Your Votes Are In, Here’s Your Dodgers All-Decade Team for the 2010’s

After hosting a poll on twitter everyday for the last 2 weeks, the results of your selections are in. You, the fans, have voted for YOUR Dodgers All-Decade team of the 2010’s, with over 14,000 total votes total collected in the polls. Thank you all for participating and without further delay, let’s reveal the results and YOUR All-Decade Team.

CATCHER

Nominees: Russell Martin, Yasmani Grandal, AJ Ellis, Will Smith

WINNER: YASMANI GRANDAL

Yasmani Grandal (33% of the vote) narrowly edged out AJ Ellis (32% of the vote) to take home catcher of the decade. Grandal played with the Dodgers from 2015-2018, earning 1 All-Star selection and tallying 89 home runs over the four year stretch.

1ST BASE

Nominees: James Loney, Adrian Gonzalez, Max Muncy, David Freese

WINNER: ADRIAN GONZALEZ

“El Titan” smashed the competition in this vote, earning 77% of the 999 votes in our poll, after playing with the Dodgers from 2012-2017, earning 1 All-Star selection over that period. Gonzalez was a model of consistency in his time with the Dodgers, collecting at least 90 RBI and hitting above .275 for four straight years from 2013-2016.

2ND BASE

Nominees: Dee Gordon, Chase Utley, Max Muncy, Mark Ellis

WINNER: MAX MUNCY

This vote was a close one, with Muncy (42% of the vote) edging out Chase Utley (39% of the vote). Muncy burst onto the scene for the Dodgers in 2018, and his two 35 home run seasons were enough to give him the win here, despite only playing part of his time at second base.

SHORTSTOP

Nominees: Corey Seager, Hanley Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, Rafael Furcal

WINNER: COREY SEAGER

This vote wasn’t very close, with Seager taking him 58% of the tally. The two-time All-Star has faced some injuries in his young career, but when healthy, Seager has contributed mightily to this Dodgers team since 2015. A well-deserved victory in our poll.

3RD BASE 

Nominees: Juan Uribe, Justin Turner, Casey Blake, Luis Cruz

WINNER: JUSTIN TURNER

This one was our most lopsided vote yet, with Justin Turner collecting 90% of the 1,254 votes in the poll. Turner joined the Dodgers in 2014 and has been one of the most consistent players of the decade for the boys in blue. Earning 1 All-Star selection along the way, Turner also is responsible for one of the most iconic Dodgers moments of the decade — his walk-off home run against the Cubs in the 2017 NLCS. In his six years with the Dodgers, he’s hit over .300 three times, and his season average has never fallen below .275.

RIGHT FIELD 

Nominees: Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke

WINNER: CODY BELLINGER

This one was perhaps the toughest one to vote in. 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger took home 43% of the vote, with Puig (27% of the vote) and Ethier (29% of the vote) not far behind. It seems like Bellinger’s incredible rookie season and 2019 campaign was too much to overcome for either Puig or Ethier, as Belli is your RF of the decade.

CENTER FIELD

Nominees: Matt Kemp, Joc Pederson, Andre Ethier, Enrique Hernandez

WINNER: MATT KEMP

Kemp came up with the Dodgers in 2006, playing with the team all the way through 2014, and then returning to the Dodgers for 1 year in 2018. Kemp was the selected to the All-Star team in 2011, 2012 and then again in 2018, and finished second in the MVP voting in 2011. Kemp did it all for the Dodgers, and you all did well to vote him in as your CF of the decade.

LEFT FIELD

Nominees: Carl Crawford, Chris Taylor, Scott Van Slyke, Joc Pederson

WINNER: JOC PEDERSON

Pederson came up to the big leagues in 2014 and proceeded to make the All-Star team in 2015. He hit a career high 36 home runs in 2019, and has 7 career postseason home runs for the Dodgers. Most notably, Pederson hit .333 in the 2017 World Series, going 6/18 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI.

STARTING PITCHERS

For starting pitchers we have a 3-man rotation of the decade, hosting 2 polls, since one slot is, well, obvious.

CLAYTON KERSHAW (SLOT 1)

No vote necessary. No explanation necessary.

Poll 1

Nominees: Kenta Maeda, Walker Buehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Alex Wood

WINNER: Walker Buehler (SLOT 2)

Buehler took home 59% of the vote in this poll with Ryu finishing 2nd with 31% of the vote. Buehler pitched briefly in 2017 before pitching full time starting in 2018, and his postseason performances in both 2018 and 2019 deemed him worth of you all voting him in as 1 of our 3 starting pitchers of the decade.

Poll 2.

Nominees: Chad Billingsley, Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Zack Greinke

WINNER: ZACK GREINKE (SLOT 3)

Greinke, coincidently like Buehler, took home 59% of this vote, with Hyun-Jin Ryu again finishing second in the poll, this time with 28% of the vote. We wanted to give Ryu another shot to get voted in, but Greinke’s overall body of work pitching from the Dodgers from 2013-2015 earned him the win here.

(Rotation: Kershaw, Buehler, Greinke)

RELIEF PITCHER (NON-CLOSER)

Nominees: Hong-Chih Kuo, Pedro Baez, Brandon Morrow, JP Howell

WINNER: BRANDON MORROW 

Another close one here, with Morrow taking the win with 39% of the vote while Baez finished second with 33% of the vote. Morrow actually only pitched 1 year for the Dodgers, but posted a 2.06 ERA in 45 regular season games in 2017, and was integral to the Dodgers first World Series appearance since 1988.

CLOSER

KENLEY JANSEN

Again, no poll needed for this one. After coming up to the big leagues in 2010, Jansen has served as the team’s closer for almost the entire decade, collecting 301 regular season saves over that span while also sporting a career 2.01 postseason ERA. No brainer here.

UTILITY

Nominees: Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez, Jerry Hairston Jr., Howie Kendrick

WINNER: Enrique Hernandez 

Always a fan favorite, Hernandez has been a staple of the Dodgers since 2015. He took home 66% of the 1,029 votes in this poll. with Chris Taylor coming in 2nd with 27% of the tally. He’s played every position for the team except for catcher, and who could forget his 3 home run game against the Cubs in the 2017 NLCS.

Here’s what your team looks like overall:

So there you have it, the Dodgers All-Decade team voted on by you, the fans. Not a bad roster if you ask me.

-David Rosenthal is a writer and contributor for Dodgers LowDown. Follow him on twitter @_TherealDRose

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