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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Current Best Lefthanded Starting Pitchers

2023 Season Updates - through games played August 31st

Clayton Kershaw has started  20 games for the Dodgers, with 12 wins, 4 losses, and a 2.48 ERA with 120 strikeouts in 112.1 innings pitched.  He has spent time recently on the injured list but is now healthy for the stretch run.

Madison Bumgarner started 4 games for the Diamondbacks before being waived and has not signed with another team.  He had struggled in 3 years with the DBacks after a great career with the Giants.

Chris Sale started 11 games for the Red Sox before another injury sidelined him.  He has returned to action and now has 15 starts for 5 wins, 3 losses, and a 4.75 ERA with 96 strikeouts in 77.2  innings pitched.

Dallas Keuchel pitched most of the year in AAA baseball, and earned a recent opportunity with the Twins, where he has pitched in 4 games/18 innings with 1 win, 1 loss, and a 3.50 ERA

Wade Miley has 18 starts for the Brewers with 7 wins, 2 losses and a 3.17 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 93.2 innings

Jose Quintana spent the first half of  the season on the injured list, but has recently made 8 starts for the Mets with 1 win, 5 losses, and a 3.28 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched

Patrick Corbin has 27 starts for the Nationals with 9 wins, 12 losses, and a 4.90 ERA with 108 strikeouts in 154.1 innings pithced

Mike Minor has not pitched in the majors in 2023

Rich Hill has pitched in 27 games for the Pirates and the Padres.  He has 7 wins, 13 losses, and a 5.26 ERA with 117 strikeouts in 137 innings pitched

Martin Perez has pitched in 26 games for Rangers with 9 wins, 4 losses, and a 4.84 ERA, with 76 strikeouts in 122.2 innings pitched

Hyun Jin-Rhu has been injured for most of the season and since his return to the Blue Jays he has made 5 starts with3 wins, 1 loss,a nd a 2.25 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 24 inning pitched.

Robbie Ray made just one start for the Mariners before an arm injury ended his season

Alex Wood has 23 appearances for the Giants with 5 wins, 4 losses, 4.52 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 77.2 innings

Eduardo Rodriguez has 21 starts for the Tigers with 9 wins, 7 losses, 3.16 ERA, with 118 strikeouts in 119.2 innings

Marco Gonzales has 10 starts for the Mariners with 4 wins, 1 loss, and a 5.22 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 50 innings 

Matt Moore has 41 appearances for the Angels with 4 wins, 1 loss, and a 2.66 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 44 innings

Sean Manaea has 32 appearances for the Giants with 5 wins, 5 losses, a 4.96 ERA, 109 strikeouts in 80 innings

James Paxton has 19 starts for the Red Sox with 7 wins, 4 losses, 4.50 ERA, 101 strikeouts in 96 innings pitched. Paxton had only made 6 starts in the past 3 years due to injuries.

Blake Snell, 27 starts for the Padres with 11 wins, 9 losses, 2.60 ERA, 193 strikeouts in 149 innings pitched.

Carlos Rodon has made just 9 starts for the Yankees since returning from injury, with 1 win, 4 losses, 5.85 ERA snf 35 strikeouts in 40 nnings pitched.

Max Fried has been limted by injury to just 10 starts for the Braves, but is returning for the stretch run with 5 wins, 1 loss, and a 2.8r ERA in 10 starts, with 53 strikeouts in 53.2 innings

Tommy Milone has made just 2 starts for the Mariners since returning from injury

Drew Smyly has pithced in 30 games for the Cubs with 9 wins, 9 losses, 5.22 ERA, 123 strikeouts in 138 innings pitched

Steven Matz has pitched in 25 games for the Cardinals with 4 wins, 7 losses, 3.86 ERA, 98 strikeouts in 105 innings