SABR Defensive Index: August 22, 2021

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of August 22, 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
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS 10.6
Carlos Correa HOU SS 9.7
Michael A. Taylor KCR CF 9.5
Joey Gallo TEX/NYY RF 8.6
Dallas Keuchel CHW P 7.5
Marcus Semien TOR 2B 7.4
Myles Straw CLE/HOU CF 7.1
Whit Merrifield KCR 2B 6.8
Andrelton Simmons MIN SS 6.4
Sean Murphy OAK C 6.2
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 6.0
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 5.3
Jose Trevino TEX C 5.3
José Ramírez CLE 3B 5.2
Adolis García TEX CF 5.0
Kyle Tucker HOU RF 4.6
Austin Hedges CLE C 4.6
Zack Greinke HOU P 3.8
José Berríos MIN/TOR P 3.7
Joey Wendle TBR 3B 3.5
Manuel Margot TBR RF 3.5
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 3.4
Chris Flexen SEA P 3.3
Jorge Polanco MIN 2B 3.3
Enrique Hernández BOS CF 3.3

 

NL Overall Leaders (Top 25 Fielders)

Player Team Position SDI
Jacob Stallings PIT C 7.7
Paul DeJong STL SS 7.0
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 6.6
Ryan McMahon COL 3B 6.5
Jean Segura PHI 2B 6.2
Tommy Edman STL 2B 6.1
Francisco Lindor NYM SS 5.8
Adam Duvall ATL/MIA RF 5.4
Willson Contreras CHC C 5.4
Juan Soto WSN RF 5.3
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 5.0
Jason Heyward CHC RF 4.8
Javier Báez CHC/NYM SS 4.5
Elias Díaz COL C 4.3
Max Muncy LAD 1B 4.3
Jake Cronenworth SDP 2B 4.2
Manny Machado SDP 3B 4.2
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL CF 4.1
Kevin Newman PIT SS 3.9
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3.8
Tyler O’Neill STL LF 3.7
Starling Marte MIA CF 3.6
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 3.6
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 3.5
Zach Davies CHC P 3.3

 

AL leaders, by position

(Among likely 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel CHW 7.5
Zack Greinke HOU 3.8
José Berríos MIN/TOR 3.7
Chris Flexen SEA 3.3
Nathan Eovaldi BOS 2.6
Casey Mize DET 2.1
Yusei Kikuchi SEA 1.3
Cole Irvin OAK 0.9
Mike Foltynewicz TEX 0.5
Gerrit Cole NYY 0.0
Frankie Montas OAK -0.2
Hyun Jin Ryu TOR -0.4
Mike Minor KCR -0.6
Jordan Lyles TEX -0.6
Chris Bassitt OAK -0.7
Sean Manaea OAK -0.8
Lucas Giolito CHW -1.0
Lance Lynn CHW -1.1
Robbie Ray TOR -1.5
Brad Keller KCR -1.7
Nick Pivetta BOS -1.7
Dylan Cease CHW -3.5

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Sean Murphy OAK 6.2
Jose Trevino TEX 5.3
Austin Hedges CLE 4.6
Reese McGuire TOR 2.4
Max Stassi LAA 2.4
Martín Maldonado HOU 1.9
Mike Zunino TBR 1.2
Jonah Heim TEX 0.9
Christian Vázquez BOS 0.2
Tom Murphy SEA 0.0
Salvador Perez KCR -3.5
Gary Sánchez NYY -3.6
Pedro Severino BAL -5.7
Zack Collins CHW -10.2

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Yuli Gurriel HOU 3.4
Ty France SEA 2.6
Yandy Díaz TBR 1.4
Matt Olson OAK 1.1
Carlos Santana KCR 0.3
José Abreu CHW 0.1
Jonathan Schoop DET -0.3
Jared Walsh LAA -1.2
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -1.5
Miguel Sanó MIN -2.5
Nathaniel Lowe TEX -3.4
Bobby Dalbec BOS -6.7

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien TOR 7.4
Whit Merrifield KCR 6.8
Jorge Polanco MIN 3.3
Jose Altuve HOU 2.1
Dylan Moore SEA 1.1
Rougned Odor NYY 1.1
David Fletcher LAA 1.1
Tony Kemp OAK 0.9
DJ LeMahieu NYY 0.7
Leury Garcia CHW -1.3
Cesar Hernandez CHW/CLE -2.7
Nick Solak TEX -3.8
Brandon Lowe TBR -3.9
Willi Castro DET -5.4

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 6.0
José Ramírez CLE 5.2
Joey Wendle TBR 3.5
Yoán Moncada CHW 3.0
Kyle Seager SEA 2.0
Gio Urshela NYY 1.4
Luis Arraez MIN 0.4
Rafael Devers BOS -4.0
Jeimer Candelario DET -4.4
Maikel Franco BAL -5.3
Hunter Dozier KCR -7.6

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 10.6
Carlos Correa HOU 9.7
Andrelton Simmons MIN 6.4
J.P. Crawford SEA 2.2
Nicky Lopez KCR 1.9
Tim Anderson CHW 0.6
Bo Bichette TOR -1.4
Elvis Andrus OAK -2.9
Amed Rosario CLE -5.8
Gleyber Torres NYY -5.9
Xander Bogaerts BOS -8.1
José Iglesias LAA -14.5

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Austin Hays BAL 2.1
Michael Brantley HOU 1.8
Randy Arozarena TBR 0.5
Robbie Grossman DET 0.3
Andrew Benintendi KCR -0.3
Alex Verdugo BOS -0.6
Andrew Vaughn CHW -0.9
Mark Canha OAK -1.8
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR -2.2
Justin Upton LAA -4.0

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Michael A. Taylor KCR 9.5
Myles Straw CLE/HOU 7.1
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 5.3
Adolis García TEX 5.0
Enrique Hernández BOS 3.3
Ramón Laureano OAK 1.3
Cedric Mullins BAL -0.5
Akil Baddoo DET -1.2
Brett Gardner NYY -2.1
Randal Grichuk TOR -2.9

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Joey Gallo TEX/NYY 8.6
Kyle Tucker HOU 4.6
Manuel Margot TBR 3.5
Aaron Judge NYY 3.1
Teoscar Hernández TOR 1.2
Hunter Renfroe BOS 0.8
Max Kepler MIN 0.8
Mitch Haniger SEA -3.3

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NL leaders, by position

(Among likely 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Zach Davies CHC 3.3
Brandon Woodruff MIL 2.3
Kevin Gausman SFG 2.2
Zack Wheeler PHI 1.8
Joe Musgrove SDP 1.6
Kyle Hendricks CHC 1.5
Anthony DeSclafani SFG 1.5
Merrill Kelly ARI 1.4
Adam Wainwright STL 1.3
Patrick Corbin WSN 1.0
Wade Miley CIN 0.8
Tyler Mahle CIN 0.8
Julio Urías LAD 0.7
Max Scherzer WSN/LAD 0.7
Marcus Stroman NYM 0.6
German Márquez COL 0.3
Luis Castillo CIN 0.1
Charlie Morton ATL -0.1
Walker Buehler LAD -0.5
Sandy Alcantara MIA -1.2
Yu Darvish SDP -1.5
Aaron Nola PHI -1.7
Corbin Burnes MIL -1.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Jacob Stallings PIT 7.7
Willson Contreras CHC 5.4
Elias Díaz COL 4.3
Yadier Molina STL 3.1
Tucker Barnhart CIN 2.8
Omar Narváez MIL 1.5
J.T. Realmuto PHI 1.1
Buster Posey SFG 1.1
Carson Kelly ARI 0.9
Will Smith LAD 0.6
James McCann NYM -0.6
Victor Caratini SDP -3.4

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Max Muncy LAD 4.3
Paul Goldschmidt STL 3.5
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1.7
C.J. Cron COL 1.4
Christian Walker ARI 1.4
Pavin Smith ARI 1.2
Pete Alonso NYM 1.2
Jesús Aguilar MIA 0.2
Joey Votto CIN 0.0
Josh Bell WSN -0.8
Eric Hosmer SDP -1.2
Freddie Freeman ATL -2.0
Rhys Hoskins PHI -2.6

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Jean Segura PHI 6.2
Tommy Edman STL 6.1
Jake Cronenworth SDP 4.2
Kolten Wong MIL 3.6
Ozzie Albies ATL 2.6
Jazz Chisholm MIA 2.4
Josh Harrison WSN 0.6
Josh Rojas ARI -1.2
Adam Frazier PIT/SDP -1.6
Donovan Solano SFG -1.7
Jonathan India CIN -2.5

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Ryan McMahon COL 6.5
Manny Machado SDP 4.2
Nolan Arenado STL 3.8
Starlin Castro WSN 2.1
Wilmer Flores SFG -0.3
Austin Riley ATL -1.0
Kris Bryant CHC/SFG -1.0
Justin Turner LAD -1.6
Luis Urías MIL -1.7
Jonathan Villar NYM -2.1
Eduardo Escobar ARI/MIL -3.6
Eugenio Suárez CIN -3.7
Alec Bohm PHI -5.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Paul DeJong STL 7.0
Brandon Crawford SFG 6.6
Francisco Lindor NYM 5.8
Miguel Rojas MIA 5.0
Javier Báez CHC/NYM 4.5
Kevin Newman PIT 3.9
Nick Ahmed ARI 2.9
Kyle Farmer CIN 1.8
Trea Turner WSN/LAD 1.3
Gavin Lux LAD 0.9
Trevor Story COL 0.3
Willy Adames MIL -2.0
Dansby Swanson ATL -5.6
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -8.5

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Tyler O’Neill STL 3.7
Christian Yelich MIL 2.0
Raimel Tapia COL 1.7
AJ Pollock LAD 0.6
David Peralta ARI 0.3
Dominic Smith NYM -1.6
Joc Pederson CHC -3.4
Jesse Winker CIN -3.7
Tommy Pham SDP -4.2
Andrew McCutchen PHI -4.7

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL 4.1
Starling Marte MIA 3.6
Trent Grisham SDP 2.7
Garrett Hampson COL 2.1
Odúbel Herrera PHI 1.7
Bryan Reynolds PIT 1.3
Guillermo Heredia ATL 0.7
Víctor Robles WSN 0.3
Ian Happ CHC -1.0
Chris Taylor LAD -1.9
Dylan Carlson STL -2.4
Tyler Naquin CIN -2.4

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall ATL/MIA 5.4
Juan Soto WSN 5.3
Jason Heyward CHC 4.8
Avisaíl García MIL 3.2
Mike Yastrzemski SFG 2.7
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL 2.3
Mookie Betts LAD 0.1
Michael Conforto NYM -0.4
Charlie Blackmon COL -2.5
Gregory Polanco PIT -3.1
Wil Myers SDP -4.5
Bryce Harper PHI -5.0
Nick Castellanos CIN -5.8

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