Interesting numbers

During the Mets game a few minutes ago, Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen revealed some statistics about Lincecum and other major leaguers. He didn’t state where he got them, but I’m guessing it was a reputable source (probably Elias).

It was that Lincecum’s stride length was 127% of his body (7’6" stride vs 5’11" height), and that majority of everyone else falls between 77% and 87%.

I thought both Lincecum’s stride and the average stride were interesting. Obviously it was known Lincecum had a very long stride, but I thought for sure that the average stride length of most major leaguers would be more like 85% to 95%.

Just though I’d share!