As the decade comes to a close, it seemed like an intriguing idea to reflect and take a look back at which Dodgers have been most productive over the past ten years. Keep in mind only a player’s time with the Dodgers can be counted, meaning someone like Chase Utley does not get credit for his time with Philadelphia.
Without further ado, presented to you is the Dodgers All-Decade Team of the 2010s:
Catcher – Yasmani Grandal
This one was a pretty clear-cut choice. I initially thought Russell Martin would be in this discussion, but he left in 2010, giving him only two years in Dodger blue this decade. A.J. Ellis accumulated the most games and plate appearances, but Grandal was by far the superior hitter and defender.
No bonus points for being best friends with Clayton Kershaw, either. Sorry, A.J.
Down by one…were you worried?
YAZ wasn’t. ?? pic.twitter.com/FVE4DR6olm
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 23, 2016
Honorable Mentions: A.J. Ellis, Russell Martin, Austin Barnes
First base – Adrián González
The first thing to sort out here was if Cody Bellinger would be considered as an outfielder or first baseman. Given he has spent more innings in the outfield…