​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Among pitchers with the most games started
5 of the top 20 are lefthanded.

#2  CC Sabathia with 538
#7  Cole Hamels with 394
#9  Jon Lester with 380
#11  Clayton Kershaw with 316
#12  Gio Gonzalez with 307
#16  Francisco Liriano with 300
#20  David Price with 289


​Current Best Lefthanded Pitchers

​Among pitchers with the most innings pitched
7 of top 20 are lefthanded.

#1  CC Sabathia with 3370
#7  Cole Hamels with 2553
#9  Jon Lester with 2366
#11  Clayton Kershaw with 2096
#13  David Price with 1922
#18  Gio Gonzalez with 1814
#20  Francisco Liriano with 1743

 

Among pitchers with lowest earned run average
9 of the top 20 are lefthanded.

#1  Clayton Kershaw with 2.39​
#2  Chris Sale with 2.89
#3  Madison Bumgarner with 3.03
#7  David Price with 3.25
#13  Cole Hamels with 3.40
#14  Jon Lester with 3.50
#16  Jose Quintana with 3.60
#19  Dallas Keuchel with 3.66
#20 Gio Gonzalez with 3.64​9


Lefthanded Pitchers are very well represented in Major League Baseball
among the top 20 active leaders in most statistical cate
gories.

​​Among pitchers with the most games won
8 of the top 20 are lefthanded.

#2  CC Sabathia with 246
#5  Jon Lester with 177
#8  Cole Hamels with 156
       #9  Clayton Kershaw with 153
#13  David Price with 143
#15  Gio Gonzalez with 127
#18  Madison Bumgarner with 110
#20  J.A. Happ with 109


Among pitchers with the most strikeouts
9 of the top 20 are lefthanded.

#1  CC Sabathia with 2986
#7  Cole Hamels with 2415
#8  Clayton Kershaw with 2275
#10  Jon Lester with 2190
#12  David Price with 1853
#13  Chris Sale with 1789
#14  Francisco Liriano with 1752
#15  Gio Gonzalez with 1748​
#18  Madison Bumgarner with 1591​​