The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball
Other Current Best Lefthanded Pitchers
Blake Snell has pitched 3 years with the Tampa Bay Rays. After winning just 11 games in 41 starts in his first two seasons with the Rays, he won 21 games with only 5 losses and 1.89 Earned Run Average in 2018. He pitched 180 innings in 31 starts, with 221 strikeouts and only 64 walks.
Jon Lester has pitched 13 years in the major leagues, the last 4 years with the Chicago Cubs. He won 18 games with only 6 losses and a 3.32 Earned Run Average in 2018. For his career he has won 177 games and lost 98 for a .644 winning percentage (currently 34th all time), with a 3.50 ERA and 2190 strikeouts in 2366 innings. Lester is a 5 time All Star, and he has 4 wins and 1 loss with a 1.77 ERA in 6 World Series games.
Cole Hamels has pitched 13 years in the major leagues, and is currently with the Chicago Cubs. He has 156 wins and 114 losses for a .578 winning percentage, with a 3.40 Earned Run Average and 2415 strikeouts (46th all-time) in 2553 innings. Hamels is a 4 time All Star, and was World Series MVP with the Phillies in 2008.
Gio Gonzalez has pitched 11 years in the major leagues, and is currently with the Milwaukee Brewers. He won 21 games with 207 strikeouts in 2012. Overall he has 127 wins, 97 losses and a 3.69 ERA, with 1748 strikeouts in 1814 innings pitched.
J.A. Happ has pitched 12 years in the major leagues, and is currently with the New York Yankees. He won 20 games with only 4 losses with Toronto in 2016. Overall has has 109 wins, 82 losses and a 3.90 ERA, with 1357 strikeouts in 1530 innings pitched.
Dallas Keuchel has pitched 7 years in the major leagues, all with the Houston Astros. He won 20 games with a 2.48 ERA, and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2015. Overall he has 76 wins, 63 losses and a 3.66 ERA, with 945 strikeouts in 1189 innings pitched.
C.C. Sabathia is in his 18th year in the Major Leagues, 8 years with Cleveland, 1 year with Milwaukee, and the past 10 years with the New York Yankees. He has 246 wins (51st all-time) and 153 losses for a .617 winning percentage (84th all-time), with a 3.70 Earned Run Average, and 2986 strikeouts (17th all-time) in 538 starts (33rd all-time) and 3470 innings (75th all-time) .
Sabathia a 6 time All Star, with an American League Cy Young Award and a World Series Championship. He was easily on his way toward 300 wins and 3000 strikeouts before injuries sidetracked him, but he has made a resurgence the past couple of years and may be worthy of the Baseball Hall of Fame when his career is finished.