Line drive hitters tend to have a knack for finding open space in the outfield and racking up hits. But which hitters in Major League Baseball excelled at that this past season? Here’s an overview of which hitters belted the most line drives in MLB in the 2023 campaign, as well as those who hit the fewest.
MLB hitters with the highest line drive percentage
For the purposes of this list, we’ll focus on percentages rather than raw figures. Let’s take a look at the MLB hitters with the highest line drive percentage in 2023 among qualified hitters:
|Bo Bichette||Blue Jays||30.9%|
|Bryan De La Cruz||Marlins||29.1%|
Dodgers 1B Freddie Freeman has long been a line-drive machine. Last year, he finished third in LD% and finished there yet again in 2023. Bo Bichette and National League batting champion ranked ahead of the former NL MVP in the line drive category.
This list also includes a number of very young, talented hitters who put up strong numbers in the 2023 season. Third basemen Josh Jung and Alec Bohm, the latter of whom set career-highs in extra-base hits (51) and RBI (97), also made the top ten.
MLB hitters with the lowest line drive percentage
Now, here are the ten qualified MLB hitters with the lowest line drive percentage this season:
Among MLB hitters with the fewest line drives in 2023, this part of this list is littered with power hitters who love to hit the long ball.
Six of the ten players among the bottom ten in LD% had at least 28 or more home runs, including Max Muncy. Muncy owned the lowest LD% at 18.5% among qualified hitters. On the other hand, he hit 36 home runs for the Dodgers this past season.
All stats as of October 4, 2023. Only regular season stats are included.