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    Question Let's Type MLB Players

    I've been giving this some thought for a while. Not sure how popular baseball is on these forums, but please do give the guys on your team a shot. I'd love to hear feedback on my typing, too, assuming people even know who the heck I'm talking about. I'd imagine the sensing + feeling combination is very prevalent in sports.

    Current/Former New York Yankees:
    Derek Jeter: ESFP (possibly T)
    Alex Rodriguez: ISFJ - but would love to be a T
    Jorge Posada: ESF(?)
    David Cone: ESFP
    Jason Giambi: ESFP
    Mike Mussina: INTJ (very strong on all four)
    Andy Pettitte: ISF(?)

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    On the Yankees. I could see your posada typing, of all the yankees' I've probably seen his more personal interviews the most. He's not popular enough to have to be completely fake in front of the cameras, although I hate him on the field IRL he seems pretty nice. His wife is hot as hell too, I'm extremely jealous.

    Jeter seems more T to me, he really doesn't engage much of his personal side on camera, and doesn't seem to care. I think popularity with him is definitely something that makes typing him more challenging. Too many ulterior things with him. He's a bit of a show boat and thinks a lot of his appearance both on and off the field so that may skew things.

    Redsox
    JD Drew: ISFJ
    Pedroia: ENXP (definite extrovert, loves cracking jokes that are self deprecating as well as dishing out on others, cocky, reflective, determined, Napoleon complex).
    Ortiz: ESFP (Spanish makes it harder to determine S or N, definite feeler, extraverted perception seems accurate).
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    I was on the fence with Jeter's F/T. He does seem awfully calculated in general, but quotes I've read from him in print strike me as F, even if he strikes me during his interviews as T. Like you said, there are too many artificial layers too really analyze him properly.

    The only one I have 99% confidence in is Mussina (happy trails to him...). You can spot the NT from a mile away.

    As for the Sox:
    Papelbon: ESF(?, probably P) - strikes me as very strong on E, S, F
    Schilling: ESTJ. Possibly N.
    Beckett: ?SF?

    Some others:
    Tom Glavine: ESTJ
    Randy Johnson: ISTJ

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    Beckett's another hard one to type. A little bit of that Jeter effect. He's a cocky bastard for sure, keeps most of his interviews short and comes of T, but you can't tell how artificial that is. I heard he had a jacket in highschool that had Phenom printed on the back. He was definitely that asshole jock. He does seem sort of reserved in real life, kind of secluded. Surprising lack of awareness of how caustic he can come off. I heard hes a good guy though but I could definitely see hating him If he weren't a redsox player.

    Paps is deff ESFJ. I heard a story of where he snuck out of his mom's house when he was a kid and he left a little sorry note about leaving the house. He's definitely not the smartest, and more of a quick decisive type guy. That's probably why a closer's role is best for him. He doesn't cope well when he has to constantly adjust. You can tell when he gets asked tough questions in interviews.

    Johnson is definitely IXTJ. He is extremely derisive ( I guess athleticism and fame can skew some of these things). Most certainly not a feeler, definite introvert.

    Schilling seems more S to me, he doesn't see to many future contradictions, though that could be more to his J nature. Suffers from a lot of foot in mouth disease.

    Jeter I could see being F more of the field, but I've never really seen to much of him that I would really take as true to him. If I have it's probably somewhat forgotten due to how much of a fake persona he displays to the media.

    What are your thoughts on Girardi and Francona?
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    Ian Kinsler: ISFP
    Josh Hamilton: ESTP
    Gerald Laird: ESFP
    Michael Young: ISTJ
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    Young as ISTJ sounds good to me. From seeing his persona and the way he goes about interviews and practice and his game. I can see that definitely.

    Hamilton I see as a definite extrovert, don't see too much J. T or F or S or N is hard since I haven't seen to many interviews. His drug issues may have forced him to change how strong he normally acts though, so that may be a consideration to take.
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    HAH, I was going to make the really bad joke that I can't see beyond the JERK type to get Beckett's MBTI type. I'll admit that I'm a New York fan, but I'm actually pretty rational when discussing players from rival teams. Beckett's annoyed me since he was on the Marlins.

    Yeah, Schilling has the classic SJ/guardian thing. His political rants have a kind of fatherly twist to them.

    I think Johnson has to be S. Not analytical enough to be a rational type. I think there are very few Ns in baseball. The very nature of the job lends itself to sensors. I can't think of more than one N player, although you mentioned Pedroia (don't know enough about him to make a guess). Can anyone think of other intuitives?

    I think Girardi is ESTJ and pretty strong on all four. I don't know enough about Francona to make a very accurate guess, but my gut tells me I(?)TJ. N/S is usually the easiest distinction for me to make, but like I said, I just don't know enough about the guy.

    Hamilton strikes me as a very standard ESFP.

    One more thing: I think most players are sensors anyway, but I think the ones who hang on for what the public would deem too long are almost definitely sensors. Maddux, Glavine, Schilling, Johnson. Very in the moment, not as much concern for future implications.

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    Jeter seems like an ESFP. All the way.

    I think Cone is an ENFP. Something about him makes me feel that way.

    Schilling comes off ESTJ-ish with a strong N. Maybe an ENTJ.

    I agree with the rest.

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    Now I want to know what Matt Kemp's type is? I think he's an INFP/INFJ. Any thoughts?
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    I was on the fence with N/S with Cone. His commentary often seems N-ish and resonates well with me (I'm a strong N), but his extreme wild ways during his playing days (drinking, drugs, supposedly jerking off in the bullpen) made me think "prototypical ESFP." Either way, I think the N/S is close.

    Schilling's little fetish with the military seems very SJ, specifically STJ to me. I also know a bit about him personally through a friend's experiences with him (I'll leave it at that...) and don't see him as an ENTJ. I think he'd also be a better judge of how people would respond to his ill-advised comments if he were an ENTJ.

    soleil, unfortunately I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to all things NL, sans the Mets. Speaking of the Mets - thoughts on David Wright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplacesyoullgo View Post
    I was on the fence with N/S with Cone. His commentary often seems N-ish and resonates well with me (I'm a strong N), but his extreme wild ways during his playing days (drinking, drugs, supposedly jerking off in the bullpen) made me think "prototypical ESFP." Either way, I think the N/S is close.

    Schilling's little fetish with the military seems very SJ, specifically STJ to me. I also know a bit about him personally through a friend's experiences with him (I'll leave it at that...) and don't see him as an ENTJ.

    soleil, unfortunately I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to all things NL, sans the Mets. Speaking of the Mets - thoughts on David Wright?
    LMAO! I never heard of Cone beating his meat. WTH . Wow, maybe he was trying to be one of the guys or something. Yeah, the N/S seems rather close.

    I thought about it & I take back Schilling being an ENTJ. That was a reach.

    David Wright seems like an ISFP/J. Hmm, he seems like an introvert. I have to think about that a little more.

    Are you a Yankee fan? I'm a loyal Met fan...

    There really doesn't seem to be a lot of intuitives in baseball or in sports as a whole. Can you think of any N's in any sport? I am curious.
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