​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Carlos Beltran is a righthanded throwing outfield who has played 19 years (from 1998 to 2016) with seven different teams and currently with the Texas Rangers..  He has 2617 hits and 1522 runs scored in 9301 at-bats, with 536 doubles, 78 triples, 421 home runs, 1536 runs batted in, 312 stolen bases, and a .281 batting average.

Victor Martinez is a righthanded throwing catcher and first-baseman who is now mainly a designated hitter. He has played 14 years (from 2002 to 2016) 8 with Cleveland, 2 with Boston, and the past 5 with Detroit.  He has 386 doubles, 227 home runs, 1077 runs batted in and a .301 batting average.

Jose Reyes is a righthanded throwing infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, 11 of those years with the New York Mets.  He has 2036 hits with a .286 batting average and 498 stolen bases (2nd among active players).

Melky Cabrera is lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 13 years in the majors with 6 different teams, the last three with the Chicago White Sox,  He has 1706 hits, including 328 doubles, and a .286 batting average.

Other switch-hitters currently in the majors leagues include Matt Wieters, Coco Crisp, Billie HamiltonBen Zobrist, Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher, Jimmy Rollins, Angel Pagan, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie

​Current Best Switch-Hitters

  Carlos Beltran                    Victor Martinez