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 54 right fielders across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest right 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 Right Fielder
The average height of a major league baseball right fielder is 73.26 inches (about 6’1 1/4″).
Average Weight of an MLB Right Fielder
The average weight of a major league baseball right fielder is 207.28 pounds.
Who are the Tallest Right Fielders in Major League Baseball?
There are six guys listed at 6’4″, but only three guys taller than 6’4″ including one of the biggest guys in the sport, Aaron Judge.
|Tallest Right Fielders in the MLB|
|Aaron Judge||6’7″||New York Yankees|
|Gavin Sheets||6’5″||Chicago White Sox|
|Matt Wallner||6’5″||Minnesota Twins|
Who are the Shortest Right Fielders in Major League Baseball?
There are only four right fielders in the league listed under 5’11”.
|Shortest Right Fielders in the MLB|
|Mookie Betts||5’9″||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Dominic Fletcher||5’9″||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Khalil Lee||5’10”||New York Mets|
|Daulton Varsho||5’10”||Toronto Blue Jays|
Who are the Heaviest Right Fielders in the MLB?
It’s probably not surprising that Aaron Judge leads the way here as well. There are five guys who weigh 235 pounds or more.
|Heaviest Right Fielders in the MLB|
|Aaron Judge||282||New York Yankees|
|Avisail Garcia||250||Miami Marlins|
|Jerar Encarnacion||250||Miami Marlins|
|Oscar Gonzalez||240||Cleveland Guardians|
|Anthony Santander||235||Baltimore Orioles|
Who are the Lightest Right Fielders in the MLB?
Here are the five lightest right fielders in Major League Baseball, all weighing 180 pounds or less.
|Lightest Right Fielders in the MLB|
|Khalil Lee||170||New York Mets|
|Sam Haggerty||175||Seattle Mariners|
|Bryan De La Cruz||175||Miami Marlins|
|Mookie Betts||180||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Manuel Margot||180||Tampa Bay Rays|
So, what did I learn?
Aaron Judge is a monster. At 6’7″ and 282, Aaron Judge is the biggest position player in the sport. He’s not even that far off from even being able to play left tackle in the NFL.
But, you don’t have to be 6’7″ and 280 plus pounds to be a successful right fielder in the major leagues.
Case in point – Mookie Betts.
Betts is listed at 5’9″ and 180 pounds – almost a foot shorter and 100 pounds lighter than Judge. However, I don’t think anyone would dispute that the former MVP and 2 time World Series champ hasn’t been enormously successful despite being one of the smaller players at the position.
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.