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Jesus Montero Is Not Too Big to Catch in the Major Leagues

who deny that Jesus Montero could be a major-league catcher usually start by saying that he is too big. People say he must be shifted to first base or DH because of his size.

Montero is 6'4" and weighs about 235 pounds.

That is almost exactly the size of a catcher who has been a major league MVP. Joe Mauer is 6'5" and about 230 pounds.

At any point in time did anyone say Mauer was too big to catch? If so, I don't remember it.

Please don't interpret this to mean that Montero is going to be Mauer. No one knows. I am only trying to make the point that size makes no difference for a catcher.

There is a young catcher in Baltimore that drew raves as he moved through the minor leagues and ...

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