SABR Defensive Index: Final 2018 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2018 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

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.

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

 

2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 21.9
Marcus Semien OAK SS 14.7
Mookie Betts BOS RF 12.8
Matt Olson OAK 1B 12.4
Alex Gordon KCR LF 11.0
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 10.9
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 10.0
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 9.7
Aaron Judge NYY RF 8.7
Ian Kinsler LAA/BOS 2B 8.4
Max Kepler MIN RF 7.8
Jose Iglesias DET SS 7.4
JaCoby Jones DET LF 6.9
Mike Zunino SEA C 6.8
Justin Upton LAA LF 6.6
Delino DeShields TEX CF 6.2
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B 5.8
Jed Lowrie OAK 2B 5.8
Salvador Perez KCR C 5.4
Joey Wendle TBR 2B 5.0
Jean Segura SEA SS 5.0
Mitch Haniger SEA RF 4.7
Carlos Sanchez CHW 3B 4.4
Kole Calhoun LAA RF 4.3
Mike Trout LAA CF 4.2

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 19.5
Kolten Wong STL 2B 13.8
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 13.1
Corey Dickerson PIT LF 12.8
Ender Inciarte ATL CF 10.6
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 9.6
Adam Duvall CIN/ATL LF 9.1
Joey Votto CIN 1B 8.7
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 8.5
Harrison Bader STL CF 7.6
Addison Russell CHC SS 7.3
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 7.2
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 7
Albert Almora CHC CF 6.9
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 6.8
Travis Shaw MIL 3B 6.5
Michael A. Taylor WSN CF 6.4
Paul DeJong STL SS 6.4
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 6.4
Brandon Crawford SFG SS 6.4
Buster Posey SFG C 6.4
Starling Marte PIT CF 6.4
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 6.2
Manny Piña MIL C 6.1
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 5.8

 

AL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 3.4
Luis Severino NYY 2.5
Bartolo Colon TEX 2.2
Andrew Cashner BAL 1.8
Blake Snell TBR 1.7
Andrew Heaney LAA 1.4
Kyle Gibson MIN 1.2
Dallas Keuchel HOU 1.1
Mike Clevinger CLE 0.9
David Price BOS 0.9
Kevin Gausman BAL 0.8
Gerrit Cole HOU 0.8
Jose Berrios MIN 0.8
Danny Duffy KCR 0.7
Corey Kluber CLE 0.6
Chris Sale BOS 0.5
Justin Verlander HOU 0.5
James Shields CHW 0.4
Reynaldo Lopez CHW 0.4
Mike Leake SEA 0.3
Marco Gonzales SEA 0.3
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.1
Rick Porcello BOS -0.1
Jake Odorizzi MIN -0.2
Charlie Morton HOU -0.3
Carlos Carrasco CLE -0.4
Felix Hernandez SEA -0.7
Alex Cobb BAL -0.7
Matthew Boyd DET -0.7
Lucas Giolito CHW -0.9
Cole Hamels TEX -1.2

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Mike Zunino SEA 6.8
Salvador Perez KCR 5.4
Sandy Leon BOS 4.1
Martin Maldonado HOU 3.4
Max Stassi HOU 2.8
Austin Romine NYY 2.8
James McCann DET 2.7
Yan Gomes CLE 2.6
Russell Martin TOR 0.3
Caleb Joseph BAL 0.2
Wilson Ramos TBR -1.9
Robinson Chirinos TEX -5.1
Jonathan Lucroy OAK -5.4
Omar Narvaez CHW -8.4
Mitch Garver MIN -9.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 12.4
Ronald Guzman TEX 2.6
Mitch Moreland BOS 2.1
Yonder Alonso CLE 2.1
Yuli Gurriel HOU 0.4
Neil Walker NYY 0.4
Justin Smoak TOR -1.3
Chris Davis BAL -3.2
Jose Abreu CHW -3.3
Ryon Healy SEA -5.5

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Rougned Odor TEX 10.0
Ian Kinsler LAA/BOS 8.4
Jed Lowrie OAK 5.8
Joey Wendle TBR 5.0
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2.9
Whit Merrifield KCR 0.0
Jason Kipnis CLE -0.4
Niko Goodrum DET -1.0
Gleyber Torres NYY -1.8
Dee Gordon SEA -1.8
Jose Altuve HOU -2.0
Brian Dozier MIN -3.5
Eduardo Nunez BOS -5.7
Devon Travis TOR -7.1
Yoan Moncada CHW -10.6

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 21.9
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 5.8
Carlos Sanchez CHW 4.4
Matt Duffy TBR 3.8
Mike Moustakas KCR 2.2
Kyle Seager SEA 2.0
Jose Ramirez CLE 1.5
Eduardo Escobar MIN 1.3
Alex Bregman HOU -1.1
Jeimer Candelario DET -1.2
Yangervis Solarte TOR -5.7
Rafael Devers BOS -7.9
Miguel Andujar NYY -21.1

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien OAK 14.7
Andrelton Simmons LAA 10.9
Francisco Lindor CLE 9.7
Jose Iglesias DET 7.4
Jean Segura SEA 5.0
Carlos Correa HOU 4.1
Didi Gregorius NYY 3.2
Tim Anderson CHW 2.4
Tim Beckham BAL -3.3
Aledmys Diaz TOR -5.4
Xander Bogaerts BOS -6.5
Ehire Adrianza MIN -6.7
Jurickson Profar TEX -6.9
Manny Machado BAL -10.4
Alcides Escobar KCR -11.0

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Alex Gordon KCR 11.0
JaCoby Jones DET 6.9
Justin Upton LAA 6.6
Andrew Benintendi BOS 4.0
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 3.3
Brett Gardner NYY 3.1
Eddie Rosario MIN -0.3
Michael Brantley CLE -1.1
Denard Span TBR/SEA -1.2
Joey Gallo TEX -4.0
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -5.0
Trey Mancini BAL -6.3

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Delino DeShields TEX 6.2
Mike Trout LAA 4.2
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS 3.9
Adam Engel CHW 2.9
Kevin Pillar TOR 2.3
George Springer HOU -0.1
Mallex Smith TBR -0.6
Mark Canha OAK -3.1
Guillermo Heredia SEA -3.6
Aaron Hicks NYY -5.4
Adam Jones BAL -12.0

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 12.8
Aaron Judge NYY 8.7
Max Kepler MIN 7.8
Mitch Haniger SEA 4.7
Kole Calhoun LAA 4.3
Randal Grichuk TOR 3.3
Josh Reddick HOU 2.0
Carlos Gomez TBR 2.0
Nomar Mazara TEX -3.9
Stephen Piscotty OAK -4.5
Nick Castellanos DET -9.9

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NL leaders, by position

(2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Julio Teheran ATL 4.6
Zack Greinke ARI 4.5
Patrick Corbin ARI 3.7
Clayton Richard SDP 3.7
Jacob deGrom NYM 1.8
Tanner Roark WSN 1.7
Jose Urena MIA 1.4
Miles Mikolas STL 1.3
Zack Godley ARI 1.2
Gio Gonzalez MIL 1.2
Chase Anderson MIL 1.2
Zack Wheeler NYM 1.1
Luis Castillo CIN 0.9
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.7
Nick Pivetta PHI 0.6
Mike Foltynewicz ATL 0.5
Tyler Anderson COL 0.3
Sean Newcomb ATL 0.3
German Marquez COL 0.3
Jake Arrieta PHI 0.2
Jhoulys Chacin MIL 0.0
Derek Holland SFG 0.0
Trevor Williams PIT -0.4
Jose Quintana CHC -0.5
Aaron Nola PHI -0.6
Jon Gray COL -0.7
Jon Lester CHC -0.9
Jameson Taillon PIT -1.0
Alex Wood LAD -1.1
Kyle Freeland COL -2.0
Max Scherzer WSN -2.4
Ivan Nova PIT -2.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Buster Posey SFG 6.4
Manny Piña MIL 6.1
Willson Contreras CHC 4.1
Yasmani Grandal LAD 3.7
Austin Hedges SDP 3.6
Yadier Molina STL 2.0
J.T. Realmuto MIA -0.1
Tucker Barnhart CIN -1.1
Francisco Cervelli PIT -1.2
Jorge Alfaro PHI -2.1
Kurt Suzuki ATL -4.1
Chris Iannetta COL -5.5

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Brandon Belt SFG 9.6
Joey Votto CIN 8.7
Freddie Freeman ATL 7.2
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.8
Jesus Aguilar MIL 3.0
Eric Hosmer SDP 2.2
Carlos Santana PHI 2.0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1.8
Cody Bellinger LAD 1.0
Ian Desmond COL -1.3
Wilmer Flores NYM -1.9
Max Muncy LAD -2.0
Jose Martinez STL -5.5
Justin Bour MIA -6.1
Josh Bell PIT -6.2

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu COL 19.5
Kolten Wong STL 13.8
Ozzie Albies ATL 8.5
Ketel Marte ARI 7.0
Wilmer Difo WSN 5.6
Ben Zobrist CHC 3.3
Logan Forsythe LAD 1.7
Starlin Castro MIA 1.5
Jose Pirela SDP 0.3
Javier Baez CHC -0.5
Jonathan Villar MIL -0.5
Scooter Gennett CIN -5.3
Cesar Hernandez PHI -5.8
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM/PHI -10.4

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 6.8
Travis Shaw MIL 6.5
Todd Frazier NYM 3.7
Johan Camargo ATL 3.2
Matt Carpenter STL 3.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 0.5
Kris Bryant CHC 0.1
Christian Villanueva SDP -0.2
Evan Longoria SFG -2.2
Eugenio Suarez CIN -2.9
Maikel Franco PHI -7.0
Colin Moran PIT -9.4

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 13.1
Addison Russell CHC 7.3
Paul DeJong STL 6.4
Brandon Crawford SFG 6.4
Miguel Rojas MIA 6.2
Orlando Arcia MIL 3.8
Dansby Swanson ATL 3.3
Chris Taylor LAD 2.5
Freddy Galvis SDP 0.5
Trea Turner WSN 0.2
Trevor Story COL -0.3
Scott Kingery PHI -3.6
Jordy Mercer PIT -4.7
Jose Peraza CIN -5.6
Amed Rosario NYM -8.3

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Corey Dickerson PIT 12.8
Adam Duvall CIN/ATL 9.1
Kyle Schwarber CHC 5.1
Ryan Braun MIL 3.2
Cameron Maybin MIA 2.9
Gerardo Parra COL 2.7
Marcell Ozuna STL 2.0
Michael Conforto NYM 1.7
David Peralta ARI 0.5
Joc Pederson LAD -0.1
Christian Yelich MIL -0.3
Matt Kemp LAD -2.2
Juan Soto WSN -4.2
Ronald Acuna ATL -4.6
Derek Dietrich MIA -7.7
Rhys Hoskins PHI -11.2

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Ender Inciarte ATL 10.6
Harrison Bader STL 7.6
Albert Almora CHC 6.9
Lorenzo Cain MIL 6.4
Michael A. Taylor WSN 6.4
Starling Marte PIT 6.4
Billy Hamilton CIN 5.2
Manuel Margot SDP 3.5
Gorkys Hernandez SFG 1.7
Enrique Hernandez LAD 1.2
Lewis Brinson MIA -0.4
A.J. Pollock ARI -0.8
Tommy Pham STL -4.0
Ian Happ CHC -5.6
Odubel Herrera PHI -6.9
Charlie Blackmon COL -19.6

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Nick Markakis ATL 5.1
Jason Heyward CHC 3.9
Jon Jay ARI 2.9
Carlos Gonzalez COL 0.7
Brian Anderson MIA 0.2
Gregory Polanco PIT -0.8
Brandon Nimmo NYM -1.3
Andrew McCutchen SFG -1.7
Yasiel Puig LAD -1.9
Nick Williams PHI -8.9
Bryce Harper WSN -11.9

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