At 6’4″, 315 pounds, the former Mexican slugger is looking to make the Astros big league club. In seven years south of the border, Amador hit .320 with 112 home runs. Last season, he belted 36 homers, drove in 121 RBI and hit just above his weight at a robust .368.
If Amador – whose nickname is “el Gigante de Mulegé” (which if my high school Spanish is correct means “Fat Bastard”) – makes the club he would tie the MLB record as the heaviest player of all time. Former Oriole Walter Young weighed in at 315 pounds.
While Amador is expected to start the season in AAA Oklahoma City the biggest question is which will be higher this year, el Gigante’s weight or the Astros winning percentage?
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