According to government data, the average American male stands 5’9” tall. The average MLB pitcher is considerably taller, at over 6’2“.
Yet, as with many things, there are notable exceptions to the rule. Some of MLB's top starters and closers this season are not much taller than the rest of us average American males.
Turn the page for five of 2012’s best pitchers who are listed at 5’11” or shorter.