Little Leaguers bigger than MLB SPs?
They call it the Little League. For two pitchers in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday, they stood tall when compared to their major league counterparts.
Chula Vista (Mich.) sent Grant Holman to the mound. Holman, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds, threw a no-hitter, completing the gem on his 85th pitch, the maximum amount allowed according to LLWS rules.
Grosse Pointe (Michigan) countered with 6-3, 219-pound Chad Lorkowski, who threw six innings of one-hit ball before reaching his limit.
The not-so Little Leaguers compared favorably in the height and weight departments to the 32 MLB starters on Friday — Kansas City and Detroit played a doubleheader.
Only five of Friday's major league starters are taller than Holman and Lorkowski, while just 10 weigh more than either of the Little League duo.
FRIDAY'S MLB STARTERS
Fourteen shorter than Holman and Lorkowski
(Only one in this group weighs more than 219 pounds)
Chad Gaudin, Giants: 5-10, 185
Mike Leake, Reds: 5-10, 185
Jose Alvarez, Tigers: 5-11, 180
Ian Kennedy, Padres: 6-0, 190
Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles: 6-0, 195
Brad Peacock, Astros: 6-1, 175
Jeremy Hellickson, Rays: 6-1, 190
Jose Quintana, White Sox: 6-1, 215
Zack Greinke, Dodgers: 6-2, 195
Tom Gorzelanny, Brewers: 6-2, 210
Nathan Eovaldi, Marlins: 6-2, 210
Derek Holland, Rangers: 6-2, 210
R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays: 6-2, 215
Felix Doubront, Red Sox: 6-2, 225*
Six shorter than Holman, same height as Lorkowski and weigh less than both Little Leaguers
Taylor Jordan, Nationals: 6-3, 190
Kevin Correia, Twins: 6-3, 200
Cliff Lee, Phillies: 6-3, 205
Danny Duffy, Royals: 6-3, 200
Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners: 6-3, 210
Jake Westbrook, Cardinals: 6-3, 210
Five same height as Holman and taller than Lorkowski
(Two in this group weighs more than 219 pounds)
Alex Wood: Braves: 6-4, 215
Jon Niese, Mets: 6-4, 215
James Shields, Royals: 6-4, 215
Jake Arrieta, Cubs: 6-4, 225*
Gerrit Cole, Pirates: 6-4, 240*
Five taller and heavier than Holman and Lorkowski
Justin Verlander, Tigers: 6-5, 225
Andy Pettitte, Yankees: 6-5, 225
A.J. Griffin: A's: 6-5, 230
Justin Masterson, Indians: 6-6, 250
Brandon McCarthy, D-backs: 6-7, 200