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They each have an important purpose, but catcher is more important in the levels in which you can steal bases. This applies since the catcher prevents passed balls, as a runner can steal easily on passed balls.

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No. The outfield is important and a part of the defense in the team. Not everyone is a right side hitter to smack the ball to left field. Many right side hitters smack the ball to right field, or to center field. Just as the left side hitters can do the same. It's just that left field usually gets more hits toward the field than right field.

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Q: Is catcher more important than shortstop in Little League?
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