Designated Hitter Rankings

25 Greatest Designated Hitters

  1. Paul Molitor dh, 1978–1998 141
  2. Frank Thomas dh, 1990–2008 140
  3. Edgar Martinez dh, 1987–2004 135
  4. David Ortiz dh, 1997–2016 94
  5. Brian Downing dh, 1973–1992 92
  6. Harold Baines dh, 1980–2001 57
  7. Travis Hafner dh, 2002–2013 43
  8. Hal McRae dh, 1968–1987 43
  9. Don Baylor dh, 1970–1988 41
  10. Andre Thornton dh, 1973–1987 40
  11. Mike Sweeney dh, 1995–2010 38
  12. Shohei Ohtani dh, 2018–2021 30
  13. Cliff Johnson dh, 1972–1986 27
  14. Kendrys Morales dh, 2006–2019 20
  15. Ron Blomberg dh, 1969–1978 17
  16. Ken Phelps dh, 1980–1990 17
  17. Mitchell Page dh, 1977–1984 15
  18. Erubiel Durazo dh, 1999–2005 14
  19. Jack Cust dh, 2001–2011 14
  20. Billy Butler dh, 2007–2016 13
  21. Evan Gattis dh, 2013–2018 13
  22. Yordan Álvarez dh, 2019–2021 12
  23. Brad Fullmer dh, 1997–2004 9
  24. Reggie Jefferson dh, 1991–1999 7
  25. Josh Phelps dh, 2000–2008 6

Greatest Designated Hitters by Hall Rating

Paul Molitor Photo
  1. Paul Molitor
  2. Frank Thomas
  3. Edgar Martinez
  4. David Ortiz
  5. Brian Downing

Not in the Hall of Fame by Hall Rating

  1. Brian Downing
  2. Travis Hafner
  3. Hal McRae
  4. Don Baylor
  5. Andre Thornton

Not in the Hall of Stats by Hall Rating

David Ortiz Photo
  1. David Ortiz
  2. Brian Downing
  3. Harold Baines
  4. Travis Hafner
  5. Hal McRae

Not in the Hall of Merit by Hall Rating

David Ortiz Photo
  1. David Ortiz
  2. Brian Downing
  3. Harold Baines
  4. Travis Hafner
  5. Hal McRae

Active Designated Hitters by Hall Rating

  1. Shohei Ohtani
  2. Yordan Álvarez
  3. Franmil Reyes
  4. Yermin Mercedes
  5. Jorge Oña

Retired but Not Yet Eligible by Hall Rating

  1. Kendrys Morales
  2. Evan Gattis