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​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Joey Votto has more hits (2135) and home runs (356)  than Freeman among active lefthanded batters, and comparable statistics overall, but at age forty his career is near the end.

*Based on stats and status prior to start of 2024 season.

Freddie Freeman stands alone and the best lefthanded hitter in baseball, based on his past four seasons batting .300 or better as much as his consistent performance over 14 years in the he major leagues.  After batting .341 and .300 in has last two years with the Braves, Freeman has batted .325 and .331 in his first two years with the Dodgers.  Along with his .331 average in 2023, he added 29 home runs and 102 runs batted in, and his 59 doubles were the most by anyone in the major leagues since 1964.

Current Best Lefthanded Batters

Charlie Blackmon has played 13 years in the major leagues, all with the Colorado Rockies and has 1690 hits, 310 doubles, 215 home runs, 749 RBI, and a .279 batting average.

Anthony Rizzo has played 13 years in the majors and starts his 4th season with the New York Yankees.  He has 1567 hits, 326 doubles, 295 home runs, 930 RBI and a .263 batting average.

Jason Heyward has played 15 years in the majors and starts his 3rd season with the LA Dodgers.  He has 1512 hits, 292 doubles, 174 home runs, 683 RBI and a .258 batting average.

Bryce Harper has played 12 years in the majors, and starts his 6th season with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He has 1513 hits, 327 doubles, 306 home runs, 889 RBI and a .281 batting average.

Christian Yelich has played 11 years in the majors, and starts his 6th season with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He has 1505 hits, 294 doubles, 193 home runs, 706 RBI and a .286 batting average.

Corey Seager has p;ayed 9 years in the majors, and starts his 3rd season with the Texas Rangers.  He has 1019 hits, 230 doubles, 170 home runs, and a .292 batting qaverage.

Andrew Benintendi has played 8 years in the majors, and starts his 2nd season with the Chicago White Sox.  He has 925 hits, 203 doubles, 78 home runs, 429 RBI and a .276 batting average.

Rafael Devers has played 7 years in the majors, all with the Boston Red Sox.  He has 919 hits, 221 doubles, 172 home runs, 555 RBI and a .280 batting average.

Matt Olson has played 8 years in the majors, and starts his 3rd season with the Atlanta Braves.  He has 837 hits, 172 doubles, 230 home runs, 615 RBI and a .256 batting average.

Cody Bellinger has played 7 years in the majors, and starts his 2nd season with the Chicago Cubs.  He has 805 hits, 163 doubles, 178 home runs, 519 RBI and a .258 batting average.

Juan Soto has played 6 years in the majors, and is starting his 1st season with the New York Yankees.  He has 768 hits, 148 doubles, 160 home runs, 483 RBI, a .284 batting averabge, and an amazing 640 walks.

Shohei Ohtani has played 6 years in the majors, and starts his 1st season with the :LA Dodgers.  He has 684 hits, 129 double,s 171 home runs, 439 RBI and a .274 batting average.

Freddie Freeman has been chosen for the NL all-star team 7 times, and he won the National League Most Valuable Player in 2020.  He has 2114 hits and 1217 runs scored in 7016 times at bat, with 473 doubles, 321 home runs, 1143 runs batted in.  Add in 932 walks for a .388 on base percentage, and a .514 slugging percentage.  At age 34 he seems to be in the prime of his career with plenty of productive years in front of him.