The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball
2018 Relief Pitchers
Among the leaders in Games Saved, only 7 of the top 50 (but 3 of the top 10) are lefthanded. Felipe Vazquez of the Pittsburgh Pirates had the 6th most games saved with 37. He was followed by Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees and Brad Hand of the Cleveland Indians with 32, Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals with 25, Will Smith of the San Francisco Giants with 14, Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers with 12, Jose Alvarado of the Tampa Bay Rays with 8, and Zach Britton of the Yankees with 7.
Among the leaders in Games Pitched, 13 of the top 50 are lefthanded. Andrew Chafin of the Arizona Diamondbacks had the 3rd most appearances with 77. He was followed with Jose Alvarez of the California Angels with 76, Scott Alexander of the Los Angeles Dodgers with 73, Zach Duke of the Seattle Mariners, Dan Jennings of the Milwaukee Brewers, Tyler Rogers of the Minnesota Twins, and Tony Watson of the San Francisco Giants all with 72, Jake Diekman of the Diamondbacks and Justin Wilson of the Chicago Cubs with 71, Jose Alvarado of the Rays, Tim Hill of the Kansas City Royals, and Felipe Vazquez of the Pirates with 70, and Brad Hand of the Indians with 69.