​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Christian Yelich is a righthanded throwing outfielder who has played 6 years in the major leagues.  He was a very good player for the Miami Marlins in his first 5 years, but after being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers prior to the 2018 season, he put up the best numbers of his career and was a major reason or the Brewers making the playoffs.  He scored 118 runs, had 187 hits, with 36 home runs, 110 runs batted in, and 22 stolen bases

Scooter Gennett is a righthanded throwing 2nd-baseman who has played 6 years in the major leagues, the last two with the Cincinnati Reds.  For 2018, he batted .310 with 23 home runs and 92 runs batted in, following his 2017 numbers of a .295 batting average, 27 home runs and 97 runs batted in.  

Joey Gallo is a righthanded throwing 3rd-baseman who has played 4 years for the Texas Rangers. For 2018, he hit 40 home runs and had 92 runs batted in, following his 2017 number of 41 home runs and 80 runs batted in.

Bryce Harper is a righthanded throwing outfielder who has played 7 years with the Washington Nationals.  He was the NL MVP in 2015 when he had 42 home runs, 118 runs scored, 99 runs batted in, a .330 batting average, .460 on base percentage and a .649 slugging percentage.  For his career he now has 922 hits, 610 runs scored, 183 doubles, 184 home runs, 521 runs batted in, and a .279 batting average

Charlie Blackmon is a lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 8 years with the Colorado Rockies.  He has batted over .300 in 3 seasons, and in 2017 he led the N.L. in hits with 213, runs scored with 137, triples with 14, and batting average with .331.  For his career he now has 1062 hits, 601 runs scored, 185 doubles, 140 home runs, 425 runs batted in, and a .302 batting average.

Anthony Rizzo is a lefthanded throwing first-baseman who has played 8 years with the Chicago Cubs.  He has hit at least 25 home runs in each of the past 5 years, and at least 101 runs batted in in each of the past 4 years.  For his career he has 1054 hits, 574 runs scored, 191 home runs, 635 runs batted in and a .270 batting average.  

Freddie Freeman is a righthanded throwing first-baseman who has played 9 years with the Atlanta Braves.  He led the National League with 191 hits and 44 doubles in 2018, and batted over .300 for the 4th time.  For his career he has 1275 hits, 686 runs, 285 doubles, 189 home runs, 684 runs batted in and a .293 average.

Daniel Murphy is a righthanded throwing infielder who has played 10 years in the major leagues, and is currently with the Chicago Cubs.  He has 333 doubles, and led the National League in doubles two times).  He has batted over .300 four times and has a .299 lifetime batting average.

Carlos Gonzalez is a lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 11 years in the major leagues, the past 10 years with Colorado.  He is a three time all-star who the NL batting title in 2010.  For his career he has 1403 hits, 800 runs scored, 299 doubles, 231 home runs, 775 runs batted in, and a .287 batting average.

Curtis Granderson is a righthanded throwing outfielder who has played 15 years in the major leagues, and is currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  His 329 career home runs are the most of any active lefthanded batter, and 94 his triples are the third-most.  He also has 329 doubles, 903 runs batted in, and 153 stolen bases. 

Robinson Cano, Joey Votto, Joe Mauer & Nick Markakis are a step above the rest,

but there are many other lefthanded batters are among the best currently in the game.

​Current Best Lefthanded Batters