1) Clayton Kershaw
This was obvious. The left-hander has pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues, covering the entire past decade. He is one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history, one of the greatest in all of baseball.
Kershaw started 293 games since 2010, more than double the number of starts of any other Dodger pitcher in that time. He went an incredible 156-61 in those starts with a 2.31 ERA. Over the past decade he has struck out 2,179 batters (again more than double of any other Dodger pitcher), and walked only 434.
Beyond his own team, Kershaw has proven himself as one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Over the past decade, he has been the ERA leader in half of those seasons. He has led the league in strikeouts in three seasons. He has appeared in eight All-Star games, won three Cy Young Awards, along with a rare MVP Award as a pitcher, and a Gold Glove Award for being the dest defensive player at his position.
Which positional players contributed the most to the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise over the past decade?
There is no doubt that the Texas native is the best Dodger pitcher over the past decade. He is arguably the best starter in Major League Baseball since 2010. In fact, nobody has accumulated as many wins above replacement level (59.1) over that timeframe. Among his MLB peers, he ranks third in strikeouts, ERA, and wins over the last ten years.