The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Cole Hamels

Current Best Lefthanded Starting Pitchers

Cole Hamels has pitched 14 years in the majors (2006-2019), 10 years with Philadelphia, plus time with Texas and with the Chicago Cubs.  He starts 2020 as a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Hamels has 163 wins (8th among active pitchers) and 121 losses for a .574 winning percentage (19th active), with a 3.42 Earned Run Average (15th active) and 2558 strikeouts (4th active and 6th all-time) in 421 games started (4th active) and 2695 innings pitched (5th active).  

Hamels has been an All-Star in the N.L. 3 times, and the A.L. once, and he was World Series MVP with the Phillies in 2008.