SABR Defensive Index: August 18, 2019

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of August 18, 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
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 13.0
Roberto Perez CLE C 11.9
Willy Adames TBR SS 9.9
Byron Buxton MIN CF 8.9
Mookie Betts BOS RF 8.9
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 2B 7.8
Marcus Semien OAK SS 7.8
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 6.3
DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B 6.1
Max Kepler MIN RF 6.1
Mike Zunino TBR C 6.0
Robbie Grossman OAK LF 5.8
Matt Olson OAK 1B 5.8
Billy Hamilton KCR CF 5.7
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 5.4
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 5.3
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 3B 5.1
Martin Maldonado HOU C 4.7
Danny Jansen TOR C 4.5
Mike Trout LAA CF 4.4
Adalberto Mondesi KCR SS 4.0
Niko Goodrum DET SS 4.0
Josh Reddick HOU RF 3.2
David Fletcher LAA 3B 3.2
James McCann CHW C 3.2

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 15.2
Kolten Wong STL 2B 12.6
Javier Baez CHC SS 10.3
Paul DeJong STL SS 9.7
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 9.4
Austin Hedges SDP C 9.2
David Peralta ARI LF 9.0
Cody Bellinger LAD RF 8.8
Trevor Story COL SS 8.2
Evan Longoria SFG 3B 7.0
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 6.9
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 6.7
Jose Iglesias CIN SS 6.6
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 5.5
Christian Walker ARI 1B 5.5
Victor Robles WSN CF 5.2
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 5.2
Buster Posey SFG C 4.8
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 4.8
Hunter Renfroe SDP LF 4.6
Bryce Harper PHI RF 4.1
Joey Votto CIN 1B 3.8
Yadier Molina STL C 3.8
Corey Seager LAD SS 3.6
Joc Pederson LAD LF 3.5

 

AL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Mike Leake SEA 2.2
Martin Perez MIN 1.3
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 1.0
Lucas Giolito CHW 1.0
Matthew Boyd DET 0.8
Yonny Chirinos TBR 0.8
Rick Porcello BOS 0.7
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 0.6
Marco Gonzales SEA 0.6
Brett Anderson OAK 0.5
Justin Verlander HOU 0.3
Brad Keller KCR 0.3
Aaron Sanchez HOU/TOR 0.3
Andrew Cashner BAL 0.1
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.0
Ivan Nova CHW -0.1
Mike Minor TEX -0.2
Jake Odorizzi MIN -0.2
Mike Fiers OAK -0.3
Gerrit Cole HOU -0.3
Reynaldo Lopez CHW -0.4
Jakob Junis KCR -0.6
Shane Bieber CLE -0.7
Yusei Kikuchi SEA -0.7
Chris Sale BOS -0.7
Wade Miley HOU -0.8
Kyle Gibson MIN -1.0
Lance Lynn TEX -1.5
Jose Berrios MIN -1.5
Charlie Morton TBR -1.8

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Roberto Perez CLE 11.9
Mike Zunino TBR 6.0
Martin Maldonado HOU 4.7
Danny Jansen TOR 4.5
James McCann CHW 3.2
Christian Vazquez BOS 1.8
Robinson Chirinos HOU 1.6
Gary Sanchez NYY -1.3
Jeff Mathis TEX -2.5
Josh Phegley OAK -5.0
Pedro Severino BAL -6.0
Jonathan Lucroy LAA -7.6
Omar Narvaez SEA -9.9

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 5.8
Yuli Gurriel HOU 5.3
Carlos Santana CLE 2.8
Michael Chavis BOS 2.4
C.J. Cron MIN 1.0
Danny Santana TEX 0.8
Chris Davis BAL 0.4
Jose Abreu CHW -0.1
Logan Forsythe TEX -2.3
Ji-Man Choi TBR -2.7
Justin Smoak TOR -3.2
Albert Pujols LAA -5.1

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 7.8
DJ LeMahieu NYY 6.1
Nicky Lopez KCR 2.1
Jason Kipnis CLE 1.0
Whit Merrifield KCR 0.9
Hanser Alberto BAL -0.6
Jose Altuve HOU -0.8
Luis Rengifo LAA -1.1
Jonathan Schoop MIN -2.1
Jonathan Villar BAL -4.3
Dee Gordon SEA -4.7
Rougned Odor TEX -7.7
Jurickson Profar OAK -9.0

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 13.0
Alex Bregman HOU 5.4
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 5.1
David Fletcher LAA 3.2
Jose Ramirez CLE 2.1
Brandon Drury TOR 1.5
Rio Ruiz BAL 1.4
Yoan Moncada CHW 1.4
Gio Urshela NYY 0.1
Rafael Devers BOS -0.1
Asdrubal Cabrera TEX -0.8
Hunter Dozier KCR -3.1

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Willy Adames TBR 9.9
Marcus Semien OAK 7.8
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 4.0
Niko Goodrum DET 4.0
Francisco Lindor CLE 2.9
Gleyber Torres NYY 0.9
Jorge Polanco MIN -0.3
Freddy Galvis TOR -1.9
Tim Anderson CHW -3.2
Elvis Andrus TEX -3.5
Richie Martin BAL -5.5
Xander Bogaerts BOS -5.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Robbie Grossman OAK 5.8
Alex Gordon KCR 0.2
Michael Brantley HOU -0.2
Tommy Pham TBR -1.2
Eddie Rosario MIN -2.4
Brian Goodwin LAA -2.9
Christin Stewart DET -3.2
Andrew Benintendi BOS -3.8
Domingo Santana SEA -5.8
Eloy Jimenez CHW -6.5

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Byron Buxton MIN 8.9
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 6.3
Billy Hamilton KCR 5.7
Mike Trout LAA 4.4
Brett Gardner NYY 1.4
Oscar Mercado CLE 0.9
George Springer HOU 0.4
Mallex Smith SEA -1.0
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -1.1
Leury Garcia CHW -1.7
Stevie Wilkerson BAL -3.4
Ramon Laureano OAK -4.4
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS -6.2
JaCoby Jones DET -11.2

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 8.9
Max Kepler MIN 6.1
Josh Reddick HOU 3.2
Kole Calhoun LAA 1.0
Randal Grichuk TOR 0.8
Avisail Garcia TBR 0.3
Stephen Piscotty OAK 0.2
Nomar Mazara TEX -2.3
Nicholas Castellanos DET -2.9
Trey Mancini BAL -6.1

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NL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Max Fried ATL 3.4
Aaron Nola PHI 2.9
Joe Musgrove PIT 2.8
Zack Greinke ARI 2.5
Mike Soroka ATL 2.5
Luis Castillo CIN 2.4
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 2.3
Jack Flaherty STL 2.2
Miles Mikolas STL 2.2
Clayton Kershaw LAD 1.9
Patrick Corbin WSN 1.9
German Marquez COL 1.6
Julio Teheran ATL 1.5
Jake Arrieta PHI 1.5
Kenta Maeda LAD 1.5
Jose Quintana CHC 1.1
Jon Gray COL 1.0
Robbie Ray ARI 0.7
Madison Bumgarner SFG 0.6
Kyle Hendricks CHC 0.6
Adam Wainwright STL 0.3
Walker Buehler LAD 0.2
Dakota Hudson STL 0.0
Sonny Gray CIN -0.2
Stephen Strasburg WSN -0.2
Zach Davies MIL -0.2
Zack Wheeler NYM -0.5
Max Scherzer WSN -0.6
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.9
Yu Darvish CHC -1.0
Jeff Samardzija SFG -1.1
Joey Lucchesi SDP -1.3
Jacob deGrom NYM -1.4
Jon Lester CHC -1.6
Noah Syndergaard NYM -1.7
Merrill Kelly ARI -1.9

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
J.T. Realmuto PHI 9.4
Austin Hedges SDP 9.2
Buster Posey SFG 4.8
Yadier Molina STL 3.8
Yan Gomes WSN 2.7
Yasmani Grandal MIL 2.0
Tony Wolters COL 1.9
Carson Kelly ARI 1.7
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.4
Jorge Alfaro MIA 0.3
Brian McCann ATL -0.8
Willson Contreras CHC -1.3
Elias Diaz PIT -6.7
Wilson Ramos NYM -8.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Christian Walker ARI 5.5
Anthony Rizzo CHC 5.2
Joey Votto CIN 3.8
Daniel Murphy COL 3.3
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1.9
Brandon Belt SFG 0.9
Garrett Cooper MIA 0.7
Rhys Hoskins PHI -1.3
Pete Alonso NYM -1.4
Eric Hosmer SDP -1.8
Freddie Freeman ATL -3.0
Josh Bell PIT -5.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 12.6
Adam Frazier PIT 2.4
Ryan McMahon COL 2.3
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2.1
Jose Peraza CIN 2.0
Joe Panik SFG/NYM 0.8
Cesar Hernandez PHI -0.7
Max Muncy LAD -0.9
Starlin Castro MIA -1.3
Ozzie Albies ATL -1.5
Brian Dozier WSN -3.6
Robinson Cano NYM -4.7

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Evan Longoria SFG 7.0
Nolan Arenado COL 6.9
Brian Anderson MIA 5.5
Manny Machado SDP 3.0
Anthony Rendon WSN 2.2
Todd Frazier NYM 2.0
Kris Bryant CHC 1.2
Mike Moustakas MIL 0.4
David Bote CHC -0.6
Eduardo Escobar ARI -0.6
Matt Carpenter STL -1.0
Josh Donaldson ATL -1.0
Eugenio Suarez CIN -1.3
Justin Turner LAD -2.5
Maikel Franco PHI -3.5
Colin Moran PIT -10.0

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 15.2
Javier Baez CHC 10.3
Paul DeJong STL 9.7
Trevor Story COL 8.2
Jose Iglesias CIN 6.6
Miguel Rojas MIA 4.8
Corey Seager LAD 3.6
Dansby Swanson ATL -0.9
Jean Segura PHI -1.2
Brandon Crawford SFG -3.4
Trea Turner WSN -3.4
Kevin Newman PIT -4.1
Orlando Arcia MIL -4.4
Amed Rosario NYM -6.3
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -6.8

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
David Peralta ARI 9.0
Hunter Renfroe SDP 4.6
Joc Pederson LAD 3.5
Harold Ramirez MIA 1.2
Wil Myers SDP 0.5
Juan Soto WSN 0.3
Jesse Winker CIN -0.9
Marcell Ozuna STL -1.0
Jeff McNeil NYM -1.0
Kyle Schwarber CHC -1.4
David Dahl COL -1.5
Bryan Reynolds PIT -2.1
Raimel Tapia COL -2.4
Ryan Braun MIL -4.1

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Lorenzo Cain MIL 6.7
Victor Robles WSN 5.2
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 2.3
Alex Verdugo LAD 1.7
Manuel Margot SDP 1.7
Ketel Marte ARI 1.4
Kevin Pillar SFG 0.1
Jarrod Dyson ARI -0.3
Scott Kingery PHI -1.1
Albert Almora CHC -2.4
Nick Senzel CIN -3.1
Starling Marte PIT -3.6
Ian Desmond COL -12.7

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Cody Bellinger LAD 8.8
Bryce Harper PHI 4.1
Jason Heyward CHC 1.7
Adam Eaton WSN 1.4
Yasiel Puig CIN 0.7
Michael Conforto NYM -0.4
Adam Jones ARI -1.3
Dexter Fowler STL -2.0
Christian Yelich MIL -2.5
Franmil Reyes SDP -4.8
Nick Markakis ATL -5.3
Charlie Blackmon COL -8.2

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