SABR Defensive Index: September 7, 2014

Here are the full SABR Defensive Index™ rankings, through games of September 7, 2014.

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AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Josh Donaldson OAK 3B 20.2
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 17.7
Alex Gordon KCR LF 16.2
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 12.9
Jackie Bradley BOS CF 10.4
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 10.0
J.J. Hardy BAL SS 9.9
Kevin Kiermaier TBR RF 9.5
Daniel Nava BOS RF 8.8
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 8.5
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 8.1
Sam Fuld MIN/OAK CF 8.0
Leonys Martin TEX CF 6.7
Salvador Perez KCR C 6.1
Josh Reddick OAK RF 5.9
Yoenis Cespedes OAK/BOS LF 5.6
Alex Avila DET C 5.6
Robinson Chirinos TEX C 5.5
Dallas Keuchel HOU P 5.3
Manny Machado BAL 3B 5.1
Brian McCann NYY C 5.1
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 4.7
Trevor Plouffe MIN 3B 4.6
Dustin Ackley SEA LF 4.4
Adam Eaton CHW CF 4.3

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Jason Heyward ATL RF 27.2
Juan Lagares NYM CF 17.9
Zack Cozart CIN SS 14.2
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 11.2
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 11.2
Juan Uribe LAD 3B 11.1
Jhonny Peralta STL SS 11.1
Christian Yelich MIA LF 10.5
Andrelton Simmons ATL SS 10.2
Ender Inciarte ARI CF 9.7
Yadier Molina STL C 9.4
Jimmy Rollins PHI SS 9.0
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 8.9
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 8.4
Russell Martin PIT C 8.4
Giancarlo Stanton MIA RF 8.1
Chase Utley PHI 2B 7.8
Jordy Mercer PIT SS 7.4
Rene Rivera SDP C 5.8
Pablo Sandoval SFG 3B 5.7
Justin Morneau COL 1B 5.7
Josh Harrison PIT 3B 5.6
Ruben Tejada NYM SS 5.5
Marlon Byrd PHI RF 5.5
Chase Headley SDP 3B 5.4

 


 

AL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel HOU 5.3
R.A. Dickey TOR 2.0
Jose Quintana CHW 1.8
Hector Noesi SEA 1.7
C.J. Wilson LAA 1.6
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 1.6
Sonny Gray OAK 1.5
Roenis Elias SEA 1.4
Yu Darvish TEX 1.3
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 1.3
Mark Buehrle TOR 0.9
Yordano Ventura KCR 0.8
Kyle Gibson MIN 0.7
Chris Sale CHW 0.6
Jason Vargas KCR 0.6
Justin Verlander DET 0.4
Chris Tillman BAL 0.4
John Danks CHW 0.3
Jered Weaver LAA 0.2
Jake Odorizzi TBR -0.1
Scott Kazmir OAK -0.1
Drew Smyly DET -0.1
Felix Hernandez SEA -0.2
Bud Norris BAL -0.5
David Price TBR -0.6
James Shields KCR -0.6
Garrett Richards LAA -0.7
Clay Buchholz BOS -0.7
Jeremy Guthrie KCR -0.8
Corey Kluber CLE -1.0
Hiroki Kuroda NYY -1.2
Chris Young SEA -1.3
Max Scherzer DET -1.5
Jon Lester BOS/OAK -1.6
Jesse Chavez OAK -1.6
Drew Hutchison TOR -1.7
Rick Porcello DET -2.1
Chris Archer TBR -2.1
Danny Duffy KCR -2.2
Colby Lewis TEX -2.3
Scott Feldman HOU -3.0
Phil Hughes MIN -4.1

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Salvador Perez KCR 6.1
Alex Avila DET 5.6
Robinson Chirinos TEX 5.5
Brian McCann NYY 5.1
Yan Gomes CLE 2.4
Tyler Flowers CHW -0.1
Jason Castro HOU -0.1
Chris Iannetta LAA -0.8
Kurt Suzuki MIN -1.2
Dioner Navarro TOR -1.5
Mike Zunino SEA -1.9
Jose Molina TBR -2.3
Derek Norris OAK -3.6

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Albert Pujols LAA 4.7
Miguel Cabrera DET 3.0
Joe Mauer MIN 2.9
Eric Hosmer KCR 2.6
Chris Davis BAL 1.8
Mike Napoli BOS 1.7
Mark Teixeira NYY 1.4
Carlos Santana CLE 1.2
Brandon Moss OAK -2.0
James Loney TBR -3.5
Jose Abreu CHW -4.9

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Dustin Pedroia BOS 12.9
Ian Kinsler DET 10.0
Jonathan Schoop BAL 8.1
Howie Kendrick LAA 2.9
Brian Dozier MIN 2.7
Ben Zobrist TBR 2.2
Gordon Beckham CHW 2.0
Robinson Cano SEA 0.7
Brian Roberts NYY 0.0
Jason Kipnis CLE -3.3
Omar Infante KCR -5.3
Rougned Odor TEX -5.3
Jose Altuve HOU -10.1

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Josh Donaldson OAK 20.2
Kyle Seager SEA 17.7
Manny Machado BAL 5.1
Trevor Plouffe MIN 4.6
Mike Moustakas KCR 1.7
Adrian Beltre TEX 0.7
Yangervis Solarte NYY -1.6
Brock Holt BOS -3.0
Matt Dominguez HOU -3.9
Evan Longoria TBR -4.1
David Freese LAA -5.2
Conor Gillaspie CHW -8.4
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE -13.2
Nick Castellanos DET -18.8

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
J.J. Hardy BAL 9.9
Brad Miller SEA 1.0
Eduardo Escobar MIN 0.6
Alcides Escobar KCR 0.5
Jed Lowrie OAK -0.2
Alexei Ramirez CHW -0.2
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE -0.7
Erick Aybar LAA -4.1
Xander Bogaerts BOS -4.9
Elvis Andrus TEX -6.1
Jose Reyes TOR -11.8
Derek Jeter NYY -15.7
Yunel Escobar TBR -16.9

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 16.2
Yoenis Cespedes OAK/BOS 5.6
Dustin Ackley SEA 4.4
Brett Gardner NYY 2.7
Alejandro De Aza CWS/BAL 2.2
J.D. Martinez DET -1.5
Michael Brantley CLE -3.6
Melky Cabrera TOR -4.3
Rajai Davis DET -6.2

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Jackie Bradley BOS 10.4
Lorenzo Cain KCR 8.5
Sam Fuld MIN/OAK 8.0
Leonys Martin TEX 6.7
Adam Eaton CHW 4.3
Desmond Jennings TBR 3.5
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 3.5
Adam Jones BAL 0.5
Mike Trout LAA -0.2
Michael Bourn CLE -4.6
Austin Jackson DET/SEA -7.4
Coco Crisp OAK -8.8
Dexter Fowler HOU -13.7

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 9.5
Daniel Nava BOS 8.8
Josh Reddick OAK 5.9
Kole Calhoun LAA 2.9
Nick Markakis BAL 0.2
Alex Rios TEX 0.1
Ichiro Suzuki NYY -0.9
Jose Bautista TOR -3.8
Nori Aoki KCR -4.2
David Murphy CLE -4.9
Dayan Viciedo CHW -5.3
Torii Hunter DET -12.8

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NL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Henderson Alvarez MIA 5.2
Johnny Cueto CIN 3.2
Adam Wainwright STL 2.8
Zack Greinke LAD 2.8
Julio Teheran ATL 2.6
Lance Lynn STL 2.3
Tanner Roark WSN 2.3
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 2.0
Alfredo Simon CIN 2.0
Clayton Kershaw LAD 2.0
Kyle Lohse MIL 1.9
Hyun-jin Ryu LAD 1.7
Travis Wood CHC 1.4
Charlie Morton PIT 1.3
Eric Stults SDP 1.2
Tyson Ross SDP 1.0
Alex Wood ATL 0.9
Cole Hamels PHI 0.8
Stephen Strasburg WSN 0.8
Edinson Volquez PIT 0.8
Jon Niese NYM 0.8
Jason Hammel CHC 0.7
Wade Miley ARI 0.6
Homer Bailey CIN 0.6
Ervin Santana ATL 0.6
Mike Leake CIN 0.6
Josh Collmenter ARI 0.6
Aaron Harang ATL 0.5
Ryan Vogelsong SFG 0.5
Ian Kennedy SDP 0.3
Dan Haren LAD 0.1
Jordan Zimmermann WSN 0.0
Kyle Kendrick PHI -0.1
Matt Garza MIL -0.1
Zack Wheeler NYM -0.2
Jeff Samardzija CHC -0.3
Jorge De La Rosa COL -0.3
Roberto Hernandez PHL/LAD -0.3
Bartolo Colon NYM -0.6
Tom Koehler MIA -0.7
Brandon McCarthy ARI -0.7
Shelby Miller STL -1.0
Wily Peralta MIL -1.2
Tim Hudson SFG -1.2
Tim Lincecum SFG -1.3
Madison Bumgarner SFG -1.4
Yovani Gallardo MIL -1.6
A.J. Burnett PHI -2.5

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Yadier Molina STL 9.4
Russell Martin PIT 8.4
Rene Rivera SDP 5.8
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 4.4
Carlos Ruiz PHI 3.9
Welington Castillo CHC 3.7
Wilson Ramos WSN 3.6
Devin Mesoraco CIN 0.5
Buster Posey SFG -0.3
Miguel Montero ARI -1.5
A.J. Ellis LAD -1.6
Evan Gattis ATL -3.7
Wilin Rosario COL -4.5
Yasmani Grandal SDP -6.0
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA -6.1
Travis d'Arnaud NYM -7.4

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 8.4
Justin Morneau COL 5.7
Lucas Duda NYM 3.1
Matt Adams STL 3.0
Anthony Rizzo CHC 3.0
Mark Reynolds MIL 2.9
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 0.5
Adam LaRoche WSN -0.7
Ike Davis NYM -1.2
Freddie Freeman ATL -3.4
Ryan Howard PHI -4.7
Garrett Jones MIA -7.2

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu COL 8.9
Chase Utley PHI 7.8
Dee Gordon LAD 2.4
Brandon Phillips CIN 0.9
Danny Espinosa WSN -0.1
Kolten Wong STL -0.2
Aaron Hill ARI -2.9
Jedd Gyorko SDP -4.2
Scooter Gennett MIL -7.2
Daniel Murphy NYM -7.7
Neil Walker PIT -9.0

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 11.2
Juan Uribe LAD 11.1
Pablo Sandoval SFG 5.7
Josh Harrison PIT 5.6
Chase Headley SDP 5.4
Todd Frazier CIN 4.1
Martin Prado ARI 2.8
David Wright NYM 2.1
Anthony Rendon WSN 1.2
Aramis Ramirez MIL -0.3
Matt Carpenter STL -0.4
Cody Asche PHI -2.6
Pedro Alvarez PIT -4.5
Luis Valbuena CHC -6.5
Casey McGehee MIA -8.3
Chris Johnson ATL -9.1

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Zack Cozart CIN 14.2
Jhonny Peralta STL 11.1
Andrelton Simmons ATL 10.2
Jimmy Rollins PHI 9.0
Jordy Mercer PIT 7.4
Ruben Tejada NYM 5.5
Troy Tulowitzki COL 3.5
Jean Segura MIL 3.2
Brandon Crawford SFG 3.1
Alexi Amarista SDP 1.9
Everth Cabrera SDP 0.4
Ian Desmond WSN -0.6
Starlin Castro CHC -3.1
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA -7.4
Hanley Ramirez LAD -10.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Christian Yelich MIA 10.5
Justin Upton ATL 5.3
Khris Davis MIL 4.7
Starling Marte PIT 2.2
Seth Smith SDP 0.8
Corey Dickerson COL -2.7
Matt Holliday STL -3.8
Domonic Brown PHI -4.8
Matt Kemp LAD -6.1
Mike Morse SFG -8.4

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Juan Lagares NYM 17.9
Billy Hamilton CIN 11.2
Ender Inciarte ARI 9.7
Marcell Ozuna MIA 2.0
Denard Span WSN 1.7
Angel Pagan SFG 1.0
Carlos Gomez MIL 0.3
Drew Stubbs COL -0.1
Jon Jay STL -0.1
Will Venable SDP -1.4
Gregor Blanco SFG -4.6
B.J. Upton ATL -4.8
Andrew McCutchen PIT -6.5
Ben Revere PHI -7.5

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward ATL 27.2
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 8.1
Marlon Byrd PHI 5.5
Gerardo Parra ARI/MIL 0.1
Charlie Blackmon COL -0.6
Yasiel Puig LAD -1.3
Allen Craig STL -1.3
Hunter Pence SFG -2.1
Curtis Granderson NYM -2.4
Ryan Braun MIL -4.1
Jay Bruce CIN -4.5
Jayson Werth WSN -6.1

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