SABR Defensive Index: July 15, 2018

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of July 15, 2018.

For the sixth 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

Player Team Position SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 17.2
Alex Gordon KCR LF 10.6
Jose Iglesias DET SS 7.6
Ian Kinsler LAA 2B 7.6
Marcus Semien OAK SS 7.4
Aaron Judge NYY RF 7.3
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 7.0
JaCoby Jones DET LF 6.9
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 6.2
Mitch Haniger SEA RF 5.9
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B 5.5
Carlos Correa HOU SS 5.5
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 5.4
Chad Pinder OAK LF 5.2
Delino DeShields TEX CF 5.1
Matt Olson OAK 1B 5.0
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 5.0
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 5.0
Kole Calhoun LAA RF 4.7
Mookie Betts BOS RF 4.6
Leonys Martin DET CF 4.3
Mike Zunino SEA C 4.3
Marwin Gonzalez HOU LF 4.0
Justin Upton LAA LF 4.0
Brett Gardner NYY LF 3.9

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Kolten Wong STL 2B 10.7
Adam Duvall CIN LF 8.1
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 7.6
Corey Dickerson PIT LF 7.5
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 6.6
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 6.6
Orlando Arcia MIL SS 6.2
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 5.9
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 5.9
Addison Russell CHC SS 5.7
Albert Almora CHC CF 5.7
Manuel Margot SDP CF 5.6
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 5.5
Kyle Schwarber CHC LF 5.4
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 5.2
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 5.2
Nick Markakis ATL RF 4.9
Travis Shaw MIL 3B 4.9
Buster Posey SFG C 4.9
Michael A. Taylor WSN CF 4.8
Clayton Richard SDP P 4.6
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 4.6
Trea Turner WSN SS 4.2
Matt Carpenter STL 3B 4.2
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 4.0
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 4.0

 

AL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Luis Severino NYY 2.5
Bartolo Colon TEX 1.8
Dallas Keuchel HOU 1.7
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 1.4
Corey Kluber CLE 1.3
Michael Fulmer DET 1.2
Andrew Cashner BAL 1.1
Gerrit Cole HOU 1.0
Blake Snell TBR 0.9
Marco Estrada TOR 0.9
Mike Clevinger CLE 0.7
Danny Duffy KCR 0.7
Rick Porcello BOS 0.7
Andrew Heaney LAA 0.7
Kevin Gausman BAL 0.7
Chris Sale BOS 0.6
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU 0.5
James Shields CHW 0.5
Jason Hammel KCR 0.4
Reynaldo Lopez CHW 0.4
Jose Berrios MIN 0.3
Marco Gonzales SEA 0.2
Ryan Yarbrough TBR 0.2
David Price BOS 0.1
Aaron Sanchez TOR 0.1
Wade LeBlanc SEA -0.1
Ian Kennedy KCR -0.2
Kyle Gibson MIN -0.2
Mike Minor TEX -0.2
Francisco Liriano DET -0.3
Carlos Carrasco CLE -0.3
Justin Verlander HOU -0.3
Sonny Gray NYY -0.3
Tyler Skaggs LAA -0.3
Felix Hernandez SEA -0.4
Mike Fiers DET -0.5
James Paxton SEA -0.5
Jake Odorizzi MIN -0.5
Mike Leake SEA -0.5
Trevor Bauer CLE -0.6
Chris Archer TBR -0.7
Charlie Morton HOU -0.7
Daniel Mengden OAK -0.7
CC Sabathia NYY -1.0
Jakob Junis KCR -1.0
Matthew Boyd DET -1.0
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS -1.0
Dylan Bundy BAL -1.1
Lucas Giolito CHW -1.1
Cole Hamels TEX -1.2
Domingo German NYY -1.3
Sean Manaea OAK -1.5
Alex Cobb BAL -1.7
Lance Lynn MIN -1.9
J.A. Happ TOR -2.1

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Mike Zunino SEA 4.3
Austin Romine NYY 3.2
Salvador Perez KCR 2.9
Sandy Leon BOS 2.5
Martin Maldonado LAA 2.1
Luke Maile TOR 1.8
Brian McCann HOU 1.5
Max Stassi HOU 1.4
Russell Martin TOR 1.2
Yan Gomes CLE 1.0
James McCann DET 0.5
Chance Sisco BAL -0.2
Wilson Ramos TBR -0.8
Gary Sanchez NYY -1.0
Caleb Joseph BAL -1.1
Christian Vazquez BOS -1.6
Robinson Chirinos TEX -2.3
Mitch Garver MIN -3.3
Jonathan Lucroy OAK -6.0
Omar Narvaez CHW -7.5

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 5.0
Ronald Guzman TEX 2.5
Justin Smoak TOR 2.1
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1.8
Joe Mauer MIN 1.5
Mitch Moreland BOS 1.1
Yonder Alonso CLE 0.6
Albert Pujols LAA -0.2
Neil Walker NYY -0.3
John Hicks DET -2.6
Jose Abreu CHW -4.5
Chris Davis BAL -4.6
Ryon Healy SEA -4.9

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler LAA 7.6
Rougned Odor TEX 5.0
Daniel Robertson TBR 2.4
Dee Gordon SEA 1.7
Joey Wendle TBR 1.6
Gleyber Torres NYY 0.8
Jonathan Schoop BAL 0.7
Dixon Machado DET 0.4
Jed Lowrie OAK 0.1
Jason Kipnis CLE -0.3
Whit Merrifield KCR -0.9
Jose Altuve HOU -0.9
Brock Holt BOS -1.3
Niko Goodrum DET -2.0
Brian Dozier MIN -2.9
Eduardo Nunez BOS -4.2
Devon Travis TOR -4.5
Yoan Moncada CHW -6.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 17.2
Kyle Seager SEA 6.2
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 5.5
Jose Ramirez CLE 5.0
Eduardo Escobar MIN 2.2
Mike Moustakas KCR 2.1
Matt Duffy TBR 1.1
Carlos Sanchez CHW 0.4
Alex Bregman HOU -0.8
Danny Valencia BAL -1.8
Luis Valbuena LAA -2.0
Yangervis Solarte TOR -2.5
Jeimer Candelario DET -3.8
Zack Cozart LAA -4.3
Rafael Devers BOS -5.4
Miguel Andujar NYY -10.4

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Jose Iglesias DET 7.6
Marcus Semien OAK 7.4
Andrelton Simmons LAA 7.0
Carlos Correa HOU 5.5
Francisco Lindor CLE 5.4
Jean Segura SEA 2.5
Didi Gregorius NYY 2.3
Adeiny Hechavarria TBR 1.7
Tim Anderson CHW -0.3
Aledmys Diaz TOR -0.5
Xander Bogaerts BOS -3.0
Ehire Adrianza MIN -5.7
Jurickson Profar TEX -6.9
Manny Machado BAL -10.5
Alcides Escobar KCR -10.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 10.6
JaCoby Jones DET 6.9
Chad Pinder OAK 5.2
Justin Upton LAA 4.0
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 4.0
Brett Gardner NYY 3.9
Jon Jay KCR 3.4
Johnny Field TBR 2.7
Giancarlo Stanton NYY 2.5
Andrew Benintendi BOS 1.9
Denard Span TBR/SEA 1.9
Leury Garcia CHW 1.2
Eddie Rosario MIN 0.4
Ben Gamel SEA -2.1
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -3.3
Michael Brantley CLE -4.7
Joey Gallo TEX -4.9
Trey Mancini BAL -8.3

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Delino DeShields TEX 5.1
Leonys Martin DET 4.3
Adam Engel CHW 3.2
Kevin Pillar TOR 3.1
Jake Marisnick HOU 2.6
Aaron Hicks NYY 1.5
Mike Trout LAA 0.4
Mallex Smith TBR 0.4
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS 0.3
Mark Canha OAK -2.7
Guillermo Heredia SEA -2.8
Adam Jones BAL -12.0

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Aaron Judge NYY 7.3
Mitch Haniger SEA 5.9
Kole Calhoun LAA 4.7
Mookie Betts BOS 4.6
Randal Grichuk TOR 3.3
Max Kepler MIN 2.9
Josh Reddick HOU 2.1
Carlos Gomez TBR 1.7
George Springer HOU 0.7
Jorge Soler KCR -2.4
Nomar Mazara TEX -3.8
Nick Castellanos DET -5.2
Stephen Piscotty OAK -7.6

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NL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Clayton Richard SDP 4.6
Julio Teheran ATL 3.5
Zack Godley ARI 2.2
Zack Greinke ARI 2.2
Chad Bettis COL 2.1
Brent Suter MIL 1.9
Patrick Corbin ARI 1.6
Brandon McCarthy ATL 1.5
Jake Arrieta PHI 1.4
Gio Gonzalez WSN 1.3
Tanner Roark WSN 1.2
Ty Blach SFG 1.2
Carlos Martinez STL 1.1
Ross Stripling LAD 1.0
Kenta Maeda LAD 0.9
Chris Stratton SFG 0.8
Zack Wheeler NYM 0.8
Stephen Strasburg WSN 0.7
Sean Newcomb ATL 0.7
Vince Velasquez PHI 0.6
Jacob deGrom NYM 0.5
Jose Urena MIA 0.5
Mike Foltynewicz ATL 0.4
Jon Lester CHC 0.3
Derek Holland SFG 0.3
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.3
Chad Kuhl PIT 0.2
Nick Pivetta PHI 0.2
Jose Quintana CHC 0.2
Tyson Ross SDP 0.2
Andrew Suarez SFG 0.2
Tyler Mahle CIN 0.2
Jon Gray COL 0.0
Tyler Chatwood CHC 0.0
Tyler Anderson COL 0.0
Chase Anderson MIL -0.1
Alex Wood LAD -0.2
Miles Mikolas STL -0.2
Trevor Williams PIT -0.3
Michael Wacha STL -0.3
Luis Castillo CIN -0.4
Junior Guerra MIL -0.5
Kyle Freeland COL -0.6
German Marquez COL -0.6
Steven Matz NYM -0.7
Jhoulys Chacin MIL -0.7
Aaron Nola PHI -0.7
Matt Harvey CIN -1.0
Luke Weaver STL -1.0
Ivan Nova PIT -1.1
Sal Romano CIN -1.6
Max Scherzer WSN -1.8
Jameson Taillon PIT -2.3

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 4.9
Manny Pina MIL 3.3
J.T. Realmuto MIA 3.0
Tucker Barnhart CIN 3.0
Willson Contreras CHC 1.2
Pedro Severino WSN 1.1
Yasmani Grandal LAD 0.9
John Ryan Murphy ARI 0.7
Jorge Alfaro PHI -0.3
Francisco Cervelli PIT -1.0
Yadier Molina STL -1.2
Devin Mesoraco CIN -1.7
Elias Diaz PIT -2.6
Nick Hundley SFG -3.6
Kurt Suzuki ATL -3.7
Chris Iannetta COL -4.1

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 6.6
Freddie Freeman ATL 4.0
Anthony Rizzo CHC 3.5
Joey Votto CIN 3.0
Jesus Aguilar MIL 1.7
Carlos Santana PHI 1.2
Cody Bellinger LAD 1.1
Ian Desmond COL 0.8
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 0.0
Adrian Gonzalez NYM -0.2
Wilmer Flores NYM -1.3
Eric Hosmer SDP -1.6
Justin Bour MIA -3.8
Josh Bell PIT -5.7
Jose Martinez STL -6.3

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 10.7
DJ LeMahieu COL 6.6
Ozzie Albies ATL 4.6
Ketel Marte ARI 4.0
Wilmer Difo WSN 2.7
Ben Zobrist CHC 2.2
Starlin Castro MIA 2.0
Logan Forsythe LAD 1.5
Joe Panik SFG 0.9
Jose Pirela SDP 0.5
Javier Baez CHC -0.2
Cesar Hernandez PHI -0.6
Jonathan Villar MIL -0.6
Hernan Perez MIL -2.1
Josh Harrison PIT -3.2
Scooter Gennett CIN -4.7
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM -10.2

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 5.2
Travis Shaw MIL 4.9
Matt Carpenter STL 4.2
Jake Lamb ARI 3.3
Todd Frazier NYM 3.0
Jedd Gyorko STL 2.8
Christian Villanueva SDP 2.1
Max Muncy LAD 1.8
Anthony Rendon WSN 1.2
Johan Camargo ATL 1.0
Kris Bryant CHC 0.4
Pablo Sandoval SFG -2.8
Evan Longoria SFG -3.6
Eugenio Suarez CIN -3.8
Daniel Descalso ARI -3.9
Maikel Franco PHI -4.3
Colin Moran PIT -8.6

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Orlando Arcia MIL 6.2
Nick Ahmed ARI 5.9
Addison Russell CHC 5.7
Brandon Crawford SFG 5.5
Trea Turner WSN 4.2
Dansby Swanson ATL 3.9
Miguel Rojas MIA 3.4
Freddy Galvis SDP 2.6
Paul DeJong STL 1.6
Chris Taylor LAD -0.2
Scott Kingery PHI -1.7
Trevor Story COL -2.0
Jose Peraza CIN -3.0
Jordy Mercer PIT -5.3
Amed Rosario NYM -5.3

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall CIN 8.1
Corey Dickerson PIT 7.5
Kyle Schwarber CHC 5.4
Ryan Braun MIL 3.8
Cameron Maybin MIA 3.0
David Peralta ARI 2.8
Brandon Nimmo NYM 1.6
Christian Yelich MIL 0.6
Marcell Ozuna STL 0.2
Joc Pederson LAD 0.2
Gerardo Parra COL -0.3
Matt Kemp LAD -2.3
Juan Soto WSN -4.9
Derek Dietrich MIA -6.7
Rhys Hoskins PHI -8.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Lorenzo Cain MIL 7.6
Billy Hamilton CIN 5.9
Albert Almora CHC 5.7
Manuel Margot SDP 5.6
Ender Inciarte ATL 5.2
Michael A. Taylor WSN 4.8
Starling Marte PIT 3.2
Jarrod Dyson ARI 2.8
A.J. Pollock ARI 1.1
Lewis Brinson MIA 0.3
Gorkys Hernandez SFG -0.2
Enrique Hernandez LAD -0.3
Odubel Herrera PHI -3.6
Ian Happ CHC -4.0
Tommy Pham STL -4.2
Michael Conforto NYM -5.2
Charlie Blackmon COL -13.7

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Nick Markakis ATL 4.9
Travis Jankowski SDP 3.1
Domingo Santana MIL 2.9
Harrison Bader STL 2.8
Jason Heyward CHC 2.4
Carlos Gonzalez COL 1.1
Brian Anderson MIA 0.7
Scott Schebler CIN 0.6
Chris Owings ARI 0.5
Jay Bruce NYM -1.1
Aaron Altherr PHI -1.1
Dexter Fowler STL -2.5
Gregory Polanco PIT -2.5
Yasiel Puig LAD -3.2
Nick Williams PHI -3.7
Jesse Winker CIN -4.2
Andrew McCutchen SFG -5.0
Bryce Harper WSN -9.9

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