SABR Defensive Index: July 11, 2021

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of July 11, 2021.

For the ninth 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 (Top 25 Fielders)

Player Team Position SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 6.5
Joey Gallo TEX RF 6.0
Brett Phillips TBR CF 5.0
Dallas Keuchel CHW P 5.0
Marcus Semien TOR 2B 4.8
Kyle Tucker HOU RF 4.7
Michael A. Taylor KCR CF 4.5
Andrelton Simmons MIN SS 4.4
Myles Straw HOU CF 4.3
Sean Murphy OAK C 4.2
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS 4.0
Enrique Hernandez BOS CF 3.9
Austin Hedges CLE C 3.6
Joey Wendle TBR 3B 3.5
Josh Fleming TBR P 3.4
Zack Greinke HOU P 3.2
Chris Flexen SEA P 3.1
Eli White TEX LF 3.1
Carlos Correa HOU SS 3.0
Manuel Margot TBR RF 3.0
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3.0
Jose Trevino TEX C 2.8
Adolis García TEX CF 2.8
Mike Zunino TBR C 2.7
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 2.7
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2.7

 

NL Overall Leaders (Top 25 Fielders)

Player Team Position SDI
Francisco Lindor NYM SS 6.3
Joshua Fuentes COL 3B 6.1
Manny Machado SDP 3B 4.7
Jacob Stallings PIT C 4.7
Adam Duvall MIA RF 4.7
Juan Soto WSN RF 4.6
Jason Heyward CHC RF 4.5
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 4.2
Jake Cronenworth SDP 2B 4.2
Taijuan Walker NYM P 4.0
Kevin Newman PIT SS 3.8
Starling Marte MIA CF 3.7
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 3.7
Mike Tauchman SFG LF 3.6
Erik Gonzalez PIT 3B 3.5
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 3.4
Elias Diaz COL C 3.3
Ryan McMahon COL 3B 3.3
Marcell Ozuna ATL LF 3.3
Max Muncy LAD 1B 3.2
Tommy Edman STL 2B 3.1
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 3.1
Jean Segura PHI 2B 3.0
Trevor Story COL SS 2.9
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL CF 2.8

 

AL leaders, by position

(Among likely 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel CHW 5.0
Josh Fleming TBR 3.4
Zack Greinke HOU 3.2
Chris Flexen SEA 3.1
Steven Matz TOR 2.4
Jose Berrios MIN 2.2
Casey Mize DET 2.1
Aaron Civale CLE 1.8
Alex Cobb LAA 1.6
Shane McClanahan TBR 1.6
Cal Quantrill CLE 1.6
Shane Bieber CLE 1.5
Mike Foltynewicz TEX 1.4
Griffin Canning LAA 1.4
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU 1.4
Matthew Boyd DET 0.9
Ross Stripling TOR 0.8
Zach Plesac CLE 0.6
Michael Pineda MIN 0.6
Nathan Eovaldi BOS 0.4
Ryan Yarbrough TBR 0.2
Kyle Gibson TEX 0.1
Kenta Maeda MIN 0.1
James Kaprielian OAK 0.0
J.A. Happ MIN 0.0
Dylan Bundy LAA 0.0
Jordan Lyles TEX 0.0
Shohei Ohtani LAA 0.0
Chris Bassitt OAK 0.0
Lucas Giolito CHW -0.1
John Means BAL -0.1
Cole Irvin OAK -0.1
Gerrit Cole NYY -0.1
Garrett Richards BOS -0.1
Kolby Allard TEX -0.1
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS -0.2
Yusei Kikuchi SEA -0.2
Cristian Javier HOU -0.2
Frankie Montas OAK -0.2
Hyun Jin Ryu TOR -0.2
Jordan Montgomery NYY -0.5
Mike Minor KCR -0.5
Jorge Lopez BAL -0.5
Martin Perez BOS -0.6
Jose Urena DET -0.6
Justus Sheffield SEA -0.7
Tyler Glasnow TBR -0.8
Robbie Ray TOR -0.8
Dane Dunning TEX -0.8
Sean Manaea OAK -0.8
Luis Garcia HOU -0.8
Jose Urquidy HOU -0.8
Tarik Skubal DET -0.9
Nick Pivetta BOS -0.9
Matt Shoemaker MIN -0.9
Rich Hill TBR -1.2
Dylan Cease CHW -1.3
Matt Harvey BAL -1.5
Jameson Taillon NYY -1.5
Lance Lynn CHW -1.6
Domingo German NYY -1.7
Carlos Rodon CHW -2.1
Andrew Heaney LAA -2.3
Brad Keller KCR -2.4
Brady Singer KCR -3.3

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Sean Murphy OAK 4.2
Austin Hedges CLE 3.6
Jose Trevino TEX 2.8
Mike Zunino TBR 2.7
Christian Vazquez BOS 2.3
Jake Rogers DET 2.2
Jonah Heim TEX 1.9
Martin Maldonado HOU 1.8
Reese McGuire TOR 1.6
Mitch Garver MIN 1.3
Ryan Jeffers MIN 1.2
Kyle Higashioka NYY 1.1
Tom Murphy SEA 1.1
Danny Jansen TOR 0.0
Yasmani Grandal CHW -0.1
Max Stassi LAA -0.5
Francisco Mejia TBR -0.5
Luis Torrens SEA -2.1
Salvador Perez KCR -4.1
Gary Sanchez NYY -4.1
Pedro Severino BAL -4.2
Kurt Suzuki LAA -4.6
Zack Collins CHW -6.8

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Jake Bauers CLE 2.6
Ty France SEA 2.3
Alex Kirilloff MIN 1.7
Yandy Díaz TBR 1.4
José Abreu CHW 0.7
Carlos Santana KCR 0.3
Yuli Gurriel HOU 0.2
Ryan Mountcastle BAL -0.4
Jared Walsh LAA -0.8
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -0.9
Miguel Sano MIN -0.9
Trey Mancini BAL -1.0
Jonathan Schoop DET -1.4
Matt Olson OAK -1.8
Nate Lowe TEX -2.8
Bobby Dalbec BOS -5.6

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien TOR 4.8
Jose Altuve HOU 2.7
David Fletcher LAA 1.6
Whit Merrifield KCR 1.6
Christian Arroyo BOS 1.4
Dylan Moore SEA 1.3
Mike Brosseau TBR 1.2
Jorge Polanco MIN 1.1
Marwin Gonzalez BOS 0.8
Tony Kemp OAK 0.2
DJ LeMahieu NYY 0.2
Rougned Odor NYY 0.0
Pat Valaika BAL -0.3
Danny Mendick CHW -0.7
Luis Arraez MIN -0.8
Nick Madrigal CHW -1.2
Leury Garcia CHW -1.2
Brandon Lowe TBR -2.6
Jed Lowrie OAK -3.0
Cesar Hernandez CLE -3.6
Nick Solak TEX -3.7
Willi Castro DET -5.8

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 6.5
Joey Wendle TBR 3.5
Jose Ramirez CLE 3.0
Gio Urshela NYY 2.3
Charlie Culberson TEX 2.1
Kyle Seager SEA 1.5
Brock Holt TEX 1.5
Alex Bregman HOU 0.7
Hanser Alberto KCR -0.5
Yoan Moncada CHW -0.8
Josh Donaldson MIN -1.1
Rafael Devers BOS -1.1
Cavan Biggio TOR -2.0
Kelvin Gutierrez BAL -2.1
Jeimer Candelario DET -2.4
Anthony Rendon LAA -4.0
Hunter Dozier KCR -5.1
Maikel Franco BAL -6.3

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Andrelton Simmons MIN 4.4
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 4.0
Carlos Correa HOU 3.0
J.P. Crawford SEA 1.3
Nicky Lopez KCR 0.5
Freddy Galvis BAL -0.1
Tim Anderson CHW -1.3
Amed Rosario CLE -1.4
Elvis Andrus OAK -1.5
Gleyber Torres NYY -2.1
Niko Goodrum DET -2.4
José Iglesias LAA -3.2
Harold Castro DET -3.3
Bo Bichette TOR -3.8
Xander Bogaerts BOS -5.9

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Eli White TEX 3.1
Eddie Rosario CLE 2.5
Michael Brantley HOU 2.4
Austin Hays BAL 2.3
Chas McCormick HOU 1.7
Randy Arozarena TBR 1.3
Alex Verdugo BOS 0.8
Robbie Grossman DET 0.1
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR -0.1
Mark Canha OAK -0.1
Andrew Vaughn CHW -0.9
Miguel Andujar NYY -1.0
Austin Meadows TBR -1.3
Trevor Larnach MIN -2.2
DJ Stewart BAL -2.4
Justin Upton LAA -2.6
Andrew Benintendi KCR -2.9
Clint Frazier NYY -4.3

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Brett Phillips TBR 5.0
Michael A. Taylor KCR 4.5
Myles Straw HOU 4.3
Enrique Hernandez BOS 3.9
Adolis García TEX 2.8
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 2.7
Ramon Laureano OAK 2.0
Cedric Mullins BAL 1.8
Taylor Trammell SEA 0.8
Juan Lagares LAA -0.3
Akil Baddoo DET -0.3
Brett Gardner NYY -0.8
Randal Grichuk TOR -1.5

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Joey Gallo TEX 6.0
Kyle Tucker HOU 4.7
Manuel Margot TBR 3.0
Aaron Judge NYY 2.5
Hunter Renfroe BOS 2.5
Seth Brown OAK 2.2
Adam Eaton CHW 1.0
Harold Ramirez CLE 0.2
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -0.1
Max Kepler MIN -0.1
Nomar Mazara DET -0.3
Taylor Ward LAA -1.3
Stephen Piscotty OAK -1.7
Mitch Haniger SEA -1.8
Anthony Santander BAL -1.8
Josh Naylor CLE -2.2
Jorge Soler KCR -5.8

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NL leaders, by position

(Among likely 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Taijuan Walker NYM 4.0
Max Fried ATL 2.6
John Gant STL 2.3
Kevin Gausman SFG 2.3
Kwang Hyun Kim STL 2.2
Chi Chi Gonzalez COL 2.1
Trevor Rogers MIA 1.7
Zach Eflin PHI 1.7
Drew Smyly ATL 1.6
Antonio Senzatela COL 1.6
Patrick Corbin WSN 1.6
Tyler Mahle CIN 1.5
Jack Flaherty STL 1.4
Anthony DeSclafani SFG 1.4
Riley Smith ARI 1.4
Julio Urias LAD 1.4
Zach Davies CHC 1.1
Joe Ross WSN 1.0
Sonny Gray CIN 1.0
German Marquez COL 1.0
Tyler Anderson PIT 0.9
Wade Miley CIN 0.8
Joe Musgrove SDP 0.8
Caleb Smith ARI 0.8
Johnny Cueto SFG 0.8
Charlie Morton ATL 0.7
David Peterson NYM 0.7
Clayton Kershaw LAD 0.7
Brandon Woodruff MIL 0.7
Zack Wheeler PHI 0.7
JT Brubaker PIT 0.7
Merrill Kelly ARI 0.7
Adam Wainwright STL 0.6
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.6
Luis Castillo CIN 0.4
Marcus Stroman NYM 0.3
Jon Lester WSN 0.2
Ian Anderson ATL 0.1
Chris Paddack SDP 0.0
Pablo Lopez MIA 0.0
Max Scherzer WSN 0.0
Austin Gomber COL -0.1
Aaron Nola PHI -0.1
Adrian Houser MIL -0.3
Corbin Burnes MIL -0.4
Jacob deGrom NYM -0.5
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.6
Alex Wood SFG -0.7
Blake Snell SDP -0.7
Yu Darvish SDP -0.7
Erick Fedde WSN -0.7
Adbert Alzolay CHC -0.7
Vince Velasquez PHI -0.8
Jon Gray COL -0.9
Jake Arrieta CHC -1.0
Walker Buehler LAD -1.4
Carlos Martinez STL -1.5
Freddy Peralta MIL -1.6
Trevor Bauer LAD -1.6

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Jacob Stallings PIT 4.7
Elias Diaz COL 3.3
Tomas Nido NYM 2.4
Willson Contreras CHC 2.3
Manny Pina MIL 2.2
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.6
Will Smith LAD 1.6
Stephen Vogt ARI 1.5
Buster Posey SFG 1.2
Yan Gomes WSN 1.1
Carson Kelly ARI 0.9
Curt Casali SFG 0.9
Jorge Alfaro MIA 0.5
Omar Narvaez MIL 0.5
Michael Perez PIT 0.3
Sandy Leon MIA 0.3
James McCann NYM 0.1
Austin Barnes LAD 0.0
Yadier Molina STL -0.1
J.T. Realmuto PHI -0.5
Tyler Stephenson CIN -1.2
Andrew Knizner STL -1.4
Victor Caratini SDP -1.4
Dom Nunez COL -1.7
Andrew Knapp PHI -2.4
William Contreras ATL -3.1

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Max Muncy LAD 3.2
Paul Goldschmidt STL 2.3
Christian Walker ARI 1.8
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1.1
Pavin Smith ARI 1.1
Pete Alonso NYM 1.0
Jesus Aguilar MIA 0.7
Keston Hiura MIL 0.6
Josh Bell WSN 0.4
C.J. Cron COL 0.4
Brandon Belt SFG 0.3
Phillip Evans PIT -0.3
Joey Votto CIN -0.4
Albert Pujols LAD -0.6
Daniel Vogelbach MIL -1.1
Colin Moran PIT -1.7
Rhys Hoskins PHI -2.1
Eric Hosmer SDP -2.2
Freddie Freeman ATL -2.6

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Jake Cronenworth SDP 4.2
Kolten Wong MIL 3.4
Tommy Edman STL 3.1
Jean Segura PHI 3.0
Jazz Chisholm MIA 2.2
Donovan Solano SFG 1.6
Josh Harrison WSN 1.0
Ozzie Albies ATL 1.0
Jeff McNeil NYM 0.8
Brendan Rodgers COL 0.8
Eric Sogard CHC 0.6
Josh Rojas ARI -1.7
Jonathan India CIN -2.5
Adam Frazier PIT -3.1

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Joshua Fuentes COL 6.1
Manny Machado SDP 4.7
Erik Gonzalez PIT 3.5
Ryan McMahon COL 3.3
Evan Longoria SFG 2.7
Nolan Arenado STL 2.4
Starlin Castro WSN 1.5
Asdrubal Cabrera ARI 0.8
Wilmer Flores SFG 0.4
David Bote CHC 0.1
Kris Bryant CHC -0.2
Eduardo Escobar ARI -0.7
Eugenio Suarez CIN -1.2
Jon Berti MIA -1.6
Travis Shaw MIL -2.0
Jonathan Villar NYM -2.0
Austin Riley ATL -2.2
Justin Turner LAD -3.6
Alec Bohm PHI -4.8

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Francisco Lindor NYM 6.3
Miguel Rojas MIA 4.2
Kevin Newman PIT 3.8
Nick Ahmed ARI 3.7
Brandon Crawford SFG 3.1
Trevor Story COL 2.9
Javier Baez CHC 2.6
Paul DeJong STL 2.2
Edmundo Sosa STL 1.9
Kyle Farmer CIN 1.6
Ha-Seong Kim SDP 1.3
Mauricio Dubon SFG 1.2
Willy Adames MIL 0.8
Trea Turner WSN 0.3
Gavin Lux LAD -1.3
Corey Seager LAD -1.9
Dansby Swanson ATL -2.1
Luis Urias MIL -4.2
Didi Gregorius PHI -4.6
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -5.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Mike Tauchman SFG 3.6
Marcell Ozuna ATL 3.3
Christian Yelich MIL 2.0
Raimel Tapia COL 1.7
Tyler O’Neill STL 1.1
Corey Dickerson MIA 1.1
Ben Gamel PIT 1.0
AJ Pollock LAD 0.7
Dominic Smith NYM -0.1
Jurickson Profar SDP -0.9
Alex Dickerson SFG -1.2
Jesse Winker CIN -1.5
David Peralta ARI -1.6
Kyle Schwarber WSN -2.5
Tommy Pham SDP -2.9
Joc Pederson CHC -3.2
Andrew McCutchen PHI -5.7

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Starling Marte MIA 3.7
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL 2.8
Trent Grisham SDP 2.7
Odubel Herrera PHI 2.6
Steven Duggar SFG 2.5
Victor Robles WSN 2.5
Garrett Hampson COL 2.3
Bryan Reynolds PIT 0.7
Kevin Pillar NYM 0.3
Ian Happ CHC -0.9
Yonathan Daza COL -1.2
Chris Taylor LAD -1.4
Austin Slater SFG -1.4
Guillermo Heredia ATL -1.9
Tyler Naquin CIN -2.2
Dylan Carlson STL -2.6

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall MIA 4.7
Juan Soto WSN 4.6
Jason Heyward CHC 4.5
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 2.2
Mike Yastrzemski SFG 1.8
Billy McKinney MIL 1.0
Gregory Polanco PIT 0.6
Avisail Garcia MIL 0.3
Michael Conforto NYM 0.2
Zach McKinstry LAD -0.2
Mookie Betts LAD -0.3
Charlie Blackmon COL -0.7
Wil Myers SDP -1.0
Bryce Harper PHI -2.8
Garrett Cooper MIA -3.6
Nick Castellanos CIN -6.2

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