Designated Hitter Rankings

25 Greatest Designated Hitters

  1. Paul Molitor dh, 1978-1998 141
  2. Frank Thomas dh, 1990-2008 139
  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. Chili Davis dh, 1981-1999 56
  8. Travis Hafner dh, 2002-2013 43
  9. Hal McRae dh, 1968-1987 43
  10. Don Baylor dh, 1970-1988 41
  11. Andre Thornton dh, 1973-1987 40
  12. Mike Sweeney dh, 1995-2010 38
  13. Cliff Johnson dh, 1972-1986 27
  14. Kendrys Morales dh, 2006-2019 18
  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. Miguel Sano dh, 2015-2019 13
  21. Billy Butler dh, 2007-2016 13
  22. Shohei Ohtani dh, 2018-2019 12
  23. Brad Fullmer dh, 1997-2004 8
  24. Yordan Alvarez dh, 2019 8
  25. Trey Mancini dh, 2016-2019 8

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

  1. Brian Downing
  2. Chili Davis
  3. Travis Hafner
  4. Hal McRae
  5. Don Baylor

Not in the Hall of Stats

  1. Brian Downing
  2. Harold Baines
  3. Chili Davis
  4. Travis Hafner
  5. Hal McRae

Not in the Hall of Merit

  1. Brian Downing
  2. Harold Baines
  3. Chili Davis
  4. Travis Hafner
  5. Hal McRae

Active Designated Hitters

  1. Kendrys Morales
  2. Miguel Sano
  3. Shohei Ohtani
  4. Yordan Alvarez
  5. Trey Mancini

Retired but Not Yet Eligible

David Ortiz Photo
  1. David Ortiz
  2. Billy Butler
  3. Joey Butler
  4. Byung-Ho Park
  5. Rico Noel