SABR Defensive Index: Final 2019 rankings

Here are the final SABR Defensive Index™ rankings for the 2019 season among positional qualifiers for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

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:

 

2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners are listed in bold.

AL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Roberto Pérez CLE C 17.0
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 16.7
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 13.3
Yolmer Sánchez CHW 2B 12.4
Willy Adames TBR SS 12.3
Mookie Betts BOS RF 10.7
Matt Olson OAK 1B 10.4
DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B 7.7
Kevin Kiermaier TBR CF 7.6
Marcus Semien OAK SS 7.5
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 7.1
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 6.5
Robbie Grossman OAK LF 6.3
Danny Jansen TOR C 6.2
David Fletcher LAA 3B 6.1
Billy Hamilton KCR CF 5.8
Mike Zunino TBR C 5.8
Max Kepler MIN RF 5.7
Delino DeShields TEX CF 5.6
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 5.5
George Springer HOU CF 5.4
Oscar Mercado CLE CF 5.3
Niko Goodrum DET SS 5.0
Alex Gordon KCR LF 4.8
Adalberto Mondesi KCR SS 4.6

 

NL overall leaders

Player Team Position SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 15.7
Paul DeJong STL SS 14.6
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 13.1
Kolten Wong STL 2B 13.0
Trevor Story COL SS 12.4
Javier Baez CHC SS 12.4
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 12.0
Corey Seager LAD SS 11.9
Victor Robles WSN CF 11.1
Lorenzo Cain MIL CF 10.2
Austin Hedges SDP C 9.9
Christian Walker ARI 1B 9.3
Harrison Bader STL CF 9.3
Jose Iglesias CIN SS 8.5
Cody Bellinger LAD RF 7.9
Josh Donaldson ATL 3B 7.9
David Peralta ARI LF 7.7
Buster Posey SFG C 7.3
Bryce Harper PHI RF 7.2
Hunter Renfroe SDP LF 6.2
Evan Longoria SFG 3B 5.0
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 5.0
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 4.9
Brandon Belt SFG 1B 4.8
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2B 4.7

 

AL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Lucas Giolito CHW 1.8
Mike Leake SEA 1.8
Martin Perez MIN 1.4
Marco Gonzales SEA 1.3
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 0.9
Matthew Boyd DET 0.9
Justin Verlander HOU 0.6
Mike Minor TEX 0.6
Rick Porcello BOS 0.6
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 0.4
Marcus Stroman TOR 0.3
Brett Anderson OAK 0.2
Jake Odorizzi MIN 0.2
Homer Bailey KCR 0.2
Mike Fiers OAK 0.0
Jose Berrios MIN 0.0
Trevor Bauer CLE 0.0
Reynaldo Lopez CHW -0.2
Brad Keller KCR -0.2
Ivan Nova CHW -0.4
J.A. Happ NYY -0.4
Shane Bieber CLE -0.5
Kyle Gibson MIN -0.6
Chris Sale BOS -0.7
Wade Miley HOU -0.7
Gerrit Cole HOU -0.8
Dylan Bundy BAL -1.0
Jakob Junis KCR -1.2
Yusei Kikuchi SEA -1.4
Michael Pineda MIN -1.6
Lance Lynn TEX -1.9
Charlie Morton TBR -2.4

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Roberto Pérez CLE 17.0
Danny Jansen TOR 6.2
Mike Zunino TBR 5.8
Martin Maldonado HOU 4.3
James McCann CHW 3.6
Robinson Chirinos HOU 2.6
Christian Vazquez BOS 2.0
Travis d'Arnaud TBR -0.9
Gary Sanchez NYY -1.2
Mitch Garver MIN -1.5
Jeff Mathis TEX -2.2
Pedro Severino BAL -5.8
Josh Phegley OAK -6.2
Jonathan Lucroy LAA -7.6
Omar Narvaez SEA -11.2

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Matt Olson OAK 10.4
Yuli Gurriel HOU 5.5
C.J. Cron MIN 2.5
Michael Chavis BOS 2.2
Carlos Santana CLE 1.1
Jose Abreu CHW -0.3
Danny Santana TEX -0.5
Ji-Man Choi TBR -1.8
Logan Forsythe TEX -3.3
Justin Smoak TOR -3.9
Albert Pujols LAA -5.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Yolmer Sánchez CHW 12.4
DJ LeMahieu NYY 7.7
Nicky Lopez KCR 3.7
Hanser Alberto BAL 2.0
Whit Merrifield KCR 1.4
Jose Altuve HOU 0.5
Luis Rengifo LAA -1.0
Jonathan Schoop MIN -1.4
Jason Kipnis CLE -1.8
Dee Gordon SEA -2.4
Jonathan Villar BAL -6.7
Jurickson Profar OAK -11.6
Rougned Odor TEX -12.5

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Matt Chapman OAK 16.7
Alex Bregman HOU 7.1
David Fletcher LAA 6.1
Rio Ruiz BAL 1.5
Jose Ramirez CLE 1.2
Brandon Drury TOR 0.0
Kyle Seager SEA -0.6
Yoan Moncada CHW -1.6
Asdrubal Cabrera TEX -3.0
Gio Urshela NYY -4.0
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -4.9
Miguel Sano MIN -6.7
Rafael Devers BOS -6.8
Hunter Dozier KCR -9.3

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Andrelton Simmons LAA 13.3
Willy Adames TBR 12.3
Marcus Semien OAK 7.5
Francisco Lindor CLE 6.5
Niko Goodrum DET 5.0
Adalberto Mondesi KCR 4.6
Gleyber Torres NYY 3.0
Jorge Polanco MIN -1.9
Freddy Galvis TOR -2.5
Elvis Andrus TEX -3.6
Tim Anderson CHW -6.3
Richie Martin BAL -6.6
Xander Bogaerts BOS -9.7

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Robbie Grossman OAK 6.3
Alex Gordon KCR 4.8
Michael Brantley HOU 0.4
Tommy Pham TBR -1.2
Brian Goodwin LAA -2.3
Eloy Jimenez CHW -3.9
Eddie Rosario MIN -5.7
Domingo Santana SEA -5.8
Andrew Benintendi BOS -6.2

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 7.6
Billy Hamilton KCR 5.8
Delino DeShields TEX 5.6
George Springer HOU 5.4
Oscar Mercado CLE 5.3
Mike Trout LAA 1.9
Mallex Smith SEA 0.2
Brett Gardner NYY -0.8
Mark Canha OAK -1.5
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -1.7
Stevie Wilkerson BAL -2.4
Leury Garcia CHW -5.1
Ramon Laureano OAK -5.1
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS -6.6
JaCoby Jones DET -12.8

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Mookie Betts BOS 10.7
Max Kepler MIN 5.7
Josh Reddick HOU 3.6
Kole Calhoun LAA 2.5
Stephen Piscotty OAK 1.8
Marwin Gonzalez MIN -0.7
Avisail Garcia TBR -0.8
Randal Grichuk TOR -1.5
Nomar Mazara TEX -1.8
Nicholas Castellanos DET -3.8
Trey Mancini BAL -4.6

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NL leaders, by position

(2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Max Fried ATL 4.0
Mike Soroka ATL 3.2
Aaron Nola PHI 3.1
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 3.1
Luis Castillo CIN 2.9
Miles Mikolas STL 2.7
Julio Teheran ATL 2.6
Joe Musgrove PIT 2.6
Zack Greinke ARI 2.5
Jack Flaherty STL 2.5
Clayton Kershaw LAD 2.0
Dakota Hudson STL 1.8
Patrick Corbin WSN 1.8
German Marquez COL 1.6
Jose Quintana CHC 1.4
Kenta Maeda LAD 1.4
Robbie Ray ARI 1.3
Sonny Gray CIN 1.1
Jon Gray COL 1.0
Kyle Hendricks CHC 1.0
Adam Wainwright STL 0.8
Madison Bumgarner SFG 0.4
Stephen Strasburg WSN 0.4
Walker Buehler LAD -0.1
Tanner Roark CIN -0.2
Anthony DeSclafani CIN -0.2
Max Scherzer WSN -0.5
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.7
Zack Wheeler NYM -1.0
Jeff Samardzija SFG -1.7
Yu Darvish CHC -1.8
Jacob deGrom NYM -1.8
Merrill Kelly ARI -1.9
Joey Lucchesi SDP -2.1
Noah Syndergaard NYM -3.0
Jon Lester CHC -3.1

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
J.T. Realmuto PHI 12.0
Austin Hedges SDP 9.9
Buster Posey SFG 7.3
Yadier Molina STL 4.2
Tony Wolters COL 3.7
Yan Gomes WSN 2.9
Yasmani Grandal MIL 2.2
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.6
Carson Kelly ARI 0.6
Brian McCann ATL 0.5
Willson Contreras CHC -0.7
Jorge Alfaro MIA -1.4
Tyler Flowers ATL -1.8
Kurt Suzuki WSN -8.5
Wilson Ramos NYM -9.5
Elias Diaz PIT -10.3

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Christian Walker ARI 9.3
Brandon Belt SFG 4.8
Anthony Rizzo CHC 4.0
Paul Goldschmidt STL 3.5
Joey Votto CIN 3.4
Daniel Murphy COL 2.5
Garrett Cooper MIA 1.9
Freddie Freeman ATL -0.1
Pete Alonso NYM -1.0
Eric Hosmer SDP -2.5
Rhys Hoskins PHI -2.9
Josh Bell PIT -4.8

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Kolten Wong STL 13.0
Enrique Hernandez LAD 4.7
Adam Frazier PIT 3.9
Jose Peraza CIN 2.1
Ozzie Albies ATL 1.6
Ryan McMahon COL -0.1
Cesar Hernandez PHI -0.3
Starlin Castro MIA -1.2
Max Muncy LAD -1.3
Joe Panik SFG/NYM -1.9
Brian Dozier WSN -3.0

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Nolan Arenado COL 13.1
Josh Donaldson ATL 7.9
Evan Longoria SFG 5.0
Brian Anderson MIA 4.9
Anthony Rendon WSN 4.2
Eduardo Escobar ARI 3.0
Todd Frazier NYM 2.6
Mike Moustakas MIL 2.3
Manny Machado SDP 2.2
Eugenio Suarez CIN -0.6
Matt Carpenter STL -1.0
Kris Bryant CHC -4.1
Justin Turner LAD -5.4
Maikel Franco PHI -7.2
Colin Moran PIT -14.4

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Nick Ahmed ARI 15.7
Paul DeJong STL 14.6
Trevor Story COL 12.4
Javier Baez CHC 12.4
Corey Seager LAD 11.9
Jose Iglesias CIN 8.5
Miguel Rojas MIA 5.0
Trea Turner WSN 0.5
Brandon Crawford SFG -1.6
Dansby Swanson ATL -2.7
Chris Taylor LAD -3.1
Orlando Arcia MIL -3.8
Jean Segura PHI -4.7
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -9.1
Amed Rosario NYM -9.3
Kevin Newman PIT -11.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
David Peralta ARI 7.7
Hunter Renfroe SDP 6.2
Joc Pederson LAD 4.1
Kyle Schwarber CHC 1.7
Wil Myers SDP 1.7
Marcell Ozuna STL 0.7
Harold Ramirez MIA 0.1
Jesse Winker CIN -0.3
Raimel Tapia COL -0.8
Jeff McNeil NYM -1.1
Juan Soto WSN -1.3
David Dahl COL -2.0
Bryan Reynolds PIT -3.5
Ryan Braun MIL -3.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Victor Robles WSN 11.1
Lorenzo Cain MIL 10.2
Harrison Bader STL 9.3
Manuel Margot SDP 4.1
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 3.4
Alex Verdugo LAD 2.3
Jarrod Dyson ARI 1.6
Scott Kingery PHI 0.0
Ketel Marte ARI -1.1
Nick Senzel CIN -2.6
Starling Marte PIT -3.4
Kevin Pillar SFG -4.9
Albert Almora CHC -5.8
Ian Desmond COL -14.7

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Cody Bellinger LAD 7.9
Bryce Harper PHI 7.2
Jason Heyward CHC 3.4
Yasiel Puig CIN 0.9
Christian Yelich MIL 0.2
Michael Conforto NYM 0.0
Adam Eaton WSN -0.1
Dexter Fowler STL -1.3
Nick Markakis ATL -3.1
Adam Jones ARI -3.2
Charlie Blackmon COL -10.5

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