When the 2019 World Series concluded, it was also the end of the 2010s decade in MLB.

With the announcement of all the major awards for this year now completed, it’s a good time to look at the players who stood out the most in the 2010s with All-Decade teams.

Players who played multiple positions are listed at the position they played the most during the decade. All stats, awards, and accolades are from 2010-19 and were found at Baseball-Reference.

As a subjective list, there can be much debate as to which team a player should be on, or debate about including a player who didn’t make it. An extensive list of honorable mentions is included at the end.

First team 2010s

  • Catcher - Buster Posey

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,251 games, .302 BA, .828 OPS, 1,378 H, 140 HR, 270 2B, 9 3B, 23 SB, 673 RBI, 594 R

    Accolades: 3X World Series winner, 1X NL MVP, 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, 1X Gold Glove, 4X Silver Slugger, 6X All-Star, 1X NL batting champ

  • First base - Miguel Cabrera

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,360 G, .317 BA, .943 OPS, 1,595 H, 268 HR, 324 2B, 5 3B, 14 SB, 941 RBI, 799 R

    Accolades: 2X AL MVP, 5X Silver Slugger, 7X All-Star, 4X AL batting champ, 1X AL HR leader, 2X AL RBI leader, 2X AL doubles leader, 2X AL OPS leader

  • Second base - Jose Altuve

    Stats: 9 seasons, 1,243 games, .315 BA, .827 OPS, 1,568 H, 128 HR, 299 2B, 28 3B, 254 SB, 538 RBI, 734 R

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X AL MVP, 1X Gold Glove, 5X Silver Slugger, 3X AL batting champ, 4X AL hits leader, 2X AL SB leader

  • Shortstop - Francisco Lindor

    Stats: 5 seasons, 717 G, .288 BA, .840 OPS, 835 H, 130 HR, 178 2B, 15 3B, 93 SB, 384 RBI, 478 R

    Accolades: 2X Gold Glove, 2X Silver Slugger, 4X All-Star, 1X AL runs leader

  • Third base - Nolan Arenado

    Stats: 7 seasons, 1,031 G, .295 BA, .897 OPS, 1,160 H, 227 HR, 253 2B, 27 3B, 16 SB, 734 RBI, 626 R

    Accolades: 7X Gold Glove, 4X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star, 3X NL HR leader, 2X NL RBI leader, 1X NL doubles leader

  • Left field - Christian Yelich

    Stats: 7 seasons, 920 G, .301 BA, .874 OPS, 1,067 H, 139 HR, 209 2B, 24 3B, 124 SB, 500 RBI, 587 R

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 1X Gold Glove, 3X Silver Slugger, 2X All-Star, 2X NL batting champ, 2X NL OPS leader

  • Center field - Mike Trout

    Stats: 9 seasons, 1,199 G, .305 BA, 1.000 OPS, 1,324 H, 285 HR, 251 2B, 46 3B, 200 SB, 752 RBI, 903 R

    Accolades: 3X AL MVP, 2012 AL Rookie of the Year, 2X All-Star Game MVP, 7X Silver Slugger, 8X All-Star, 1X AL RBI leader, 4X AL runs leader, 1X AL SB leader, 4X AL OPS leader

  • Right field - Mookie Betts

    Stats: 6 seasons, 794 G, .301 BA, .893 OPS, 965 H, 139 HR, 229 2B, 26 3B, 126 SB, 470 RBI, 613 R

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X AL MVP, 4X Gold Glove, 3X Silver Slugger, 4X All-Star, 1X AL batting champ, 2X AL runs leader

  • Designated hitter - Nelson Cruz

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,385 G, .281 BA, .888 OPS, 1,461 H, 346 HR, 275 2B, 9 3B, 50 SB, 961 RBI, 774 R

    Accolades: 3X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star, 1X AL HR leader, 1X AL RBI leader

  • Starting pitcher - Clayton Kershaw

    Stats: 10 seasons, 156-61 record, 294 G (293 GS), 2.31 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 2,179 K, 1,996 IP

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 3X NL Cy Young, 8X All-Star, 3X NL wins leader, 5X NL ERA leader, 4X NL WHIP leader, 3X NL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Justin Verlander

    Stats: 10 seasons, 160-86 record, 321 G (321 GS), 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 2,260 K, 2,142 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X AL MVP, 2X AL Cy Young, 6X All-Star, 3X AL wins leader, 1X AL ERA leader, 4X AL WHIP leader, 4X AL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Max Scherzer

    Stats: 10 seasons, 161-74 record, 319 G (319 GS), 3.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 2,452 K, 2,063.2 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 2X NL Cy Young, 1X AL Cy Young, 7X All-Star, 2X AL wins leader, 1X AL WHIP leader, 2X NL wins leader, 3X NL WHIP leader, 3X NL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Zack Greinke

    Stats: 10 seasons, 155-70 record, 311 G (311 GS), 3.18 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 1,872 K, 1.984 IP

    Accolades: 6X Gold Glove, 2X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star, 1X NL ERA leader, 1X NL WHIP leader

  • Starting pitcher - Chris Sale

    Stats: 10 seasons, 109-73 record, 312 G (232 GS), 3.10 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 2,007 K, 1,629.2 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 7X All-Star, 2X AL strikeout leader

  • Closer - Craig Kimbrel

    Stats: 10 seasons, 31-23 record, 565 G, 2.08 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 346 SV, 898 K, 553.1 IP

    Accolades: 2011 NL Rookie of the Year, 7X All-Star, 4X NL saves leader

Second team

  • Catcher - Yadier Molina

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,314 G, .287 BA, .760 OPS, 1,367 H, 121 HR, 276 2B, 5 3B, 53 SB, 653 RBI, 512 R

    Accolades: 7X Gold Glove, 1X Silver Slugger, 8X All-Star

    First base - Joey Votto
  • Stats: 10 seasons, 1,411 G, .306 BA, .944 OPS, 1,532 H, 231 HR, 327 2B, 16 3B, 67 SB, 759 RBI, 847 R

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 1X Gold Glove, 6X All-Star, 2X NL OPS leader, 1X NL doubles leader

  • Second base - Robinson Cano

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,451 G, .300 BA, .855 OPS, 1,695 H, 237 HR, 363 2B, 16 3B, 34 SB, 878 RBI, 828 R

    Accolades: 1X All-Star MVP, 2X Gold Glove, 4X Silver Slugger, 7X All-Star

  • Shortstop - Andrelton Simmons

    Stats: 8 seasons, 1,030 games, .268 BA, .696 OPS, 1,029 H, 67 HR, 181 2B, 23 3B, 65 SB, 396 RBI, 437 R

    Accolades: 4X Gold Glove

  • Third base - Manny Machado

    Stats: 8 seasons, 1,082 G, .279 BA, .818 OPS, 1,200 H, 207 HR, 232 2B, 14 3B, 58 SB, 598 RBI, 603 R

    Accolades: 2X Gold Glove, 4X All-Star, 1X AL doubles leader

  • Left field - Ryan Braun

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,305 G, .294 BA, .877 OPS, 1,410 H, 241 HR, 297 2B, 24 3B, 166 SB, 811 RBI, 770 R

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 3X Silver Slugger, 4X All-Star, 1X NL HR leader, 1X NL runs leader, 2X NL OPS leader

  • Center field - Andrew McCutchen

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,452 G, .286 BA, .860 OPS, 1,540 H, 221 HR, 308 2B, 39 3B, 165 SB, 765 RBI, 868 R

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 1X Gold Glove, 4X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star, 1X NL hits leader, 1X NL OPS leader

  • Right field - Giancarlo Stanton

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,162 G, .268 BA, .905 OPS, 1,141 H, 308 HR, 239 2B, 11 3B, 41 SB, 785 RBI, 686 R

    Accolades: 1X NL MVP, 2X Silver Slugger, 4X All-Star, 2X NL HR leader, 1X NL RBI leader

  • Designated hitter - David Ortiz

    Stats: 7 seasons, 957 G, .292 BA, .945 OPS, 1,014 H, 224 HR, 252 2B, 5 3B, 7 SB, 700 RBI, 530 R

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X World Series MVP, 3X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star, 1X AL RBI leader, 1X AL doubles leader, 1X AL OPS leader

  • Starting pitcher - Jacob deGrom

    Stats: 6 seasons, 66-49 record, 171 G (171 GS), 2.62 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 1,255 K, 1,101.2 IP

    Accolades: 2X NL Cy Young, 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, 3X All-Star, 1X NL ERA leader, 1X NL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Felix Hernandez

    Stats: 10 seasons, 111-95 record, 281 G (280 GS), 3.40 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 1,714 K, 1,824.2 IP

    Accolades: 1X AL Cy Young, 6X All-Star, 1X AL wins leader, 2X AL ERA leader, 1X AL WHIP leader

  • Starting pitcher - Madison Bumgarner

    Stats: 10 seasons, 119-92 record, 285 G (285 GS), 3.14 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 1,784 K, 1,836 IP

    Accolades: 3X World Series winner, 1X World Series MVP, 2X Silver Slugger, 4X All-Star

  • Starting pitcher - Cole Hamels

    Stats: 10 seasons, 115-87 record, 306 G (305 GS), 3.33 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 1,872 K, 1,958 IP

    Accolades: 3X All-Star

  • Starting pitcher - David Price

    Stats: 10 seasons, 140-73 record, 293 G (287 GS), 3.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 1,867 K, 1,887.1 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X AL Cy Young, 5X All-Star, 1X AL wins leader, 2X AL ERA leader, 1X AL strikeouts leader

  • Closer - Aroldis Chapman

    Stats: 10 seasons, 33-26 record, 550 G, 2.23 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 883 K, 535.2 IP

    Accolades: 6X All-Star

Third

  • Catcher - Salvador Perez

    Stats: 8 seasons, 942 G, .266 BA, .739 OPS, 942 H, 141 HR, 177 2B, 10 3B, 4 SB, 503 RBI, 381 R

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X World Series MVP, 5X Gold Glove, 2X Silver Slugger, 6X All-Star

  • First base - Paul Goldschmidt

    Stats: 9 seasons, 1,253 G, .292 BA, .916 OPS, 1,337 H, 243 HR, 292 2B, 20 3B, 127 SB, 807 RBI, 806 R

    Accolades: 3X Gold Glove, 4X Silver Slugger, 1X NL HR leader, 1X NL RBI leader, 1X NL OPS leader

  • Second base - Ian Kinsler

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,373 G, .266 BA, .759 OPS, 1,443 H, 174 HR, 294 2B, 30 3B, 152 SB, 636 RBI, 879 R

    Accolades: 2X Gold Glove, 3X All-Star

  • Shortstop - Troy Tulowitzki

    Stats: 9 seasons, 859 G, .293 BA, .868 OPS, 931 H, 160 HR, 180 2B, 8 3B, 26 SB, 537 RBI, 494 R

    Accolades: 2X Gold Glove, 2X Silver Slugger, 5X All-Star

  • Third base - Josh Donaldson

    Stats: 9 seasons, 1,038 G, .273 BA, .878 OPS, 1,048 H, 219 HR, 226 2B, 12 3B, 38 SB, 645 RBI, 652 R

    Accolades: 1X AL MVP, 2X Silver Slugger, 3X All-Star, 1X AL RBI leader, 1X AL runs leader

  • Left field - Justin Upton

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,408 G, .265 BA, .820 OPS, 1,373 H, x255 HR, 275 2B, 22 3B, 124 SB, 798 RBI, 836 R

    Accolades: 3X Silver Slugger, 3X All-Star

  • Center field - Lorenzo Cain

    Stats: 10 seasons, 1,045 G, .288 BA, .761 OPS, 1,122 H, 78 HR, 206 2B, 24 3B, 175 SB, 407 RBI, 565 R

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X Gold Glove, 2X All-Star

  • Right field - Jose Bautista

    Stats: 9 seasons, 1,223 G, .251 BA, .879 OPS, 1,078 H, 285 HR, 222 2B, 9 3B, 56 SB, 764 RBI, 781 R

    Accolades: 3X Silver Slugger, 6X All-Star, 2X AL leader in HR, 1X AL OPS leader

  • Designated hitter - Victor Martinez

    Stats: 8 seasons, 1,096 G, .292 BA, .796 OPS, 1,182 H, 135 HR, 222 2B, 1 3B, 5 SB, 619 RBI, 469 R

    Accolades: 1X Silver Slugger, 2X All-Star, 1X AL OPS leader

  • Starting pitcher - Corey Kluber

    Stats: 9 seasons, 98-58 record, 208 G (203 GS), 3.16 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 1,461 K, 1,341.2 IP

    Accolades: 2X AL Cy Young, 3X All-Star, 2X AL wins leader, 1X AL ERA leader, 1X AL WHIP leader

  • Starting pitcher - Johnny Cueto

    Stats: 10 seasons, 106-62 record, 235 G (235 GS), 3.06 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 1,266 K, 1,511 IP

    Accolades: 2X All-Star, 1X NL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Jon Lester

    Stats: 10 seasons, 148-92 record, 320 G (320 GS), 3.54 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 1,868 K, 1,979.2 IP

    Accolades: 2X World Series winner, 5X All-Star, 1X NL wins leader

  • Starting pitcher - Stephen Strasburg

    Stats: 10 seasons, 112-58 record, 239 G (239 GS), 3.17 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 1,695 K, 1,438.2 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X World Series MVP, 1X Silver Slugger, 3X All-Star, 1X NL wins leader, 1X NL strikeouts leader

  • Starting pitcher - Jake Arrieta

    Stats: 10 seasons, 106-75 record, 252 G (246 GS), 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 1,318 K, 1,469.1 IP

    Accolades: 1X World Series winner, 1X NL Cy Young, 1X All-Star, 1X NL leader in wins

  • Closer - Kenley Jansen

    Stats: 10 seasons, 30-21 record, 605 G, 2.35 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 301 SV, 903 K, 611.2 IP

    Accolades: 3X All-Star, 1X NL saves leader

Honorable mentions

  • Catcher - Russell Martin, Brian McCann, JT Realmuto
  • First base - Freddie Freeman
  • Second base - Dustin Pedroia, Ben Zobrist
  • Shortstop - Carlos Correa, Elvis Andrus
  • Third base - Anthony Rendon, Evan Longoria, Adrian Beltre
  • Left field - Michael Brantley, Alex Gordon, Brett Gardner
  • Center field - Adam Jones, Charlie Blackmon, Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury
  • Right field - Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, George Springer
  • Starting pitcher - Gerrit Cole, C.C. Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Gio Gonzalez, Adam Wainwright
  • Closer - Mariano Rivera

This past decade brought a lot of exciting baseball, and more is expected in the 2020s. At FanDuel Sportsbook, the Houston Astros are the betting favorite at +500 to win the 2020 World Series.

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