DK wrote: Kirk Saarloos was a short RHP drafted by the Astros in 2001. He was the 2nd pitcher in the big leagues drafted in 2001. People can be small and pitch well. Height/weight doesn't have as much bearing as people think.
I didn't say you couldn't pitch well, but that durability is a concern. Pedro, Ortiz, Cruz, Wagner are some small pitchers who do well. But even Pedro has trouble knocking out 200 innings. In his brief pro career (01-04), Saarloss has 105 games in, but only started 43 of them.