SABR Defensive Index: Final 2016 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2016 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

For the fourth 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 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:

 

2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Adam Eaton CHW RF 21.4
Mookie Betts BOS RF 19.3
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 18.5
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 14.6
Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 14.6
J.J. Hardy BAL SS 11.9
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 11.9
Kevin Pillar TOR CF 11.7
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 10.0
Jose Iglesias DET SS 9.6
Manny Machado BAL 3B 9.3
Salvador Perez KCR C 8.7
James McCann DET C 8.7
Robinson Cano SEA 2B 8.6
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 8.5
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 8.5
Brett Gardner NYY LF 8.0
Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS 7.9
Chase Headley NYY 3B 7.9
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 7.4
Colby Rasmus HOU LF 6.7
Carlos Perez LAA C 6.7
Mitch Moreland TEX 1B 6.2
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 5.8
Curt Casali TBR C 5.2

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Addison Russell CHC SS 17.2
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 16.4
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 15.6
Buster Posey SFG C 15.2
Jason Heyward CHC RF 14.9
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 12.8
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 12.2
Freddy Galvis PHI SS 11.1
Justin Turner LAD 3B 11.1
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 10.6
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS 10.1
Adam Duvall CIN LF 9.1
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 8.6
Joe Panik SFG 2B 8.5
Odubel Herrera PHI CF 7.7
Danny Espinosa WSN SS 7.1
Nick Markakis ATL RF 6.7
Wil Myers SDP 1B 6.6
Zack Cozart CIN SS 6.5
Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 6.5
Starling Marte PIT LF 6.4
Matt Duffy SFG 3B 6.3
Javier Baez CHC 2B 6.0
Kris Bryant CHC 3B 6.0
Jedd Gyorko STL 2B 6.0

 

AL leaders, by position

(2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
R.A. Dickey TOR 4.1
Dallas Keuchel HOU 3.7
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 3.6
Justin Verlander DET 3.5
J.A. Happ TOR 3.3
Steven Wright BOS 3.1
Carlos Carrasco CLE 2.5
Matt Shoemaker LAA 2.3
Aaron Sanchez TOR 1.3
Jose Quintana CHW 1.3
Wade Miley BAL 1.2
Collin McHugh HOU 1.1
Corey Kluber CLE 1.0
Drew Smyly TBR 1.0
Marco Estrada TOR 0.9
Kendall Graveman OAK 0.8
Michael Pineda NYY 0.8
David Price BOS 0.8
Hector Santiago LAA 0.7
Mike Fiers HOU 0.6
Yordano Ventura KCR 0.6
Doug Fister HOU 0.5
Matt Moore TBR 0.3
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.1
James Shields CHW 0.1
Josh Tomlin CLE 0.0
Ricky Nolasco LAA -0.1
Chris Sale CHW -0.1
Danny Duffy KCR -0.1
Jake Odorizzi TBR -0.3
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA -0.6
Ervin Santana MIN -0.7
Marcus Stroman TOR -0.7
Chris Archer TBR -1.0
Martin Perez TEX -1.1
Chris Tillman BAL -1.1
Kevin Gausman BAL -1.2
Ian Kennedy KCR -1.3
Cole Hamels TEX -2.0
Anibal Sanchez DET -2.0
CC Sabathia NYY -2.1
Rick Porcello BOS -2.3
Jered Weaver LAA -2.5
Edinson Volquez KCR -2.5

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Salvador Perez KCR 8.7
James McCann DET 8.7
Carlos Perez LAA 6.7
Curt Casali TBR 5.2
Yan Gomes CLE 1.3
Matt Wieters BAL 0.4
Jason Castro HOU -0.7
Russell Martin TOR -1.3
Brian McCann NYY -3.0
Chris Iannetta SEA -3.9
Stephen Vogt OAK -4.4
Kurt Suzuki MIN -7.2
Dioner Navarro CHW -7.5

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Mitch Moreland TEX 6.2
Chris Davis BAL 4.3
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 4.0
Joe Mauer MIN 1.6
Yonder Alonso OAK 1.1
Mark Teixeira NYY -0.8
Mike Napoli CLE -1.3
Miguel Cabrera DET -1.6
Jose Abreu CHW -3.3
Justin Smoak TOR -4.4
Hanley Ramirez BOS -5.6
Eric Hosmer KCR -6.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Robinson Cano SEA 8.6
Jason Kipnis CLE 8.5
Ian Kinsler DET 8.5
Dustin Pedroia BOS 7.4
Jonathan Schoop BAL 0.8
Brian Dozier MIN -1.3
Brett Lawrie CHW -2.1
Jed Lowrie OAK -2.2
Starlin Castro NYY -2.8
Jose Altuve HOU -4.1
Logan Forsythe TBR -5.0
Rougned Odor TEX -5.7
Johnny Giavotella LAA -5.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Adrian Beltre TEX 14.6
Kyle Seager SEA 11.9
Manny Machado BAL 9.3
Chase Headley NYY 7.9
Travis Shaw BOS 4.9
Jose Ramirez CLE 1.5
Josh Donaldson TOR 1.1
Luis Valbuena HOU -2.2
Todd Frazier CHW -2.9
Nick Castellanos DET -5.9
Evan Longoria TBR -7.4
Cheslor Cuthbert KCR -9.4
Danny Valencia OAK -10.9
Yunel Escobar LAA -12.0

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Francisco Lindor CLE 18.5
J.J. Hardy BAL 11.9
Andrelton Simmons LAA 10.0
Jose Iglesias DET 9.6
Troy Tulowitzki TOR 7.9
Marcus Semien OAK 0.0
Carlos Correa HOU -0.2
Alcides Escobar KCR -0.8
Eduardo Nunez MIN -1.2
Ketel Marte SEA -4.5
Didi Gregorius NYY -5.7
Xander Bogaerts BOS -8.0
Elvis Andrus TEX -8.9
Brad Miller TBR -12.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Brett Gardner NYY 8.0
Colby Rasmus HOU 6.7
Alex Gordon KCR 2.7
Coco Crisp CLE -0.1
Eddie Rosario MIN -0.6
Nori Aoki SEA -0.8
Michael Saunders TOR -2.8
Justin Upton DET -3.5
Melky Cabrera CHW -5.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 14.6
Kevin Pillar TOR 11.7
Lorenzo Cain KCR 5.8
Leonys Martin SEA 2.4
Rajai Davis CLE 1.9
Mike Trout LAA 1.4
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 1.0
Jackie Bradley BOS -1.2
Ian Desmond TEX -3.6
Adam Jones BAL -5.5
Tyler Naquin CLE -9.1
Carlos Gomez HOU -9.4

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Adam Eaton CHW 21.4
Mookie Betts BOS 19.3
George Springer HOU 3.6
Paulo Orlando KCR 2.7
Aaron Hicks NYY 2.1
Nomar Mazara TEX 2.1
Max Kepler MIN 1.4
Steven Souza TBR 0.9
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 0.2
Josh Reddick OAK -0.3
Kole Calhoun LAA -0.7
Jose Bautista TOR -4.7
Mark Trumbo BAL -5.2
J.D. Martinez DET -14.2

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NL leaders, by position

(2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Bartolo Colon NYM 4.6
Jake Arrieta CHC 4.4
Zack Greinke ARI 3.6
Kyle Hendricks CHC 3.1
Kenta Maeda LAD 3.1
Mike Leake STL 3.1
Jeremy Hellickson PHI 2.3
Jerad Eickhoff PHI 1.4
Madison Bumgarner SFG 1.4
Tanner Roark WSN 1.2
Julio Teheran ATL 1.0
Jacob deGrom NYM 0.8
Jon Lester CHC 0.7
Johnny Cueto SFG 0.7
Max Scherzer WSN 0.6
Jaime Garcia STL 0.5
Jason Hammel CHC 0.5
Zach Davies MIL 0.4
Chad Bettis COL 0.4
Adam Wainwright STL 0.2
Robbie Ray ARI 0.1
Francisco Liriano PIT -0.1
Drew Pomeranz SDP -0.1
Gio Gonzalez WSN -0.4
Dan Straily CIN -0.5
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.9
Carlos Martinez STL -1.0
Patrick Corbin ARI -1.1
John Lackey CHC -1.2
Jeff Samardzija SFG -1.3
Brandon Finnegan CIN -1.4
Jose Fernandez MIA -1.8
Jon Gray COL -1.9
Tom Koehler MIA -2.0
Noah Syndergaard NYM -2.2
Jimmy Nelson MIL -3.2

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 15.2
Yasmani Grandal LAD 5.9
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 3.0
Wilson Ramos WSN 2.9
Welington Castillo ARI 2.5
Derek Norris SDP 2.0
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.6
Yadier Molina STL 0.7
Francisco Cervelli PIT -1.2
J.T. Realmuto MIA -3.0
Cameron Rupp PHI -3.2
Nick Hundley COL -11.0

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Anthony Rizzo CHC 8.6
Wil Myers SDP 6.6
Freddie Freeman ATL 5.2
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 4.9
Brandon Belt SFG 3.5
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1.7
Ryan Zimmerman WSN 0.5
Mark Reynolds COL 0.1
Brandon Moss STL -2.3
Chris Carter MIL -3.5
Joey Votto CIN -8.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Joe Panik SFG 8.5
Cesar Hernandez PHI 6.5
Jedd Gyorko STL 6.0
Javier Baez CHC 6.0
Jean Segura ARI 2.5
Neil Walker NYM 0.8
Josh Harrison PIT 0.5
Chase Utley LAD -0.1
DJ LeMahieu COL -0.1
Ben Zobrist CHC -1.7
Scooter Gennett MIL -2.4
Derek Dietrich MIA -3.0
Brandon Phillips CIN -3.6
Daniel Murphy WSN -7.5

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 12.2
Justin Turner LAD 11.1
Matt Duffy SFG 6.3
Kris Bryant CHC 6.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 5.8
David Freese PIT 2.9
Aaron Hill MIL 2.3
Hernan Perez MIL 1.9
Eugenio Suarez CIN 1.1
Martin Prado MIA 0.2
Matt Carpenter STL -0.6
Yangervis Solarte SDP -2.0
Maikel Franco PHI -2.7
Adonis Garcia ATL -5.7
Jake Lamb ARI -6.6

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Addison Russell CHC 17.2
Brandon Crawford SFG 15.6
Freddy Galvis PHI 11.1
Nick Ahmed ARI 10.6
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 10.1
Danny Espinosa WSN 7.1
Zack Cozart CIN 6.5
Corey Seager LAD 0.9
Trevor Story COL 0.8
Jonathan Villar MIL -1.1
Jordy Mercer PIT -6.1
Erick Aybar ATL -7.2
Aledmys Diaz STL -7.8
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM -8.8
Alexei Ramirez SDP -17.4

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall CIN 9.1
Starling Marte PIT 6.4
Melvin Upton SDP 5.1
Angel Pagan SFG 2.8
Christian Yelich MIA 1.7
Howie Kendrick LAD 0.8
Gerardo Parra COL -1.6
Ryan Braun MIL -2.0
Brandon Drury ARI -5.0
Matt Holliday STL -5.0
Jayson Werth WSN -5.5

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Ender Inciarte ATL 16.4
Billy Hamilton CIN 12.8
Odubel Herrera PHI 7.7
Dexter Fowler CHC 3.5
Randal Grichuk STL 1.1
Joc Pederson LAD 1.0
Kirk Nieuwenhuis MIL 1.0
Michael Bourn ARI 0.8
Chris Owings ARI -1.5
Yoenis Cespedes NYM -4.7
Marcell Ozuna MIA -5.5
Charlie Blackmon COL -6.6
Denard Span SFG -9.2
Andrew McCutchen PIT -15.5

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward CHC 14.9
Nick Markakis ATL 6.7
Gregory Polanco PIT 2.1
Stephen Piscotty STL 2.0
Bryce Harper WSN 1.5
Curtis Granderson NYM 1.0
Peter Bourjos PHI 0.8
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 0.5
Hunter Pence SFG -1.0
Carlos Gonzalez COL -1.1
Matt Kemp SDP -5.8
Jay Bruce CIN -6.3
Yasmany Tomas ARI -9.1

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