Average Height and Weight of MLB Catchers (2023)


Average Height and Weight of Baseball Catchers

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 77 catchers across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest catchers as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random baseball knowledge.

Average Height of an MLB Catcher

The average height of a major league baseball catcher is 72.49 inches (right at 6’0 1/2″).

Average Weight of an MLB Catcher

The average weight of a major league baseball catcher is 211.45 pounds.

Who Are The Tallest Catchers in Major League Baseball?

There are 6 players in the major leagues listed at 6’4″ or taller.

Tallest Catchers in the MLB
Player Height Position Team
Jacob Stallings 6’5″ Catcher Miami Marlins
Sam Huff 6’5″ Catcher Texas Rangers
Tyler Stephenson 6’4″ Catcher Cincinnati Reds
Riley Adams 6’4″ Catcher Washington Nationals
Jonah Heim 6’4″ Catcher Texas Rangers
Ryan Jeffers 6’4″ Catcher Minnesota Twins

Who are the Shortest Catchers in Major League Baseball?

There are 5 guys listed as under 5’10” tall.

Shortest Catchers in the MLB
Player Height Position Team
Francisco Mejia 5’8″ Catcher Tampa Bay Rays
Alejandro Kirk 5’8″ Catcher Toronto Blue Jays
Chadwick Tromp 5’8″ Catcher Atlanta Braves
Christian Vazquez 5’9″ Catcher Minnesota Twins
Rafael Marchan 5’9″ Catcher Philadelphia Phillies

Who are the Heaviest Catchers in the MLB?

Here are the five heaviest guys in the league, all over 235 pounds.

Heaviest Catchers in the MLB
Player Weight Position Team
Salvador Perez 255 Catcher Kansas City Royals
Riley Adams 249 Catcher Washington Nationals
Alejandro Kirk 245 Catcher Toronto Blue Jays
Sam Huff 240 Catcher Texas Rangers
Joey Bart 238 Catcher San Francisco Giants

Who are the Lightest Catchers in the MLB?

Here are the four lightest guys in Major League Baseball, all weighing 180 pounds or less.

Lightest Catchers in the MLB
Player Weight Position Team
Rafael Marchan 170 Catcher Philadelphia Phillies
Garrett Stubbs 170 Catcher Philadelphia Phillies
Endy Rodriguez 170 Catcher Pittsburgh Pirates
William Contreras 180 Catcher Milwaukee Brewers

Final Thoughts

So, what did I learn?

There is a wide range of body types playing catcher in major league baseball.

From 5’8″ to 6’5″ and from 170 to 255 pounds. The bottom line is if you’re talented enough it seems you can make it to the highest level of the sport regardless of your size.

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.

References

MLB.com

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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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