Best left-handed pitchers in Padres history

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Brad Hand

We have arrived. Brad Hand is the best left-handed pitcher to have ever pitched for the Padres. As a former second-round pick of the Marlins in the 2008 MLB Draft, a failed attempt as a starter resulted in him being designated for assignment in 2016.

The Padres claimed him off waivers and planned to utilize him as a bullpen arm. That move would end up making Hand one of the best back-end of the bullpen guys in baseball. While he was around for just two and a half seasons, Hand accumulated 280 strikeouts in only 213.0 innings of work.

He posted a career-best 2.66 ERA and was selected to consecutive All-Star games in 2017 and 2018. Hand would be traded to the Cleveland Indians in July 2018 in the deal that landed Francisco Mejia.

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In 88 appearances with the Indians, he collected 42 saves and earned another All-Star selection in 2019.

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