San Diego Padres: The 2010s All-Decade Team

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Heath Bell #21 and Nick Hundley #4 of the San Diego Padres celebrate the final out after the game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park on September 7, 2011 in San Diego, California. The San Diego Padres won 3-1. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Heath Bell #21 and Nick Hundley #4 of the San Diego Padres celebrate the final out after the game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park on September 7, 2011 in San Diego, California. The San Diego Padres won 3-1. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images) /
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. . All-Decade Starting Rotation. . player. 127.

For this exercise, I am only including three starters to keep it consistent with the number of relievers that will be named in the next slide.

Clayton Richard, Starting Pitcher

I think that Clayton Richard is a very deserving pitcher in the starting rotation, as he spent the most time in the rotation among Padres pitchers this decade. In eight seasons, Richard pitched to a 4.37 ERA in over 1,000 innings.

He was very durable in 2012, leading the league with 33 game starts in addition to pitching nearly 220 innings.

Richard seemed to always be in a Padres uniform when fans turn on the television, and I think it is true so I think that Richard was a big part in keeping the rotation afloat during some tougher times this decade.

Andrew Cashner, Starting Pitcher

Andrew Cashner pitched in five seasons at Petco Park, including 2015 when he logged nearly 185 innings with 165 strikeouts.

He pitched in over 600 innings with a cumulative ERA of under 4, so I would say he had a good career with the Padres.

Tim Stauffer, Starting Pitcher

Tim Stauffer was another guy that seemed to be in a Padres uniform for a long period of time, as he played nine seasons in San Diego. I understand that Stauffer might not have pitched the number of innings that Clayton Richard did, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have good moments with the Friars.

His best year was 2011 when he logged 185.2 innings with an ERA under four in over 30 starts.

Stauffer now serves as an analyst for the pre and post-game shows for Fox Sports San Diego.

The reason why I didn’t include Tyson Ross is that he only pitched in three seasons with the padres because his fourth season was just one start when he got hurt on Opening Day.

Chris Paddack would be one of the three starters on this list if he had pitched for more than one season in the past decade, but regardless he should be commended for his dominant rookie season.