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Kershaw, Jansen among Dodgers' best of 2010s

@kengurnick
December 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have seen much success since the decade began in 2010, and much of that success came with the help of a few very special players. Here are the Dodgers' top 10 players of the decade.

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have seen much success since the decade began in 2010, and much of that success came with the help of a few very special players. Here are the Dodgers' top 10 players of the decade.

1. Clayton Kershaw
Seasons: 2008-present

After winning the National League pitching triple crown in 2011 and the NL MVP in 2014 to go along with his three NL Cy Young Awards, Kershaw is only the greatest Dodgers pitcher since Sandy Koufax.

2. Kenley Jansen
Seasons: 2010-present

He’s one of six pitchers in MLB history with 300 saves for the same club. Three of the other five are in the Hall of Fame.

3. Justin Turner
Seasons: 2014-present

One of the best acquisitions in franchise history, he’s clutch, tough and indispensable.

4. Cody Bellinger
Seasons: 2017-present

The only players to win both the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in their Dodgers careers are Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Bellinger. Enough said?

5. Zack Greinke
Seasons: 2013-15

In his three seasons with the Dodgers, he went 51-15 with a 2.30 ERA and finished in the top eight for Cy Young voting each season, with a pair of Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger award thrown in.

6. Matt Kemp
Seasons: 2006-14; 2018

As a reminder, he barely missed becoming the franchise’s first 40/40 player way back in 2011. Traded away and reacquired, he combined to make three All-Star teams, with two Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger and an MVP runner-up finish to Ryan Braun in '11 that many feel he deserved to win.

7. Adrián González
Seasons: 2012-17

The key to the blockbuster that restored credibility to a bankrupt franchise, Gonzalez brought a professional bat and stability to the lineup.

8. Hyun-Jin Ryu
Seasons: 2013-Present

One can only imagine how high up on the list Ryu would have been if injuries hadn’t wiped out two-plus seasons. This year’s Cy Young runner-up finish showed how good he can be.

9. Corey Seager
Seasons: 2015-present

When healthy, he’s been a multiple All-Star and 2016 Rookie of the Year. He’d be higher on the list without the injuries and disappointing October numbers.

10. Andre Ethier
Seasons: 2006-17

His best season was 2009. so it doesn’t count here. But his two All-Star appearances do.

Honorable mention: Yasiel Puig
Seasons: 2013-18

The most talented, exciting, compelling, entertaining, infuriating, maddening, exasperating, divisive Dodger of the decade.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.