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

Ketel Marte, Second Base

  • 1x All-Star

Marte is the second baseman of the future.  While there were players like Kelly Johnson and Aaron Hill in the mix, Marte is here because of his last two seasons.  He has been a member of the Diamondbacks since 2017.  In that time he is slashing .290/.358/.497 with 59 home runs and 169 RBI’s.

Marte has been a Swiss Army Knife for the team playing multiple positions, but getting the lion share of his playing time at 2nd.  He is definitely one to watch going forward and because of his two stellar seasons, he makes this list.

Nick Ahmed, Shortstop

  • 2x Gold Glove

Now Ahmed has not earned any All-Star nods, but he definitely has been the best shortstop this decade for the Snakes.  He has been with the team his entire career, since 2014.  He is one who should be a D-back for his entire career if that’s possible.

He is slashing .236/.289/.387 with 55 home runs and 231 RBI’s.  Not the best offense stats, but what Ahmed lacks at the plate, he makes up for defensively.  He has won the past two Gold Gloves at shortstop and doesn’t seem to be slowing down whatsoever.

Eduardo Escobar, Third Base

This pick coupled with the Marte pick might seem like recency bias, but with Jake Lamb having been hurt so frequently this decade, I had to go with Escobar.  He has been playing at basically the same level as Marte has been.

The two have been very pleasant surprises.  He has only been with the D-backs for the past two seasons, more like a season and a half after being traded.  He has slashed .270/.327/.501 during that time with 58 homers and 202 RBI’s.