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T-20. DWIGHT GOODEN (1984-2000) Bats: Right, Throws: Right (Credit: AP)

T-20. DWIGHT GOODEN (1984-2000)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Mets, Yankees, Indians, Rays, Astros
.196 BA, .212 OBP, .262 SLG (.474 OPS), 8 HR in 741 ABs |

Pitch hitters: The 30 greatest hitting pitchers of the last 30 years

In the National League, the pitcher is still required to swing the bat. But some hurlers have done a lot more than merely stand frozen in the batters box. Here are the 30 greatest hitting pitchers, organized in reverse order by on-base plus slugging percentage, during the last 30 years. Only pitchers with at least 300 at-bats in the majors were considered.

T-30. JOSE RIJO (1984-2002) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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T-30. JOSE RIJO (1984-2002)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Yankees, Athletics, Reds
.191 BA, .205 OBP, .234 SLG (.439 OPS), 2 HR in 445 ABs |

T-30. JAKE PEAVY (2002-2013) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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T-30. JAKE PEAVY (2002-2013)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Padres, White Sox, Red Sox
.173 BA, .212 OBP, .226 SLG (.439 OPS), 2 HR in 433 ABs |

28. KERRY WOOD (1998-2012) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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28. KERRY WOOD (1998-2012)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Cubs, Indians, Yankees
.171 BA, .196 OBP, .249 SLG (.444 OPS), 7 HR in 346 ABs |

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27. STEVE AVERY (1990-2003) Bats: Left, Throws: Left
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27. STEVE AVERY (1990-2003)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Teams: Braves, Red Sox, Reds, Tigers
.174 BA, .194 OBP, .252 SLG (.446 OPS), 4 HR in 437 ABs |

26. JOHN THOMSON (1997-2007) Bats Right:, Throws: Right
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26. JOHN THOMSON (1997-2007)
Bats Right:, Throws: Right
Teams: Rockies, Rangers, Braves, Mets, Royals
.198 BA, .225 OBP, .223 SLG (.448 OPS), 0 HR in 318 ABs |

T-25. TOM GLAVINE (1987-2008) Bats: Left, Throws: Left
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T-25. TOM GLAVINE (1987-2008)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Teams: Braves, Mets
.186 BA, .244 OBP, .210 SLG (.454 OPS), 1 HR in 1,323 ABs |

T-25. CHAN HO PARK (1994-2010) Bats: Right, Throws:
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T-25. CHAN HO PARK (1994-2010)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Dodgers, Rangers, Padres, Mets, Phillies, Yankees, Pirates
.179 BA, .215 OBP, .240 SLG (.454 OPS), 3 HR in 430 ABs |

23. KIP WELLS (1999-2012) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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23. KIP WELLS (1999-2012)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: White Sox, Pirates, Royals, Rockies, Rangers, Nationals, Reds, Cardinals, Padres
.190 BA, .205 OBP, .263 SLG (.468 OPS), 4 HR in 331 ABs |

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22. FERNANDO VALENZUELA (1980-1997) Bats: Left, Throws: Left
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22. FERNANDO VALENZUELA (1980-1997)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Teams: Dodgers, Angels, Orioles, Phillies, Padres, Cardinals
.200 BA, .205 OBP, .262 SLG (.467 OPS), 10 HR in 936 ABs |

21. OREL HERSHISER (1983-2000) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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21. OREL HERSHISER (1983-2000)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Dodgers, Indians, Giants, Mets
.201 BA, .230 OBP, .242 SLG (.472 OPS), 0 HR in 810 ABs |

T-20. DWIGHT GOODEN (1984-2000) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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T-20. DWIGHT GOODEN (1984-2000)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Mets, Yankees, Indians, Rays, Astros
.196 BA, .212 OBP, .262 SLG (.474 OPS), 8 HR in 741 ABs |

T-20. RICK SUTCLIFFE (1976-1994) Bats: Left, Throws: Right
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T-20. RICK SUTCLIFFE (1976-1994)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Teams: Indians, Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Cardinals
.181 BA, .229 OBP, .246 SLG (.474 OPS), 4 HR in 562 ABs |

18. RANDY WOLF (1999-2012) Bats: Left, Throws: Left
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18. RANDY WOLF (1999-2012)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Teams: Phillies, Dodgers, Brewers, Padres, Orioles, Astros
.185 BA, .221 OBP, .255 SLG (.476 OPS), 5 HR in 687 ABs |

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17. JAVIER VAZQUEZ (1998-2011) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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17. JAVIER VAZQUEZ (1998-2011)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Expos, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Braves, Yankees, Marlins
.204 BA, .237 OBP, .241 SLG (.478 OPS), 1 HR in 560 ABs |

16. WOODY WILLIAMS (1993-2007) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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16. WOODY WILLIAMS (1993-2007)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Blue Jays, Padres, Cardinals, Astros
.194 BA, .222 OBP, .267 SLG (.489 OPS,), 4 HR in 540 ABs |

T-15. MARK PORTUGAL (1985-1999) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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T-15. MARK PORTUGAL (1985-1999)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Twins, Astros, Giants, Reds, Phillies, Red Sox
.198 BA, .232 OBP, .260 SLG (.492 OPS), 2 HR in 450 ABs |

T-15. JASON MARQUIS (2000-2013) Bats: Left, Throws: Right
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T-15. JASON MARQUIS (2000-2013)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Teams: Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Rockies, Nationals, Twins, Padres
.196 BA, .214 OBP, .278 SLG (.492 OPS), 5 HR in 647 ABs |

13. JASON JENNINGS (2001-2009) Bats: Left, Throws: Right
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13. JASON JENNINGS (2001-2009)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Teams: Rockies, Astros, Rangers
.207 BA, .251 OBP, .267 SLG (.519 OPS), 2 HR in 329 ABs |

12. LIVAN HERNANDEZ (1996-2012) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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12. LIVAN HERNANDEZ (1996-2012)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Marlins, Giants, Expos, Diamondbacks, Mets, Braves, Nationals, Twins, Rockies, Brewers
.221 BA, .231 OBP, .295 SLG (.526 OPS), 10 HR in 973 ABs |

11. ADAM WAINWRIGHT (2005-2013) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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11. ADAM WAINWRIGHT (2005-2013)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Cardinals
.205 BA, .232 OBP, .301 SLG (.534 OPS), 6 HR in 438 ABs |

10. ADAM EATON (2000-2009) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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10. ADAM EATON (2000-2009)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Padres, Rangers, Phillies, Orioles, Rockies
.194 BA, .271 OBP, .273 SLG (.543 OPS), 3 HR in 241 ABs |

9. RUSS ORTIZ (1998-2010) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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9. RUSS ORTIZ (1998-2010)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Giants, Braves, Diamondbacks, Astros, Dodgers, Orioles
.205 BA, .257 OBP, .292 SLG (.549 OPS), 7 HR in 507 ABs |

8. DAN HAREN (2003-2013) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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8. DAN HAREN (2003-2013)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Cardinals, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Angels, Nationals
.215 BA, .240 OBP, .312 SLG (.552 OPS), 2 HR in 311 ABs |

7. BOB FORSCH (1974-1989) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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7. BOB FORSCH (1974-1989)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Cardinals, Astros
.213 BA, .235 OBP, .321 SLG (.557 OPS), 12 HR in 893 ABs |

6. RICK RHODEN (1974-1989) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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6. RICK RHODEN (1974-1989)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Pirates, Yankees, Astros, Dodgers
.238 BA, .253 OBP, .323 SLG (.576 OPS), 9 HR in 761 ABs |

5. DON ROBINSON (1978-1992) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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5. DON ROBINSON (1978-1992)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Pirates, Giants, Phillies, Angels
.231 BA, .252 OBP, .330 SLG (.582 OPS), 13 HR in 631 ABs |

4. YOVANI GALLARDO (2007-2013) Bats: Right, Throws: Right
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4. YOVANI GALLARDO (2007-2013)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Teams: Brewers
.207 BA, .234 OBP, .359 SLG (.593 OPS), 12 HR in 362 ABs |

3. CARLOS ZAMBRANO (2001-2012) Bats: Both, Throws: Right
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3. CARLOS ZAMBRANO (2001-2012)
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Teams: Cubs, Marlins
.238 BA, .248 OBP, .388 SLG (.636 OPS), 24 HR in 693 ABs |

2. MIKE HAMPTON (1993-2010) Bats: Right, Throws: Left
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2. MIKE HAMPTON (1993-2010)
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Teams: Mariners, Astros, Mets, Rockies, Braves, Diamondbacks
.246 BA, .294 OBP, .356 SLG (.650 OPS), 16 HR in 725 ABs |

1. DONTRELLE WILLIS (2003-2011) Bats: Left, Throws: Left
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1. DONTRELLE WILLIS (2003-2011)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Teams: Marlins, Tigers, Reds, Diamondbacks
.244 BA, .287 OBP, .378 SLG (.665 OPS), 9 HR in 389 ABs |

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