New York Yankees: The 2010s All-Decade Team

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Didi Gregorius #18 and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrate the 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on May 22, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Didi Gregorius #18 and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrate the 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on May 22, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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All-Decade Yankees Outfield

Brett Gardner, Outfield

  • 2015 All-Star
  • 2016 Gold Glove

Brett Gardner has been a Yankee mainstay since he broke out in 2009. Since then, he has played more than double the amount of games as any player on the team and has ownership of the highest fWAR (33.6) of any Yankee during the 2010s.

In 2019, a season which many believed would be his last, Gardy had his best statistical season ever. In fact, his 28 home runs, 74 RBI, .503 SLG, and .829 OPS are all career highs for the veteran outfielder.


Aaron Judge, Outfield

  • 2x All-Star
  • 2017 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 2017 Silver Slugger

Aaron Judge is most certainly poised to become the next great New York Yankees player. Heck, in just his first big league season, one in which he set a rookie home run record and won the AL Rookie of the Year Award, the Yankees broke character and named a section of the right-field bleachers the Judge’s Chambers.

If Judge can stay healthy and continue to play at the level he is, he will take ownership of the team’s captainship. Not only that, we could be witnessing a Hall of Fame career right before our eyes.


Curtis Granderson, Outfield

  • 2x All-Star
  • 2011 Silver Slugger

Of all the position players, Curtis Granderson came as the biggest surprise to me. However, when looking back at players that have manned the outfield over the last decade, there’s no question that he was one of the best.

Grandy played for the Yankees for the better part of four seasons. Within those seasons, are two of his statistically best seasons ever. In fact, in 2011, Granderson finished 4th in the AL MVP voting after hitting 41 HR with 119 RBI. That season, he also secured his first and only Silver Slugger award.