Baseball Right Fielders

Who is the right fielder on a baseball team? What is his job on the field? Get ready to learn about the right fielder in baseball.


Each player has a role to fulfill on the field.

Baseball Player Positions

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Right Fielder and what his roles are in a baseball game.

The Right Fielder

The right fielder is the defensive player (specifically, an outfielder) who is in charge of fielding baseballs that are hit into right field.

Baseball Right Fielder

He covers everything from shallow right field to the outfield fence, and from right-center field to outside the right foul line. Since his coverage is so large, right fielders must be fast runners (as do all outfielders).

Right Fielder Responsibilities

As a right fielder, your responsibilities are the following:

Right Fielder Physical Traits

Right fielders usually have the strongest throwing arms out of all the outfielders. As Chapter 4.8: baseball Left Fielders explained, by the time the baseball reaches the outfield, the baserunner has usually made it past first base.

Since right field is the farthest away from second base and third base, the right fielder has to make a very long throw from right field all the way to those bases. Even though less baseballs are hit to right field (since more batters are right handed and pull to the left), the throwing aspect makes right field slightly more difficult to play.

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