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True Blue LA’s Dodgers of the Decade Team

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Here is the final wrap up of True Blue LA’s Dodgers of the Decade team. This article will list each individual named and have a brief statistical summary of their production on the Dodgers during the last decade.

Catcher - Yasmani Grandal

Grandal was acquired during the the 2014-2015 offseason and he was the regular catcher for the Dodgers from 2015 through 2018. He was named to the NL All-Star Team in 2015.

Current status: Grandal signed a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox

Yasmani Grandal Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Yasmani Grandal 2015 1.4 1.9 0.2 115 426 355 43 83 12 0 16 47 65 92 0.234 0.353 0.403 0.756
Yasmani Grandal 2016 2.7 2.7 0.7 126 457 390 49 89 14 1 27 72 64 116 0.228 0.339 0.477 0.816
Yasmani Grandal 2017 2.2 1.7 1.2 129 482 438 50 108 27 0 22 58 40 130 0.247 0.308 0.459 0.767
Yasmani Grandal 2018 3.3 3.5 0.6 140 518 440 65 106 23 2 24 68 72 124 0.241 0.349 0.466 0.815
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

First Base - Adrián González

After the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramírez prior to the 2012 trade deadline, the Dodgers made one of their biggest post-Guggenheim trade in terms of dollars involved when they traded for González in August 2012. González played well for the Dodgers until he was injured in 2017 and was eventually replaced by Cody Bellinger.

Current Status: Adrián González was traded to the Braves by the Dodgers in a salary swap for Matt Kemp and others. As part of that deal, González was released by Braves and he would eventually sign with the New York Mets. After playing 54 games with the Mets, González has not played in the Majors since June 10, 2018.

Adrián González Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Adrián González 2012 0.7 0.4 0.1 36 157 145 12 43 10 1 3 22 11 29 .297 .344 .441 .785
Adrián González 2013 3.9 2.8 0.2 157 641 583 69 171 32 0 22 100 47 98 .293 .342 .461 .803
Adrián González 2014 3.8 2.7 0.2 159 660 591 83 163 41 0 27 116 56 112 .276 .335 .482 .817
Adrián González 2015 4.1 3 0.2 156 643 571 76 157 33 0 28 90 62 107 .275 .350 .480 .830
Adrián González 2016 1.9 1.6 -0.6 156 633 568 69 162 31 0 18 90 55 117 .285 .349 .435 .784
Adrián González 2017 -1.1 -0.9 -0.5 71 252 231 14 56 17 0 3 30 16 43 .242 .287 .355 .642
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Second Base - Chase Utley

The Dodgers traded pitcher John Richy and outfielder Darnell Sweeney to the Philadelphia Phillies for second baseman Chase Utley in August 2015. Utley finished his fine career playing for the Dodgers until he retired after the 2018 season.

Current Status: Utley worked for the Dodgers front office during the 2019 season and also worked for SportsNet LA doing analysis of Dodger games.

Chase Utley Dodger Statistics

Name Year WAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year WAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Chase Utley 2015 0.9 0.2 0.7 34 141 124 14 25 9 1 3 9 10 29 .202 .291 .363 .654
Chase Utley 2016 1.9 2.2 0.0 138 565 512 79 129 26 3 14 52 40 115 .252 .319 .396 .716
Chase Utley 2017 1.0 1.0 0.1 127 353 309 43 73 20 4 8 34 32 57 .236 .324 .405 .728
Chase Utley 2018 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 87 187 164 18 35 10 1 1 14 17 34 .213 .305 .305 .610
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Third Base - Justin Turner

Turner signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers just prior to spring training in February 2014. He would make the club as a non-roster invitee and then proceed to become one of the best hitters in the National League from that point of the decade.

In 2901 plate appearances, Turner hit .302/.381/.506 for the Dodgers from 2014 to the present.

Current Status: Turner enters final season under contract with the Dodgers and will be a free agent after the 2020 season.

Justin Turner Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Justin Turner 2014 4.3 3.7 0.8 109 322 288 46 98 21 1 7 43 28 58 .340 .404 .493 .897
Justin Turner 2015 4 3.5 0.7 126 439 385 55 113 26 1 16 60 36 71 .294 .370 .491 .861
Justin Turner 2016 4.7 4.1 0.9 151 622 556 79 153 34 3 27 90 48 107 .275 .339 .493 .832
Justin Turner 2017 5.8 5.2 0.8 130 543 457 72 147 32 0 21 71 59 56 .322 .415 .530 .945
Justin Turner 2018 4.5 4.5 0.2 103 426 365 62 114 31 1 14 52 47 54 .312 .406 .518 .924
Justin Turner 2019 3.7 4.5 -0.6 135 549 479 80 139 24 0 27 67 51 88 .290 .372 .509 .881
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Shortstop - Corey Seager

The first homegrown player on the Dodgers of the Decade team. Seager was drafted in the first round in 2012 and proceeded to become one of the top prospects in baseball before his 2015 September callup.

Seager would be the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year and was a National League All-Star in 2016 and 2017.

Current Status: Seager is currently entering his second arbitration-eligible session next month. He will be a free agent after the 2021 season.

Corey Seager Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Corey Seager 2015 1.8 1.6 0.4 27 113 98 17 33 8 1 4 17 14 19 .337 .425 .561 .986
Corey Seager 2016 5.9 5.9 0.8 157 687 627 105 193 40 5 26 72 54 133 .308 .365 .512 .877
Corey Seager 2017 5.7 4.6 1.7 145 613 539 85 159 33 0 22 77 67 131 .295 .375 .479 .854
Corey Seager 2018 0.4 0.7 -0.1 26 115 101 13 27 5 1 2 13 11 17 .267 .348 .396 .744
Corey Seager 2019 4.0 3.3 1.4 134 541 489 82 133 44 1 19 87 44 98 .272 .335 .483 .817
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Left Field - Matt Kemp

Kemp had his career best season in 2011 when he finished second in the National League MVP race and also was a National League All-Star and won a Gold Glove.

Kemp would be traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2014 season but then he was acquired during the 2017-2018 offseason and would be voted onto the 2018 National League All-Star team. Kemp would be part of a 2018-2019 trade to the Cincinnati Reds that also included Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood.

Current Status: Kemp signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that included an invitation to Spring Training.

Matt Kemp Dodger Statistics

Name Year WAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year WAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Matt Kemp 2010 -1.1 2.8 -3.5 162 668 602 82 150 25 6 28 89 53 170 .249 .310 .450 .760
Matt Kemp 2011 8.0 8.7 -0.4 161 689 602 115 195 33 4 39 126 74 159 .324 .399 .586 .986
Matt Kemp 2012 2.8 3.8 -0.8 106 449 403 74 122 22 2 23 69 40 103 .303 .367 .538 .906
Matt Kemp 2013 0.6 1.2 -0.5 73 290 263 35 71 15 0 6 33 22 76 .270 .328 .395 .723
Matt Kemp 2014 1.3 3.9 -3.0 150 599 541 77 155 38 3 25 89 52 145 .287 .346 .506 .852
Matt Kemp 2018 1.1 2.1 -1.7 146 506 462 62 134 25 0 21 85 36 115 .290 .338 .481 .818
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Center Field - Cody Bellinger

Cody Bellinger has accomplished a great deal in his first three seasons with the Dodgers. Bellinger was the National League Rookie of the Year in his debut 2017 season. This past season, Bellinger was named the National League Most Valuable Player and was also a Gold Glove winner.

Current Status: Bellinger enters his first arbitration-eligible negotiation in January. The Super Two player will have four such negotiation opportunities until he can become a free agent after the 2023 season.

Cody Bellinger Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Cody Bellinger 2017 4.2 3.5 0.0 132 548 480 87 128 26 4 39 97 64 146 .267 .352 .581 .933
Cody Bellinger 2018 4.2 3.4 0.2 162 632 557 84 145 28 7 25 76 69 151 .260 .343 .470 .814
Cody Bellinger 2019 9.0 6.6 1.9 156 661 558 121 170 34 3 47 115 95 108 .305 .406 .629 1.035
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Right Field - Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig exploded onto the Dodgers and Major League Baseball in June 2013 and he would remain a fan favorite through the 2018 season. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2014.

Puig was traded to the Cincinnati Reds with Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer for Homer Bailey and minor league players Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray during the 2018-2019 offseason. He would later be part of a trade to the Cleveland Indians where he finished the 2019 season.

Current Status: Yasiel Puig enters his first offseason as a free agent.

Yasiel Puig Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Yasiel Puig 2013 4.7 3.9 0.4 104 432 382 66 122 21 2 19 42 36 97 .319 .391 .534 .925
Yasiel Puig 2014 5.1 5.3 -0.5 148 640 558 92 165 37 9 16 69 67 124 .296 .382 .480 .863
Yasiel Puig 2015 1.1 0.9 -0.1 79 311 282 30 72 12 3 11 38 26 66 .255 .322 .436 .758
Yasiel Puig 2016 1.3 0.6 0.3 104 368 334 45 88 14 2 11 45 24 74 .263 .323 .416 .740
Yasiel Puig 2017 3.8 2.0 1.3 152 570 499 72 131 24 2 28 74 64 100 .263 .346 .487 .833
Yasiel Puig 2018 2.7 2.1 0.1 125 444 405 60 108 21 1 23 63 36 87 .267 .327 .494 .820
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Multi-Position - Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor joined the Dodgers during the 2016 season after he was acquired via a trade from the Seattle Mariners.

Taylor has played primarily four positions for the Dodgers, second base, shortstop, left field and center field.

Current Status: Chris Taylor is another of the arbitration-eligible Dodgers as he enters his second such negotiation next month. Taylor will be a free agent after the 2021 season.

Chris Taylor Dodger Statistics

Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Name Year bWAR/pos oWAR dWAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Chris Taylor 2016 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 34 62 58 8 12 2 2 1 7 4 13 .207 .258 .362 .620
Chris Taylor 2017 4.8 4.2 0.7 140 568 514 85 148 34 5 21 72 50 142 .288 .354 .496 .850
Chris Taylor 2018 4.1 3.5 1.1 155 604 536 85 136 35 8 17 63 55 178 .254 .331 .444 .775
Chris Taylor 2019 2.4 1.9 0.6 124 414 366 52 96 29 4 12 52 37 115 .262 .333 .462 .794
Statistics provided by Baseball-Reference.com

Starting pitcher - Clayton Kershaw

See this article for more on Kershaw’s accomplishments this past decade,

Relief pitcher - Kenley Jansen

This article highlights Jansen’s journey to become the Dodgers’ all-time top reliever.

This article concludes this series, have a great New Year’s and here’s to a wonderful 2020 baseball season.

For further reading, see the prior articles