SABR Defensive Index: July 9, 2017

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of July 9, 2017.

For the fifth consecutive season, the SDI will be 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.

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AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Mookie Betts BOS RF 15.3
Byron Buxton MIN CF 12.7
Alex Gordon KCR LF 8.8
Justin Upton DET LF 8.7
Martin Maldonado LAA C 8.6
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 7.5
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 6.4
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 6.3
Jose Iglesias DET SS 6.1
Evan Longoria TBR 3B 6.0
Brett Gardner NYY LF 5.6
Bradley Zimmer CLE CF 5.3
Jarrod Dyson SEA CF 5.1
Aaron Hicks NYY CF 4.9
Jason Castro MIN C 4.6
Corey Dickerson TBR LF 4.3
Leury Garcia CHW CF 4.3
Elvis Andrus TEX SS 4.3
Sandy Leon BOS C 4.3
Danny Valencia SEA 1B 4.1
Yan Gomes CLE C 4.0
Max Kepler MIN RF 3.9
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 3.9
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3.9
Avisail Garcia CHW RF 3.6

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 10.7
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 9.1
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 8.4
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 7.9
Jason Heyward CHC RF 7.7
Odubel Herrera PHI CF 7.7
Yasmani Grandal LAD C 7.6
Tucker Barnhart CIN C 7.4
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 6.7
Addison Russell CHC SS 6.1
Jedd Gyorko STL 3B 6.0
JT Riddle MIA SS 6.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 3B 5.4
Manny Pina MIL C 5.2
Joey Votto CIN 1B 4.9
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 4.7
Ben Zobrist CHC 2B 4.5
Marcell Ozuna MIA LF 4.3
Justin Turner LAD 3B 4.2
Orlando Arcia MIL SS 4.0
Tyler Chatwood COL P 3.8
Yasiel Puig LAD RF 3.7
Hernan Perez MIL LF 3.6
David Freese PIT 3B 3.5
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 3.5

 

AL leaders, by position

(2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Marcus Stroman TOR 3.4
Alex Cobb TBR 1.9
Carlos Carrasco CLE 1.7
Kyle Gibson MIN 1.7
Luis Severino NYY 1.5
Jason Vargas KCR 1.3
Lance McCullers HOU 1.2
Chris Sale BOS 1.1
Wade Miley BAL 1.0
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 0.7
Jesse Chavez LAA 0.5
Miguel Gonzalez CHW 0.5
Michael Pineda NYY 0.4
Dylan Bundy BAL 0.4
Andrew Cashner TEX 0.4
Danny Duffy KCR 0.3
Yovani Gallardo SEA 0.2
Yu Darvish TEX 0.1
Ricky Nolasco LAA 0.0
CC Sabathia NYY 0.0
Marco Estrada TOR 0.0
Jose Quintana CHW -0.2
Daniel Norris DET -0.2
Jake Odorizzi TBR -0.3
Ervin Santana MIN -0.3
Corey Kluber CLE -0.4
Sonny Gray OAK -0.4
Sean Manaea OAK -0.4
J.C. Ramirez LAA -0.4
James Paxton SEA -0.4
Ariel Miranda SEA -0.4
Martin Perez TEX -0.4
Kevin Gausman BAL -0.5
Josh Tomlin CLE -0.5
Ian Kennedy KCR -0.5
Chris Archer TBR -0.5
Derek Holland CHW -0.6
Mike Fiers HOU -0.7
Justin Verlander DET -0.7
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL -1.0
Rick Porcello BOS -1.0
Trevor Bauer CLE -1.0
Drew Pomeranz BOS -1.1
Jordan Montgomery NYY -1.2
Jason Hammel KCR -1.2
Michael Fulmer DET -1.5
Jordan Zimmermann DET -1.6

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Martin Maldonado LAA 8.6
Jason Castro MIN 4.6
Sandy Leon BOS 4.3
Yan Gomes CLE 4.0
Juan Graterol LAA 3.3
Roberto Perez CLE 3.2
Caleb Joseph BAL 3.0
Jesus Sucre TBR 1.7
Luke Maile TOR 1.7
Josh Phegley OAK 1.0
Salvador Perez KCR 0.8
James McCann DET 0.7
Gary Sanchez NYY 0.3
Christian Vazquez BOS 0.3
Robinson Chirinos TEX 0.1
Bruce Maxwell OAK -0.2
Drew Butera KCR -0.3
Austin Romine NYY -1.0
Alex Avila DET -1.0
Omar Narvaez CHW -1.0
Russell Martin TOR -1.5
Chris Gimenez MIN -1.8
Derek Norris TBR -1.8
Welington Castillo BAL -1.9
Evan Gattis HOU -2.1
Jonathan Lucroy TEX -2.2
Carlos Ruiz SEA -2.6
Brian McCann HOU -2.7
Mike Zunino SEA -3.6
Kevan Smith CHW -4.1
Stephen Vogt OAK -6.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Danny Valencia SEA 4.1
Joe Mauer MIN 3.0
Logan Morrison TBR 2.0
Mitch Moreland BOS 1.9
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1.5
Carlos Santana CLE 1.1
Chris Davis BAL 0.7
Justin Smoak TOR 0.3
Luis Valbuena LAA 0.3
Mike Napoli TEX 0.1
Jose Abreu CHW -0.1
Eric Hosmer KCR -0.3
Chris Carter NYY -0.4
C.J. Cron LAA -0.7
Trey Mancini BAL -1.7
Miguel Cabrera DET -1.7
Yonder Alonso OAK -3.1

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler DET 6.4
Dustin Pedroia BOS 3.9
Jose Altuve HOU 2.2
Brian Dozier MIN 2.0
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 1.8
Danny Espinosa LAA 1.3
Jed Lowrie OAK 0.4
Jason Kipnis CLE 0.2
Devon Travis TOR 0.1
Rougned Odor TEX -0.2
Robinson Cano SEA -0.6
Daniel Robertson TBR -0.7
Whit Merrifield KCR -1.1
Brad Miller TBR -3.3
Starlin Castro NYY -5.0
Jonathan Schoop BAL -8.3

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Evan Longoria TBR 6.0
Kyle Seager SEA 3.9
Deven Marrero BOS 3.3
Todd Frazier CHW 2.3
Manny Machado BAL 2.1
Jose Ramirez CLE 2.0
Trevor Plouffe OAK 0.1
Joey Gallo TEX -0.1
Darwin Barney TOR -0.2
Josh Donaldson TOR -0.4
Alex Bregman HOU -1.3
Chase Headley NYY -2.1
Ryon Healy OAK -2.9
Yunel Escobar LAA -4.1
Mike Moustakas KCR -4.5
Miguel Sano MIN -7.2
Nicholas Castellanos DET -8.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Andrelton Simmons LAA 7.5
Jose Iglesias DET 6.1
Elvis Andrus TEX 4.3
Jorge Polanco MIN 2.9
Didi Gregorius NYY 2.0
Troy Tulowitzki TOR 1.7
J.J. Hardy BAL 1.3
Francisco Lindor CLE 1.0
Alcides Escobar KCR 0.5
Carlos Correa HOU -0.2
Adam Rosales OAK -0.7
Tim Beckham TBR -2.0
Xander Bogaerts BOS -2.8
Jean Segura SEA -2.8
Ryan Goins TOR -3.4
Tim Anderson CHW -6.5

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 8.8
Justin Upton DET 8.7
Brett Gardner NYY 5.6
Corey Dickerson TBR 4.3
Guillermo Heredia SEA 3.3
Delino DeShields TEX 2.3
Joey Rickard BAL 1.3
Michael Brantley CLE -0.5
Eddie Rosario MIN -0.8
Hyun Soo Kim BAL -1.0
Andrew Benintendi BOS -1.5
Norichika Aoki HOU -1.5
Ezequiel Carrera TOR -1.8
Ben Revere LAA -3.0
Steve Pearce TOR -3.3
Melky Cabrera CHW -3.8
Khris Davis OAK -7.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Byron Buxton MIN 12.7
Lorenzo Cain KCR 6.3
Bradley Zimmer CLE 5.3
Jarrod Dyson SEA 5.1
Aaron Hicks NYY 4.9
Leury Garcia CHW 4.3
Cameron Maybin LAA 3.3
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 3.0
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 1.8
Mike Trout LAA 1.6
Carlos Gomez TEX 1.4
Kevin Pillar TOR 1.0
George Springer HOU 0.6
Jackie Bradley BOS -0.2
Jake Marisnick HOU -0.8
Rajai Davis OAK -0.9
Adam Jones BAL -1.8

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 15.3
Max Kepler MIN 3.9
Avisail Garcia CHW 3.6
Aaron Judge NYY 3.2
Mitch Haniger SEA 2.1
Kole Calhoun LAA 1.5
Josh Reddick HOU 0.8
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 0.5
Nomar Mazara TEX 0.3
George Springer HOU -0.6
Steven Souza TBR -0.8
Ben Gamel SEA -0.9
Shin-Soo Choo TEX -0.9
Matthew Joyce OAK -2.0
Seth Smith BAL -2.2
J.D. Martinez DET -2.6
Jorge Bonifacio KCR -3.2
Jose Bautista TOR -7.4

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NL leaders, by position

(2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Tyler Chatwood COL 3.8
Mike Leake STL 3.1
Ivan Nova PIT 2.6
Jhoulys Chacin SDP 2.0
Julio Teheran ATL 1.6
Matt Moore SFG 1.6
Kyle Freeland COL 1.5
Jeff Samardzija SFG 1.4
R.A. Dickey ATL 1.4
Zach Davies MIL 1.3
Adam Wainwright STL 1.2
Zack Greinke ARI 1.2
Chase Anderson MIL 1.0
Jaime Garcia ATL 0.9
Patrick Corbin ARI 0.9
Scott Feldman CIN 0.8
Chad Kuhl PIT 0.7
Jeremy Hellickson PHI 0.7
Alex Wood LAD 0.7
Antonio Senzatela COL 0.6
Tim Adleman CIN 0.5
Aaron Nola PHI 0.5
Jose Urena MIA 0.5
Gio Gonzalez WSN 0.5
Michael Wacha STL 0.3
Gerrit Cole PIT 0.3
Jacob deGrom NYM 0.3
Jake Arrieta CHC 0.1
Brandon McCarthy LAD 0.1
Jon Lester CHC 0.1
Lance Lynn STL 0.1
Johnny Cueto SFG 0.1
Matt Cain SFG 0.0
Carlos Martinez STL 0.0
Kenta Maeda LAD 0.0
Edinson Volquez MIA 0.0
Clayton Richard SDP -0.1
Max Scherzer WSN -0.2
Clayton Kershaw LAD -0.3
Luis Perdomo SDP -0.4
John Lackey CHC -0.5
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.5
Tanner Roark WSN -0.6
Robbie Ray ARI -0.6
Mike Foltynewicz ATL -0.7
Dan Straily MIA -0.9
Jimmy Nelson MIL -1.1
Jerad Eickhoff PHI -1.1
Ty Blach SFG -1.2
Taijuan Walker ARI -1.4

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Yasmani Grandal LAD 7.6
Tucker Barnhart CIN 7.4
Manny Pina MIL 5.2
Yadier Molina STL 3.4
Austin Hedges SDP 3.2
Buster Posey SFG 2.4
Rene Rivera NYM 2.3
Austin Barnes LAD 1.9
Eric Fryer STL 1.1
Jeff Mathis ARI 1.0
Kurt Suzuki ATL 0.9
Tyler Flowers ATL 0.5
Chris Stewart PIT 0.1
Chris Iannetta ARI 0.0
Travis d'Arnaud NYM -0.1
Chris Herrmann ARI -0.5
Elias Diaz PIT -1.0
Francisco Cervelli PIT -1.0
Tony Wolters COL -1.1
Willson Contreras CHC -1.1
Matt Wieters WSN -1.2
Jose Lobaton WSN -1.3
Dustin Garneau COL -1.4
J.T. Realmuto MIA -1.4
Cameron Rupp PHI -2.1
Andrew Knapp PHI -2.4
Devin Mesoraco CIN -2.7
Luis Torrens SDP -3.3
Nick Hundley SFG -3.7
Jett Bandy MIL -4.1
Miguel Montero CHC -4.9

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 7.9
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 6.7
Joey Votto CIN 4.9
Anthony Rizzo CHC 4.7
Jesus Aguilar MIL 1.5
Matt Carpenter STL 0.8
Matt Adams ATL 0.2
Eric Thames MIL 0.1
Cody Bellinger LAD -0.1
Adrian Gonzalez LAD -0.2
Freddie Freeman ATL -0.2
Josh Bell PIT -0.4
Justin Bour MIA -0.8
Lucas Duda NYM -0.9
Wil Myers SDP -2.0
Ryan Zimmerman WSN -3.7
Mark Reynolds COL -3.8
Tommy Joseph PHI -6.8

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu COL 9.1
Ben Zobrist CHC 4.5
Dee Gordon MIA 2.5
Jose Peraza CIN 1.7
Josh Harrison PIT 1.6
Chase Utley LAD 0.7
Brandon Drury ARI 0.5
Brandon Phillips ATL 0.2
Javier Baez CHC 0.1
Kolten Wong STL -0.8
Cesar Hernandez PHI -1.7
Jonathan Villar MIL -2.1
Scooter Gennett CIN -2.5
Neil Walker NYM -2.7
Yangervis Solarte SDP -3.6
Joe Panik SFG -4.0
Daniel Murphy WSN -6.5

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 10.7
Jedd Gyorko STL 6.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 5.4
Justin Turner LAD 4.2
David Freese PIT 3.5
Eugenio Suarez CIN 1.4
Cory Spangenberg SDP 0.8
Travis Shaw MIL 0.7
Kris Bryant CHC -0.4
Josh Harrison PIT -0.7
Ryan Schimpf SDP -1.9
Jose Reyes NYM -2.1
Adonis Garcia ATL -3.1
Derek Dietrich MIA -3.2
Jake Lamb ARI -3.2
Maikel Franco PHI -3.8
Wilmer Flores NYM -3.8
Eduardo Nunez SFG -4.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Addison Russell CHC 6.1
JT Riddle MIA 6.0
Orlando Arcia MIL 4.0
Corey Seager LAD 3.4
Zack Cozart CIN 2.6
Nick Ahmed ARI 2.1
Brandon Crawford SFG 1.5
Trea Turner WSN 0.7
Freddy Galvis PHI 0.0
Trevor Story COL -0.4
Dansby Swanson ATL -1.1
Jordy Mercer PIT -1.3
Erick Aybar SDP -2.3
Chris Owings ARI -2.9
Jose Reyes NYM -3.7
Aledmys Diaz STL -5.2
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM -7.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Marcell Ozuna MIA 4.3
Hernan Perez MIL 3.6
Adam Frazier PIT 2.1
Gerardo Parra COL 2.0
Tommy Pham STL 1.6
Daniel Nava PHI 1.6
Adam Duvall CIN 1.3
Allen Cordoba SDP 0.9
Cody Bellinger LAD 0.6
Jayson Werth WSN 0.4
Yoenis Cespedes NYM 0.2
Michael Conforto NYM -0.2
Randal Grichuk STL -0.3
Aaron Altherr PHI -1.2
Ian Desmond COL -1.7
Kyle Schwarber CHC -2.4
Ryan Braun MIL -3.3
Yasmany Tomas ARI -4.1
Matt Kemp ATL -7.7

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Ender Inciarte ATL 8.4
Odubel Herrera PHI 7.7
Billy Hamilton CIN 3.5
Juan Lagares NYM 3.1
Michael Taylor WSN 2.7
Rey Fuentes ARI 1.4
A.J. Pollock ARI 1.2
Manuel Margot SDP -0.4
Albert Almora CHC -1.2
Curtis Granderson NYM -2.7
Christian Yelich MIA -4.0
Dexter Fowler STL -4.1
Charlie Blackmon COL -5.1
Joc Pederson LAD -5.4
Keon Broxton MIL -6.0
Denard Span SFG -6.2
Andrew McCutchen PIT -7.5

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward CHC 7.7
Yasiel Puig LAD 3.7
Jay Bruce NYM 3.0
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 1.9
David Peralta ARI 0.8
Stephen Piscotty STL 0.8
Aaron Altherr PHI 0.5
Bryce Harper WSN 0.5
Hunter Pence SFG 0.1
Carlos Gonzalez COL -0.1
Scott Schebler CIN -0.3
Gregory Polanco PIT -0.4
Michael Saunders PHI -0.5
Domingo Santana MIL -1.1
Nick Markakis ATL -1.2
Hunter Renfroe SDP -3.8

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