2020 All-Decade List

I saw an article on ESPN naming the “top 100 players of the decade,” and wondered what this list will look like in 10 years.  Therefore, considering the most of the players on the 2020 all-decade team will be either on a major league roster, a prospect, or a well-known amateur, I figured it would be an interesting challenge to try to predict a list.  Since it’s essentially predicting the impossible, I’m sure there will be some ridiculously wrong forecasting.  Nevertheless, here’s my attempt at predicting the top 50.

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Justin Upton
  3. Hanley Ramirez
  4. Joe Mauer
  5. Ryan Howard
  6. Felix Hernandez
  7. Zack Greinke
  8. Prince Fielder
  9. Tim Lincecum
  10. Miguel Cabrera
  11. Stephen Strasburg
  12. David Wright
  13. Even Longoria
  14. Grady Sizemore
  15. Justin Verlander
  16. Jason Heyward
  17. Cole Hamels
  18. Ryan Braun
  19. Mark Texeira
  20. Dustin Pedroia
  21. Justin Smoak
  22. Carl Crawford
  23. Clayton Kershaw
  24. Kendry Morales
  25. Jose Reyes
  26. Alex Rodriguez
  27. Chase Utley
  28. Bryce Harper
  29. Joey Votto
  30. Matt Wieters
  31. Johan Santana
  32. David Price
  33. Troy Tulowitzki
  34. Jake Peavy
  35. Ryan Zimmerman
  36. Ian Kinsler
  37. Pedro Alvarez
  38. Rick Porcello
  39. Dustin Ackley
  40. Andrew McCutcheon
  41. Nick Markakis
  42. Yu Darvish
  43. Derek Jeter
  44. Curtis Granderson
  45. Chris Coghlan
  46. Matt Holliday
  47. Mike Stanton
  48. Buster Posey
  49. Gordon Beckham
  50. Ichiro Suzuki/Colby Rasmus/Pablo Sandoval/B.J. Upton/Miguel Montero/Matt Cain