Average Height and Weight of MLB Catchers (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 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Rafael Marchan||170||Catcher||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Garrett Stubbs||170||Catcher||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Endy Rodriguez||170||Catcher||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|William Contreras||180||Catcher||Milwaukee Brewers|
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.