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Dodgers of the Decade: First Base

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Adrián González, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy are worthy contenders for this spot on the team

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Last week, we began our series on the Dodgers of the Decade team. Each article will contain a poll where True Blue LA readers will get to vote for their choice.

Yasmani Grandal won the poll for catcher, he had 59% (507 votes) and A.J. Ellis was second with 27% (231 votes).

Today we are going to talk about the first baseman for the Dodgers of the Decade team. Again, the qualifications to make this ballot are for a position player, it is a minimum 100 games played at that position.

There were four Dodger players who appeared in at least 100 games at first base from 2010-2019 and here they are in order of games played at first.

  • Adrian Gonzalez played 704 games at first base between 2012 through 2017. Gonzalez was awarded a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award in 2014 and was an All-Star in 2015.
  • James Loney played 415 games at first base between 2010 through 2012.
  • Cody Bellinger has played 239 games at first base from the start of his career in 2017 to the present. He was named the NL Rookie of the Year on 2017 when he primarily played first. In 2019, he was awarded a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and is one of three finalists for the NL MVP. Note he primarily played in the outfield in 2019 and he will be eligible for upcoming votes in the outfield and as a multi-position player.
  • Max Muncy has played 149 games at first base from 2018 to the present. He was named to the All-Star team in 2019 and played second base in that game.

The statistics that are in the table below are their totals for the Dodgers from 2010-2019. For both Bellinger and Muncy, these contain games where they played other positions.

2010s Dodgers First Base

Player bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR OPS+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Player bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR OPS+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Cody Bellinger 17.4 13.5 2.1 144 450 1841 1595 292 443 88 14 111 288 228 405 .278 .368 .559 .928
Adrian Gonzalez 13.3 9.6 -0.5 119 735 2986 2689 323 752 164 1 101 448 247 506 .280 .339 .454 .793
Max Muncy 10.0 9.3 0.1 145 278 1070 882 176 226 39 3 70 177 169 280 .256 .381 .545 .927
James Loney 2.7 0.5 -0.2 98 433 1589 1453 155 395 89 3 26 186 117 201 .272 .326 .391 .717
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Poll

Who plays First Base for the Dodgers of the Decade team?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Cody Bellinger
    (326 votes)
  • 60%
    Adrián González
    (582 votes)
  • 1%
    James Loney
    (11 votes)
  • 4%
    Max Muncy
    (39 votes)
958 votes total Vote Now