Chicago Cubs: Decade’s top five single season performances

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Chicago Cubs: With a lot of talented players came a lot of great single seasons from a number of guys over the past 10 years. Which ones were the best?

With the decade coming to a close we can continue to look back at the best and worst of the Chicago Cubs in the 2010s. No doubt it was the best decade of our lifetimes seeing four postseason teams and a World Series victory. With that came some great individual performances from players, some of which we had not seen in a while.

Every decade the Cubs have had their All-Stars, MVP candidates, Cy Young candidates and Gold Glove winners, but this decade saw some truly masterful performances over 162 an beyond. Some get talked about all the time while other can get lost in the mix. That can sometimes come when the stories around the team are even bigger than individual performances like they have been in recent years.

With that said, part made a lot of the great individual seasons this past decade so special is that they were part of something bigger. For many years as a Cubs fan we watched the likes of Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Sammy Sosa and Derrek Lee be winning or in the mix for MVP awards in lost seasons. This decade was different. So lets look at a top five list of best individual seasons by Chicago Cubs players from 2010-2019.

*NOTE: These are players that played mostly-full to full seasons with the Cubs. Not players coming over in late July.*