​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Anthony Rizzo is a lefthanded throwing first-baseman with 9 years in the majors (2011-2019), the last 8 with the Chicago Cubs.  He has hit at least 25 home runs 6 years in a row, has driven in at least 101 runs 4 times.  For his career he has 1204 hits, 663 runs scored, 262 doubles, 218 home runs, 729 runs batted in and a .273 batting average.  He is a 3 time all-star and a 3 time Gold Glove Winner.

Freddie Freeman is a righthanded throwing first-baseman with 10 years in the majors (2010-2019), all with the Atlanta Braves.  He has a total of 1451 hits, 798 runs, 319 doubles, 227 home runs, 684 runs batted in, a .293 average, .379 on base percentage and a .504 slugging percentage.  He is a 4 time All-Star who led the National League with 191 hits and 44 doubles in 2018, and has batted over .300 for the 4th time. 

Daniel Murphy is a righthanded throwing infielder with 11 years in the majors (2008-2019), 7 years with the New York Mets and currently with the Colorado Rockies.  He is a 3 time All-Star who has batted over .300 five times and has a .298 career average.  He also has 1543 hits, 368 doubles, 719 runs batted in.

Carlos Gonzalez is a lefthanded throwing outfielder with 12 years in the majors (2008-2019), 10 years with Colorado and currently with Seattle. For his career he has 1432 hits, 821 runs scored, 302 doubles, 234 home runs, 785 runs batted in, and a .285 batting average.  He is a three time all-star who the NL batting title in 2010. 

Shin-Soo Choo is a lefthanded throwing outfielder with 15 years in the majors (2005-2019), the past 7 years with the Texas Rangers.  He has played in 1619 games and has 1645 hits, 336 doubles and a .275 batting average.

Eric Hosmer is a lefthanded throwing first-baseman with 9 years in the majors (2011-2019), currently playing with San Diego.    He has played in 1365 games with 691 runs scored and 734 runs batted in.  He has won a Gold Glove Award as top fielding first-baseman 4 times.

Jay Bruce is a lefthanded throwing outfielder with 12 years in the majors (2008-2019), currently with Philadelphia.  He has played in 1608 games with 825 runs scored, 307 doubles, 312 home runs, and 934 RBI.  He has hit more than 20 home runs 11 times, and over 30 in 5 of them.

Michael Brantley is a lefthanded throwing outfielder with 11 years in the major (2009-2019), 10 years with Cleveland and currently with Houston.  He has a .297 career batting average, and has batted over .300 five times, including a high of .327 in 2014.

​Current Best Lefthanded Batters

Other Lefthanded Batters Currently in MLB