SABR Defensive Index: Final 2014 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2014 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Click here to view the 2014 Gold Glove Award winners.

For the second consecutive season, the SDI was 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 30 total “votes” — or 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.

Scroll down to see AL and NL overall leaders, or click a link below to see SDI leaders as ranked by position:

 

2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

PlayerTeamPositionSDI
Josh DonaldsonOAK3B21.2
Alex GordonKCRLF19.9
Kyle SeagerSEA3B17.9
Ian KinslerDET2B14.2
Dustin PedroiaBOS2B13.5
Lorenzo CainKCRCF11.0
Jackie BradleyBOSCF10.9
J.J. HardyBALSS10.8
Kevin KiermaierTBRRF9.3
Daniel NavaBOSRF8.4
Sam FuldMIN/OAKCF7.6
Leonys MartinTEXCF7.1
Salvador PerezKCRC6.8
Adam EatonCHWCF6.7
Howie KendrickLAA2B6.3
Dallas KeuchelHOUP6.2
Josh ReddickOAKRF6.1
Jonathan SchoopBAL2B6.1
Dustin AckleySEALF5.6
Alex AvilaDETC5.6
Robinson ChirinosTEXC5.4
Manny MachadoBAL3B5.2
Brian McCannNYYC5.0
Yoenis CespedesOAK/BOSLF4.5
Albert PujolsLAA1B3.8
Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF3.8
Trevor PlouffeMIN3B3.8
Joe MauerMIN1B3.8

 

NL overall leaders

PlayerTeamPositionSDI
Jason HeywardATLRF26.5
Juan LagaresNYMCF16.4
Zack CozartCINSS14.1
Billy HamiltonCINCF13.7
Andrelton SimmonsATLSS13.1
Juan UribeLAD3B12.9
Nolan ArenadoCOL3B10.7
Jhonny PeraltaSTLSS10.3
Chase UtleyPHI2B9.0
Yadier MolinaSTLC8.9
Christian YelichMIALF8.9
Russell MartinPITC8.7
Ender InciarteARICF8.7
DJ LeMahieuCOL2B8.6
Jimmy RollinsPHISS8.6
Jordy MercerPITSS8.2
Giancarlo StantonMIARF8.1
Brandon CrawfordSFGSS7.3
Adrian GonzalezLAD1B7.2
Josh HarrisonPIT3B6.5
Rene RiveraSDPC6.0
Justin MorneauCOL1B5.8
Anthony RizzoCHC1B5.6
Chase HeadleySDP3B5.4
Jonathan LucroyMILC5.2

 


 

AL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

PlayerTeamSDI
Dallas KeuchelHOU6.2
Sonny GrayOAK2.8
R.A. DickeyTOR1.8
Kyle GibsonMIN1.5
Wei-Yin ChenBAL1.5
Hector NoesiSEA1.4
Jose QuintanaCHW1.3
Hisashi IwakumaSEA1.3
Yu DarvishTEX1.3
Roenis EliasSEA1.3
C.J. WilsonLAA1.2
Jason VargasKCR1.0
Mark BuehrleTOR1.0
Yordano VenturaKCR0.9
Chris TillmanBAL0.6
John DanksCHW0.6
Chris SaleCHW0.5
James ShieldsKCR0.4
Justin VerlanderDET0.1
Jered WeaverLAA0.0
Drew SmylyDET-0.1
Bud NorrisBAL-0.1
Jake OdorizziTBR-0.2
Jeremy GuthrieKCR-0.6
Scott KazmirOAK-0.7
Corey KluberCLE-0.7
Garrett RichardsLAA-0.7
David PriceTBR-0.8
Clay BuchholzBOS-0.8
Chris YoungSEA-0.9
Felix HernandezSEA-1.0
Rick PorcelloDET-1.3
Danny DuffyKCR-1.4
Hiroki KurodaNYY-1.5
Jon LesterBOS/OAK-1.8
Jesse ChavezOAK-2.0
Max ScherzerDET-2.1
Drew HutchisonTOR-2.1
Colby LewisTEX-2.3
Chris ArcherTBR-2.7
Scott FeldmanHOU-2.9
Phil HughesMIN-4.7

 

Catchers

PlayerTeamSDI
Salvador PerezKCR6.8
Alex AvilaDET5.6
Robinson ChirinosTEX5.4
Brian McCannNYY5.0
Yan GomesCLE2.2
Tyler FlowersCHW0.6
Dioner NavarroTOR-0.7
Jason CastroHOU-1.2
Kurt SuzukiMIN-1.6
Chris IannettaLAA-2.4
Jose MolinaTBR-2.6
Mike ZuninoSEA-3.3
Derek NorrisOAK-3.8

 

First base

PlayerTeamSDI
Albert PujolsLAA3.8
Joe MauerMIN3.8
Mike NapoliBOS3.1
Miguel CabreraDET2.6
Eric HosmerKCR2.4
Chris DavisBAL1.9
Mark TeixeiraNYY1.7
Carlos SantanaCLE1.5
Brandon MossOAK-2.7
James LoneyTBR-3.6
Jose AbreuCHW-5.6

 

Second base

PlayerTeamSDI
Ian KinslerDET14.2
Dustin PedroiaBOS13.5
Howie KendrickLAA6.3
Jonathan SchoopBAL6.1
Ben ZobristTBR2.6
Gordon BeckhamCHW2.5
Brian RobertsNYY0.6
Brian DozierMIN-0.7
Robinson CanoSEA-0.8
Jason KipnisCLE-2.3
Rougned OdorTEX-5.8
Omar InfanteKCR-7.7
Jose AltuveHOU-10.2

 

Third base

PlayerTeamSDI
Josh DonaldsonOAK21.2
Kyle SeagerSEA17.9
Manny MachadoBAL5.2
Trevor PlouffeMIN3.8
Mike MoustakasKCR1.5
Adrian BeltreTEX1.3
Yangervis SolarteNYY-1.6
Evan LongoriaTBR-1.9
Matt DominguezHOU-2.3
Brock HoltBOS-3.4
David FreeseLAA-4.4
Conor GillaspieCHW-9.1
Lonnie ChisenhallCLE-12.5
Nick CastellanosDET-21.7

 

Shortstop

PlayerTeamSDI
J.J. HardyBAL10.8
Brad MillerSEA0.2
Eduardo EscobarMIN0.0
Asdrubal CabreraCLE-0.8
Jed LowrieOAK-1.1
Alexei RamirezCHW-2.2
Alcides EscobarKCR-3.3
Erick AybarLAA-3.6
Xander BogaertsBOS-4.5
Elvis AndrusTEX-5.2
Jose ReyesTOR-10.1
Yunel EscobarTBR-16.9
Derek JeterNYY-18.7

 

Left field

PlayerTeamSDI
Alex GordonKCR19.9
Dustin AckleySEA5.6
Yoenis CespedesOAK/BOS4.5
Alejandro De AzaCWS/BAL2.7
Brett GardnerNYY2.1
J.D. MartinezDET-2.4
Michael BrantleyCLE-4.3
Melky CabreraTOR-4.6
Rajai DavisDET-6.0

 

Center field

PlayerTeamSDI
Lorenzo CainKCR11.0
Jackie BradleyBOS10.9
Sam FuldMIN/OAK7.6
Leonys MartinTEX7.1
Adam EatonCHW6.7
Jacoby EllsburyNYY3.8
Desmond JenningsTBR3.0
Adam JonesBAL0.6
Mike TroutLAA-1.4
Michael BournCLE-5.7
Austin JacksonDET/SEA-6.7
Coco CrispOAK-13.4
Dexter FowlerHOU-16.4

 

Right field

PlayerTeamSDI
Kevin KiermaierTBR9.3
Daniel NavaBOS8.4
Josh ReddickOAK6.1
Kole CalhounLAA3.7
Nick MarkakisBAL2.5
Ichiro SuzukiNYY0.6
Jose BautistaTOR0.1
Alex RiosTEX-1.0
Nori AokiKCR-3.9
Dayan ViciedoCHW-5.2
David MurphyCLE-5.4
Torii HunterDET-14.2

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NL leaders, by position

(2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

PlayerTeamSDI
Henderson AlvarezMIA4.9
Johnny CuetoCIN3.9
Zack GreinkeLAD3.5
Clayton KershawLAD3.4
Adam WainwrightSTL3.0
Julio TeheranATL2.8
Tanner RoarkWSN2.4
Travis WoodCHC2.4
Lance LynnSTL2.1
Nathan EovaldiMIA2.0
Alfredo SimonCIN2.0
Eric StultsSDP1.8
Hyun-jin RyuLAD1.7
Kyle LohseMIL1.6
Jon NieseNYM1.4
Mike LeakeCIN1.4
Charlie MortonPIT1.3
Kyle KendrickPHI1.3
Stephen StrasburgWSN1.3
Bartolo ColonNYM1.0
Josh CollmenterARI0.9
Cole HamelsPHI0.8
Jordan ZimmermannWSN0.7
Jason HammelCHC0.7
Alex WoodATL0.6
Dan HarenLAD0.6
Homer BaileyCIN0.6
Wade MileyARI0.5
Ervin SantanaATL0.5
Ryan VogelsongSFG0.5
Tyson RossSDP0.4
Aaron HarangATL0.3
Jorge De La RosaCOL0.1
Edinson VolquezPIT0.0
Roberto HernandezPHL/LAD0.0
Ian KennedySDP0.0
Jeff SamardzijaCHC-0.3
Matt GarzaMIL-0.5
Brandon McCarthyARI-0.7
Tom KoehlerMIA-0.7
Zack WheelerNYM-0.9
Wily PeraltaMIL-0.9
Shelby MillerSTL-0.9
Tim HudsonSFG-1.3
Yovani GallardoMIL-1.3
Tim LincecumSFG-1.4
Madison BumgarnerSFG-1.4
A.J. BurnettPHI-2.6

 

Catchers

PlayerTeamSDI
Yadier MolinaSTL8.9
Russell MartinPIT8.7
Rene RiveraSDP6.0
Jonathan LucroyMIL5.2
Welington CastilloCHC4.0
Carlos RuizPHI4.0
Wilson RamosWSN3.2
Devin MesoracoCIN1.6
Buster PoseySFG0.3
A.J. EllisLAD-0.1
Miguel MonteroARI-2.2
Evan GattisATL-3.4
Wilin RosarioCOL-5.6
Yasmani GrandalSDP-6.2
Jarrod SaltalamacchiaMIA-7.4
Travis d’ArnaudNYM-9.6

 

First base

PlayerTeamSDI
Adrian GonzalezLAD7.2
Justin MorneauCOL5.8
Anthony RizzoCHC5.6
Mark ReynoldsMIL3.4
Lucas DudaNYM1.7
Matt AdamsSTL1.3
Paul GoldschmidtARI1.1
Adam LaRocheWSN-0.5
Ike DavisNYM-1.4
Freddie FreemanATL-3.1
Ryan HowardPHI-4.8
Garrett JonesMIA-5.4

 

Second base

PlayerTeamSDI
Chase UtleyPHI9.0
DJ LeMahieuCOL8.6
Brandon PhillipsCIN2.7
Kolten WongSTL1.1
Dee GordonLAD0.3
Danny EspinosaWSN0.1
Jedd GyorkoSDP-2.8
Aaron HillARI-3.3
Neil WalkerPIT-6.5
Scooter GennettMIL-6.7
Daniel MurphyNYM-7.6

 

Third base

PlayerTeamSDI
Juan UribeLAD12.9
Nolan ArenadoCOL10.7
Josh HarrisonPIT6.5
Chase HeadleySDP5.4
Todd FrazierCIN4.8
Anthony RendonWSN4.1
Pablo SandovalSFG3.9
Martin PradoARI3.1
David WrightNYM1.7
Aramis RamirezMIL-2.1
Matt CarpenterSTL-2.1
Cody AschePHI-4.1
Pedro AlvarezPIT-4.5
Luis ValbuenaCHC-7.7
Casey McGeheeMIA-9.3
Chris JohnsonATL-11.0

 

Shortstop

PlayerTeamSDI
Zack CozartCIN14.1
Andrelton SimmonsATL13.1
Jhonny PeraltaSTL10.3
Jimmy RollinsPHI8.6
Jordy MercerPIT8.2
Brandon CrawfordSFG7.3
Troy TulowitzkiCOL3.5
Ian DesmondWSN3.2
Jean SeguraMIL3.2
Ruben TejadaNYM3.1
Alexi AmaristaSDP2.7
Everth CabreraSDP0.6
Starlin CastroCHC-3.7
Adeiny HechavarriaMIA-5.7
Hanley RamirezLAD-10.7

 

Left field

PlayerTeamSDI
Christian YelichMIA8.9
Khris DavisMIL5.0
Justin UptonATL2.5
Starling MartePIT2.2
Seth SmithSDP1.7
Matt HollidaySTL-1.0
Corey DickersonCOL-2.5
Domonic BrownPHI-4.6
Matt KempLAD-6.0

 

Center field

PlayerTeamSDI
Juan LagaresNYM16.4
Billy HamiltonCIN13.7
Ender InciarteARI8.7
Marcell OzunaMIA3.6
Jon JaySTL2.8
Carlos GomezMIL2.0
Denard SpanWSN1.5
Drew StubbsCOL-0.3
Angel PaganSFG-0.9
Will VenableSDP-1.1
B.J. UptonATL-2.9
Gregor BlancoSFG-3.1
Andrew McCutchenPIT-7.1
Ben ReverePHI-8.4

 

Right field

PlayerTeamSDI
Jason HeywardATL26.5
Giancarlo StantonMIA8.1
Marlon ByrdPHI4.4
Gerardo ParraARI0.1
Charlie BlackmonCOL-0.6
Allen CraigSTL-0.7
Yasiel PuigLAD-1.0
Ryan BraunMIL-1.3
Hunter PenceSFG-2.1
Curtis GrandersonNYM-3.3
Jay BruceCIN-4.4
Jayson WerthWSN-5.4

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