No. 5 Starter: RHP Johnny Cueto (2016-19)
Stats: 30-17, 3.51 ERA (116 ERA+), 1.22 WHIP, 385 K, 436 IP, 8.8 WAR
A case can be made for a few different pitchers in the No. 5 starter spot.
Jeff Samardzija, Jake Peavy, Jonathan Sanchez and Tim Hudson all received consideration, but in the end, a brilliant 2016 season was enough to land Johnny Cueto on the All-Decade roster.
In his first season with the team after signing a massive six-year, $130 million deal in free agency, he went 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 198 strikeouts in 219.2 innings, starting the All-Star Game while tossing five complete games and two shutouts.
His ERA jumped to 4.52 the following season and he spent most of 2018 and 2019 watching from the sidelines, but in terms of single-season performance, his 2016 campaign was one of the best of the decade.