Average Height and Weight of MLB 2nd Basemen (2023)


Average Height and Weight of Baseball 2nd Basemen

I’ve been a collegiate sports performance coach for 20 years. One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the pros.

It helped give many players the extra motivation needed to gain weight when they were able to compare themselves to guys at the next level.

So, this is essentially the same research I would share with players, but now I’m sharing it with you. I took the 40-Man Rosters for the 2023 Major League Baseball season, almost 1200 players total and broke them down by position.

For this guide, I took an average of the heights and weights of the 62 2nd basemen across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest 2nd basemen as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random baseball knowledge.

Average Height of an MLB 2nd Basemen

The average height of a major league baseball 2nd basemen is 71.27 inches (about 5’11 1/4″).

Average Weight of an MLB 2nd Basemen

The average weight of a major league baseball catcher is 191.37 pounds.

Who is the Tallest 2nd Baseman in Major League Baseball?

2nd Base, in general, is the shortest position group in baseball. There is only one guy listed at over 6’2″ tall.

Tallest 2nd Baseman in the MLB
Player Height Team
Vaughn Grissom 6’3″ Atlanta Braves

Who are the Shortest 2nd Basemen in Major League Baseball?

There are 7 guys that are listed at 5’8″ or shorter.

Shortest 2nd Basemen in the MLB
Player Height Team
Jose Altuve 5’6″ Houston Astros
Tony Kemp 5’6″ Oakland Athletics
Kolten Wong 5’7″ Seattle Mariners
Leury Garcia 5’8″ Chicago White Sox
Nick Allen 5’8″ Oakland Athletics
Ozzie Albies 5’8″ Atlanta Braves
Nick Madrigal 5’8″ Chicago Cubs

Who are the Heaviest 2nd Basemen in the MLB?

Overall, 2nd basemen are also light as a group, but there are 4 guys at 215 pounds or heavier.

Heaviest 2nd Basemen in the MLB
Player Weight Team
Jonathan Schoop 247 Detroit Tigers
Abraham Toro 225 Milwaukee Brewers
Jean Segura 220 Miami Marlins
Romy Gonzalez 215 Chicago White Sox

Who are the Lightest 2nd Basemen in the MLB?

Here are the five lightest guys in Major League Baseball, all weighing 165 pounds or less.

Lightest 2nd Basemen in the MLB
Player Weight Team
Tony Kemp 160 Miami Marlins
Samad Taylor 160 Kansas City Royals
Andres Gimenez 161 Cleveland Guardians
Ozzie Albies 165 Atlanta Braves
Angel Martinez 165 Cleveland Guardians

Final Thoughts

So, what did I learn?

Overall, 2nd basemen are one of the smallest position groups in baseball (and in pro sports in general). They’re the shortest position group on the baseball field and are 2nd ahead of shortstops (by a pound) as the lightest.

If you compare the position to other sports, the closest equivalent is probably cornerbacks in football who are similar in height and weight (just under 6’0″ and roughly 193 pounds).

As far as individuals go, Tony Kemp (5’6″ and 160 pounds) has to be one of the smallest professional athletes in the major sports. So, if you’re someone who is being told you’re too small to play pro sports, you may want to check out Tony Kemp who is about to start his 9th season in major league baseball.

Finally, if you’d like to see the full position-by-position breakdown, check out the average heights and weights of major league baseball players by position.

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Ryan Horton

Horton Barbell was created by Ryan Horton who has served as a Sports Performance Coach for almost 20 years. My mission is to create a training resource to help as many coaches and athletes as possible maximize athletic potential.

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