SABR Defensive Index: August 19, 2018

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of August 19, 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 19.5
Marcus Semien OAK SS 11.6
Mookie Betts BOS RF 9.6
Alex Gordon KCR LF 8.9
Jose Iglesias DET SS 8.3
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 8.0
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 8.0
JaCoby Jones DET LF 7.1
Aaron Judge NYY RF 7.1
Ian Kinsler LAA/BOS 2B 7.0
Justin Upton LAA LF 6.5
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 6.4
Leonys Martin DET/CLE CF 6.1
Matt Olson OAK 1B 5.8
Kole Calhoun LAA RF 5.4
Adam Engel CHW CF 5.4
Salvador Perez KCR C 5.4
Max Kepler MIN RF 5.2
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B 5.1
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 5.1
Carlos Correa HOU SS 4.9
Jed Lowrie OAK 2B 4.9
Mike Zunino SEA C 4.9
Delino DeShields TEX CF 4.5
Brett Gardner NYY LF 4.5

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Kolten Wong STL 2B 12.3
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 11.9
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 11.7
Corey Dickerson PIT LF 10.5
Adam Duvall CIN/ATL LF 8.3
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 8.1
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 7.7
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 7.3
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 6.9
Michael A. Taylor WSN CF 6.8
Billy Hamilton CIN CF 6.5
Albert Almora CHC CF 6.3
Travis Shaw MIL 3B 6.0
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 5.7
Joey Votto CIN 1B 5.7
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 5.6
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 5.5
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 5.3
Buster Posey SFG C 5.1
Addison Russell CHC SS 5.1
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 5.0
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 4.9
Starling Marte PIT CF 4.7
Kyle Schwarber CHC LF 4.6
Paul DeJong STL SS 4.4
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 4.0

 

AL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Luis Severino NYY 2.9
Bartolo Colon TEX 2.6
Blake Snell TBR 1.7
Andrew Heaney LAA 1.3
Corey Kluber CLE 1.3
Andrew Cashner BAL 1.2
Chris Sale BOS 1.0
Jose Berrios MIN 0.9
David Price BOS 0.8
Dallas Keuchel HOU 0.8
Kyle Gibson MIN 0.8
Rick Porcello BOS 0.7
Justin Verlander HOU 0.6
James Shields CHW 0.5
Gerrit Cole HOU 0.4
Danny Duffy KCR 0.3
Mike Leake SEA 0.2
Reynaldo Lopez CHW 0.0
Mike Clevinger CLE 0.0
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.0
Marco Gonzales SEA -0.1
Charlie Morton HOU -0.2
Carlos Carrasco CLE -0.4
Alex Cobb BAL -0.4
Felix Hernandez SEA -0.5
Mike Fiers DET -0.5
Matthew Boyd DET -0.6
James Paxton SEA -0.9
Lucas Giolito CHW -0.9
Dylan Bundy BAL -1.4
Jakob Junis KCR -1.6
J.A. Happ TOR/NYY -2.2
Sean Manaea OAK -2.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Salvador Perez KCR 5.4
Mike Zunino SEA 4.9
Sandy Leon BOS 3.8
Martin Maldonado HOU 2.5
Max Stassi HOU 2.4
Russell Martin TOR 0.9
James McCann DET 0.7
Yan Gomes CLE 0.7
Wilson Ramos TBR -1.4
Robinson Chirinos TEX -3.4
Jonathan Lucroy OAK -4.2
Mitch Garver MIN -6.2
Omar Narvaez CHW -7.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 5.8
Ronald Guzman TEX 2.4
Mitch Moreland BOS 1.5
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1.0
Yonder Alonso CLE 0.0
Justin Smoak TOR -0.2
John Hicks DET -1.6
Chris Davis BAL -4.0
Jose Abreu CHW -4.6
Ryon Healy SEA -5.7

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Ian Kinsler LAA/BOS 7.0
Rougned Odor TEX 6.4
Jed Lowrie OAK 4.9
Joey Wendle TBR 3.9
Daniel Robertson TBR 2.5
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2.5
Dee Gordon SEA 0.5
Whit Merrifield KCR 0.3
Gleyber Torres NYY 0.3
Jason Kipnis CLE -0.3
Niko Goodrum DET -1.6
Jose Altuve HOU -1.8
Brian Dozier MIN -3.5
Devon Travis TOR -4.8
Eduardo Nunez BOS -6.0
Yoan Moncada CHW -8.1

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 19.5
Kyle Seager SEA 5.1
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 5.1
Jose Ramirez CLE 2.1
Matt Duffy TBR 1.4
Mike Moustakas KCR 1.3
Eduardo Escobar MIN 1.3
Carlos Sanchez CHW 0.6
Alex Bregman HOU 0.4
Yangervis Solarte TOR -4.0
Jeimer Candelario DET -4.5
Rafael Devers BOS -6.5
Miguel Andujar NYY -15.9

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien OAK 11.6
Jose Iglesias DET 8.3
Francisco Lindor CLE 8.0
Andrelton Simmons LAA 8.0
Carlos Correa HOU 4.9
Didi Gregorius NYY 2.2
Tim Anderson CHW 1.6
Jean Segura SEA 0.7
Xander Bogaerts BOS -2.0
Aledmys Diaz TOR -5.5
Jurickson Profar TEX -7.2
Manny Machado BAL -10.2
Alcides Escobar KCR -10.5

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 8.9
JaCoby Jones DET 7.1
Justin Upton LAA 6.5
Brett Gardner NYY 4.5
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 4.0
Andrew Benintendi BOS 3.8
Eddie Rosario MIN 0.2
Denard Span TBR/SEA -0.4
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -3.2
Joey Gallo TEX -3.9
Michael Brantley CLE -3.9
Trey Mancini BAL -7.0

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Leonys Martin DET/CLE 6.1
Adam Engel CHW 5.4
Delino DeShields TEX 4.5
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS 4.3
Kevin Pillar TOR 2.5
Mallex Smith TBR 1.3
Mike Trout LAA 0.6
George Springer HOU 0.6
Aaron Hicks NYY -2.0
Mark Canha OAK -2.4
Guillermo Heredia SEA -3.0
Adam Jones BAL -12.1

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 9.6
Aaron Judge NYY 7.1
Kole Calhoun LAA 5.4
Max Kepler MIN 5.2
Randal Grichuk TOR 2.9
Carlos Gomez TBR 2.1
Josh Reddick HOU 1.8
Mitch Haniger SEA 1.5
Nomar Mazara TEX -3.8
Nick Castellanos DET -7.3
Stephen Piscotty OAK -7.4

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NL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Clayton Richard SDP 4.1
Julio Teheran ATL 3.2
Zack Greinke ARI 3.0
Patrick Corbin ARI 2.7
Zack Godley ARI 1.8
Tanner Roark WSN 1.7
Miles Mikolas STL 1.3
Gio Gonzalez WSN 1.2
Zack Wheeler NYM 1.2
Sean Newcomb ATL 0.8
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.7
Mike Foltynewicz ATL 0.7
Chase Anderson MIL 0.6
Jake Arrieta PHI 0.5
Tyson Ross SDP 0.5
Jose Urena MIA 0.5
Jacob deGrom NYM 0.3
Derek Holland SFG 0.2
Luis Castillo CIN 0.0
Tyler Anderson COL -0.1
Trevor Williams PIT -0.2
Jon Lester CHC -0.3
German Marquez COL -0.3
Aaron Nola PHI -0.4
Alex Wood LAD -0.5
Jhoulys Chacin MIL -0.6
Jon Gray COL -0.9
Jameson Taillon PIT -1.5
Kyle Freeland COL -1.5
Max Scherzer WSN -1.7
Ivan Nova PIT -2.2

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 5.1
Willson Contreras CHC 3.7
Manny Pina MIL 3.1
Yasmani Grandal LAD 0.9
Tucker Barnhart CIN 0.8
Yadier Molina STL 0.6
J.T. Realmuto MIA 0.1
Francisco Cervelli PIT 0.0
Jorge Alfaro PHI -1.6
Kurt Suzuki ATL -3.8
Chris Iannetta COL -5.6

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 6.9
Joey Votto CIN 5.7
Freddie Freeman ATL 5.6
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.5
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 2.1
Jesus Aguilar MIL 1.8
Carlos Santana PHI 1.3
Cody Bellinger LAD 0.9
Ian Desmond COL 0.0
Eric Hosmer SDP -0.9
Max Muncy LAD -1.2
Wilmer Flores NYM -1.7
Justin Bour MIA -5.5
Jose Martinez STL -5.6
Josh Bell PIT -6.7

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 12.3
DJ LeMahieu COL 11.9
Ketel Marte ARI 7.7
Ozzie Albies ATL 5.7
Wilmer Difo WSN 3.8
Ben Zobrist CHC 2.8
Jose Pirela SDP 0.7
Starlin Castro MIA 0.2
Javier Baez CHC 0.0
Cesar Hernandez PHI -2.4
Scooter Gennett CIN -5.4
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM/PHI -10.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Travis Shaw MIL 6.0
Nolan Arenado COL 5.0
Matt Carpenter STL 3.7
Todd Frazier NYM 3.7
Johan Camargo ATL 3.0
Jedd Gyorko STL 2.4
Anthony Rendon WSN 1.1
Christian Villanueva SDP -0.1
Kris Bryant CHC -0.1
Eugenio Suarez CIN -2.4
Maikel Franco PHI -6.1
Evan Longoria SFG -6.1
Colin Moran PIT -8.9

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 11.7
Miguel Rojas MIA 5.3
Addison Russell CHC 5.1
Brandon Crawford SFG 4.9
Paul DeJong STL 4.4
Chris Taylor LAD 2.0
Trevor Story COL 1.5
Dansby Swanson ATL 0.8
Freddy Galvis SDP 0.5
Trea Turner WSN -0.2
Scott Kingery PHI -1.4
Jose Peraza CIN -5.0
Jordy Mercer PIT -5.4
Amed Rosario NYM -7.3

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Corey Dickerson PIT 10.5
Adam Duvall CIN/ATL 8.3
Kyle Schwarber CHC 4.6
Marcell Ozuna STL 2.9
David Peralta ARI 2.6
Gerardo Parra COL 0.5
Joc Pederson LAD -0.1
Christian Yelich MIL -1.3
Matt Kemp LAD -2.7
Juan Soto WSN -3.5
Derek Dietrich MIA -8.3
Rhys Hoskins PHI -8.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Lorenzo Cain MIL 8.1
Ender Inciarte ATL 7.3
Michael A. Taylor WSN 6.8
Billy Hamilton CIN 6.5
Albert Almora CHC 6.3
Starling Marte PIT 4.7
Manuel Margot SDP 3.1
Gorkys Hernandez SFG 1.7
Lewis Brinson MIA 0.7
Enrique Hernandez LAD 0.6
Brandon Nimmo NYM 0.3
A.J. Pollock ARI -0.4
Michael Conforto NYM -5.1
Ian Happ CHC -5.7
Odubel Herrera PHI -7.5
Charlie Blackmon COL -15.1

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Nick Markakis ATL 3.8
Jason Heyward CHC 3.2
Carlos Gonzalez COL 3.0
Brian Anderson MIA -0.4
Gregory Polanco PIT -1.7
Yasiel Puig LAD -2.6
Andrew McCutchen SFG -2.6
Nick Williams PHI -6.1
Bryce Harper WSN -10.2

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