The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball
James Paxton starts 2023 with 57 wins, 33 losses, and a 3.60 ERA. After missing 2 years with injuries, he begins his 10th year in the majors and 1st with the Red Sox, after 2 years with the Yankees and 7 years with the Mariners.
Blake Snell starts 2023 with 57 wins, 46 losses, and a 3.49 ERA. He begins his 3rd year with the Padres after 5 years with the Rays. He won the A.L. Cy Young Award in 2018, with 21 wins, only 5 losses and a 1.89 ERA.
Carlos Rodon starts 2023 with 56 wins, 46 losses, a 3.60 ERA and 947 strikeouts in 847 innings pitched. He begins his 1st year with the Yankees after 1 year with the Giants and 7 years with the White Sox. Rodon threw a no-hitter for the White Sox on April 15, 2021.
Max Fried starts 2023 with 54 wins, 26 losses, and a 3.05 ERA. He begins his 7th year in the majors, all with the Braves, and his win-loss records over the past four years were 17-6 in 2019, 7-0 in 2020, 14-7 in 2021, and 14-7 again in 2022.
Tommy Milone starts 2023 with 53 wins, 52 losses, and a 4.59 ERA. He begins his 3rd year with the Mariners and has pitched with 9 teams in his 13 years in the majors.
Drew Smyly starts 2023 with 53 wins, 47 losses, and a 4.06 ERA. He begins his 2nd year with the Cubs, and has pitched with 7 teams in his 10 years in the majors.
Steven Matz starts 2023 with 50 wins, 51 losses, and a 4.37 ERA. He begins his 2nd year with the Cardinals after 1 year with the Blue Jays and 6 years with the Mets.
Kyle Freeland starts 2023 with 49 wins, 51 losses, and a 4.25 ERA. He begins his 7th year in the majors, all with the Rockies.
Julio Urias starts 2023 with 47 wins, 17 losses and a 2.93 ERA. He begins his 8th year In the majors, all with the Dodgers. His win loss records over the past 2 years were 20-3 in 2021, and 17-7 in 2022.