SABR Defensive Index: July 7, 2019

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of July 7, 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
Byron Buxton MIN CF 7.6
Marcus Semien OAK SS 7.3
Mookie Betts BOS RF 7.1
Roberto Perez CLE C 6.3
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 6.0
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 5.8
DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B 5.7
Willy Adames TBR SS 5.5
Max Kepler MIN RF 5.4
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 3B 5.0
Jake Marisnick HOU CF 5.0
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 4.9
Matt Olson OAK 1B 4.7
Tyler Naquin CLE RF 4.7
David Fletcher LAA 3B 4.6
Martin Maldonado KCR C 4.0
Robbie Grossman OAK LF 3.9
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 3.8
Billy Hamilton KCR CF 3.7
Mitch Haniger SEA RF 3.6
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 3.5
Teoscar Hernandez TOR LF 3.4
James McCann CHW C 3.3
Jorge Polanco MIN SS 3.2
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 2B 3.1
Keon Broxton BAL CF 3.1

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 12.0
Austin Hedges SDP C 9.1
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 8.5
Paul DeJong STL SS 8.2
Kolten Wong STL 2B 8.0
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 7.8
Cody Bellinger LAD RF 7.6
Javier Baez CHC SS 7.3
Trevor Story COL SS 6.2
Harrison Bader STL CF 6.1
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 5.3
Christian Walker ARI 1B 5.2
Jose Iglesias CIN SS 4.8
David Peralta ARI LF 4.7
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 4.6
Evan Longoria SFG 3B 4.5
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 4.5
Jay Bruce PHI LF 4.4
Austin Barnes LAD C 3.9
Hunter Renfroe SDP LF 3.8
Bryce Harper PHI RF 3.7
Adam Frazier PIT 2B 3.5
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 3.4
Jason Heyward CHC RF 3.3
Max Fried ATL P 3.1

 

AL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Jalen Beeks TBR 1.5
Danny Duffy KCR 1.4
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 1.2
Martin Perez MIN 1.2
Aaron Sanchez TOR 1.1
Brett Anderson OAK 0.9
Glenn Sparkman KCR 0.9
Adrian Sampson TEX 0.8
David Price BOS 0.8
Jesse Chavez TEX 0.8
Mike Leake SEA 0.8
Chris Bassitt OAK 0.7
Matthew Boyd DET 0.7
Jorge Lopez KCR 0.7
Marcus Stroman TOR 0.7
Homer Bailey KCR 0.6
Brad Keller KCR 0.6
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 0.6
Rick Porcello BOS 0.5
James Paxton NYY 0.5
Yonny Chirinos TBR 0.5
Trent Thornton TOR 0.5
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.5
Justin Verlander HOU 0.3
Tyler Skaggs LAA 0.3
Lucas Giolito CHW 0.3
Brad Peacock HOU 0.2
John Means BAL 0.2
Carlos Carrasco CLE 0.2
Gerrit Cole HOU 0.2
Griffin Canning LAA 0.2
Reynaldo Lopez CHW 0.1
Mike Minor TEX 0.1
Wade Miley HOU 0.0
Blake Snell TBR 0.0
Ivan Nova CHW 0.0
Jake Odorizzi MIN 0.0
Ryan Yarbrough TBR -0.2
Trevor Cahill LAA -0.3
Dylan Bundy BAL -0.3
Jose Berrios MIN -0.3
Sam Gaviglio TOR -0.4
Wade LeBlanc SEA -0.4
Spencer Turnbull DET -0.5
Felix Pena LAA -0.5
Andrew Cashner BAL -0.5
Jakob Junis KCR -0.6
Domingo German NYY -0.6
Chris Sale BOS -0.6
Mike Fiers OAK -0.6
Marco Gonzales SEA -0.7
Ariel Jurado TEX -0.7
Shane Bieber CLE -0.7
Charlie Morton TBR -0.9
Yusei Kikuchi SEA -1.0
David Hess BAL -1.1
Daniel Norris DET -1.1
Lance Lynn TEX -1.1
Kyle Gibson MIN -1.2
Michael Pineda MIN -1.2
J.A. Happ NYY -1.2
Frankie Montas OAK -1.2
CC Sabathia NYY -1.4

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Roberto Perez CLE 6.3
Martin Maldonado KCR 4.0
James McCann CHW 3.3
Robinson Chirinos HOU 2.8
Danny Jansen TOR 2.6
Mike Zunino TBR 2.3
Tom Murphy SEA 2.1
Kevin Plawecki CLE 1.4
Luke Maile TOR 1.1
Mitch Garver MIN 0.9
Christian Vazquez BOS 0.5
Sandy Leon BOS 0.3
Cam Gallagher KCR 0.1
Grayson Greiner DET 0.1
Travis d'Arnaud TBR -0.4
John Hicks DET -0.6
Austin Romine NYY -0.9
Gary Sanchez NYY -1.3
Nick Hundley OAK -1.8
Jason Castro MIN -1.9
Jeff Mathis TEX -2.4
Josh Phegley OAK -3.5
Pedro Severino BAL -4.2
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX -4.4
Omar Narvaez SEA -7.4
Jonathan Lucroy LAA -8.7

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 4.7
Yuli Gurriel HOU 3.8
Carlos Santana CLE 2.5
Ronald Guzman TEX 2.5
Michael Chavis BOS 1.5
Chris Davis BAL 1.3
Jose Abreu CHW 1.3
Mitch Moreland BOS 0.8
Tyler White HOU 0.8
C.J. Cron MIN -0.1
Brandon Dixon DET -0.4
Ryan O'Hearn KCR -1.2
Albert Pujols LAA -1.6
Edwin Encarnacion NYY -1.6
Ji-Man Choi TBR -2.2
Logan Forsythe TEX -2.5
Justin Smoak TOR -2.7
Luke Voit NYY -4.3

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
DJ LeMahieu NYY 5.7
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 3.1
Jason Kipnis CLE 2.2
Josh Harrison DET 1.7
Brandon Lowe TBR 1.4
Danny Santana TEX 1.2
Nicky Lopez KCR 0.7
Tony Kemp HOU 0.2
Jonathan Schoop MIN 0.0
Chris Owings KCR 0.0
Luis Rengifo LAA -0.6
Hanser Alberto BAL -0.8
Cavan Biggio TOR -1.0
Eric Sogard TOR -1.0
Jose Altuve HOU -2.2
Rougned Odor TEX -2.9
Tommy La Stella LAA -3.4
Jonathan Villar BAL -4.6
Dee Gordon SEA -4.7
Jurickson Profar OAK -7.3

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 5.8
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 5.0
Alex Bregman HOU 4.9
David Fletcher LAA 4.6
Rio Ruiz BAL 2.5
Brandon Drury TOR 1.3
Yoan Moncada CHW 0.8
Rafael Devers BOS 0.4
Ehire Adrianza MIN 0.4
Yandy Diaz TBR 0.3
Kyle Seager SEA 0.3
Miguel Sano MIN -0.1
Daniel Robertson TBR -0.2
Jeimer Candelario DET -0.5
Gio Urshela NYY -0.7
Jose Ramirez CLE -1.0
Hunter Dozier KCR -1.7
Asdrubal Cabrera TEX -2.9
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -3.5
Ryon Healy SEA -4.8

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien OAK 7.3
Willy Adames TBR 5.5
Andrelton Simmons LAA 3.5
Jorge Polanco MIN 3.2
Francisco Lindor CLE 2.3
Niko Goodrum DET 2.2
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 2.1
Gleyber Torres NYY 1.7
Carlos Correa HOU 0.5
Freddy Galvis TOR -0.1
Dylan Moore SEA -0.3
J.P. Crawford SEA -1.0
Elvis Andrus TEX -1.2
Ronny Rodriguez DET -1.4
Gordon Beckham DET -1.7
Xander Bogaerts BOS -3.1
Tim Anderson CHW -3.8
Tim Beckham SEA -5.3
Richie Martin BAL -6.1

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Robbie Grossman OAK 3.9
Teoscar Hernandez TOR 3.4
Mac Williamson SEA 2.3
Chad Pinder OAK 1.8
Alex Gordon KCR 1.7
Mike Tauchman NYY 1.6
Michael Brantley HOU 0.8
Tommy Pham TBR 0.3
Eddie Rosario MIN 0.1
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR -0.9
Cameron Maybin NYY -1.9
Christin Stewart DET -2.0
Andrew Benintendi BOS -2.6
Shin-Soo Choo TEX -3.1
Jake Bauers CLE -3.3
Brian Goodwin LAA -3.4
Eloy Jimenez CHW -4.0
Dwight Smith Jr. BAL -4.1
Domingo Santana SEA -5.4

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Byron Buxton MIN 7.6
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 6.0
Jake Marisnick HOU 5.0
Billy Hamilton KCR 3.7
Keon Broxton BAL 3.1
Mike Trout LAA 2.1
Brett Gardner NYY 1.1
Joey Gallo TEX 1.0
Randal Grichuk TOR 0.1
Delino DeShields TEX -0.1
Oscar Mercado CLE -0.3
Leonys Martin CLE -0.3
Guillermo Heredia TBR -0.4
Aaron Hicks NYY -1.2
Stevie Wilkerson BAL -1.5
Leury Garcia CHW -1.6
George Springer HOU -1.7
Ramon Laureano OAK -2.2
Mallex Smith SEA -2.6
JaCoby Jones DET -6.3
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS -7.4

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 7.1
Max Kepler MIN 5.4
Tyler Naquin CLE 4.7
Mitch Haniger SEA 3.6
Kole Calhoun LAA 2.4
Josh Reddick HOU 2.1
Billy McKinney TOR 1.7
Whit Merrifield KCR 1.2
Avisail Garcia TBR 0.8
Jordan Luplow CLE 0.1
Stephen Piscotty OAK -0.4
Austin Meadows TBR -1.5
Nomar Mazara TEX -2.7
Nicholas Castellanos DET -2.8
Jorge Soler KCR -3.3
Ryan Cordell CHW -3.3
Charlie Tilson CHW -3.4
Clint Frazier NYY -4.3
Trey Mancini BAL -4.9

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NL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Max Fried ATL 3.1
Luis Castillo CIN 2.2
Zack Greinke ARI 2.1
Miles Mikolas STL 2.0
Clayton Kershaw LAD 1.9
Joe Musgrove PIT 1.8
Julio Teheran ATL 1.5
Steven Brault PIT 1.5
Caleb Smith MIA 1.4
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 1.4
German Marquez COL 1.2
Aaron Nola PHI 1.2
Jose Quintana CHC 1.1
Ross Stripling LAD 1.1
Luke Weaver ARI 1.0
Kenta Maeda LAD 0.9
Mike Soroka ATL 0.9
Jack Flaherty STL 0.8
Patrick Corbin WSN 0.7
Derek Holland SFG 0.6
Anthony DeSclafani CIN 0.6
Madison Bumgarner SFG 0.6
Jake Arrieta PHI 0.6
Chris Paddack SDP 0.5
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.3
Tyler Mahle CIN 0.3
Jon Gray COL 0.3
Adam Wainwright STL 0.3
Dakota Hudson STL 0.2
Chris Archer PIT 0.2
Anibal Sanchez WSN 0.2
Jhoulys Chacin MIL 0.2
Matt Strahm SDP 0.2
Walker Buehler LAD 0.1
Pablo Lopez MIA 0.1
Jordan Lyles PIT 0.1
Tanner Roark CIN 0.1
Antonio Senzatela COL 0.1
Robbie Ray ARI 0.0
Trevor Richards MIA 0.0
Drew Pomeranz SFG 0.0
Jose Urena MIA -0.1
Chase Anderson MIL -0.2
Sonny Gray CIN -0.2
Brandon Woodruff MIL -0.2
Zack Wheeler NYM -0.2
Joey Lucchesi SDP -0.3
Steven Matz NYM -0.3
Michael Wacha STL -0.3
Nick Pivetta PHI -0.3
Jon Lester CHC -0.4
Freddy Peralta MIL -0.4
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.4
Jason Vargas NYM -0.4
Trevor Williams PIT -0.4
Cole Hamels CHC -0.5
Merrill Kelly ARI -0.5
Zach Eflin PHI -0.5
Max Scherzer WSN -0.6
Zach Davies MIL -0.6
Zack Godley ARI -0.8
Jeff Samardzija SFG -0.9
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.9
Yu Darvish CHC -0.9
Kevin Gausman ATL -1.2
Eric Lauer SDP -1.2
Jacob deGrom NYM -1.6
Noah Syndergaard NYM -1.6

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Austin Hedges SDP 9.1
J.T. Realmuto PHI 8.5
Austin Barnes LAD 3.9
Yadier Molina STL 3.0
Buster Posey SFG 2.5
Tony Wolters COL 2.4
Carson Kelly ARI 1.9
Yasmani Grandal MIL 1.3
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.3
Yan Gomes WSN 0.7
Curt Casali CIN 0.2
Tyler Flowers ATL 0.0
Francisco Cervelli PIT 0.0
Stephen Vogt SFG 0.0
Jorge Alfaro MIA -0.1
Brian McCann ATL -0.5
Russell Martin LAD -0.9
Kurt Suzuki WSN -2.1
Chris Iannetta COL -2.5
Willson Contreras CHC -2.9
Elias Diaz PIT -4.7
Wilson Ramos NYM -7.0

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Christian Walker ARI 5.2
Anthony Rizzo CHC 4.6
Garrett Cooper MIA 2.0
Max Muncy LAD 1.7
Joey Votto CIN 1.7
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1.4
Daniel Murphy COL 1.2
Pete Alonso NYM 0.8
Eric Thames MIL 0.6
Brandon Belt SFG 0.6
Jesus Aguilar MIL 0.5
Matt Adams WSN 0.5
Howie Kendrick WSN -1.0
Eric Hosmer SDP -1.9
Freddie Freeman ATL -2.1
Josh Bell PIT -2.7
Neil Walker MIA -2.9
Rhys Hoskins PHI -3.4

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 8.0
Adam Frazier PIT 3.5
Addison Russell CHC 2.9
Ian Kinsler SDP 1.8
Enrique Hernandez LAD 1.6
Joe Panik SFG 1.4
Jose Peraza CIN 1.1
Starlin Castro MIA 1.0
Hernan Perez MIL 0.3
Ryan McMahon COL -0.4
Greg Garcia SDP -0.4
Ozzie Albies ATL -0.6
Derek Dietrich CIN -1.1
Cesar Hernandez PHI -1.2
Brian Dozier WSN -3.0
Robinson Cano NYM -5.9

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 7.8
Brian Anderson MIA 4.5
Evan Longoria SFG 4.5
Eugenio Suarez CIN 1.4
Kris Bryant CHC 1.3
Manny Machado SDP 1.2
Josh Donaldson ATL 0.7
Travis Shaw MIL 0.6
Mike Moustakas MIL 0.6
Anthony Rendon WSN 0.5
David Bote CHC -0.4
Todd Frazier NYM -1.0
Maikel Franco PHI -1.2
Eduardo Escobar ARI -1.3
Jung Ho Kang PIT -2.0
Justin Turner LAD -2.6
Matt Carpenter STL -2.8
J.D. Davis NYM -3.6
Colin Moran PIT -4.7

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 12.0
Paul DeJong STL 8.2
Javier Baez CHC 7.3
Trevor Story COL 6.2
Miguel Rojas MIA 5.3
Jose Iglesias CIN 4.8
Corey Seager LAD 1.9
Jean Segura PHI 0.8
Dansby Swanson ATL -1.3
Kevin Newman PIT -1.6
Chris Taylor LAD -1.9
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -2.0
Wilmer Difo WSN -3.3
Brandon Crawford SFG -4.0
Orlando Arcia MIL -5.0
Trea Turner WSN -5.4
Amed Rosario NYM -10.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
David Peralta ARI 4.7
Jay Bruce PHI 4.4
Hunter Renfroe SDP 3.8
Joc Pederson LAD 2.7
Andrew McCutchen PHI 2.0
Ben Gamel MIL 1.7
Gerardo Parra SFG 1.2
Austin Riley ATL 0.9
Harold Ramirez MIA 0.9
Jesse Winker CIN 0.0
Jeff McNeil NYM -0.6
Curtis Granderson MIA -1.1
David Dahl COL -1.3
Bryan Reynolds PIT -1.3
Raimel Tapia COL -1.8
Kyle Schwarber CHC -1.9
Marcell Ozuna STL -2.0
Juan Soto WSN -2.1
Ryan Braun MIL -3.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Harrison Bader STL 6.1
Lorenzo Cain MIL 3.4
Ketel Marte ARI 2.8
Steven Duggar SFG 2.3
Albert Almora CHC 2.2
Alex Verdugo LAD 1.9
Victor Robles WSN 1.2
Starling Marte PIT 1.1
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 1.1
Ender Inciarte ATL 0.4
Jarrod Dyson ARI 0.2
Manuel Margot SDP 0.1
Scott Kingery PHI -1.3
Nick Senzel CIN -2.3
Wil Myers SDP -2.7
Kevin Pillar SFG -2.8
Juan Lagares NYM -4.1
Ian Desmond COL -10.7

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Cody Bellinger LAD 7.6
Bryce Harper PHI 3.7
Jason Heyward CHC 3.3
Adam Eaton WSN 2.7
Yasiel Puig CIN 0.9
Christian Yelich MIL -0.3
Michael Conforto NYM -0.5
Adam Jones ARI -0.7
Dexter Fowler STL -1.2
Franmil Reyes SDP -1.3
Nick Markakis ATL -2.7
Gregory Polanco PIT -4.1
Melky Cabrera PIT -5.6
Jose Martinez STL -5.8
Charlie Blackmon COL -6.0

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