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 Starting Rotation

CC Sabathia, LHP

  • 3x All-Star

The 2010s weren’t the best of times for the lefty starter. Despite starting the decade off strong, going 55-21 with a 3.17 ERA from 2010 to 2012, the rest of the decade saw an aging starter struggling to find his new self.

Between 2016 to 2018, a more finesse lefty emerged who relied less on blowing batters away. In that time span, Sabathia pitched to a 32-24 record with a 3.76 ERA.

In 2019, Sabathia left the game the way only he could. He left his heart and soul on the field, destroying his arm in the ALCS against the Houston Astros.


Masahiro Tanaka, RHP

  • 2x All-Star

Of all the Japanese born pitchers MLB has seen, Masahiro Tanaka has to be the best. Sure, Hideo Nomo tossed a couple of no-no’s and Yu Darvish can easily touch 100 on the gun, but Tanaka has something both of those pitchers don’t: an elite post-season record.

In fact, in 8 postseason starts, Tanaka has a 1.76 ERA and a 0.783 WHIP. He easily goes from a number three starter on any rotation, to the team’s ace in postseason play.


Luis Severino, RHP

  • 2x All-Star

Luis Severino was supposed to be the first true New York Yankees ace since Ron Guidry back in the late 1970s, early 1980s. However, a lack of consistency and injuries have prevented Sevy from gaining the confidence of the team and its fans.

There’s no question that he has the stuff to shut down any lineup. The problem is, can he do it for an entire season? That remains to be seen.