The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Gio Gonzalez has pitched 13 years in the majors, including 4 years with Oakland, 7 with Washington, 2 with Milwaukee and 2020 with the Chicago White Sox.  He won 21 games with 207 strikeouts and a 2.89 ERA in 2012.  Overall he has 131 wins, with 101 losses and a 3.70 ERA, and 1860 strikeouts in 1933 innings pitched.

J.A. Happ has pitched 14 years in the majors with six different teams, including 6 years with Toronto and the last 3 years with the New York Yankees.  He won 20 games with only 4 losses in 2016 with Toronto.  Overall he has 123 wins, 92 losses and a 3.98 ERA, with 1539 strikeouts in 1741 innings pitched. ​

Wade Miley has pitched 10 years in the majors for seven teams, most recently with Cincinnati.  He has 85 wins and 85 losses with a 4.24 ERA, with 1127 strikeouts in 1418 innings pitched.

Jose Quintana has pitched 8 years in the majors, first with the Chicago White Sox and now with the Cubs.  He has 83 wins and 77 losses and a 3.72 earned run average in 1485 innings pitched.

Derek Holland has pitched 12 years in the majors, the first 8 with Texas, and the rest with 4 other teams.  He has 79 wins and 81 losses with a 4.61 ERA, with 1190 strikeouts in 1416 innings pitched.

Patrick Corbin has pitched 7 years in the majors, 6 with Arizona and the last 2 with Washington.  He has 72 wins and 68 losses with a 3.84 ERA, and 1195 strikeouts in 1213 innings pitched.

Mike Minor has pitched 9 years in the majors, the first 5 with Atlanta, and the rest with 3 other teams.  He has 71 wins and 66 losses with a 3.98 ERA, with 1048 strikeouts in 1152 innings pitched.

Rich Hill has pitched 16 years in the majors for 9 teams, currently with Minnesota.  He has 67 wins and  44 losses for a .607 win-loss % and a 3.79 ERA, with 1035 strikeouts in 976 innings pitched.

Danny Duffy has pitched 10 years in the majors, all with Kansas City.  He has 64 wins and 64 losses with a 4.02 ERA, with 983 strikeouts in 1111 innings pitched.

Brett Anderson has pitched 12 years in the majors for 9 teams, currently with Milwaukee.  He has 63 wins and 65 losses with a 4.06 ERA, with 714 strikeouts in 1044 innings pitched.

Hyun Jin-Ryu has pitched 7 years in the majors, 6 with the Dodgers and now with Toronto.  He has 59 wins and 35 losses with a 2.95 ERA, with 737 strikeouts in 87 innings pitched.

James Paxton has pitched 8 years in the majors, 6 with Seattle and the past 2 with the Yankees.  He has 57 wins and 33 losses with a 3.58 ERA, with 829 strikeouts in 753 innings pitched.

Blake Snell has pitched 5 years in the majors, all with the Tampa Bay Rays.  he has 42 wins and 30 losses with a 3.24 ERA.  In 2018, he won the A.L. Cy Young Award while winning 21 games with only 5 losses and 1.89 ERA. 

Marco Gonzalez has pitched 6 years in the majors, currently with Seattle.  He has 41 wins and 27 losses with a 4.09 ERA, wiht 420 strikeouts in 516 innings pitched.

Max Fried has pitched 4 years in the majors, all with the Atlanta Braves.  He has 26 wins and only 11 losses with a 3.52 ERA, with 289 strikeouts in 281 innings pitched.  He had 7 wins without a loss in 2020.

Other Veteran Lefthanded Starting Pitchers

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