Average Height and Weight of Baseball Left Fielder

Average Height and Weight of MLB Left Fielders (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 62 left fielders across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest left fielders as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random baseball knowledge.

Editor’s Note: Many outfielders are versatile and can play multiple positions in the outfield. I used the official position listed on each guy’s mlb.com bio page. 

Average Height of an MLB Left Fielder

The average height of a major league baseball left fielder is 73.02 inches (right at 6’1″).

Height of MLB Left Fielders 2023

Average Weight of an MLB Left Fielder

The average weight of a major league baseball left fielder is 202.94 pounds.

Weight of MLB Left Fielders 2023

Who are the Tallest Left Fielders in Major League Baseball?

There are 7 guys listed at 6’4″, but only two at 6’5″. Here are the two tallest guys playing left field in the league:

Tallest Left Fielders in the MLB
Player Height Team
Kris Bryant 6’5″ Colorado Rockies
Joey Gallo 6’5″ Minnesota Twins

Who are the Shortest Left Fielders in Major League Baseball?

There are 7 guys 5’10” or shorter, three of those are listed at 5’9″.

Shortest Left Fielders in the MLB
Player Height Team
Andrew Benintendi 5’9″ Chicago White Sox
Steven Kwan 5’9″ Cleveland Guardians
Jorge Barrosa 5’9″ Arizona Diamondbacks

Who are the Heaviest Left Fielders in the MLB?

There are some big guys playing left field, 6 of them weigh in at 230 pounds or more.

Heaviest Left Fielders in the MLB
Player Weight Team
Joey Gallo 250 Minnesota Twins
Eloy Jimenez 240 Chicago White Sox
Jorge Soler 235 Miami Marlins
Luke Raley 235 Tampa Bay Rays
Kris Bryant 230 Colorado Rockies
Canaan Smith-Njigba 230 Pittsburgh Pirates

Who are the Lightest Left Fielders in the MLB?

Here are the five lightest left fielders in Major League Baseball, all weighing 170 pounds or less.

Lightest Left Fielders in the MLB
Player Weight Team
Nick Gordon 160 Minnesota Twins
Jorge Barrosa 165 Arizona Diamondbacks
Corbin Carroll 165 Arizona Diamondbacks
Esteury Ruiz 169 Oakland Athletics
Steven Kwan 170 Cleveland Guardians

Final Thoughts

So, what did I learn?

Like most positions in baseball, there is a wide range of body types playing left field in the major leagues.

There are some really big guys like Joey Gallo who is 6’5″ and 250 pounds. That’s basically the average size of an NFL tight end.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are guys like Jorge Barrosa who is 5’9″ and 165 pounds and amongst the smallest of any athlete in professional sports.

Baseball is an extremely skill-based sport and if you can hit and you can field, it doesn’t seem to matter much how tall you are. Is being the size of Joey Gallo or Kris Bryant an advantage to hitting for power? Sure. But, if you have the skill set, you can make it at almost any size 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.

References

MLB.com

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