Does height matter for MLB pitchers?
I began to wonder about this after noticing how much taller pitchers making it to the big leagues are getting. I mean the average pitcher these days is much taller the average hitter. And alot of the ones who are listed at 6'5+ also happen be some of the most effective, like Beckett, Halladay, Haren, R. Johnson, Verlander, Papelbon, Sabathia, C. Young, etc. And so my question is is how does height factor into a pitcher's success? Or is it all just a coincident that they happen to be that good despite the height advantage (if it is an advantage at all)?
Last edited by rsuriyop; 08-13-2009 at 06:23 PM.
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