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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Among the players we've previously identified as the best active lefthanded batters...

Robinson Cano had another very good season for the Seattle Mariners
with a .280 batting average, 166 hits, 79 runs, 23 home runs, and 97 runs batted in

Joey Votto had another very good season for the Cincinnati Reds
with a .320 batting average, 179 hits, 106 runs, 36 home runs and 100 runs batted in

Among the leaders in Batting Average, 16 of the top 50 are lefthanded batters.   Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers had the 3rd highest average at .326.  He was followed by Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds at.310, Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians at .309, Joey Wendle of the Tampa Bay Rays and Corey Dickerson of the Pittsburgh Pirates at .300, Nick Markakis of the Braves at .297, Mallex Smith of the Rays at .296, David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks at .293, Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies at .291, Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox at .290, Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins at .288, Joey Votto of the Reds at .284, Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs at .283, Joe Mauer of the Twins at .282, and Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies at .276.

Among the leaders in Hits, 15 of the top 50 are lefthanded batters.   Freddie Freeman of the Braves had the 2nd most hits with 191.  He was followed by Christian Yelich of the Brewers with 187, Nick Markakis of the Braves with 185, Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies with 182, Scooter Gennett of the Reds with 181, Michael Brantley of the Indians with 176, Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox with 168, David Peralta of the Diamondbacks with 164, Eddie Rosario of the Twins with 161, Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs with 160, jed Lowrie of the Oakland A's with 159, Ender Inciarte of the Braves with 158, Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres with 155, Corey Dickerson of the Pirates with 151, and Dee Gordon of the Seattle Mariners with 149.

Among the leaders in Home Runs, 16 of the top 50 are lefthanded batters.   Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers had the 3rd most home runs with 40.  He was followed by Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Christian Yelich of the Brewers with 36, Max Muncy of the Dodgers with 35, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals with 34, Travis Shaw of the Brewers with 32, and David Peralta of the Diamondbacks with 30, Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies and Matt Olson of the Oakland A's with 29, Michael Conforto of the New York Mets and Mike Moustakas of the Braves with 28, Daniel Palko of the Chicago White Sox with 27, Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs with 26, and Cody Bellinger and Joc Peterson of the Dodgers, and Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs with 25.

Among the leaders in Runs Batted In, 17 of the top 50 are lefthanded batters.   Christian Yelich of the Brewers had the 4th most RBI with 110.  He was followed by Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs with 101, Bryce Harper of the Nationals with 100, Jed Lowrie of the A's with 99, and Freddie Freeman of the Braves with 98, Mike Moustakas of the Braves with 95, Nick Markakis of the Braves with 93, Joey Gallo of the Rangers and Scooter Gennett with 92, Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox and David Peralta of the Diamondbacks with 87, Travis Shaw of the Brewers with 86, Matt Olson of the A's with 84, Yonder Alonso of the Indians with 83, Michael Conforto of the Mets with 82, and Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals and Gregory Polanco of the Pirates with 81.

2018 Batting Leaders