​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

There were 112 lefthanded pitchers out of 402 pitchers on MLB Opening Day Rosters on April 1st.   

There were also 123 lefthanded batters out of 378 position players on those rosters.

We were hoping not to write about COVID-19 this year...

After a COVID free spring training, the virus struck MLB on Opening Day.  The Washington Nationals three game series against the New York Mets was postponed because of ongoing COVID concerns within the Nationals team and organization.  The Nationals/Braves on Monday, April 5th was also postponed, but on Tuesday afternoon they finally opened the with a roster that included 10 players who were late replacements for the 10 on the injured list because of COVID. 

Since that first week, no other games had been postponed (except by bad weather). until the weekend of April 17-18 when the Twins/Angels games were postponed due to a number of Twins personnel testing positive.  The Twins Monday game against the A's was also postponed, but rescheduled as part of a doubleheader when they resumed play on Tuesday.

Let's hope that this gets better soon, and that "Game Postponed by COVID" will not be a regular occurrence in 2021.    

through games of 5/5/21

Cedric Mullins of the Orioles is 2nd in the Major Leagues with 39 hits...

Danny Duffy of the Royals is 2nd in the Majors with a 0.60 Earned Run Average...

Tim Hill of the Padres is tied for 1st in the Majors with 17 games pitched...

See more lefthanders among the league leaders here.

The 2021 Major League Baseball Season has begun​​

Established lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers in the prime of their careers,
older veteran lefthanders trying to stay productive and chasing career milestones,
and younger lefthanders working to establish their reputations as future stars.

Lefthanded Baseball will report on all of them as the 2021 season moves along.

Matthew Boyd of the Detroit Tigers was the first lefthanded pitcher to take the mound,

and the first to earn a victory with 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball.  

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