Originally Posted by dougdirt
Pitchers are taller from 2006-2013? Where are you seeing this data?
Overall height in baseball has continued to increase over the years (especially the most recent years), and I do need to find the breakdown for pitchers again. I did it once before but I did not bookmark it. IIRC, pitchers have seen the biggest jump in height over recent years, and account for almost all of that recent increase that you see in the graph below. I am sure there are many factors here, such as better specialization at lower levels (so tall guys are more likely to become pitchers) and greater emphasis by teams to draft tall pitchers and develop them.