• Battery – term for a pitcher and catcher
  • Closer – a pitcher that can close out the game, usually throws hard
  • Field general – catcher
  • Backstop – catcher
  • Hot corner – third base
  • Southpaw – left-handed throwing player
  • Punchin’ Judy hitter: singles hitter
  • Slap hitter  term for a batter who doesn’t take a full swing
  • Table setter – leadoff hitter or a hitter who gets on base before the best hitters
  • On deck batter- next up to bat
  • In the hole – the batter behind the batter on deck
  • Ride the pine – sitting on the bench
  • Blue – umpire
  • Five tool player –  a player that has exceptional running and fielding skills, has a strong throwing arm and can hit for power and average