Player Rating Quiz
 

The rating process is a method to ensure Players are participating in a division where they can enjoy their participation in the proper competitive level.

 

The following exercise is strictly for the enjoyment of our Members. It is not meant to definitively determine the rating of a Player. It can, however, be used to give you some direction as to what to look for.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1)  When assessing the skills or baseball knowledge of a Player, make sure that you are comparing them against all the Players, not just the Players on your Team or in your League.

 

2)  It is important that you rate your Players accurately in each category. Do not let a Player's ability in one area bias your opinion in other skill areas.

 

GENERAL SKILLS RATING SCALE

Poor:  Beginner, needs lots of work to improve this skill. Generally 90% of the Players are better.

 

Below average:  Knows the basics but is weak, needs practice. Generally 60-70% of the Players are better.

 

Average:  Demonstrates this skill and uses it some of the time. Generally this Player is roughly equal in ability to the average Player.

 

Good:  Very good Player, has the skill and demonstrates it most of the time. Generally this Player is better than 60-70% of the Players.

 

Excellent:  Outstanding Player, has all the skills and uses them constantly. Generally this Player is better than 90% of the Players.

 

Player Category                  

Mens     Womens    Masters

 

Base Running

1. The Player's running speed compared to other Players: 
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

2. The Player can slide effectively and uses this skill on a regular basis: 
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

3. The Player is a smart base runner, watching for coaching signals or looking for opportunities to advance an extra base:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

Fielding

4. The Player's ability at catching the softball compared with other Players:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

5. The Player is effective at line drives, long fly balls and grounders:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent 

 

6. The Player moves quickly and gets into position to catch the ball (not caught out of position):
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

7. The Player knows where to make the play after catching the ball:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

Throwing

8. The Player has good fundamentals in throwing the softball:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

9. The Player can throw across the diamond or hit the cut-off with accuracy:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

10. The Player has a quick release:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

Hitting

11. The Player is consistent at the plate in getting hits:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

12. The Player has a good sense of the strike zone (does not swing at bad pitches):
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

13. The Player has good fundamentals – a balanced stance, solid swing using the legs and hips and are they prepared when they step into the batter’s box:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

14. The Player is able to consistently place hits:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

15. The Player is able to consistently hit the ball over of 300' fences:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

Softball Knowledge

16. The Player has a knowledge of the game:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

17. The Player has a good grasp of the rules and strategy or knows why certain coaching moves are made:
Poor    Below average    Average     Good    Excellent

 

 

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