From Brian Stull at St. Louis Baseball Weekly on November 1, 2015, with SABR member Chris Dial:
Here’s more perspective on the Rawlings Gold Glove chances for Jason Heyward and Yadier Molina from Chris Dial, who serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR).
The case for Heyward is compelling as the SABR Defensive Index, Ultimate Zone Rating, and other defensive metrics show the Cardinals right fielder significantly better than the other two finalists in Curtis Granderson and Bryce Harper.
As detailed previously, the SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25% of the vote for the Rawlings Gold Glove. Dial helped develop the SDI.
Listen to the full interview here: http://www.stlbaseballweekly.com/sabrs-dial-discusses-gold-gloves/
Originally published: November 4, 2015. Last Updated: November 4, 2015.