Who Is The Biggest MLB Baseball Player?

Who Is The Biggest MLB Baseball Player

Unlike sports such as basketball and football, being a certain height/weight provides less of an advantage in baseball. It is for this reason that Major League Baseball players come in all different shapes and sizes. Ever wonder who the biggest MLB player is? Read on to find out.

The Tallest MLB Baseball Player

Both Jon Rauch and Sean Hjelle stand at 6 feet 11 inches tall, making them tied for the tallest MLB player in history. Jon Rauch pitched a total of 11 seasons in the MLB from 2002-2013 for a total of eight different teams. He made his debut for the Chicago White Sox in April of 2002 and he appeared in a total of 556 games during his career. He pitched a total of 595 innings with a career ERA of 3.90. 

On the other hand, Sean Hjelle made his MLB debut in May of the 2022 season for the San Francisco Giants, and he is still pitching for them currently. Hjelle has pitched a total of 33 innings across 14 games so far in his career. Furthermore, he has a career ERA of 6.00.

The Heaviest MLB Baseball Player

The heaviest MLB baseball player of all time was Walter Young. Young stood at 6 feet 5 inches and weighed an impressive 320 pounds during his time in the league. He only spent one year in the MLB playing first base and serving as a designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles during the 2005 season.

During his career in Baltimore, he had a total of 33 at bats where he was able to record 10 hits, giving him a career batting average of .303. Thanks to his size, Young was most well-known for his power at the plate. Unfortunately, Young passed away at the age of 35 from a heart attack.

The Biggest Active MLB Position Player

The largest position player currently playing in the MLB is Aaron Judge, who plays outfield for the New York Yankees and stands at an impressive 6 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 282 pounds. While he is the biggest position player in the MLB, his size has not hindered his athletic ability on the field as he is one of the best players in the league today.

Judge made his MLB debut in August of 2016 for the New York Yankees and he has played a key role for the team ever since. He has posted a career batting average of .283 and a total of 226 home runs and counting. Judge was also named the 2022 American League Most Valuable Player and broke the AL single-season home run record, hitting 62 home runs in the 2022 season alone. 

During the offseason, Judge signed a nine-year, $360 million contract with the Yankees; therefore, he will most likely spend the remainder of his career with the organization. Following the signing of his contract, Judge was named captain of the New York Yankees.