Which MLB hitters had the highest & lowest pull rates in 2023?

Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves
Image via Wikimedia Commons: Ian D'Andrea

There are a lot of pull-heavy power hitters nowadays in Major League Baseball. But, which batters tended to pull the most during the 2023 campaign? For those interested, these are the MLB hitters with the highest and lowest pull rates in 2023.

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Hitters with the highest pull rates in 2023

Here’s an overview of the MLB hitters with the highest pull rates in 2023 among qualified hitters:

NameTeamPull%
Isaac ParedesRays52.7%
Kyle SchwarberPhillies52.5%
Ozzie AlbiesBraves51.7%
Max MuncyDodgers51.3%
Cal RaleighMariners50.8%
Jose RamirezGuardians49.6%
Hunter RenfroeAngels/Reds48.7%
Daulton VarshoBlue Jays48.0%
Lane ThomasNationals47.7%
Marcus SemienRangers46.9%

There are a few interesting takeaways from this collection of hitters. One, all of the ten hitters with the highest pull rates had at least 20 home runs. And, virtually all have the names on this list have at least above-average power.

However, another interesting note is not all of these players have significantly high strikeout rates. In fact, four of the ten had K% rates less than 20%.

Hitters with the lowest pull rates in 2023

Now, here’s a look at the hitters with the lowest pull rates in MLB this season:

NameTeamPull%
Myles StrawGuardians23.9%
Bo BichetteBlue Jays25.8%
Luis ArraezMarlins26.8%
Ke’Bryan HayesPirates27.0%
Yandy DiazRays27.7%
Steven KwanGuardians27.7%
Alec BohmPhillies28.3%
Nathaniel LoweRangers28.4%
Leody TaverasRangers28.7%
Maikel GarciaRoyals29.4%

Unsurprisingly, this part of this list is filled with strong contact hitters, particularly names like Luis Arraez and Bo Bichette who excel at the inside-out and can go the other way with ease.

Bichette, we should note, led all of MLB in opposite field rate at 40.5%.

All stats as of October 4, 2023. Only regular season stats are calculated.