SABR Defensive Index: Final 2015 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2015 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

For the third 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 approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process that was 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:

 

2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 29.2
Kevin Pillar TOR CF 13.3
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 12.9
Manny Machado BAL 3B 11.8
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 10.7
Kole Calhoun LAA RF 10.5
Yoenis Cespedes DET LF 10.1
Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 9.2
Dallas Keuchel HOU P 8.8
Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 7.8
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 7.0
Eddie Rosario MIN LF 6.9
Alcides Escobar KCR SS 6.5
Caleb Joseph BAL C 6.2
Mike Trout LAA CF 6.0
Jason Castro HOU C 6.0
Eric Sogard OAK 2B 5.7
Didi Gregorius NYY SS 5.2
Evan Longoria TBR 3B 5.1
Alex Gordon KCR LF 5.1
Mike Napoli BOS/TEX 1B 4.9
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 4.6
Trevor Plouffe MIN 3B 4.6
Adam Jones BAL CF 4.3
J.J. Hardy BAL SS 3.9

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 15.4
Jason Heyward STL RF 13.4
Andrelton Simmons ATL SS 12.9
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 11.9
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS 11.5
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 11.0
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 10.8
Danny Espinosa WSN 2B 10.0
Buster Posey SFG C 10.0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 9.8
Wilson Ramos WSN C 9.1
Odubel Herrera PHI CF 9.1
Ichiro Suzuki MIA RF 9.0
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 8.9
Christian Yelich MIA LF 8.2
Matt Duffy SFG 3B 8.0
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 8.0
Addison Russell CHC 2B 7.6
Starling Marte PIT LF 7.4
Yadier Molina STL C 7.3
Curtis Granderson NYM RF 6.5
Martin Prado MIA 3B 6.2
Zack Greinke LAD P 6.0
A.J. Pollock ARI CF 5.9
Ender Inciarte ARI RF 5.7

 


 

AL leaders, by position

(2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel HOU 8.8
Wade Miley BOS 2.6
Collin McHugh HOU 2.3
Jeremy Guthrie KCR 1.9
Mark Buehrle TOR 1.6
Jose Quintana CHW 1.5
Anibal Sanchez DET 1.4
Sonny Gray OAK 1.1
Corey Kluber CLE 1.0
Hector Santiago LAA 0.9
David Price DET/TOR 0.8
Felix Hernandez SEA 0.7
Kyle Gibson MIN 0.5
Phil Hughes MIN 0.5
R.A. Dickey TOR 0.4
Chris Archer TBR 0.3
Alfredo Simon DET 0.0
Taijuan Walker SEA -0.1
Chris Sale CHW -0.3
Miguel Gonzalez BAL -0.3
Wei-Yin Chen BAL -0.4
Marco Estrada TOR -0.5
Yovani Gallardo TEX -0.5
Carlos Carrasco CLE -0.5
Drew Hutchison TOR -0.5
Trevor Bauer CLE -0.7
Nate Karns TBR -0.7
Jake Odorizzi TBR -0.8
Rick Porcello BOS -0.8
Jesse Chavez OAK -0.9
Chris Tillman BAL -0.9
John Danks CHW -1.1
Danny Salazar CLE -1.2
J.A. Happ SEA -1.2
Mike Pelfrey MIN -1.3
Nathan Eovaldi NYY -1.4
Garrett Richards LAA -1.7
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL -2.0
Scott Kazmir OAK/HOU -2.2
Colby Lewis TEX -2.6
Jeff Samardzija CHW -2.7
Edinson Volquez KCR -3.6
CC Sabathia NYY -4.1

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Caleb Joseph BAL 6.2
Jason Castro HOU 6.0
Russell Martin TOR 3.4
Mike Zunino SEA 3.4
Tyler Flowers CHW 2.8
James McCann DET 2.5
Salvador Perez KCR 1.9
Chris Iannetta LAA 1.8
Yan Gomes CLE 0.8
Brian McCann NYY 0.3
Robinson Chirinos TEX -0.2
Stephen Vogt OAK -0.7
Rene Rivera TBR -2.0
Kurt Suzuki MIN -8.4

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Mike Napoli BOS/TEX 4.9
Albert Pujols LAA 3.4
Miguel Cabrera DET 2.8
Chris Davis BAL 2.6
Mark Teixeira NYY 2.2
Eric Hosmer KCR 1.3
Chris Carter HOU 0.2
Mitch Moreland TEX -0.1
Jose Abreu CHW -0.1
Joe Mauer MIN -0.1
Mark Canha OAK -2.7
Carlos Santana CLE -3.2
Logan Morrison SEA -6.9

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler DET 10.7
Eric Sogard OAK 5.7
Jose Altuve HOU 4.6
Omar Infante KCR 3.8
Brock Holt BOS 2.7
Ryan Goins TOR 1.9
Jason Kipnis CLE 1.9
Carlos Sanchez CHW 0.0
Rougned Odor TEX -0.7
Logan Forsythe TBR -2.8
Stephen Drew NYY -3.7
Ben Zobrist OAK/KCR -4.3
Brian Dozier MIN -6.1
Robinson Cano SEA -6.3
Johnny Giavotella LAA -8.6

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Manny Machado BAL 11.8
Josh Donaldson TOR 9.2
Adrian Beltre TEX 7.8
Kyle Seager SEA 7.0
Evan Longoria TBR 5.1
Trevor Plouffe MIN 4.6
Mike Moustakas KCR 1.9
David Freese LAA -0.7
Luis Valbuena HOU -1.1
Chase Headley NYY -1.5
Brett Lawrie OAK -4.3
Nick Castellanos DET -8.9
Pablo Sandoval BOS -12.2

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Alcides Escobar KCR 6.5
Didi Gregorius NYY 5.2
J.J. Hardy BAL 3.9
Elvis Andrus TEX 3.1
Brad Miller SEA 1.5
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1.0
Xander Bogaerts BOS -1.2
Jose Iglesias DET -1.4
Eduardo Escobar MIN -1.4
Marcus Semien OAK -2.3
Alexei Ramirez CHW -3.6
Jose Reyes TOR -5.5
Erick Aybar LAA -8.7
Asdrubal Cabrera TBR -8.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Yoenis Cespedes DET 10.1
Eddie Rosario MIN 6.9
Alex Gordon KCR 5.1
Brett Gardner NYY 0.5
Chris Young NYY 0.5
Michael Brantley CLE -0.3
Colby Rasmus HOU -2.1
Melky Cabrera CHW -3.1
Hanley Ramirez BOS -16.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 29.2
Kevin Pillar TOR 13.3
Lorenzo Cain KCR 12.9
Mike Trout LAA 6.0
Adam Jones BAL 4.3
Austin Jackson SEA 2.8
Jake Marisnick HOU 1.5
Michael Bourn CLE 1.2
Mookie Betts BOS 0.3
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY -1.9
Billy Burns OAK -3.4
Delino DeShields TEX -5.1
Adam Eaton CHW -7.0
Anthony Gose DET -9.2

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Kole Calhoun LAA 10.5
J.D. Martinez DET 1.3
Steven Souza TBR -0.3
Brandon Moss CLE -0.4
Josh Reddick OAK -0.7
Alex Rios KCR -1.0
Shin-Soo Choo TEX -2.2
Jose Bautista TOR -3.0
Nelson Cruz SEA -4.7
Avisail Garcia CHW -4.9
Torii Hunter MIN -5.0
Carlos Beltran NYY -7.9

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NL leaders, by position

(2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Zack Greinke LAD 6.0
Jake Arrieta CHC 4.6
Gerrit Cole PIT 4.4
Clayton Kershaw LAD 4.0
Jacob deGrom NYM 3.8
Mike Leake CIN/SFG 3.3
Julio Teheran ATL 2.5
Gio Gonzalez WSN 2.3
Bartolo Colon NYM 2.1
Johnny Cueto CIN 2.1
Andrew Cashner SDP 1.9
Kyle Hendricks CHC 1.9
Chris Heston SFG 1.9
Francisco Liriano PIT 1.8
Kyle Lohse MIL 1.8
Michael Wacha STL 1.7
Jon Niese NYM 1.7
Brett Anderson LAD 1.3
Jordan Zimmermann WSN 1.0
Mike Fiers MIL 0.6
Max Scherzer WSN 0.1
James Shields SDP 0.0
Jason Hammel CHC -0.1
Madison Bumgarner SFG -0.4
Chase Anderson ARI -0.5
Cole Hamels PHI -0.6
Carlos Martinez STL -0.6
Matt Garza MIL -0.7
Shelby Miller ATL -0.7
Alex Wood ATL/LAD -0.9
Tyson Ross SDP -1.2
Anthony DeSclafani CIN -1.3
Ian Kennedy SDP -1.3
Matt Harvey NYM -1.3
Tom Koehler MIA -1.5
Dan Haren MIA/CHC -1.8
Jeff Locke PIT -2.1
Aaron Harang PHI -2.2
Lance Lynn STL -2.4
Rubby De La Rosa ARI -2.4
Jimmy Nelson MIL -3.1
Jon Lester CHC -3.6
John Lackey STL -4.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 10.0
Wilson Ramos WSN 9.1
Yadier Molina STL 7.3
Derek Norris SDP 4.8
Yasmani Grandal LAD 3.0
J.T. Realmuto MIA 0.0
Jonathan Lucroy MIL -0.2
Miguel Montero CHC -1.1
Francisco Cervelli PIT -1.2
Nick Hundley COL -2.6
Welington Castillo ARI/CHC -3.8
Brayan Pena CIN -4.3
A.J. Pierzynski ATL -6.1
Carlos Ruiz PHI -7.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 10.8
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 9.8
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 8.9
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.6
Yonder Alonso SDP 3.7
Mark Reynolds STL 2.9
Adam Lind MIL 2.3
Freddie Freeman ATL 1.8
Joey Votto CIN 0.5
Lucas Duda NYM 0.1
Ryan Zimmerman WSN -2.3
Ryan Howard PHI -5.6
Justin Bour MIA -7.1
Pedro Alvarez PIT -8.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Danny Espinosa WSN 10.0
Addison Russell CHC 7.6
Dee Gordon MIA 4.5
Kolten Wong STL 3.5
Brandon Phillips CIN 3.0
Joe Panik SFG 2.5
DJ LeMahieu COL 2.5
Jedd Gyorko SDP 0.9
Jace Peterson ATL 0.0
Neil Walker PIT -1.1
Chris Owings ARI -1.5
Cesar Hernandez PHI -3.1
Daniel Murphy NYM -3.8
Howie Kendrick LAD -5.5

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 11.9
Matt Duffy SFG 8.0
Martin Prado MIA 6.2
Justin Turner LAD 5.0
Todd Frazier CIN 4.1
Jung Ho Kang PIT 3.6
Juan Uribe LAD/ATL 2.6
Kris Bryant CHC 0.6
Josh Harrison PIT 0.4
Yangervis Solarte SDP -1.2
Aramis Ramirez MIL/PIT -2.2
Matt Carpenter STL -7.2
Yunel Escobar WSN -13.4

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Brandon Crawford SFG 15.4
Andrelton Simmons ATL 12.9
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 11.5
Nick Ahmed ARI 11.0
Jean Segura MIL 4.5
Jordy Mercer PIT 3.7
Starlin Castro CHC 1.3
Alexi Amarista SDP 0.1
Troy Tulowitzki COL -2.6
Ian Desmond WSN -2.6
Jimmy Rollins LAD -5.2
Jhonny Peralta STL -6.2
Freddy Galvis PHI -6.5
Wilmer Flores NYM -7.5
Ruben Tejada NYM -8.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Christian Yelich MIA 8.2
Starling Marte PIT 7.4
Ben Revere PHI 3.0
Chris Coghlan CHC 2.7
Justin Upton SDP 2.5
Nori Aoki SFG 1.5
Marlon Byrd CIN/SFG -0.5
David Peralta ARI -1.3
Gerardo Parra MIL -1.4
Khris Davis MIL -1.9
Cody Asche PHI -5.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Odubel Herrera PHI 9.1
Billy Hamilton CIN 8.0
A.J. Pollock ARI 5.9
Michael Taylor WSN 3.5
Juan Lagares NYM 3.5
Carlos Gomez MIL 1.9
Will Venable SDP -1.3
Joc Pederson LAD -3.2
Gregor Blanco SFG -3.4
Dexter Fowler CHC -3.6
Marcell Ozuna MIA -4.2
Andrew McCutchen PIT -5.8
Charlie Blackmon COL -7.8
Cameron Maybin ATL -9.2
Angel Pagan SFG -14.0

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward STL 13.4
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 9.0
Curtis Granderson NYM 6.5
Ender Inciarte ARI 5.7
Gregory Polanco PIT 4.9
Bryce Harper WSN 3.4
Jay Bruce CIN 2.8
Andre Ethier LAD 1.2
Yasmany Tomas ARI -2.8
Carlos Gonzalez COL -2.9
Ryan Braun MIL -3.2
Nick Markakis ATL -3.9
Matt Kemp SDP -6.0
Jorge Soler CHC -8.2

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