Adam Carlton posted:At a certain point, does a guy get too tall to be a catcher? If so, how tall about is that? I would think that eventually you would get so tall that you wouldn't be able to get low enough to allow the umpire a good view.
I am 6 ft, and the doctor says I haven't had my growth spurt yet, and I am supposed to get between 4 and 6 inches, and I kind of hope I don't get much taller so I don't get too tall.
If asked, I would say the ideal catcher size is 5-10, 180 to 6-1, 200. Can he be bigger or smaller? Sure. But, I just think it's easier, at the highest level, for guys this size. Split the difference and say 6 feet, 190. Basically, Jason Kendall. One of only 5 men in baseball history to catch 2,000+ games.