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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Lefthanders Among MLB Leaders

through games of 5/26/21

Lefthanded Batters...

Adam Frazier of the Pirates is 1st in the Major Leagues with 62 hits.  

 Jake Cronenworth of the Padres, and Cedric Mullins of the Orioles are tied for 8th with 56 hits.  Jesse Winker of the Reds is tied for 11th with 55 hits, Jared Walsh of the Angels is tied for 14th with 54 hits, and Michael Brantley of the Astros is tied for 20th with 51 hits.

Jesse Winker is 2nd in the Major Leagues with a .346 Batting Average

Adam Frazier is 6th with a .325 average, Jared Walsh is 7th with a .321 average,  Michael Brantley is 17th with a .305 average, and Joey Wendle  of the Rays is 18th with a .305 batting average.

Shohei Ohtani of the Angels is tied for 3rd in the major leagues with 15 Home Runs.  

Rafael Devers of the Red Sox is 5th with 14 home runs, Jesse Winker, Ryan McMahon of the Rockies, and Matt Olson of the A's are tied for 6th with 13 home runs, Freddie Freeman of the Braves is tied for 11th with 12 home runs, and Brandon Crawford of the Giants,  and Jared Walsh are tied for 18th with 11 home runs. 

Rafael Devers is 1st in the majors with 43 Runs Batted In.  

Shohei Ohtani is tied for 6th with 38 runs batted in, Jared Walsh is tied for 8th with 37, Brandon Crawford is tied for 18th with 32 RBI, and Kyle Seager of the Mariners, and Ryan McMahon are tied for 20th with 30 RBI.

​​Lefthanded Pitchers...

Carlos Rodon of the White Sox is 2nd in the Major Leagues with a 1.29 Earned Run Average.

Trevor Rogers of the Marlins is 5th with a 1.75 ERA, John Means of the Orioles is 7th ith a 1.71 ERA, and Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Blue Jays is 17th with a 2.51 Earned Run Average

Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias of the Dodgers are tied for 2nd in the Major Leagues with 7 wins.

Steven Matz of the Blue Jays, and Trevor Rogers are tied for 5th with 6 wins, and Carlos Rodon of the White Sox, Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox,  Alex Wood of the Giants and John King of the Rangers are tied for 10th with 5 wins.  King earned his wins as a relief pitcher, in 17 games, 24 innings pitched with a 5-3 record and a 2.25 ERA.

*Carlos Rodon, John Means, and Wade Miley have all thrown no-hitters in 2021.

​​​​Jake Brentz of the Royals, and Andrew Chafin of the Cubs are tied for 3rd with 24 games pitched.

Tim Hill of the Padres, Brooks Raley of the Astros, and Tanner Scott of the Orioles, are tied for 8th with 23 games, and Jake Diekman of the A's, Sam Howard of the Pirates, Jake McGee of the Giants,  A.J. Minter of the Braves, Anthony Misiewicz of the Mariners, Gregory Soto of the Tigers, and Alex Young of the Diamondbacks are tied for 19th with 22 game appearances.

Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees, Josh Hader of the Brewers, and Jake McGee are tied for 3rd in the Major Leagues with 11 saves. Will Smith of the Braves is tied for 12th with 8 saves, and Brad Hand of the Nationals is tied for 19th with 7 saves.

Josh Hader set an MLB record earlier this year when he recorded his 400th career strikeout in only 234.2 innings pitched, beating the previous fastest to 400 (Craig Kimbrel) by just a few innings.