SABR Defensive Index: August 7, 2016

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of August 7, 2016.

For the fourth 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.

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

 

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Adam Eaton CHW RF 20.8
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 11.3
Kevin Pillar TOR CF 11.0
Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 10.8
Mookie Betts BOS RF 10.5
Salvador Perez KCR C 8.3
Jose Iglesias DET SS 8.2
Lorenzo Cain KCR CF 7.4
George Springer HOU RF 6.8
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 6.2
Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 6.1
Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS 6.1
James McCann DET C 5.3
Mitch Moreland TEX 1B 5.2
Colby Rasmus HOU LF 5.0
Curt Casali TBR C 4.9
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 4.9
Carlos Perez LAA C 4.8
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 4.8
Robinson Cano SEA 2B 4.8
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 4.6
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 4.3
Chase Headley NYY 3B 3.9
Brett Gardner NYY LF 3.8
Chris Davis BAL 1B 3.3

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Jason Heyward CHC RF 14.0
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 13.5
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 12.8
Buster Posey SFG C 10.7
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 9.7
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 9.7
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS 8.9
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 8.8
Addison Russell CHC SS 8.7
Justin Turner LAD 3B 8.4
Zack Cozart CIN SS 8.4
Adam Duvall CIN LF 7.8
Freddy Galvis PHI SS 6.8
Wil Myers SDP 1B 6.5
Danny Espinosa WSN SS 6.1
Nick Markakis ATL RF 6.1
Melvin Upton SDP LF 5.4
Joe Panik SFG 2B 5.3
Stephen Piscotty STL RF 5.2
Bryce Harper WSN RF 4.9
Derek Norris SDP C 4.9
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 4.8
Corey Seager LAD SS 4.8
Jonathan Lucroy MIL C 4.5
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 3.9

 

AL leaders, by position

(2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel HOU 2.8
Justin Verlander DET 2.7
Steven Wright BOS 2.6
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 2.4
J.A. Happ TOR 2.4
R.A. Dickey TOR 2.1
Jhoulys Chacin LAA 1.8
Drew Smyly TBR 1.6
Lance McCullers HOU 1.5
Corey Kluber CLE 1.4
Michael Pineda NYY 1.1
Danny Duffy KCR 1.0
Carlos Carrasco CLE 1.0
David Price BOS 1.0
Hector Santiago LAA 0.9
Marco Estrada TOR 0.9
Matt Shoemaker LAA 0.8
Josh Tomlin CLE 0.8
Doug Fister HOU 0.7
Nick Tropeano LAA 0.7
Jose Quintana CHW 0.6
Wade Miley BAL 0.6
Jordan Zimmermann DET 0.6
Jake Odorizzi TBR 0.4
Erasmo Ramirez TBR 0.4
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.4
Taijuan Walker SEA 0.3
Aaron Sanchez TOR 0.3
Collin McHugh HOU 0.3
Matt Moore TBR 0.3
Kendall Graveman OAK 0.3
Colby Lewis TEX 0.2
Derek Holland TEX 0.2
Nathan Eovaldi NYY 0.2
James Paxton SEA 0.1
Chris Devenski HOU 0.1
Miguel Gonzalez CHW 0.0
Yordano Ventura KCR 0.0
Chris Sale CHW 0.0
Mike Fiers HOU -0.1
Rich Hill OAK -0.1
Ervin Santana MIN -0.1
Ricky Nolasco LAA -0.1
Yovani Gallardo BAL -0.2
Michael Fulmer DET -0.3
Chris Young KCR -0.3
A.J. Griffin TEX -0.3
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA -0.4
Sonny Gray OAK -0.5
Rick Porcello BOS -0.5
Kyle Gibson MIN -0.6
Ian Kennedy KCR -0.7
Dillon Gee KCR -0.7
Clay Buchholz BOS -0.7
Scott Feldman HOU -0.7
Martin Perez TEX -0.7
Mike Pelfrey DET -0.8
Chris Tillman BAL -0.9
Anibal Sanchez DET -1.0
Mike Wright BAL -1.1
Carlos Rodon CHW -1.1
Marcus Stroman TOR -1.2
Sean Manaea OAK -1.2
Jered Weaver LAA -1.3
Kevin Gausman BAL -1.3
Tyler Duffey MIN -1.5
Felix Hernandez SEA -1.5
Matt Andriese TBR -1.5
Nate Karns SEA -1.7
Cole Hamels TEX -1.8
Ivan Nova NYY -1.9
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL -2.0
Chris Archer TBR -2.0
Edinson Volquez KCR -2.0
CC Sabathia NYY -2.1
Tyler Wilson BAL -2.1
Danny Salazar CLE -2.4

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Salvador Perez KCR 8.3
James McCann DET 5.3
Curt Casali TBR 4.9
Carlos Perez LAA 4.8
Yan Gomes CLE 2.0
Jason Castro HOU 0.6
Russell Martin TOR -1.3
Brian McCann NYY -1.6
Matt Wieters BAL -1.7
Stephen Vogt OAK -3.5
Kurt Suzuki MIN -3.9
Chris Iannetta SEA -3.9
Dioner Navarro CHW -4.6

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Mitch Moreland TEX 5.2
Chris Davis BAL 3.3
Miguel Cabrera DET 1.8
Joe Mauer MIN 1.4
Mark Teixeira NYY 0.6
Yonder Alonso OAK -0.9
Justin Smoak TOR -2.3
Mike Napoli CLE -2.7
Hanley Ramirez BOS -3.5
Logan Morrison TBR -4.0
Jose Abreu CHW -4.8
Eric Hosmer KCR -5.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Dustin Pedroia BOS 6.2
Jason Kipnis CLE 4.9
Ian Kinsler DET 4.8
Robinson Cano SEA 4.8
Jonathan Schoop BAL 1.3
Jose Altuve HOU -1.6
Rougned Odor TEX -1.9
Brett Lawrie CHW -2.5
Jed Lowrie OAK -2.6
Logan Forsythe TBR -3.0
Brian Dozier MIN -3.2
Starlin Castro NYY -3.3
Johnny Giavotella LAA -5.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Adrian Beltre TEX 10.8
Josh Donaldson TOR 6.1
Kyle Seager SEA 4.6
Chase Headley NYY 3.9
Travis Shaw BOS 2.4
Evan Longoria TBR -1.7
Luis Valbuena HOU -2.7
Todd Frazier CHW -4.0
Cheslor Cuthbert KCR -5.6
Nick Castellanos DET -6.1
Yunel Escobar LAA -9.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Francisco Lindor CLE 11.3
Jose Iglesias DET 8.2
Troy Tulowitzki TOR 6.1
Andrelton Simmons LAA 4.3
Marcus Semien OAK -1.6
Carlos Correa HOU -1.7
Ketel Marte SEA -2.2
Alcides Escobar KCR -2.4
Elvis Andrus TEX -3.6
Didi Gregorius NYY -4.9
Xander Bogaerts BOS -6.1
Brad Miller TBR -13.2

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Colby Rasmus HOU 5.0
Brett Gardner NYY 3.8
Alex Gordon KCR 1.9
Michael Saunders TOR -2.2
Melky Cabrera CHW -3.3
Justin Upton DET -3.9

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Pillar TOR 11.0
Lorenzo Cain KCR 7.4
Leonys Martin SEA 1.4
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 0.8
Ian Desmond TEX -0.2
Mike Trout LAA -0.7
Billy Burns KCR -0.9
Jackie Bradley BOS -1.8
Adam Jones BAL -3.0
Tyler Naquin CLE -6.7
Carlos Gomez HOU -9.3

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Adam Eaton CHW 20.8
Mookie Betts BOS 10.5
George Springer HOU 6.8
Nomar Mazara TEX 1.2
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 0.4
Steven Souza TBR 0.3
Kole Calhoun LAA -0.2
Jose Bautista TOR -6.1
J.D. Martinez DET -8.9

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NL leaders, by position

(2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Bartolo Colon NYM 2.8
Zack Greinke ARI 2.5
Michael Wacha STL 2.4
Tyler Chatwood COL 2.2
Gerrit Cole PIT 2.2
Tyler Anderson COL 2.0
Jeremy Hellickson PHI 2.0
Kyle Hendricks CHC 1.9
Andrew Cashner MIA 1.9
Jake Arrieta CHC 1.8
Mike Leake STL 1.8
Chase Anderson MIL 1.7
Jerad Eickhoff PHI 1.6
Matt Harvey NYM 1.5
Kenta Maeda LAD 1.5
Adam Wainwright STL 1.4
Jon Lester CHC 1.3
Clayton Kershaw LAD 1.2
Jason Hammel CHC 1.2
Tanner Roark WSN 1.1
Robbie Ray ARI 1.0
Scott Kazmir LAD 1.0
Julio Teheran ATL 1.0
Jacob deGrom NYM 1.0
Mike Foltynewicz ATL 0.9
Carlos Martinez STL 0.8
Zach Davies MIL 0.7
Madison Bumgarner SFG 0.7
Matt Wisler ATL 0.6
Junior Guerra MIL 0.6
Wei-Yin Chen MIA 0.6
Jake Peavy SFG 0.6
Logan Verrett NYM 0.5
Steven Matz NYM 0.5
Max Scherzer WSN 0.4
Aaron Nola PHI 0.4
Dan Straily CIN 0.4
Jon Niese NYM 0.4
Joe Ross WSN 0.3
Christian Friedrich SDP 0.3
Jose Fernandez MIA 0.2
Jeff Locke PIT 0.1
Gio Gonzalez WSN 0.1
Jeff Samardzija SFG 0.1
Colin Rea MIA 0.0
Matt Cain SFG 0.0
Johnny Cueto SFG -0.1
Francisco Liriano PIT -0.1
Drew Pomeranz SDP -0.1
Adam Morgan PHI -0.1
Jaime Garcia STL -0.2
Bud Norris ATL -0.4
Anthony DeSclafani CIN -0.4
Archie Bradley ARI -0.4
Patrick Corbin ARI -0.5
John Lamb CIN -0.5
Juan Nicasio PIT -0.5
Adam Conley MIA -0.5
Chad Bettis COL -0.6
Vincent Velasquez PHI -0.7
Brandon Finnegan CIN -0.7
James Shields SDP -0.8
Shelby Miller ARI -0.8
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.8
Noah Syndergaard NYM -1.1
Jon Gray COL -1.4
Luis Perdomo SDP -1.6
Wily Peralta MIL -1.6
Tom Koehler MIA -1.6
John Lackey CHC -1.7
Jimmy Nelson MIL -2.1
Jorge De La Rosa COL -3.0

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 10.7
Derek Norris SDP 4.9
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 4.5
Yasmani Grandal LAD 3.1
Welington Castillo ARI 1.6
Yadier Molina STL 1.3
Wilson Ramos WSN 0.7
Francisco Cervelli PIT -0.5
Tucker Barnhart CIN -0.7
J.T. Realmuto MIA -1.5
Cameron Rupp PHI -3.0
A.J. Pierzynski ATL -5.3
Nick Hundley COL -6.7
Miguel Montero CHC -7.9

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Wil Myers SDP 6.5
Anthony Rizzo CHC 4.8
Freddie Freeman ATL 3.9
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 2.8
Brandon Belt SFG 2.7
Chris Carter MIL 1.0
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 0.3
Mark Reynolds COL -0.7
Matt Adams STL -0.7
John Jaso PIT -0.9
Ryan Zimmerman WSN -1.5
Joey Votto CIN -5

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Joe Panik SFG 5.3
Chase Utley LAD 1.2
Cesar Hernandez PHI 1.2
Brandon Phillips CIN 1.1
Jean Segura ARI 0.9
Neil Walker NYM 0.6
Ben Zobrist CHC 0.6
Josh Harrison PIT 0.4
DJ LeMahieu COL -0.8
Scooter Gennett MIL -0.9
Derek Dietrich MIA -3.1
Daniel Murphy WSN -5.8

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 8.8
Justin Turner LAD 8.4
Kris Bryant CHC 3.8
Anthony Rendon WSN 3.0
Eugenio Suarez CIN -0.1
Martin Prado MIA -0.3
Maikel Franco PHI -2.7
Adonis Garcia ATL -5.6
Jake Lamb ARI -8.0

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Brandon Crawford SFG 13.5
Nick Ahmed ARI 9.7
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 8.9
Addison Russell CHC 8.7
Zack Cozart CIN 8.4
Freddy Galvis PHI 6.8
Danny Espinosa WSN 6.1
Corey Seager LAD 4.8
Trevor Story COL 0.0
Jonathan Villar MIL -3.4
Aledmys Diaz STL -6.9
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM -7.2
Jordy Mercer PIT -7.5
Erick Aybar ATL -8.6
Alexei Ramirez SDP -17.1

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall CIN 7.8
Melvin Upton SDP 5.4
Angel Pagan SFG 3.1
Starling Marte PIT 1.8
Christian Yelich MIA 1.2
Ryan Braun MIL 0.9
Jayson Werth WSN -2.5
Matt Holliday STL -4.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Ender Inciarte ATL 12.8
Billy Hamilton CIN 9.7
Dexter Fowler CHC 2.2
Odubel Herrera PHI 2.1
Joc Pederson LAD 1.3
Kirk Nieuwenhuis MIL -0.3
Charlie Blackmon COL -1.1
Marcell Ozuna MIA -2.3
Andrew McCutchen PIT -6.8
Denard Span SFG -9.1

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Jason Heyward CHC 14.0
Nick Markakis ATL 6.1
Stephen Piscotty STL 5.2
Bryce Harper WSN 4.9
Gregory Polanco PIT 3.1
Yasiel Puig LAD 2.5
Giancarlo Stanton MIA -0.5
Curtis Granderson NYM -0.8
Carlos Gonzalez COL -1.1
Peter Bourjos PHI -1.5
Matt Kemp SDP -6.0
Jay Bruce CIN -8.3

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