The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball
Updated through MLB games of 5/5/21
Lefthanders Among MLB Leaders
Cedric Mullins of the Orioles is 2nd in the Major Leagues with 39 hits, while Adam Frazier of the Pirates, Nate Lowe of the Rangers, and Raimel Tapia of the Rockies are tied for 9th with 34 hits.
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels is tied for 3rd in home runs with 9, while Ryan McMahon of the Rockies is part of a group tied for 8th with 8 home runs.
Nate Lowe is tied for 4th in Runs Batted In with 24, while Shohei Ohtani, plus Didi Gregorius of the Phillies, Kyle Seager of the Mariners, David Peralta of the Diamondbacks, Travis Shaw of the Brewers, and Jared Walsh of the Angels are tied for 7th with 22 RBI.
Jesse Winkler is 4th in the league with a .359 Batting Average, while Jared Walsh is tied for 8th with a .333 average.
Lefthanded Starting Pitchers...
Danny Duffy of the Royals leads the Major Leagues with a 0.60 Earned Run Average, while John Means of the Orioles is 3rd with a 1.37 ERA and Trevor Rogers of the Marlins is 6th with a 1.91 ERA.
Danny Duffy and John Means, plus Clayton Kershaw, of the Dodgers, Steven Matz of the Blue Jays, Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox, Carlos Rodon of the White Sox, and Julio Urias of the Dodgers are among a group tied for 2nd with 4 wins.
Lefthanded Relief Pitchers...
Tim Hill of the Padres is tied for the league lead with 17 game appearances, while Andrew Chapin of the Cubs, Sam Howard of the Pirates, A.J. Minter of the Braves, and Brooks Raley of the Astros are tied for 7th with 15 appearances
Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees, Jake McGee of the Giants, and Josh Hader of the Brewers are tied for 4th with 7 saves. Aroldis Chapman has been his usual dominant self with 11 scoreless innings, only 2 hits and 3 walks allowed, and he has struck out 26 batters.
The 2021 MLB Season