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Tallest MLB Players in 2024

Who are the current tallest MLB players? Must you be extremely tall to succeed? In some sports, such as basketball, it is advantageous to be tall. In fact, the average height of an NBA player is over 6 feet, 6 inches, with the average height of an MLB player substantially less at 6 feet, 1.8 inches. In comparison to the general population, the average American male stands at just a shade over 5 feet, 9 inches.

Let’s run down the tallest current MLB players in 2024.

Tallest MLB Players of 2024

Relief Pitcher: Jon Rauch, Sean Hjelle (6 feet, 11 inches)

Ruach pitched for six teams over an 11-year career from 2002 through 2013. He led the league in appearances with 88 in 2007 and posted a career-high 21 saves with the Minnesota Twins in 2010. Rauch retired with 43 wins, 62 saves, and a 3.90 ERA in 556 games. Hjelle pitched for the Giants in 2022 and 2023.  He posted a record of 3-3 with an ERA of 6.17 in 23 career games.

Andrew Sisco – Pitcher (6 feet, 10 inches)

Sisco had excellent success with the Royals in his first MLB season in 2005, posting an ERA of 3.11 in 67 games. Everything went downhill from there for Sisco, posting ERAs of 7.10 and 8.36 in 84 games over the next two seasons before being out of Major League Baseball for good.

Andrew Brackman- Pitcher (6 feet, 10 inches)

Brackman pitched professionally from 2009 through 2013, appearing in 124 minor league games. In 2011, he made his only three MLB appearances, walking three, allowing a hit with no runs with the Yankees.

Mark Hendrickson- Pitcher (6 feet, 9 inches)

Hendrickson was an NBA player for four seasons before turning to baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2002 at the age of 28. Hendrickson pitched 10 seasons, splitting time as a starter and reliever. He posted a record of 58-74 with an ERA of 5.03 in 328 games.

Connor Sadzeck- Pitcher (6 feet, 9 inches)

Sadzeck made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 2018, allowing only a run in 9 1/3 innings, despite walking 11.  In 20 games the following season with the Seattle Mariners, Sadzeck posted an ERA of 2.66 in 20 games. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2022, appearing in two games with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tyler Glasnow- (6 feet, 8 inches)

Glasnow has played with the Pirates and the Rays from 2016 through 2023. He had his best season in 2023, winning 10 games and striking out 162 in 120 innings. Glasnow has a career record of 30-27 with an ERA of 3.89 and 678 strikeouts in 529 2/3 innings.

Dellin Betances- Pitcher (6 feet, 8 inches)

Betances played his entire 10-year MLB career in New York, eight years with the Yankees. He made four straight All-Star appearances from 2014 through 2017.  In 374 career appearances, Betances has a record of 21-23 with 36 saves and an ERA of 2.53.

Brad Wieck- Pitcher (6 feet, 8 inches)

Wieck began his MLB career with the Padres in 2018. He pitched in 44 games combined with the Padres and Cubs in 2019, posting an ERA of 5.71. Wieck last appeared in the major leagues in 2021, striking out 28 without allowing a run in 17 innings.

Center Field: Aaron Judge (6 feet, 7 inches)

Judge is one of the few current players on this list. He has had great success, blasting an AL record 62 home runs in 2022. Judge also led the league in home runs as a rookie in 2017. He has made five All-Star teams and has 257 home runs with an OPS of .982 in 835 career games.

Miguel Castro- Pitcher (6 feet, 7 inches)

Castro completed his first season with the Diamondbacks and 9th MLB season in 2023. He led the league in games with 75 and posted a career-best seven saves. Castro has pitched for six different MLB teams and has a career record of 22-28 with an ERA of 4.15 in 408 games.

Trey Wingenter – Pitcher (6 feet, 7 inches)

Wingenter pitched for the Padres in 2018 and 2019 before spending the next few seasons in the minor leagues. He returned to the majors in 2023 and appeared 17 games with the Detroit Tigers. In 90 career appearances, Wingenter has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 5.28 and 121 strikeouts in 87 innings.

Oneil Cruz – Shortstop (6 feet, 7 inches)

Once a position featuring players of diminutive stature, there are some tall shortstops today, such as Carlos Correa and Corey Seager who both stand at 6 feet, 4 inches. Cruz is two inches taller than the next tallest to play the position. He hit 17 home runs in 361 at-bats over 87 games in 2022, but played in only nine games this past season, hitting .250 over 32 at-bats.

Catcher – Grayson Greiner

Greiner played in 139 MLB games from 2018 through 2022, all but two with the Detroit Tigers. He hit .201 with nine home runs and 46 RBI.

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