Size, Size, Size


#1

Thought this was interesting. These are the stats of this years pitchers at my Alma Mater. See a common theme? 9 of the 16 are over 6’ 2" and 210 lbs. All over 190lbs and the shortest is 5’11 (a lefty). I often wonder if the no windup/balance point delivery that is taught has forced the game to go bigger in order to create the force to deliver the velocity everyone is searching for. F = MxA

year pos ht wt
FR RHP 6-5 238
RS FR RHP 6-1.5 227
SR RHP 6-7 221
SR RHP 6-3 220
RS FR LHP 6-3 219
SO RHP 6-4 216
JR LHP 6-2 215
JR LHP 6-4 215
RS JR RHP 6-3.5 213
JR RHP 6-2 200
JR LHP 6-1 200
FR LHP 6-8 200
SR LHP 5-11 196
FR RHP 6-1 195
JR LHP 6-0 190
FR RHP 6-2 190

#2

Yes, I have observed the same thing for a while now.

Just like I have observed more right handed players batting Lefty now!

I think this trend will continue to select bigger players going forward.


#3

From what I’ve seen in person, 5’11 is probably 5’8-5’9, 6’2 is probably 5’10-6’0, etc…
I’m just shy of 5’7 and am taller than some kids who claim 5’10 on rosters.