The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Nick Markakis

Current Best Lefthanded Batters

Nick Markakis is a lefthanded throwing outfielder who has played 13 years in the major leagues, 9 years with Baltimore and the past 4 with Atlanta.  He currently has 2237 hits along with 474 doubles and a .288 batting average.

Markakis has been a steady performer throughout his career, with at least 161 hits in 11 of his previous 13 years.  He made the All-Star team in 2018 for the first time, and with a few more good years he will be close to the magical 3000 hit mark and among the career leaders in doubles.  Along with his hitting prowess he is a very good right-fielder who has won two Gold Glove Awards.