Which of the following teams would you throw more first pitch breaking balls to? *
When calling pitches as a starting pitcher, which of the following do we want to do the first time through the lineup (if possible)? Choose all that apply. *
As a pitcher, with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 2 outs in the inning, what is the worst thing that can happen? *
With a runner on first base and a single to right field, what is your responsibility as a pitcher? *
There are runners on 2nd and 3rd with less than 2 outs. A ground ball is hit back to you. What do you do? *
With runners at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and a fly ball to the outfield, what is your responsibility on a fly ball to right field? *
With one out in the inning and runners on 1st and 2nd there is a ground ball hit directly back to you on the mound. After fielding it cleanly, where should you throw? *
True of False: Slower paced pitchers experience more errors behind them by their defense. *
Which of the following is a smart pitching move when changing pitch type to a hitter. *
Which of the following is considered a free base? (Choose all that apply) *
Which part of communication makes up over 50%? *
Which of the following has been proven to positively effect physical performance? (Choose all that apply) *
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? *
Which of the following are signs of selfishness? (Choose all that apply) *
What is an example of positive body language? *
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