If you were presented with the opportunity of building the ultimate MLB team, filled with the best players from the 2010s, you would be faced with some very tough decisions. Often a scenario that most people will only have the chance to imagine, building your own team is something that takes quite a bit of thought.
Since the start of the 2010s, baseball has seen some amazing talents enter the league, as well as enter the prime of their careers. Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Manny Machado and Kris Bryant are just a few young superstars that have debuted since 2010 and have already built their cases as some of the best players in the game. However, baseball still has its share of established superstars that are only seemingly getting better with age.
When tasked with building the perfect team, there are many aspects of the game that must be considered. The team should be good both offensively and defensively and also have a balanced lineup that would provide the most efficient assortment of players possible.
For the purpose of this article, we selected eight every day position players, five starting pitchers, five bench players, a designated hitter and a closer. Here is the All-MLB team of the 2010s.
23 The Starters
22 Catcher - Buster Posey
21 First Baseman - Miguel Cabrera
20 Second Baseman - Robinson Cano
19 Shortstop - Troy Tulowitzki
18 Third Baseman - Adrian Beltre
17 Left Fielder - Ryan Braun
16 Center Fielder - Mike Trout
15 Right Fielder - Jose Bautista
14 Designated Hitter - David Ortiz
13 The Rotation
12 Starting Pitcher - Clayton Kershaw
11 Starting Pitcher - Felix Hernandez
10 Starting Pitcher - Madison Bumgarner
9 Starting Pitcher - David Price
8 Starting Pitcher - Johnny Cueto
7 Closing Pitcher - Craig Kimbrel
6 The Bench
5 Out Fielder - Andrew McCutchen
4 Out Fielder - Giancarlo Stanton
3 Second Baseman - Jose Altuve
2 Third Baseman - Josh Donaldson
1 Catcher - Yadier Molina
Maybe the best defensive catcher most baseball fans will ever see play, Yadier Molina’s defense earns him a spot on this roster. Molina has captured eight straight Gold Glove awards behind the dish as well as seven consecutive all-star appearances. “Yadi” is one of the most feared catchers in the history of baseball as he has nabbed a staggering 44 percent of base stealers throughout his career. Now, teams hardly ever run on Molina cause the odds are not in their favor. Molina did also have several strong seasons offensively as he hit .305, .315, .319 from 2011-2013 while hitting 48 home runs in that span.
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