Historically, teams have commonly used left field to hide their defensively challenged power hitters because it is seen as one of the least taxing positions in the sport. And while that is still often the case today, the best left fielders are able to separate themselves from the one-dimensional sluggers with outstanding defense. In fact, some of the best fielding players in the league roam the left side of the outfield. Left field is certainly not the deepest position in baseball, but there are quite a few valuable and exciting players who call the position home. Continue reading at Baseball Essential.

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