Average Height and Weight of MLB 3rd Basemen (2023)
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 66 third basemen across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest third basemen as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random baseball knowledge.
Average Height of an MLB Third Baseman
The average height of a major league baseball third baseman is 72.64 inches (a little over 6’0 1/2″).
Average Weight of an MLB Third Baseman
The average weight of a major league baseball third baseman is 202.11 pounds.
Who are the Tallest Third Basemen in Major League Baseball?
There are 7 guys listed at 6’4″ or taller. Alec Bohm, at 6’5″, is the tallest third baseman in the league.
|Tallest Third Basemen in the MLB|
|Alec Bohm||6’5″||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Matt Carpenter||6’4″||San Diego Padres|
|Nolan Jones||6’4″||Colorado Rockies|
|Mark Vientos||6’4″||New York Mets|
|Tyler Nevin||6’4″||Detroit Tigers|
|Ryan Kreidler||6’4″||Detroit Tigers|
|DJ LeMahieu||6’4″||New York Yankees|
Who are the Shortest Third Basemen in Major League Baseball?
There are 7 guys under 5’10”, two of those under 5’9″.
|Shortest Third Basemen in the MLB|
|Ceddanne Rafaela||5’8″||Boston Red Sox|
|Rylan Bannon||5’8″||Houston Astros|
|Emmanuel Valdez||5’9″||Boston Red Sox|
|Jose Ramirez||5’9″||Cleveland Guardians|
|Luis Urias||5’9″||Milwaukee Brewers|
|Yonny Hernandez||5’9″||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Eguy Rosario||5’9″||San Diego Padres|
Who are the Heaviest Third Basemen in the MLB?
There are some big guys playing third base, 5 of them weigh in at 230 pounds or more.
|Heaviest Third Basemen in the MLB|
|Jhonkensy Noel||250||Cleveland Guardians|
|Austin Riley||240||Atlanta Braves|
|Rafael Devers||240||Boston Red Sox|
|Brandon Drury||230||Los Angeles Angels|
|Jake Burger||230||Chicago White Sox|
Who are the Lightest Third Basemen in the MLB?
Here are the five lightest third basemen in Major League Baseball, all weighing 172 pounds or less.
|Lightest Third Basemen in the MLB|
|Yonny Hernandez||140||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Eguy Rosario||150||San Diego Padres|
|Ceddanne Rafaela||152||Boston Red Sox|
|Dalton Guthrie||160||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Josh H. Smith||172||Texas Rangers|
So, what did I learn?
The third base position has one of the largest ranges of body types of any position (especially if you don’t include pitchers).
From 5’8″ to 6’5″ and 140 pounds to 250 pounds, it appears that there is definitely not a one-size-fits-all for playing third base.
At 5’9″ and 160 pounds, Yonny Hernandez is one of the smallest players in not just baseball, but all of the major sports. On the other hand, Jhonkensy Noel at 6’3″ and 250 pounds could easily pass as a tight end in the NFL.
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.