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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Lefthanders Missing from Active Status

Recently retired longtime favorite lefthanders have remained retired

and unsigned free agents hoping for another chance as still unsigned.

And there are a few lefthanders injured and out for the 2022 season.

Familiar Faces Starting 2022 in New Places

Many established lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers started 2022 with new teams,
including Freddie Freeman, Corey Seager, Robbie Ray and Eduardo Rodriguez.
A few of them were traded, but most of them were free agent acquisitions.

It was a very active trade deadline and lefthanders were featured in the action...

The Nationals traded superstar Juan Soto to the Padres for a substantial package of prospects and players. 

The Brewers traded relief pitcher Josh Hader to the Padres for relief pitcher Taylor Rogers and others.

(Rodgers had been traded from the Twins to the Padres earlier in the 2022 season).

Click here for all of the lefthanders traded at the deadline

The 2022 Major League Baseball Season

Established lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers in their prime,
older veteran lefthanders staying productive and chasing career milestones,
and younger lefthanders presenting themselves as future stars.

Leaders ​Among lefthanded batters...

Rafael Devers of the Red Sox has 30 doubles, 24 home runs and a .306 batting average
Freddie Freeman of the Dodgers has 36 doubles, 71 runs batted in and a .325 batting average 
Anthony Rizzo of the Yankees has 27 home runs and 66 runs batted in
Kyle Schwarber of the Phillies has 34 home runs and 69 runs batted in

Leaders among lefthanded starting pitchers...

Framber Valdez of the Astros has an 11-4 record with a 2.73 ERA
Max Fried of the Braves has a 10-4 record with a 2.60 ERA
Shane McClanahan of the Rays has a 10-5 record with a 2.24 ERA
Martin Perez of the Rangers has a 9-3 record with a 2.85 ERA
Carlos Rodon of the Giants has a 10-6 record with a 2.95 ERA 
Julio Urias of the Dodgers has a 12-6 record with a 2.49 ERA
Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers has a 13-1 record with a 2.72 ERA