Is one inch that important?

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    Is one inch that important?

    May be a bit insignificant but one of the Cleveland announcers has made a point of Brock Holt’s diminutive stature for a first baseman as opposed to  that of a second baseman or shortstop.


    It got me to thinking as to how many Red Sox first basemen approached Holt’s physical stature. Here are some that came to mind.


    Brock Holt 5’10" 185 lbs.


    Vic Wertz 6’ 186 lbs.


    Pete Runnels 6’ 170 lbs.


    Yaz 5’11" 182 lbs.


    Danny Cater 5’11" 180 lbs.


    Dave Stapleton 6’1" 178 lbs.


    Bill Buckner 6’ 185 lbs.


    Carlos Quintana 6’ 175lbs.


    Napoli 6’ 220 lbs


    Yaz and Cater had one inch on him, but does one inch make that much of a difference?


    O’boy here it comes.

     
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    May be a bit insignificant but one of the Cleveland announcers has made a point of Brock Holt’s diminutive stature for a first baseman as opposed to  that of a second baseman or shortstop.

     

    It got me to thinking as to how many Red Sox first basemen approached Holt’s physical stature. Here are some that came to mind.

     

    Brock Holt 5’10" 185 lbs.

     

    Vic Wertz 6’ 186 lbs.

     

    Pete Runnels 6’ 170 lbs.

     

    Yaz 5’11" 182 lbs.

     

    Danny Cater 5’11" 180 lbs.

     

    Dave Stapleton 6’1" 178 lbs.

     

    Bill Buckner 6’ 185 lbs.

     

    Carlos Quintana 6’ 175lbs.

     

    Napoli 6’ 220 lbs

     

    Yaz and Cater had one inch on him, but does one inch make that much of a difference?

     

    O’boy here it comes.

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    Thought Yaz was bigger than that. He's the same size as me!

     
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    As Dad would say "Son size matters"

     
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    One of the things that has contributed to Pedroia's legacy is his success despite his short stature. The fact is that height is not necessarily an asset for a second baseman. And at the plate, he has a smaller strike zone. He has become what he is because of his talent and work ethic. His height has not been a detriment at all. Generally, you want to have a taller guy at first base because of the high throws from short and third. Not the most important thing, but it helps. 

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    As Dad would say "Son size matters"

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    That was funny.  Maybe your best line ever.

     
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    May be a bit insignificant but one of the Cleveland announcers has made a point of Brock Holt’s diminutive stature for a first baseman as opposed to  that of a second baseman or shortstop.

     

    It got me to thinking as to how many Red Sox first basemen approached Holt’s physical stature. Here are some that came to mind.

     

    Brock Holt 5’10" 185 lbs.

     

    Vic Wertz 6’ 186 lbs.

     

    Pete Runnels 6’ 170 lbs.

     

    Yaz 5’11" 182 lbs.

     

    Danny Cater 5’11" 180 lbs.

     

    Dave Stapleton 6’1" 178 lbs.

     

    Bill Buckner 6’ 185 lbs.

     

    Carlos Quintana 6’ 175lbs.

     

    Napoli 6’ 220 lbs

     

    Yaz and Cater had one inch on him, but does one inch make that much of a difference?

     

    O’boy here it comes.

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    Actually, in the case of Buckner, it might have helped more if he were a couple of inches shorter and closer to the ground.  

     
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    Re: Is one inch that important?

    According to my wife it is

     
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    3 of the best defensive 1B of alltime- 

    Don Mattingly 6-0

    Keith Hernandez 6-0

    Wes Parker 6-1

     
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    Re: Is one inch that important?

    One inch does not matter. I bet Holt has a vertical jump about 5 inches higher than Napoli.

    However it is a first baseman's job to pick balls out the dirt more than catch high throws. If he can make the in the dirt catches and make it look easy like some guys like Loney or Laroche can he will be very valuable as a UIF.

    Lately I have been amazed at how many guys can not make a clean throw across the infield even on a routine play.

     

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     
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    Height doesn't matter so much as reach.  How long are the arms and how far can the guy stretch?

     

    Jim is correct when he says the ability to grab balls out of the dirt is far more important than height.

     
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    No idea as I'm not a woman.....Bill would know. 

    BTW......LOVE the Carlos Quintana inclusion on that list!!!!!

     
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    May be a bit insignificant but one of the Cleveland announcers has made a point of Brock Holt’s diminutive stature for a first baseman as opposed to  that of a second baseman or shortstop.

     

    It got me to thinking as to how many Red Sox first basemen approached Holt’s physical stature. Here are some that came to mind.

     

    Brock Holt 5’10" 185 lbs.

     

    Vic Wertz 6’ 186 lbs.

     

    Pete Runnels 6’ 170 lbs.

     

    Yaz 5’11" 182 lbs.

     

    Danny Cater 5’11" 180 lbs.

     

    Dave Stapleton 6’1" 178 lbs.

     

    Bill Buckner 6’ 185 lbs.

     

    Carlos Quintana 6’ 175lbs.

     

    Napoli 6’ 220 lbs

     

    Yaz and Cater had one inch on him, but does one inch make that much of a difference?

     

    O’boy here it comes.

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    Actually, in the case of Buckner, it might have helped more if he were a couple of inches shorter and closer to the ground.  

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    Re: Is one inch that important?

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    Height doesn't matter so much as reach.  How long are the arms and how far can the guy stretch?

     

    Jim is correct when he says the ability to grab balls out of the dirt is far more important than height.

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    this.  100%.

     

    oh, and as far as BB, the sox lost that game before that ball was even hit.  never blamed him.  and never will. 

     

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