Greatest Designated Hitters

Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ list of the Best Designated Hitters of All Time

Please note, as of January 2019 there are no active players who would currently make this list.

The Era breakdown for the Greatest Designated Hitters of All Time is as follows:

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Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ Top Designated Hitters Of All Time ListHall of Fame * Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the “Steroid Era”

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Rank Player Name Years Played Ranking
1 David Ortiz 1997-2016 3.989
2 Paul Molitor* 1978-1998 3.917
3 Edgar Martinez* 1987-2004 3.827
4 Harold Baines
1980-2001 3.776
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Compare to other positions:

Greatest Catchers | Greatest 1st Basemen | Greatest 2nd Basemen | Greatest Shortstops | Greatest Third Basemen | Greatest Outfielders | Greatest Designated Hitters

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