Tallest and shortest position players in Majors stand next to each other
Major league baseball players come in all shapes and all sizes. Including height. The shortest (errr, most diminutive) player in the Major Leagues (Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros) stood next to the tallest batter in the league (Nate Freiman of the Oakland Athletics), the disparity is about 15 inches! Thanks for the tweet from @baseball_lifee (no camera tricks):
Jose Altuve (5′ 5″) standing next to Nate Freiman (6′ 8″) pic.twitter.com/skwPVAszdg
— Baseball Players (@Baseball_Lifee) September 7, 2013
Make no mistake, Altuve resembles Mighty Mouse more than a dormouse on the diamond, already having an All Star appearance (2012) in his budding career. Freiman and Altuve were both teammates in Spring Training for the Astros in 2012, however the Astros let Freiman go via waivers before the 2013 season. Freiman has exacted a measure of revenge, with three of his four 2013 home runs against the AL West rival Astros.
– David Whitlock