Right Handed Hitters, Left Handed Throwers

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 30: Rickey Henderson throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland Athletics' game against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on April 30, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

While doing some work on switch hitters, it decided to run a query on the unlikely combination of someone that throws left handed, but bats right handed. In all, 522 players were found with most of them being pitchers. Here are some quick notes on the players and then a list of the hitters with over 600 PA.

  • Why am not surprised to find Rickey top of this list. He did everything his own way.
  • Cody Ross and Ryan Ludwick are two current hitters on the list.
  • I forgot how good of a hitter Mike Hampton was. His WAR is the 8th highest for this group of players.
List:

Name PA WAR
Rickey Henderson 13608 114.1
Jimmy Ryan 9126 43.4
Hal Chase 7939 32.2
Cleon Jones 4820 22.8
Hick Carpenter 4777 1.2
Rube Bressler 4498 22.0
Johnny Cooney 3675 5.9
Ryan Ludwick 2987 13.4
Cody Ross 2742 11.1
John Cassidy 2731 -0.9

The rest of the list after "The Jump"

Mark Carreon 2190 4.8
Brian Hunter 1818 2.2
Jimmy Macullar 1710 1.5
Eppa Rixey 1669 3.8
David McCarty 1648 -2.3
Carl Warwick 1621 2.1
Al Nixon 1447 -0.7
Jason Lane 1432 2.6
Carl Hubbell 1417 3.2
Wilbur Cooper 1316 7.3
Delos Drake 1283 2.0
Larry French 1197 3.5
Rube Waddell 1137 2.2
John McMullin 1122 3.3
Fergy Malone 1084 2.5
Jerry Koosman 1070 1.1
Tommy John 1044 4.1
Slim Sallee 1042 3.1
Toad Ramsey 905 1.2
Pop Tate 880 -1.6
Sandy Koufax 878 -0.2
Dave McNally 876 4.7
Mike Hampton 866 10.8
Nap Rucker 858 3.5
Hooks Wiltse 830 6.1
Al Downing 814 2.3
Doug Ault 800 0.5
Ken Raffensberger 779 -0.2
Sherry Smith 777 4.8
Chris Short 775 0.5
Damon Hollins 762 -0.3
Dan Casey 736 -4.4
Preacher Roe 731 -1.8
Randy Johnson 715 0.2
Alex Kellner 704 4.1
Woodie Fryman 692 1.1
Terry Mulholland 690 0.2
Randy Jones 689 1.1
Phil Knell 684 -2.3
Hal Breeden 684 2.7
Lefty Stewart 679 2.8
Ken Holtzman 679 2.5
Jim Rooker 672 4.4
Bill Hallahan 653 0.8
Johnny Schmitz 650 0.1
Jeff Abbott 650 -1.4
Bobby Shantz 649 3.9
Denny Lemaster 638 2.2
Max Lanier 609 1.4

Thanks to Fangraphs.com for the data.

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