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​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

​Current Best Lefthanded Batters

Juan Soto, outfielder, Atlanta Braves...Soto has played just three years in the majors, and already has hit 71 doubles, 69 home runs, and 217 runs batted in.   He had 34 home runs and 110 runs batted in 2019, and his .351 average in 2020 brought his career average up to .295.

Mike Yastrzemski, outfielder, San Francisco Giants...Yastrzemski has played just two years in the majors, and after hitting 21 home runs in his rookie season he batted .297 in 2020.  He is the grandson of Hall of Fame lefthanded batter Carl Yastrzemski.

Rafael Devers, third-baseman, Boston Red Sox...Devers has played four years in the majors, and has a career average of .279.  He hit .311 with a league leading 54 doubles among his 201 hits, 32 home runs and 115 runs batted in during 2019.

Michael Conforto, outfielder, New York Mets...Conforto has played six years in the majors, and he hit .322 in 2020.  He has 556 hits, with 121 doubles and 118 career home runs, including three straight years of 27 or more, with a high of 33 home runs in 2019.

Jeff McNeil, infielder and outfielder, New York Mets...McNeil has played just three years in the majors, with a career batting average of .319.  He hit .329 in 2018, then .318 (with 38 doubles and 23 home runs) in 2019, and .311 in the shortened 2020 season.

Raimel Tapia, outfielder, Colorado Rockies...Tapia has played parts of five years in the majors, and hit .321 during the shortened 2020 season, bringing his career average up to .285.

Max Kepler, outfielder, Minnesota Twins...Kepler has played parts of six year in the majors, with 508 hits, 123 doubles and 101 home runs.  He hit 36 home runs and drove in 90 runs during 2019.  

Eddie Rosario, outfielder, Cleveland Indians...Rosario played his first 6 years with Minnesota, and has 738 hits, 134 doubles and 119 home runs.  He hit 32 home runs and drove in 109 runs during 2019.

Joey Gallo, infielder and outfielder, Texas Rangers.  Gallo has played parts of six years in the majors, and has 120 home runs, including 41 home runs in 2017 and 40 in 2018.

Corey Seager, shortstop, Los Angeles Dodgers.  Seager has played six years in the majors, and has 610 hits, 142 doubles and a .295 average.  He has batted over .300 three different seasons.

Up and Coming Lefthanded Batters