SABR Defensive Index: Final 2014 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2014 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Click here to view the 2014 Gold Glove Award winners.

For the second consecutive season, the SDI was used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The SABR Defensive Index accounts for 30 total “votes” — or approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process — which are added to the votes from the managers and coaches.

To learn more about the SABR Defensive Index, visit SABR.org/SDI.

Scroll down to see AL and NL overall leaders, or click a link below to see SDI leaders as ranked by position:

 

2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Josh Donaldson OAK 3B 21.2
Alex Gordon KCR LF 19.9
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 17.9
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 14.2
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 13.5
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 11.0
Jackie Bradley BOS CF 10.9
J.J. Hardy BAL SS 10.8
Kevin Kiermaier TBR RF 9.3
Daniel Nava BOS RF 8.4
Sam Fuld MIN/OAK CF 7.6
Leonys Martin TEX CF 7.1
Salvador Perez KCR C 6.8
Adam Eaton CHW CF 6.7
Howie Kendrick LAA 2B 6.3
Dallas Keuchel HOU P 6.2
Josh Reddick OAK RF 6.1
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 6.1
Dustin Ackley SEA LF 5.6
Alex Avila DET C 5.6
Robinson Chirinos TEX C 5.4
Manny Machado BAL 3B 5.2
Brian McCann NYY C 5.0
Yoenis Cespedes OAK/BOS LF 4.5
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 3.8
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY CF 3.8
Trevor Plouffe MIN 3B 3.8
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 3.8

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Jason Heyward ATL RF 26.5
Juan Lagares NYM CF 16.4
Zack Cozart CIN SS 14.1
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 13.7
Andrelton Simmons ATL SS 13.1
Juan Uribe LAD 3B 12.9
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 10.7
Jhonny Peralta STL SS 10.3
Chase Utley PHI 2B 9.0
Yadier Molina STL C 8.9
Christian Yelich MIA LF 8.9
Russell Martin PIT C 8.7
Ender Inciarte ARI CF 8.7
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 8.6
Jimmy Rollins PHI SS 8.6
Jordy Mercer PIT SS 8.2
Giancarlo Stanton MIA RF 8.1
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 7.3
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 7.2
Josh Harrison PIT 3B 6.5
Rene Rivera SDP C 6.0
Justin Morneau COL 1B 5.8
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 5.6
Chase Headley SDP 3B 5.4
Jonathan Lucroy MIL C 5.2

 


 

AL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel HOU 6.2
Sonny Gray OAK 2.8
R.A. Dickey TOR 1.8
Kyle Gibson MIN 1.5
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 1.5
Hector Noesi SEA 1.4
Jose Quintana CHW 1.3
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 1.3
Yu Darvish TEX 1.3
Roenis Elias SEA 1.3
C.J. Wilson LAA 1.2
Jason Vargas KCR 1.0
Mark Buehrle TOR 1.0
Yordano Ventura KCR 0.9
Chris Tillman BAL 0.6
John Danks CHW 0.6
Chris Sale CHW 0.5
James Shields KCR 0.4
Justin Verlander DET 0.1
Jered Weaver LAA 0.0
Drew Smyly DET -0.1
Bud Norris BAL -0.1
Jake Odorizzi TBR -0.2
Jeremy Guthrie KCR -0.6
Scott Kazmir OAK -0.7
Corey Kluber CLE -0.7
Garrett Richards LAA -0.7
David Price TBR -0.8
Clay Buchholz BOS -0.8
Chris Young SEA -0.9
Felix Hernandez SEA -1.0
Rick Porcello DET -1.3
Danny Duffy KCR -1.4
Hiroki Kuroda NYY -1.5
Jon Lester BOS/OAK -1.8
Jesse Chavez OAK -2.0
Max Scherzer DET -2.1
Drew Hutchison TOR -2.1
Colby Lewis TEX -2.3
Chris Archer TBR -2.7
Scott Feldman HOU -2.9
Phil Hughes MIN -4.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Salvador Perez KCR 6.8
Alex Avila DET 5.6
Robinson Chirinos TEX 5.4
Brian McCann NYY 5.0
Yan Gomes CLE 2.2
Tyler Flowers CHW 0.6
Dioner Navarro TOR -0.7
Jason Castro HOU -1.2
Kurt Suzuki MIN -1.6
Chris Iannetta LAA -2.4
Jose Molina TBR -2.6
Mike Zunino SEA -3.3
Derek Norris OAK -3.8

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Albert Pujols LAA 3.8
Joe Mauer MIN 3.8
Mike Napoli BOS 3.1
Miguel Cabrera DET 2.6
Eric Hosmer KCR 2.4
Chris Davis BAL 1.9
Mark Teixeira NYY 1.7
Carlos Santana CLE 1.5
Brandon Moss OAK -2.7
James Loney TBR -3.6
Jose Abreu CHW -5.6

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler DET 14.2
Dustin Pedroia BOS 13.5
Howie Kendrick LAA 6.3
Jonathan Schoop BAL 6.1
Ben Zobrist TBR 2.6
Gordon Beckham CHW 2.5
Brian Roberts NYY 0.6
Brian Dozier MIN -0.7
Robinson Cano SEA -0.8
Jason Kipnis CLE -2.3
Rougned Odor TEX -5.8
Omar Infante KCR -7.7
Jose Altuve HOU -10.2

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Josh Donaldson OAK 21.2
Kyle Seager SEA 17.9
Manny Machado BAL 5.2
Trevor Plouffe MIN 3.8
Mike Moustakas KCR 1.5
Adrian Beltre TEX 1.3
Yangervis Solarte NYY -1.6
Evan Longoria TBR -1.9
Matt Dominguez HOU -2.3
Brock Holt BOS -3.4
David Freese LAA -4.4
Conor Gillaspie CHW -9.1
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE -12.5
Nick Castellanos DET -21.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
J.J. Hardy BAL 10.8
Brad Miller SEA 0.2
Eduardo Escobar MIN 0.0
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE -0.8
Jed Lowrie OAK -1.1
Alexei Ramirez CHW -2.2
Alcides Escobar KCR -3.3
Erick Aybar LAA -3.6
Xander Bogaerts BOS -4.5
Elvis Andrus TEX -5.2
Jose Reyes TOR -10.1
Yunel Escobar TBR -16.9
Derek Jeter NYY -18.7

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 19.9
Dustin Ackley SEA 5.6
Yoenis Cespedes OAK/BOS 4.5
Alejandro De Aza CWS/BAL 2.7
Brett Gardner NYY 2.1
J.D. Martinez DET -2.4
Michael Brantley CLE -4.3
Melky Cabrera TOR -4.6
Rajai Davis DET -6.0

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Lorenzo Cain KCR 11.0
Jackie Bradley BOS 10.9
Sam Fuld MIN/OAK 7.6
Leonys Martin TEX 7.1
Adam Eaton CHW 6.7
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 3.8
Desmond Jennings TBR 3.0
Adam Jones BAL 0.6
Mike Trout LAA -1.4
Michael Bourn CLE -5.7
Austin Jackson DET/SEA -6.7
Coco Crisp OAK -13.4
Dexter Fowler HOU -16.4

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 9.3
Daniel Nava BOS 8.4
Josh Reddick OAK 6.1
Kole Calhoun LAA 3.7
Nick Markakis BAL 2.5
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 0.6
Jose Bautista TOR 0.1
Alex Rios TEX -1.0
Nori Aoki KCR -3.9
Dayan Viciedo CHW -5.2
David Murphy CLE -5.4
Torii Hunter DET -14.2

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NL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Henderson Alvarez MIA 4.9
Johnny Cueto CIN 3.9
Zack Greinke LAD 3.5
Clayton Kershaw LAD 3.4
Adam Wainwright STL 3.0
Julio Teheran ATL 2.8
Tanner Roark WSN 2.4
Travis Wood CHC 2.4
Lance Lynn STL 2.1
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 2.0
Alfredo Simon CIN 2.0
Eric Stults SDP 1.8
Hyun-jin Ryu LAD 1.7
Kyle Lohse MIL 1.6
Jon Niese NYM 1.4
Mike Leake CIN 1.4
Charlie Morton PIT 1.3
Kyle Kendrick PHI 1.3
Stephen Strasburg WSN 1.3
Bartolo Colon NYM 1.0
Josh Collmenter ARI 0.9
Cole Hamels PHI 0.8
Jordan Zimmermann WSN 0.7
Jason Hammel CHC 0.7
Alex Wood ATL 0.6
Dan Haren LAD 0.6
Homer Bailey CIN 0.6
Wade Miley ARI 0.5
Ervin Santana ATL 0.5
Ryan Vogelsong SFG 0.5
Tyson Ross SDP 0.4
Aaron Harang ATL 0.3
Jorge De La Rosa COL 0.1
Edinson Volquez PIT 0.0
Roberto Hernandez PHL/LAD 0.0
Ian Kennedy SDP 0.0
Jeff Samardzija CHC -0.3
Matt Garza MIL -0.5
Brandon McCarthy ARI -0.7
Tom Koehler MIA -0.7
Zack Wheeler NYM -0.9
Wily Peralta MIL -0.9
Shelby Miller STL -0.9
Tim Hudson SFG -1.3
Yovani Gallardo MIL -1.3
Tim Lincecum SFG -1.4
Madison Bumgarner SFG -1.4
A.J. Burnett PHI -2.6

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Yadier Molina STL 8.9
Russell Martin PIT 8.7
Rene Rivera SDP 6.0
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 5.2
Welington Castillo CHC 4.0
Carlos Ruiz PHI 4.0
Wilson Ramos WSN 3.2
Devin Mesoraco CIN 1.6
Buster Posey SFG 0.3
A.J. Ellis LAD -0.1
Miguel Montero ARI -2.2
Evan Gattis ATL -3.4
Wilin Rosario COL -5.6
Yasmani Grandal SDP -6.2
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA -7.4
Travis d'Arnaud NYM -9.6

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 7.2
Justin Morneau COL 5.8
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.6
Mark Reynolds MIL 3.4
Lucas Duda NYM 1.7
Matt Adams STL 1.3
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1.1
Adam LaRoche WSN -0.5
Ike Davis NYM -1.4
Freddie Freeman ATL -3.1
Ryan Howard PHI -4.8
Garrett Jones MIA -5.4

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Chase Utley PHI 9.0
DJ LeMahieu COL 8.6
Brandon Phillips CIN 2.7
Kolten Wong STL 1.1
Dee Gordon LAD 0.3
Danny Espinosa WSN 0.1
Jedd Gyorko SDP -2.8
Aaron Hill ARI -3.3
Neil Walker PIT -6.5
Scooter Gennett MIL -6.7
Daniel Murphy NYM -7.6

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Juan Uribe LAD 12.9
Nolan Arenado COL 10.7
Josh Harrison PIT 6.5
Chase Headley SDP 5.4
Todd Frazier CIN 4.8
Anthony Rendon WSN 4.1
Pablo Sandoval SFG 3.9
Martin Prado ARI 3.1
David Wright NYM 1.7
Aramis Ramirez MIL -2.1
Matt Carpenter STL -2.1
Cody Asche PHI -4.1
Pedro Alvarez PIT -4.5
Luis Valbuena CHC -7.7
Casey McGehee MIA -9.3
Chris Johnson ATL -11.0

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Zack Cozart CIN 14.1
Andrelton Simmons ATL 13.1
Jhonny Peralta STL 10.3
Jimmy Rollins PHI 8.6
Jordy Mercer PIT 8.2
Brandon Crawford SFG 7.3
Troy Tulowitzki COL 3.5
Ian Desmond WSN 3.2
Jean Segura MIL 3.2
Ruben Tejada NYM 3.1
Alexi Amarista SDP 2.7
Everth Cabrera SDP 0.6
Starlin Castro CHC -3.7
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA -5.7
Hanley Ramirez LAD -10.7

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Christian Yelich MIA 8.9
Khris Davis MIL 5.0
Justin Upton ATL 2.5
Starling Marte PIT 2.2
Seth Smith SDP 1.7
Matt Holliday STL -1.0
Corey Dickerson COL -2.5
Domonic Brown PHI -4.6
Matt Kemp LAD -6.0

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Juan Lagares NYM 16.4
Billy Hamilton CIN 13.7
Ender Inciarte ARI 8.7
Marcell Ozuna MIA 3.6
Jon Jay STL 2.8
Carlos Gomez MIL 2.0
Denard Span WSN 1.5
Drew Stubbs COL -0.3
Angel Pagan SFG -0.9
Will Venable SDP -1.1
B.J. Upton ATL -2.9
Gregor Blanco SFG -3.1
Andrew McCutchen PIT -7.1
Ben Revere PHI -8.4

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward ATL 26.5
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 8.1
Marlon Byrd PHI 4.4
Gerardo Parra ARI 0.1
Charlie Blackmon COL -0.6
Allen Craig STL -0.7
Yasiel Puig LAD -1.0
Ryan Braun MIL -1.3
Hunter Pence SFG -2.1
Curtis Granderson NYM -3.3
Jay Bruce CIN -4.4
Jayson Werth WSN -5.4

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