Originally Posted by UGADaddy
why does height matter?
It might not for him, but it is a dissadvantage. But usually, about 90% of the time, it does. The shorter you are, the more of a "level plane" you throw on. A 6'8" pitcher has an advantage bc the hitter has to track the ball from higher up in the air and it comes downward to you. Where as a shorter pitcher, will always start his pitch about 5' off the ground.
Just look at the size of pitchers.
Here are some shorties:
Sure there are many others, these are just off the top of my head.