Arizona Diamondbacks: The 2010s All-Decade Team

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 28: Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates a solo home run with teammate Ketel Marte #4 in the second inning of the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on September 28, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 28: Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates a solo home run with teammate Ketel Marte #4 in the second inning of the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on September 28, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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All-Decade Arizona Diamondbacks Infield

Miguel Montero, Catcher

  • 2x All-Star

There is no question as to who the best catcher has been during this decade.  Montero, who played for the D-backs from 2006 to 2014, is that man.  Now obviously we will only be counting his years in the 2010s.  His only two All-Star appearances were during this decade.

He slashed .262/.346/.412 during those five years with 66 home runs and 331 RBI’s.  He also led the National League in CS percentage in 2011 at 40%.

The team at this point seems set at catcher with Carson Kelly looking like the catcher of the future in Arizona.

Paul Goldschmidt, First Base

  • 6x All-Star
  • 3x Gold Glove
  • 4x Silver Slugger

As if there was any question as to who would be representing at this position.  Goldschmidt is going to be in the Hall of Fame, especially with his career trajectory at this point.  He played for the D-backs from 2011 to 2018.

In that span, he finished in the top-5 in the MVP race three times.  He slashed an incredible .297/.398/.532 with 209 home runs and 710 RBI’s.  Not to mention he stole 124 bases and was intentionally walked 103 times.

Not only is Goldschmidt represented here on the All-Decade team, he more than likely occupies this spot on the All-Time Arizona Diamondbacks team.  The team though is in a good place with Christian Walker being the first baseman of the future.