Clayton Kershaw has been the definition of excellence since he came into the league with the Dodgers in 2008. Say what you will about his consistent lackluster performances in the postseason, Kershaw still remains amongst the most dominant pitchers of all-time and a top-three starting pitcher in the Modern Era.
Kershaw, now 31 years old, has yet to win a World Series with the Dodgers even though he has made two appearances in the Fall Classic. His regular season performances have been amongst the best ever, marked by a 1.77 ERA campaign that won him the NL MVP in 2014 and a 1.83 ERA campaign in 2013 that probably should have won him at least a Cy Young award.
In a recent column by David Schoenfield of ESPN, Kershaw makes the all-decade team of the 2010s as one of the best five starting pitchers.
One all-decade team is boring. Let’s compare the 2010 squad to every all-decade team since 1900. https://t.co/mmJmH6c9jK
— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) December 27, 2019
Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Madison Bumgarner, and Chris Sale round out ESPN’s starting pitcher list of the decade.
Kershaw By the Numbers
Across the decade, Kershaw posted a 164 ERA+, easily…