In baseball jargon, there are seemingly endless ways to describe what kind of hitter a player is. Which kind are you?
bad-ball hitter - a hitter who will often hit balls pitched out of the strike zone.
banjo hitter - a hitter with very little power.
cleanup hitter - a hitter who bats fourth in the lineup.
clutch hitter - a hitter who often gets hits in crucial situations, such as when runners are on base, when there are two outs, or when runs are desperately needed.
contact hitter - a hitter who rarely walks or strikes out.
designated hitter - In some leagues, a hitter who permanently bats in place of a defensive player, but does not play in the field himself.
doubles hitter - a hitter who hits many doubles, but rarely hits home runs; same as a gap hitter.
fastball hitter - a hitter who hits fastballs hard but rarely hits breaking balls.
first-ball hitter - a hitter who usually hits the first pitch.
fly ball hitter - a hitter who hits mostly fly balls.
ground ball hitter - a hitter who hits mostly ground balls.
line drive hitter - a hitter who hits mostly line drives.
low-ball hitter - a hitter who likes to hit balls pitched low in the strike zone.
gap hitter - a hitter who often hits doubles, but rarely hits home runs; same as doubles hitter.
guess hitter - a mediocre hitter who cannot distinguish between different types of pitches when they are in the air, and only gets hits when he guesses the right pitch beforehand.
opposite-field hitter - a hitter who usually hits the ball the other way; the opposite of a pull hitter.
mistake hitter - A mediocre hitter who can't hit good pitches, but crushes bad pitches right down the middle of the plate.
patient hitter - A hitter who draws a lot of walks.
pinch hitter - a hitter hitting in place of another player, as a substitute.
power hitter - a hitter who hits many home runs.
pull hitter - a hitter who always pulls the ball, hitting it toward left field if he is right-handed, or toward right-field if he is a lefty.
slap hitter - a hitter who sacrifices power for batting average, not trying to hit the ball hard but only trying to put it in play
singles hitter - a hitter who has a high average, but only hits singles.
spray hitter - a type of line drive hitter who hits the ball to all fields.
strikeout hitter - a hitter who often strikes out
switch hitter - a hitter who can bat both left-handed and right-handed