There are lots of positions and roles on a baseball team. These positions vary based on whether a team is on offense or defense. There are also speciality positions that are only used during specific game situations. Each baseball team has a group of personnel responsible for coaching, training, and overall team health and function.
There are nine defensive positions in baseball called fielders. These positions include the pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, left fielder, right fielder, and center fielder.
Infielders are the defensive players who stand in the infield, which is the dirt and grass area that contains home plate, the pitcher's mound, and the bases. The infielders are players who stand in the infield and are the basemen, shortstop, pitcher, and catcher.
Outfielders are the defensive players who stand in the outfield, or the large grassy area that is farthest from home plate. The left fielder, right fielder, and center fielder are known as outfielders because they stand in the outfield. The outfield is made up of left field, right field, and center fielder. These players catch deep balls and must have strong throwing arms to throw to the infielders at base. The outfielders include the left fielder, right fielder, and center fielder.
The pitcher is the defensive player who stands on the pitcher's mound and delivers special throws, called pitches, to the batter, who then tries to hit the ball. For most of the game, he and the batter are at the center of the action. The pitcher throws the ball to the catcher in hopes of striking out a batter. This is called a pitch. The pitcher stands on the pitcher's mound and sometimes leaves the mound to help the first baseman field a ground ball. Types of pitchers include starters, closers, and relief pitchers.
When a team is on offense they are at-bat. The batter stands at home-plate and swings at pitches thrown by the pitcher. There are lots of types of batters including cleanup hitters, designated hitters, leadoff hitters, and pinch hitters.
In baseball, teams must have a pitcher and catcher who stand on the pitcher's mound and catcher's box respectively. Although not required, it is highly recommended that baseball teams follow the normal convention for player positions. There are no specific rules for outfielders on where they must stand on the field. As long as a fielder is standing in fair territory, they can position themselves anywhere on the field.