SABR Defensive Index: August 27, 2017

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of August 27, 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 20.1
Byron Buxton MIN CF 18.2
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 15.2
Alex Gordon KCR LF 11.8
Martin Maldonado LAA C 11.8
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 9.9
Justin Upton DET LF 8.7
Brett Gardner NYY LF 8.2
Aaron Judge NYY RF 7.4
Jarrod Dyson SEA CF 6.9
Evan Longoria TBR 3B 6.6
Jason Castro MIN C 5.5
Elvis Andrus TEX SS 6.3
Jose Iglesias DET SS 6.2
Sandy Leon BOS C 5.7
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 5.6
Todd Frazier CHW/NYY 3B 5.6
Yan Gomes CLE C 5.0
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 4.8
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 4.8
Kole Calhoun LAA RF 4.7
Didi Gregorius NYY SS 4.5
Avisail Garcia CHW RF 4.2
Kevin Pillar TOR CF 4.1
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 3.9

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 11.3
Jason Heyward CHC RF 10.9
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 10.7
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 9.7
Manny Pina MIL C 9.1
Yasmani Grandal LAD C 8.8
Tucker Barnhart CIN C 8.6
Jedd Gyorko STL 3B 8.6
Yasiel Puig LAD RF 8.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 3B 7.8
Addison Russell CHC SS 7.3
Odubel Herrera PHI CF 7.2
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 7.2
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 7.0
Austin Hedges SDP C 6.6
David Freese PIT 3B 6.6
Joey Votto CIN 1B 6.4
Yadier Molina STL C 6.2
Corey Seager LAD SS 5.9
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 5.8
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 5.8
Jay Bruce NYM RF 5.7
Marcell Ozuna MIA LF 5.4
Michael Taylor WSN CF 5.2
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 5.1

 

AL leaders, by position

(2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Marcus Stroman TOR 3.7
Alex Cobb TBR 2.8
Luis Severino NYY 1.9
Jason Vargas KCR 1.9
Chris Sale BOS 1.5
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 1.1
Wade Miley BAL 1.1
Carlos Carrasco CLE 0.9
Martin Perez TEX 0.5
Dylan Bundy BAL 0.3
Ariel Miranda SEA -0.3
Yu Darvish TEX -0.3
Justin Verlander DET -0.3
Marco Estrada TOR -0.4
Drew Pomeranz BOS -0.5
Rick Porcello BOS -0.8
Trevor Bauer CLE -0.8
Corey Kluber CLE -1.0
Ervin Santana MIN -1.0
Ricky Nolasco LAA -1.2
Michael Fulmer DET -1.4
Kevin Gausman BAL -1.5
Mike Fiers HOU -1.5
J.C. Ramirez LAA -1.9
Jason Hammel KCR -2.0
Chris Archer TBR -2.2
Jordan Zimmermann DET -2.9

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Martin Maldonado LAA 11.8
Sandy Leon BOS 5.7
Jason Castro MIN 5.5
Yan Gomes CLE 5.0
Christian Vazquez BOS 3.4
Caleb Joseph BAL 2.4
Salvador Perez KCR 2.3
Russell Martin TOR 1.3
Gary Sanchez NYY 0.0
Welington Castillo BAL -0.2
James McCann DET -0.7
Omar Narvaez CHW -2.4
Mike Zunino SEA -2.6
Jonathan Lucroy TEX -4.2
Brian McCann HOU -5.6

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Carlos Santana CLE 4.8
Mitch Moreland BOS 3.9
Danny Valencia SEA 3.4
Logan Morrison TBR 3.3
Joe Mauer MIN 2.0
Justin Smoak TOR 0.7
Jose Abreu CHW 0.2
Chris Davis BAL 0.2
Mike Napoli TEX -0.4
Yuli Gurriel HOU -0.8
Eric Hosmer KCR -1.1
Miguel Cabrera DET -1.2
Yonder Alonso OAK/SEA -4.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler DET 5.6
Brian Dozier MIN 4.8
Dustin Pedroia BOS 3.7
Ronald Torreyes NYY 2.1
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 1.9
Whit Merrifield KCR 1.4
Jose Altuve HOU 1.0
Rougned Odor TEX 0.9
Robinson Cano SEA 0.2
Jed Lowrie OAK -0.4
Darwin Barney TOR -2.1
Jonathan Schoop BAL -2.5
Starlin Castro NYY -5.4

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Evan Longoria TBR 6.6
Todd Frazier CHW 5.6
Jose Ramirez CLE 3.6
Kyle Seager SEA 2.4
Alex Bregman HOU 1.2
Josh Donaldson TOR 1.1
Manny Machado BAL -0.3
Joey Gallo TEX -1.1
Chase Headley NYY -3.3
Mike Moustakas KCR -4.7
Miguel Sano MIN -5.6
Yunel Escobar LAA -6.3
Nicholas Castellanos DET -13.2

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Andrelton Simmons LAA 15.2
Elvis Andrus TEX 6.3
Jose Iglesias DET 6.2
Didi Gregorius NYY 4.5
Francisco Lindor CLE 2.0
Tim Beckham TBR/BAL 0.3
Carlos Correa HOU -0.2
Marwin Gonzalez HOU -0.2
Jorge Polanco MIN -0.8
Alcides Escobar KCR -3.1
Ryan Goins TOR -4.4
Jean Segura SEA -6.7
Xander Bogaerts BOS -7.4
Tim Anderson CHW -7.9

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 11.8
Justin Upton DET 8.7
Brett Gardner NYY 8.2
Guillermo Heredia SEA 1.1
Cameron Maybin LAA 0.8
Michael Brantley CLE 0.0
Trey Mancini BAL -0.7
Eddie Rosario MIN -0.7
Andrew Benintendi BOS -2.7
Ben Gamel SEA -3.7
Melky Cabrera CHW/KCR -4.6
Khris Davis OAK -7.7

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Byron Buxton MIN 18.2
Lorenzo Cain KCR 9.9
Jarrod Dyson SEA 6.9
Kevin Pillar TOR 4.1
George Springer HOU 1.2
Mike Trout LAA 0.7
Rajai Davis OAK/BOS 0.2
Jackie Bradley BOS -1.4
Carlos Gomez TEX -1.6
Adam Jones BAL -7.2

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 20.1
Aaron Judge NYY 7.4
Kole Calhoun LAA 4.7
Avisail Garcia CHW 4.2
Josh Reddick HOU 2.3
Max Kepler MIN 0.8
Steven Souza TBR 0.7
Nomar Mazara TEX -0.6
Matthew Joyce OAK -3.6
Jorge Bonifacio KCR -4.8
Jose Bautista TOR -8.6

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NL leaders, by position

(2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Jhoulys Chacin SDP 4.4
Ivan Nova PIT 3.4
R.A. Dickey ATL 2.9
Mike Leake STL 2.8
Jeff Samardzija SFG 2.7
Julio Teheran ATL 2.7
Patrick Corbin ARI 2.6
Zach Davies MIL 2.5
Zack Greinke ARI 2.3
Gerrit Cole PIT 1.5
Kyle Freeland COL 1.4
Gio Gonzalez WSN 1.2
Aaron Nola PHI 0.9
Matt Moore SFG 0.9
Clayton Kershaw LAD 0.8
Jake Arrieta CHC 0.4
Lance Lynn STL 0.4
Jon Lester CHC 0.3
Clayton Richard SDP 0.1
Ty Blach SFG 0.0
Jose Urena MIA 0.0
Tanner Roark WSN -0.2
Jacob deGrom NYM -0.5
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.6
John Lackey CHC -0.7
Max Scherzer WSN -0.7
Dan Straily MIA -0.7
Mike Foltynewicz ATL -1.3
Carlos Martinez STL -1.6
Jimmy Nelson MIL -1.8

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Manny Pina MIL 9.1
Yasmani Grandal LAD 8.8
Tucker Barnhart CIN 8.6
Austin Hedges SDP 6.6
Yadier Molina STL 6.2
Buster Posey SFG 4.8
Tyler Flowers ATL 1.0
J.T. Realmuto MIA 0.8
Matt Wieters WSN 0.5
Travis d'Arnaud NYM -0.4
Willson Contreras CHC -1.6
Cameron Rupp PHI -2.4
Francisco Cervelli PIT -3.8

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 10.7
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 9.7
Joey Votto CIN 6.4
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.8
Cody Bellinger LAD 2.6
Eric Thames MIL 0.7
Matt Carpenter STL 0.7
Freddie Freeman ATL -0.3
Justin Bour MIA -1.2
Wil Myers SDP -3.7
Josh Bell PIT -3.9
Mark Reynolds COL -4.7
Ryan Zimmerman WSN -6.5
Tommy Joseph PHI -9.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu COL 7.2
Dee Gordon MIA 4.5
Ben Zobrist CHC 4.4
Jose Peraza CIN 1.8
Logan Forsythe LAD 1.7
Brandon Drury ARI 0.9
Josh Harrison PIT 0.6
Javier Baez CHC -0.1
Brandon Phillips ATL -0.7
Kolten Wong STL -1.6
Yangervis Solarte SDP -2.8
Jonathan Villar MIL -3.1
Neil Walker NYM/MIL -3.8
Cesar Hernandez PHI -4.1
Scooter Gennett CIN -6.2
Daniel Murphy WSN -6.3
Joe Panik SFG -7.2

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 11.3
Jedd Gyorko STL 8.6
Anthony Rendon WSN 7.8
David Freese PIT 6.6
Justin Turner LAD 3.1
Travis Shaw MIL 2.3
Kris Bryant CHC 1.2
Eugenio Suarez CIN 0.2
Cory Spangenberg SDP -2.4
Derek Dietrich MIA -4.3
Wilmer Flores NYM -4.5
Maikel Franco PHI -6.4
Jake Lamb ARI -8.4

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Addison Russell CHC 7.3
Corey Seager LAD 5.9
Brandon Crawford SFG 5.1
Orlando Arcia MIL 4.6
Freddy Galvis PHI 2.3
Trevor Story COL 1.7
Zack Cozart CIN 0.1
Dansby Swanson ATL -1.7
Chris Owings ARI -4.2
Jordy Mercer PIT -4.5
Jose Reyes NYM -6.7
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM -7.1

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Marcell Ozuna MIA 5.4
Hernan Perez MIL 3.3
Chris Taylor LAD 3.1
Tommy Pham STL 2.8
Adam Frazier PIT 2.1
Michael Conforto NYM 0.8
Adam Duvall CIN 0.7
Randal Grichuk STL 0.4
Kyle Schwarber CHC -1.1
Matt Kemp ATL -8.4

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Odubel Herrera PHI 7.2
Ender Inciarte ATL 7.0
Billy Hamilton CIN 5.8
Michael Taylor WSN 5.2
Manuel Margot SDP 4.1
Christian Yelich MIA -2.7
Charlie Blackmon COL -3.8
Curtis Granderson NYM/LAD -4.7
Dexter Fowler STL -5.2
Keon Broxton MIL -6.4
Andrew McCutchen PIT -7.2
Denard Span SFG -12.1

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward CHC 10.9
Yasiel Puig LAD 8.0
Jay Bruce NYM 5.7
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 4.5
Gregory Polanco PIT 1.1
Hunter Pence SFG 0.8
Aaron Altherr PHI 0.7
David Peralta ARI -0.1
Bryce Harper WSN -0.2
Scott Schebler CIN -1.3
Hunter Renfroe SDP -1.6
Nick Markakis ATL -1.8
Carlos Gonzalez COL -2.9
Domingo Santana MIL -6.0

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