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​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Charlie Blackmon is a lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 10 years with the Colorado Rockies.  He has batted over .300 five times, including a high of .331 in 2017, and he has scored more than 100 runs four times.  For his career he now has 1311 hits, 744 runs scored, 239 doubles, 178 home runs, 553 runs batted in, and a .304 batting average.  Blackmon is a four time All-Star and two time Silver Slugger Award Winner.

Bryce Harper is a righthanded throwing outfielder who has played 9 years in the majors, 7 with the Washington Nationals and now 2 with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He has hit 20 more more home runs 7 times, including a high of 42 in 2015.  He now has 1122 hits, 749 runs scored, 228 doubles, 232 home runs, 668 runs batted in, and a .276 batting average.  Harper is a six time All-Star and he was the National League Most Valuable Player in 2015.

Christian Yelich is a righthanded throwing outfielder who has played 8 years in the majors, 5 with the Miami Marlins and now three with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He has batted over .300 three times with a career average of .296, and won the National League Batting Title in 2018 with a .326 average and in 2019 with a .329 average.  Yelich is a two time All-Star and he was the National League MVP in 2018 and finished 2nd in the MVP voting in 2019.​

Cody Bellinger is a lefthanded throwing outfielder and first-baseman who has played just 4 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and has already made a significant impact on the game.  He was National League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the National League Most Valuable Player in 2019 when he had 34 doubles, 47 home runs and 115 runs batted in, while also winning the Gold Glove Award for fielding excellence.

Anthony Rizzo is a lefthanded throwing first-baseman who has played 10 years with the Chicago Cubs.  He has 141 hits or more in 7 times, 23 or more home runs 7 times, and driven in 101 runs or more 4 times.  He now has 1249 hits, 689 runs scored, 268 doubles, 229 home runs, 753 runs batted in, and a .271 batting average.  Rizzo is a three time All-Star and he has won the Gold Glove Award for fielding excellence four times.

Freddie Freeman is a righthanded throwing first-baseman who has played 11 years with the Atlanta Braves.  He has batted over .300 5 times, including a high of .341 in 2020.  He now has 1524 hits, 849 runs scored, 342 doubles, 240 home runs, 858 runs batted in, and a .295 batting average.  Freeman is a four time All-Star, and he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 2020.

Eric Hosmer is a lefthanded throwing first-baseman who has played 10 years in the majors, 7 with the Kansas City Royals and now 3 with the San Diego Padres.  He has 153 or more hits 7 times, and 22 or more doubles 9 of his 10 years.  He now has 1492 hits, 714 runs scored, 272 doubles, 176 home runs, 770 runs batted in, and a .278 batting average.  Hosmer has won the Gold Glove Award for fielding excellence four times.

Michael Brantley is a lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 12 years in the majors, 10 with the Cleveland Indians and now 2 with the Houston Astros.  He has batted .300 or better 6 times, including a high of .327 in 2014.  He now has 1425 hits, 655 runs scored, 303 doubles, 114 home runs, 640 runs batted in, and a .297 batting average.  Brantley is a four time All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2014.



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