SABR Defensive Index: June 16, 2019

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of June 16, 2019.

For the seventh 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
Marcus Semien OAK SS 8.4
Byron Buxton MIN CF 7.1
Jake Marisnick HOU CF 6.2
Mookie Betts BOS RF 6.2
Willy Adames TBR SS 5.4
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 5.3
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 5.1
DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B 5.1
Roberto Perez CLE C 4.5
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 4.2
Matt Olson OAK 1B 4.1
Max Kepler MIN RF 4.1
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 3B 4.1
James McCann CHW C 4.1
Martin Maldonado KCR C 3.9
Mitch Haniger SEA RF 3.7
Teoscar Hernandez TOR LF 3.6
Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 3.3
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 3.2
Whit Merrifield KCR 2B 3.2
Carlos Gonzalez CLE LF 3.0
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 2.9
Tyler Naquin CLE RF 2.8
Christian Vazquez BOS C 2.8
Danny Jansen TOR C 2.8

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 9.4
Cody Bellinger LAD RF 8.3
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 8.1
Paul DeJong STL SS 7.7
Austin Hedges SDP C 7.4
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 6.5
Kolten Wong STL 2B 6.4
Javier Baez CHC SS 6.0
Trevor Story COL SS 5.5
David Peralta ARI LF 5.3
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 5.1
Evan Longoria SFG 3B 4.9
Jose Iglesias CIN SS 4.2
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 3.9
Tony Wolters COL C 3.9
Christian Walker ARI 1B 3.7
Ketel Marte ARI CF 3.2
Joe Panik SFG 2B 3.1
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2B 3.0
Addison Russell CHC 2B 2.9
Hunter Renfroe SDP LF 2.8
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 2.8
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 2.7
Steven Duggar SFG CF 2.6
Zack Greinke ARI P 2.6
Manny Machado SDP 3B 2.6
Adam Frazier PIT 2B 2.6
Starlin Castro MIA 2B 2.6
Max Fried ATL P 2.6

 

AL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Jalen Beeks TBR 1.5
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 1.3
Glenn Sparkman KCR 1.2
Martin Perez MIN 1.2
Aaron Sanchez TOR 1.0
Trent Thornton TOR 0.9
Hector Velazquez BOS 0.8
Adrian Sampson TEX 0.8
Danny Duffy KCR 0.8
Mike Leake SEA 0.8
Matthew Boyd DET 0.7
Framber Valdez HOU 0.7
Jorge Lopez KCR 0.6
Chris Bassitt OAK 0.6
Lucas Giolito CHW 0.5
Collin McHugh HOU 0.5
Liam Hendriks OAK 0.5
Jesse Chavez TEX 0.5
Justin Verlander HOU 0.5
Wade Miley HOU 0.5
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.4
Tyler Skaggs LAA 0.4
Homer Bailey KCR 0.3
Brad Keller KCR 0.3
Yonny Chirinos TBR 0.2
Dan Straily BAL 0.2
Brad Peacock HOU 0.2
Carlos Carrasco CLE 0.2
John Means BAL 0.2
Marcus Stroman TOR 0.2
Tyler Glasnow TBR 0.1
Griffin Canning LAA 0.1
Reynaldo Lopez CHW 0.1
Ivan Nova CHW 0.1
Noe Ramirez LAA 0.1
James Paxton NYY 0.1
Aaron Brooks OAK 0.0
Jake Odorizzi MIN 0.0
Drew Smyly TEX 0.0
Josh James HOU 0.0
Gerrit Cole HOU 0.0
Jefry Rodriguez CLE -0.1
Ryan Yarbrough TBR -0.1
Brett Anderson OAK -0.1
Rick Porcello BOS -0.1
Andrew Cashner BAL -0.1
Felix Pena LAA -0.1
Marcus Walden BOS -0.2
Wade LeBlanc SEA -0.2
Trevor Cahill LAA -0.3
David Price BOS -0.3
Dylan Bundy BAL -0.3
Shane Bieber CLE -0.3
Yusmeiro Petit OAK -0.4
Sam Gaviglio TOR -0.4
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS -0.4
Gabriel Ynoa BAL -0.4
Marco Gonzales SEA -0.4
Matt Harvey LAA -0.4
Mike Minor TEX -0.5
Jose Berrios MIN -0.5
Miguel Castro BAL -0.5
Charlie Morton TBR -0.5
Mike Fiers OAK -0.5
Dylan Covey CHW -0.5
Jakob Junis KCR -0.5
Blake Snell TBR -0.5
Ariel Jurado TEX -0.6
Spencer Turnbull DET -0.6
Domingo German NYY -0.6
Manny Banuelos CHW -0.6
Chris Sale BOS -0.7
Michael Pineda MIN -0.7
CC Sabathia NYY -0.7
Felix Hernandez SEA -0.8
Kyle Gibson MIN -0.8
Ryne Stanek TBR -0.8
J.A. Happ NYY -0.8
Lance Lynn TEX -0.9
Daniel Norris DET -0.9
Yusei Kikuchi SEA -0.9
Shelby Miller TEX -1.0
David Hess BAL -1.1
Frankie Montas OAK -1.2

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Roberto Perez CLE 4.5
James McCann CHW 4.1
Martin Maldonado KCR 3.9
Christian Vazquez BOS 2.8
Danny Jansen TOR 2.8
Robinson Chirinos HOU 2.0
Tom Murphy SEA 1.7
Mike Zunino TBR 1.5
Sandy Leon BOS 0.8
Kevin Plawecki CLE 0.6
Jesus Sucre BAL 0.6
Mitch Garver MIN 0.5
John Hicks DET 0.5
Luke Maile TOR 0.4
Kevan Smith LAA 0.3
Austin Romine NYY 0.3
Grayson Greiner DET 0.0
Travis d'Arnaud TBR -0.7
Gary Sanchez NYY -1.3
Cam Gallagher KCR -1.4
Josh Phegley OAK -1.6
Nick Hundley OAK -1.7
Jason Castro MIN -2.0
Jeff Mathis TEX -2.4
Pedro Severino BAL -3.2
Welington Castillo CHW -3.4
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX -4.3
Jonathan Lucroy LAA -6.3
Omar Narvaez SEA -7.5

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 4.1
Yuli Gurriel HOU 2.9
Carlos Santana CLE 2.4
Ronald Guzman TEX 2.0
Mitch Moreland BOS 0.8
Jose Abreu CHW 0.7
Chris Davis BAL 0.4
C.J. Cron MIN 0.3
Brandon Dixon DET 0.1
Mark Canha OAK 0.0
Justin Bour LAA 0.0
Tyler White HOU -0.2
Kendrys Morales NYY -0.8
Ryan O'Hearn KCR -1.0
Albert Pujols LAA -1.1
Miguel Cabrera DET -1.5
Rowdy Tellez TOR -1.6
Ji-Man Choi TBR -1.6
Edwin Encarnacion SEA -1.7
Justin Smoak TOR -2.0
Logan Forsythe TEX -2.1
Luke Voit NYY -4.2

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu NYY 5.1
Whit Merrifield KCR 3.2
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 2.4
Brandon Lowe TBR 2.3
Aledmys Diaz HOU 2.1
Josh Harrison DET 1.7
Michael Chavis BOS 1.3
Danny Santana TEX 1.2
Jason Kipnis CLE 0.3
Tony Kemp HOU 0.3
Chris Owings KCR 0.0
Nicky Lopez KCR 0.0
Brock Holt BOS -0.2
Luis Rengifo LAA -0.4
Hanser Alberto BAL -0.7
Jonathan Schoop MIN -0.7
Eric Sogard TOR -1.0
Eduardo Nunez BOS -1.0
Jose Rondon CHW -1.0
Jose Altuve HOU -1.3
Dee Gordon SEA -2.3
Rougned Odor TEX -2.7
Tommy La Stella LAA -3.1
Jonathan Villar BAL -4.7
Jurickson Profar OAK -6.6

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Alex Bregman HOU 5.3
Matt Chapman OAK 4.2
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 4.1
Rio Ruiz BAL 3.3
Zack Cozart LAA 2.5
Hunter Dozier KCR 2.1
David Fletcher LAA 1.4
Jeimer Candelario DET 1.1
Brandon Drury TOR 1.0
Gio Urshela NYY 0.7
Yoan Moncada CHW 0.4
Ehire Adrianza MIN 0.3
Yandy Diaz TBR 0.0
Rafael Devers BOS 0.0
Daniel Robertson TBR -0.1
Dawel Lugo DET -0.9
Miguel Sano MIN -0.9
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -0.9
Jose Ramirez CLE -1.0
Kyle Seager SEA -1.9
Asdrubal Cabrera TEX -3.9
Ryon Healy SEA -5.0

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien OAK 8.4
Willy Adames TBR 5.4
Andrelton Simmons LAA 3.2
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 2.2
Niko Goodrum DET 1.2
Francisco Lindor CLE 0.9
Gleyber Torres NYY 0.9
Carlos Correa HOU 0.5
Xander Bogaerts BOS 0.0
Dylan Moore SEA -0.2
Jorge Polanco MIN -0.5
Freddy Galvis TOR -0.9
Gordon Beckham DET -1.4
Ronny Rodriguez DET -1.4
Elvis Andrus TEX -1.8
J.P. Crawford SEA -2.1
Tim Anderson CHW -3.2
Tim Beckham SEA -5.3
Richie Martin BAL -5.9

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Teoscar Hernandez TOR 3.6
Carlos Gonzalez CLE 3.0
Robbie Grossman OAK 2.3
Mike Tauchman NYY 1.9
Chad Pinder OAK 1.5
Tommy Pham TBR 0.9
Alex Gordon KCR 0.7
Eddie Rosario MIN 0.3
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 0.0
Oscar Mercado CLE -0.1
Andrew Benintendi BOS -0.2
Michael Brantley HOU -0.3
Christin Stewart DET -0.7
Dwight Smith Jr. BAL -1.9
Shin-Soo Choo TEX -2.6
Brian Goodwin LAA -3.6
Jake Bauers CLE -3.7
Eloy Jimenez CHW -5.0
Domingo Santana SEA -5.3

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Byron Buxton MIN 7.1
Jake Marisnick HOU 6.2
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 5.1
Billy Hamilton KCR 2.6
Mike Trout LAA 2.6
Delino DeShields TEX 2.3
Keon Broxton BAL 1.8
Joey Gallo TEX 1.3
Brett Gardner NYY 0.5
Randal Grichuk TOR 0.0
Leonys Martin CLE -0.2
Guillermo Heredia TBR -0.6
Aaron Hicks NYY -0.8
Stevie Wilkerson BAL -1.2
Leury Garcia CHW -2.0
Ramon Laureano OAK -2.3
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS -5.2
Mallex Smith SEA -6.2
JaCoby Jones DET -6.3

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 6.2
Max Kepler MIN 4.1
Mitch Haniger SEA 3.7
Tyler Naquin CLE 2.8
George Springer HOU 2.7
Billy McKinney TOR 1.7
Josh Reddick HOU 1.6
Kole Calhoun LAA 1.5
Cameron Maybin NYY 1.3
Avisail Garcia TBR 0.9
Jordan Luplow CLE 0.4
Stephen Piscotty OAK -0.1
Joey Rickard BAL -0.2
Nomar Mazara TEX -0.9
Austin Meadows TBR -1.2
Jay Bruce SEA -2.1
Jorge Soler KCR -2.6
Charlie Tilson CHW -3.0
Nicholas Castellanos DET -3.0
Ryan Cordell CHW -3.8
Trey Mancini BAL -4.2
Clint Frazier NYY -4.2

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NL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Max Fried ATL 2.6
Zack Greinke ARI 2.6
Luis Castillo CIN 2.4
Clayton Kershaw LAD 2.1
Joe Musgrove PIT 2.0
Miles Mikolas STL 1.5
Aaron Nola PHI 1.3
Julio Teheran ATL 1.2
Mike Soroka ATL 1.2
Madison Bumgarner SFG 1.1
Jose Quintana CHC 1.1
Ross Stripling LAD 1.1
Luke Weaver ARI 1.0
Caleb Smith MIA 1.0
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 0.9
Chris Paddack SDP 0.8
Vince Velasquez PHI 0.8
Steven Brault PIT 0.8
Jerad Eickhoff PHI 0.8
Kenta Maeda LAD 0.8
German Marquez COL 0.7
Jack Flaherty STL 0.7
Dakota Hudson STL 0.7
Josh Tomlin ATL 0.6
Jeremy Hellickson WSN 0.6
John Gant STL 0.6
Jason Vargas NYM 0.5
Jon Gray COL 0.4
Craig Stammen SDP 0.4
Trevor Richards MIA 0.4
Tyler Mahle CIN 0.4
Jake Arrieta PHI 0.4
Corbin Burnes MIL 0.3
Jhoulys Chacin MIL 0.3
Walker Buehler LAD 0.2
Erick Fedde WSN 0.2
Anthony DeSclafani CIN 0.2
Derek Holland SFG 0.2
Antonio Senzatela COL 0.2
Pablo Lopez MIA 0.1
Sonny Gray CIN 0.1
Jordan Lyles PIT 0.1
Patrick Corbin WSN 0.1
Junior Guerra MIL 0.1
Rich Hill LAD 0.1
Matt Strahm SDP 0.1
Anibal Sanchez WSN 0.1
Robbie Ray ARI 0.0
John Brebbia STL 0.0
Nick Margevicius SDP 0.0
Chase Anderson MIL 0.0
Tanner Roark CIN 0.0
Zach Davies MIL 0.0
Shaun Anderson SFG 0.0
Robert Gsellman NYM -0.1
Dereck Rodriguez SFG -0.1
Brandon Woodruff MIL -0.1
Jameson Taillon PIT -0.1
Jose Urena MIA -0.1
Bryan Shaw COL -0.1
Zack Wheeler NYM -0.1
Max Scherzer WSN -0.2
Michael Wacha STL -0.2
Cole Hamels CHC -0.2
Adam Wainwright STL -0.2
Michael Lorenzen CIN -0.3
Nick Pivetta PHI -0.3
Chad Bettis COL -0.3
Steven Matz NYM -0.3
Drew Pomeranz SFG -0.3
Chris Archer PIT -0.3
Zach Eflin PHI -0.4
Merrill Kelly ARI -0.4
Jon Lester CHC -0.4
Yu Darvish CHC -0.4
Mike Foltynewicz ATL -0.4
Jeff Samardzija SFG -0.4
Trevor Williams PIT -0.4
Freddy Peralta MIL -0.4
Kyle Hendricks CHC -0.5
Joey Lucchesi SDP -0.6
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.6
Julio Urias LAD -0.6
Zack Godley ARI -0.8
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.8
Kyle Freeland COL -0.8
Matt Andriese ARI -0.8
Eric Lauer SDP -1.1
Kevin Gausman ATL -1.2
Noah Syndergaard NYM -1.2
Luke Jackson ATL -1.6
Jacob deGrom NYM -1.6

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
J.T. Realmuto PHI 8.1
Austin Hedges SDP 7.4
Tony Wolters COL 3.9
Buster Posey SFG 2.5
Austin Barnes LAD 2.4
Tyler Flowers ATL 2.4
Carson Kelly ARI 2.1
John Ryan Murphy ARI 1.5
Curt Casali CIN 1.5
Alex Avila ARI 1.0
Manny Pina MIL 0.8
Tomas Nido NYM 0.8
Francisco Cervelli PIT 0.7
Yan Gomes WSN 0.6
Matt Wieters STL 0.6
Tucker Barnhart CIN 0.4
Yasmani Grandal MIL -0.1
Russell Martin LAD -0.2
Yadier Molina STL -0.5
Stephen Vogt SFG -0.9
Jorge Alfaro MIA -1.3
Kurt Suzuki WSN -1.4
Willson Contreras CHC -1.4
Chris Iannetta COL -1.5
Brian McCann ATL -2.5
Elias Diaz PIT -3.4
Wilson Ramos NYM -6.1

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Anthony Rizzo CHC 3.9
Christian Walker ARI 3.7
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1.8
Max Muncy LAD 1.4
Mark Reynolds COL 0.8
Joey Votto CIN 0.8
Pete Alonso NYM 0.8
Martin Prado MIA 0.7
Jesus Aguilar MIL 0.6
Eric Thames MIL 0.5
Daniel Murphy COL 0.1
David Freese LAD -0.1
Freddie Freeman ATL -0.2
Matt Adams WSN -0.3
Brandon Belt SFG -0.3
Eric Hosmer SDP -1.2
Howie Kendrick WSN -1.5
Josh Bell PIT -1.6
Neil Walker MIA -2.4
Rhys Hoskins PHI -2.8

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 6.4
Joe Panik SFG 3.1
Enrique Hernandez LAD 3.0
Addison Russell CHC 2.9
Adam Frazier PIT 2.6
Starlin Castro MIA 2.6
Ian Kinsler SDP 2.1
Jose Peraza CIN 1.8
Ildemaro Vargas ARI 0.6
Hernan Perez MIL 0.6
Derek Dietrich CIN -0.4
Ryan McMahon COL -0.5
Cesar Hernandez PHI -0.6
Daniel Descalso CHC -0.7
Wilmer Flores ARI -1.0
Mike Moustakas MIL -1.5
Greg Garcia SDP -1.6
Adeiny Hechavarria NYM -1.6
Garrett Hampson COL -1.8
Brian Dozier WSN -2.3
Ozzie Albies ATL -2.7
Robinson Cano NYM -4.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 6.5
Brian Anderson MIA 5.1
Evan Longoria SFG 4.9
Manny Machado SDP 2.6
Travis Shaw MIL 0.9
Anthony Rendon WSN 0.6
Kris Bryant CHC 0.4
Pablo Sandoval SFG 0.3
Josh Donaldson ATL 0.2
Eugenio Suarez CIN 0.1
Todd Frazier NYM -0.5
Ty France SDP -0.7
Jung Ho Kang PIT -0.8
David Bote CHC -1.0
Matt Carpenter STL -1.3
Johan Camargo ATL -1.5
Justin Turner LAD -2.1
Eduardo Escobar ARI -2.2
J.D. Davis NYM -3.5
Colin Moran PIT -3.6
Maikel Franco PHI -3.8

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 9.4
Paul DeJong STL 7.7
Javier Baez CHC 6.0
Trevor Story COL 5.5
Jose Iglesias CIN 4.2
Miguel Rojas MIA 2.7
Corey Seager LAD 2.0
Cole Tucker PIT 1.1
Jean Segura PHI 0.0
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -0.1
Dansby Swanson ATL -1.5
Kevin Newman PIT -2.5
Wilmer Difo WSN -3.2
Trea Turner WSN -3.4
Brandon Crawford SFG -3.6
Orlando Arcia MIL -3.6
Amed Rosario NYM -8.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
David Peralta ARI 5.3
Hunter Renfroe SDP 2.8
Chris Taylor LAD 2.3
Ben Gamel MIL 2.2
Andrew McCutchen PHI 2.1
Joc Pederson LAD 2.0
Gerardo Parra SFG 1.3
Mac Williamson SFG 0.6
Jesse Winker CIN -0.1
Kyle Schwarber CHC -0.1
Jeff McNeil NYM -0.2
Curtis Granderson MIA -0.3
David Dahl COL -0.5
Marcell Ozuna STL -0.6
Austin Riley ATL -0.6
Bryan Reynolds PIT -0.8
Raimel Tapia COL -2.1
Juan Soto WSN -3.4
Ryan Braun MIL -3.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Ketel Marte ARI 3.2
Lorenzo Cain MIL 2.8
Steven Duggar SFG 2.6
Harrison Bader STL 2.3
Alex Verdugo LAD 1.9
Lewis Brinson MIA 1.8
Albert Almora CHC 1.7
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 1.6
Scott Schebler CIN 1.1
Starling Marte PIT 0.8
Manuel Margot SDP 0.8
Jarrod Dyson ARI 0.6
Harold Ramirez MIA 0.4
Ender Inciarte ATL 0.1
Brandon Nimmo NYM -0.6
Carlos Gomez NYM -0.9
Scott Kingery PHI -1.1
Victor Robles WSN -1.2
Odubel Herrera PHI -1.4
Rosell Herrera MIA -1.6
A.J. Pollock LAD -1.8
Wil Myers SDP -2.3
Nick Senzel CIN -2.3
Kevin Pillar SFG -2.4
Juan Lagares NYM -2.7
Ian Desmond COL -8.6

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Cody Bellinger LAD 8.3
Jason Heyward CHC 2.0
Yasiel Puig CIN 1.9
Bryce Harper PHI 1.4
Adam Eaton WSN 1.3
Garrett Cooper MIA 0.8
Michael Conforto NYM 0.5
Christian Yelich MIL -0.1
Nick Markakis ATL -0.7
Franmil Reyes SDP -1.3
Dexter Fowler STL -1.6
Adam Jones ARI -1.8
Melky Cabrera PIT -2.9
Charlie Blackmon COL -3.6
Gregory Polanco PIT -4.6
Jose Martinez STL -5.6

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