SABR Defensive Index: June 13, 2021

Here are the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through games of June 13, 2021.

For the ninth 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 individual leaders, or click a link below to see SDI leaders as ranked by position:

 

AL Overall Leaders (Top 25 Fielders)

Player Team Position SDI
Kyle Tucker HOU RF 4.6
Michael A. Taylor KCR CF 4.5
Byron Buxton MIN CF 4.1
Dallas Keuchel CHW P 4.1
Andrelton Simmons MIN SS 3.9
Randy Arozarena TBR LF 3.7
Manuel Margot TBR RF 3.7
Hunter Renfroe BOS RF 3.5
Brett Phillips TBR CF 3.4
Adolis García TEX CF 3.4
Austin Hedges CLE C 3.4
Austin Hays BAL LF 3.2
Joey Wendle TBR 3B 3.0
Carlos Correa HOU SS 3.0
Marcus Semien TOR 2B 2.9
Cedric Mullins BAL CF 2.9
Jose Berrios MIN P 2.9
Yandy Díaz TBR 1B 2.8
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2.8
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 2.5
Josh Fleming TBR P 2.5
Christian Vazquez BOS C 2.4
Jose Trevino TEX C 2.4
Steven Matz TOR P 2.4
Martin Maldonado HOU C 2.2
Myles Straw HOU CF 2.2

 

NL Overall Leaders (Top 25 Fielders)

Player Team Position SDI
Francisco Lindor NYM SS 4.6
Jake Cronenworth SDP 2B 4.4
Joshua Fuentes COL 3B 4.1
Kevin Newman PIT SS 3.6
Erik Gonzalez PIT 3B 3.6
Nick Ahmed ARI SS 3.5
Adam Duvall MIA RF 3.5
Ryan McMahon COL 2B 3.4
Odubel Herrera PHI CF 3.3
Mike Tauchman SFG LF 3.3
Harrison Bader STL CF 3.2
Marcell Ozuna ATL LF 3.2
Edmundo Sosa STL SS 3.1
Manny Machado SDP 3B 3.0
Magneuris Sierra MIA CF 2.9
Mauricio Dubon SFG SS 2.8
Elias Diaz COL C 2.8
Jacob Stallings PIT C 2.7
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 2.7
Victor Robles WSN CF 2.7
Juan Soto WSN RF 2.6
Max Muncy LAD 1B 2.5
Tommy Edman STL 2B 2.4
Max Fried ATL P 2.4
Trent Grisham SDP CF 2.4
Starling Marte MIA CF 2.4

 

AL leaders, by position

(2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Dallas Keuchel CHW 4.1
Jose Berrios MIN 2.9
Josh Fleming TBR 2.5
Steven Matz TOR 2.4
Zack Greinke HOU 1.7
Casey Mize DET 1.5
Mike Foltynewicz TEX 1.5
Chris Flexen SEA 1.5
Griffin Canning LAA 1.5
Shane Bieber CLE 1.5
Jesus Luzardo OAK 1.4
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU 1.4
Aaron Civale CLE 1.1
Jorge Lopez BAL 1.0
Nathan Eovaldi BOS 0.9
Matthew Boyd DET 0.9
Kyle Gibson TEX 0.8
Michael Wacha TBR 0.8
Alex Cobb LAA 0.8
Ross Stripling TOR 0.8
Danny Duffy KCR 0.7
Triston McKenzie CLE 0.7
Randy Dobnak MIN 0.7
Gerrit Cole NYY 0.7
Yusei Kikuchi SEA 0.7
Zach Plesac CLE 0.7
Michael Pineda MIN 0.6
Ryan Yarbrough TBR 0.2
Martin Perez BOS 0.1
Dylan Bundy LAA 0.0
Chris Bassitt OAK 0.0
Kenta Maeda MIN 0.0
Marco Gonzales SEA 0.0
Michael Fulmer DET 0.0
Jordan Montgomery NYY 0.0
Garrett Richards BOS 0.0
Hyun Jin Ryu TOR 0.0
Jordan Lyles TEX 0.0
J.A. Happ MIN 0.0
Cole Irvin OAK -0.1
Dean Kremer BAL -0.1
Shohei Ohtani LAA -0.1
Bruce Zimmermann BAL -0.1
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS -0.1
Cristian Javier HOU -0.1
Sean Manaea OAK -0.1
Tyler Glasnow TBR -0.1
John Means BAL -0.1
Mike Minor KCR -0.3
Dylan Cease CHW -0.7
Luis Garcia HOU -0.7
Jameson Taillon NYY -0.7
Jose Urquidy HOU -0.7
Carlos Rodon CHW -0.7
Tarik Skubal DET -0.7
Frankie Montas OAK -0.8
Lucas Giolito CHW -0.8
Matt Harvey BAL -0.8
Robbie Ray TOR -0.8
Dane Dunning TEX -0.8
Andrew Heaney LAA -0.8
Nick Pivetta BOS -0.8
Domingo German NYY -0.8
Matt Shoemaker MIN -0.9
Jose Urena DET -1.1
Rich Hill TBR -1.3
Justus Sheffield SEA -1.4
Spencer Turnbull DET -1.4
Corey Kluber NYY -1.4
Yusmeiro Petit OAK -1.4
Justin Dunn SEA -1.4
Kris Bubic KCR -1.6
Lance Lynn CHW -1.7
Brad Keller KCR -2.4
Brady Singer KCR -3.1

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Austin Hedges CLE 3.4
Christian Vazquez BOS 2.4
Jose Trevino TEX 2.4
Martin Maldonado HOU 2.2
Cam Gallagher KCR 1.9
Kyle Higashioka NYY 1.7
Mike Zunino TBR 1.4
Mitch Garver MIN 1.3
Ben Rortvedt MIN 1.2
Jonah Heim TEX 0.9
Sean Murphy OAK 0.7
Francisco Mejia TBR 0.4
Roberto Perez CLE 0.3
Max Stassi LAA 0.3
Reese McGuire TOR 0.1
Chance Sisco BAL -0.1
Ryan Jeffers MIN -0.2
Jason Castro HOU -0.3
Tom Murphy SEA -0.3
Danny Jansen TOR -0.6
Aramis Garcia OAK -1.0
Yasmani Grandal CHW -1.2
Luis Torrens SEA -1.5
Gary Sanchez NYY -2.6
Wilson Ramos DET -2.7
Salvador Perez KCR -3.0
Zack Collins CHW -3.0
Kevin Plawecki BOS -3.3
Pedro Severino BAL -4.2
Kurt Suzuki LAA -4.9

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Yandy Díaz TBR 2.8
José Abreu CHW 1.3
Evan White SEA 1.2
Willians Astudillo MIN 1.0
Yuli Gurriel HOU 0.7
Ty France SEA 0.6
Miguel Cabrera DET 0.5
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 0.5
Jared Walsh LAA 0.1
Trey Mancini BAL 0.1
Carlos Santana KCR -0.5
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR -0.7
Albert Pujols LAA -1.0
Miguel Sano MIN -1.3
Jonathan Schoop DET -1.7
Nate Lowe TEX -2.6
Matt Olson OAK -3.1
Bobby Dalbec BOS -3.9

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Marcus Semien TOR 2.9
Jose Altuve HOU 2.8
Dylan Moore SEA 2.1
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1.4
Jorge Polanco MIN 1.3
Marwin Gonzalez BOS 1.3
Mike Brosseau TBR 0.5
Christian Arroyo BOS 0.5
Pat Valaika BAL 0.3
Rio Ruiz BAL 0.1
Whit Merrifield KCR 0.1
Rougned Odor NYY 0.0
Luis Arraez MIN 0.0
David Fletcher LAA -0.6
Jose Rojas LAA -1.1
Tony Kemp OAK -1.1
Brandon Lowe TBR -1.3
Nick Madrigal CHW -1.5
Nick Solak TEX -2.9
Willi Castro DET -3.2
Jed Lowrie OAK -3.2

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Joey Wendle TBR 3.0
Matt Chapman OAK 2.5
Alex Bregman HOU 1.6
Yoan Moncada CHW 1.4
Gio Urshela NYY 1.3
Charlie Culberson TEX 0.8
Kyle Seager SEA 0.6
Hanser Alberto KCR -0.4
Cavan Biggio TOR -0.4
Josh Donaldson MIN -0.9
Kelvin Gutierrez KCR -1.1
Joe Panik TOR -1.4
Rafael Devers BOS -1.7
Brock Holt TEX -2.0
Jeimer Candelario DET -2.1
Anthony Rendon LAA -3.5
Hunter Dozier KCR -4.2
Maikel Franco BAL -4.9

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Andrelton Simmons MIN 3.9
Carlos Correa HOU 3.0
Willy Adames TBR 2.1
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 2.0
Danny Mendick CHW 1.4
J.P. Crawford SEA 0.7
Gleyber Torres NYY 0.2
Tim Anderson CHW -1.0
Nicky Lopez KCR -1.1
Niko Goodrum DET -1.4
Xander Bogaerts BOS -1.8
Bo Bichette TOR -1.8
José Iglesias LAA -2.0
Harold Castro DET -2.3
Freddy Galvis BAL -2.6
Elvis Andrus OAK -3.7

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Randy Arozarena TBR 3.7
Austin Hays BAL 3.2
Chas McCormick HOU 1.4
Eli White TEX 0.9
Sam Haggerty SEA 0.9
Franchy Cordero BOS 0.7
Willie Calhoun TEX 0.2
Alex Verdugo BOS 0.2
Mark Canha OAK 0.1
Robbie Grossman DET -0.2
Aledmys Díaz HOU -0.2
Michael Brantley HOU -0.4
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR -0.5
Andrew Vaughn CHW -0.6
Chad Pinder OAK -0.7
Jarred Kelenic SEA -0.8
Miguel Andujar NYY -0.8
Austin Meadows TBR -1.1
Trevor Larnach MIN -1.3
Andrew Benintendi KCR -1.7
Justin Upton LAA -2.5
David Dahl TEX -2.6
Clint Frazier NYY -2.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Michael A. Taylor KCR 4.5
Byron Buxton MIN 4.1
Brett Phillips TBR 3.4
Adolis García TEX 3.4
Cedric Mullins BAL 2.9
Myles Straw HOU 2.2
Ramon Laureano OAK 1.8
Billy Hamilton CHW 0.9
Kevin Kiermaier TBR 0.8
Juan Lagares LAA 0.6
Enrique Hernandez BOS 0.3
Luis Robert CHW 0.3
Jake Cave MIN -0.1
Akil Baddoo DET -0.3
Taylor Trammell SEA -0.4
JaCoby Jones DET -0.4
Brett Gardner NYY -0.8
Kyle Lewis SEA -0.8
Leury Garcia CHW -0.9
Mike Trout LAA -1.2
Aaron Hicks NYY -1.2
Jonathan Davis TOR -1.4
Randal Grichuk TOR -2.6

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Kyle Tucker HOU 4.6
Manuel Margot TBR 3.7
Hunter Renfroe BOS 3.5
Joey Gallo TEX 1.9
Seth Brown OAK 1.8
Aaron Judge NYY 0.9
Adam Eaton CHW 0.8
Mitch Haniger SEA 0.6
Nomar Mazara DET 0.5
Kyle Garlick MIN -0.5
Teoscar Hernandez TOR -0.7
Anthony Santander BAL -0.9
Alex Kirilloff MIN -0.9
DJ Stewart BAL -1.0
Taylor Ward LAA -1.1
Max Kepler MIN -1.2
Victor Reyes DET -1.5
Stephen Piscotty OAK -1.9
Jorge Soler KCR -3.8

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NL leaders, by position

(2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers)

Pitchers

Player Team SDI
Max Fried ATL 2.4
Taijuan Walker NYM 2.3
Kevin Gausman SFG 2.3
Drew Smyly ATL 2.3
Ryan Weathers SDP 2.2
Johnny Cueto SFG 2.2
Clayton Kershaw LAD 2.1
Zach Davies CHC 1.7
Zach Eflin PHI 1.6
Chase Anderson PHI 1.6
John Gant STL 1.5
Jack Flaherty STL 1.4
Wil Crowe PIT 1.4
Riley Smith ARI 1.4
Anthony DeSclafani SFG 1.3
Joe Ross WSN 0.9
Sonny Gray CIN 0.9
Jon Lester WSN 0.9
Ian Anderson ATL 0.8
Merrill Kelly ARI 0.8
Trevor Rogers MIA 0.8
Julio Urias LAD 0.8
Chi Chi Gonzalez COL 0.8
Caleb Smith ARI 0.8
Wade Miley CIN 0.8
Chris Paddack SDP 0.8
Adbert Alzolay CHC 0.7
Zack Wheeler PHI 0.7
David Peterson NYM 0.7
Kwang Hyun Kim STL 0.7
Patrick Corbin WSN 0.7
Trevor Cahill PIT 0.7
JT Brubaker PIT 0.7
Antonio Senzatela COL 0.6
Trevor Williams CHC 0.6
Luis Castillo CIN 0.6
Marcus Stroman NYM 0.5
Adrian Houser MIL 0.2
Matt Peacock ARI 0.1
Tyler Mahle CIN 0.1
Jacob deGrom NYM 0.0
Huascar Ynoa ATL 0.0
Tyler Anderson PIT 0.0
Pablo Lopez MIA 0.0
Alex Wood SFG 0.0
Giovanny Gallegos STL 0.0
Blake Snell SDP 0.0
Max Scherzer WSN 0.0
Duane Underwood Jr. PIT 0.0
German Marquez COL 0.0
Adam Wainwright STL -0.1
Kyle Hendricks CHC -0.1
Jake Arrieta CHC -0.1
Luke Weaver ARI -0.1
Brandon Woodruff MIL -0.1
Austin Gomber COL -0.1
Charlie Morton ATL -0.1
Joe Musgrove SDP -0.2
Sandy Alcantara MIA -0.5
Walker Buehler LAD -0.6
Logan Webb SFG -0.7
Yu Darvish SDP -0.7
Carlos Martinez STL -0.7
Craig Stammen SDP -0.7
Aaron Nola PHI -0.7
Vince Velasquez PHI -0.8
Jon Gray COL -0.8
Corbin Burnes MIL -1.3
Jeff Hoffman CIN -1.4
Freddy Peralta MIL -1.5
Erick Fedde WSN -1.5
Madison Bumgarner ARI -1.5
Trevor Bauer LAD -1.5
Brett Anderson MIL -1.7

 

Catchers

Player Team SDI
Elias Diaz COL 2.8
Jacob Stallings PIT 2.7
Tomas Nido NYM 2.0
Manny Pina MIL 1.5
Will Smith LAD 1.5
Willson Contreras CHC 1.2
Jorge Alfaro MIA 1.1
Carson Kelly ARI 1.1
Buster Posey SFG 1.0
Tucker Barnhart CIN 1.0
Alex Avila WSN 1.0
Stephen Vogt ARI 0.8
Curt Casali SFG 0.7
Michael Perez PIT 0.2
J.T. Realmuto PHI 0.1
Yan Gomes WSN 0.1
Travis d’Arnaud ATL 0.1
Yadier Molina STL 0.0
James McCann NYM 0.0
Omar Narvaez MIL -0.1
Victor Caratini SDP -0.3
Sandy Leon MIA -0.5
Austin Barnes LAD -0.9
Andrew Knizner STL -0.9
Dom Nunez COL -1.3
Chad Wallach MIA -1.8
Tyler Stephenson CIN -2.1
Andrew Knapp PHI -2.4
William Contreras ATL -2.9

 

First base

Player Team SDI
Max Muncy LAD 2.5
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1.9
Pavin Smith ARI 1.2
Christian Walker ARI 1.0
Ryan Zimmerman WSN 0.9
Josh Bell WSN 0.5
Paul Goldschmidt STL 0.4
Jesus Aguilar MIA 0.1
Keston Hiura MIL -0.1
Brandon Belt SFG -0.2
Pete Alonso NYM -0.3
Daniel Vogelbach MIL -0.4
Eric Hosmer SDP -0.6
Rhys Hoskins PHI -1.1
Colin Moran PIT -1.1
Joey Votto CIN -1.1
C.J. Cron COL -1.6
Freddie Freeman ATL -2.0

 

Second base

Player Team SDI
Jake Cronenworth SDP 4.4
Ryan McMahon COL 3.4
Kolten Wong MIL 2.7
Tommy Edman STL 2.4
Jean Segura PHI 2.2
Jose Peraza NYM 1.5
Jazz Chisholm MIA 1.4
Ozzie Albies ATL 0.9
Donovan Solano SFG 0.8
Jeff McNeil NYM 0.0
Eric Sogard CHC -0.2
Jonathan India CIN -0.7
Josh Harrison WSN -1.9
Wilmer Flores SFG -2.4
Matt Carpenter STL -2.5
Isan Diaz MIA -2.5
Adam Frazier PIT -2.6

 

Third base

Player Team SDI
Joshua Fuentes COL 4.1
Erik Gonzalez PIT 3.6
Manny Machado SDP 3.0
Evan Longoria SFG 2.3
Matt Duffy CHC 2.0
Brian Anderson MIA 1.8
Asdrubal Cabrera ARI 1.7
Phillip Evans PIT 1.4
Starlin Castro WSN 1.2
Mike Moustakas CIN 1.2
David Bote CHC 0.0
Jon Berti MIA -0.6
Jonathan Villar NYM -0.7
Nolan Arenado STL -1.2
Eduardo Escobar ARI -1.3
Travis Shaw MIL -1.9
Austin Riley ATL -2.7
Justin Turner LAD -2.8
Alec Bohm PHI -4.1

 

Shortstop

Player Team SDI
Francisco Lindor NYM 4.6
Kevin Newman PIT 3.6
Nick Ahmed ARI 3.5
Edmundo Sosa STL 3.1
Mauricio Dubon SFG 2.8
Miguel Rojas MIA 1.9
Paul DeJong STL 1.2
Brandon Crawford SFG 0.7
Trea Turner WSN 0.5
Ha-Seong Kim SDP 0.5
Trevor Story COL 0.4
Javier Baez CHC 0.3
Kyle Farmer CIN 0.0
Dansby Swanson ATL -1.1
Nick Maton PHI -1.4
Corey Seager LAD -1.9
Gavin Lux LAD -2.7
Didi Gregorius PHI -3.4
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP -3.4
Luis Urias MIL -3.8
Eugenio Suarez CIN -5.6

 

Left field

Player Team SDI
Mike Tauchman SFG 3.3
Marcell Ozuna ATL 3.2
Billy McKinney MIL 1.9
Tyler O’Neill STL 1.5
Corey Dickerson MIA 1.1
Raimel Tapia COL 0.6
AJ Pollock LAD 0.4
Ben Gamel PIT 0.4
Dominic Smith NYM 0.3
Tyrone Taylor MIL 0.1
Christian Yelich MIL -0.2
David Peralta ARI -0.4
Tommy Pham SDP -0.8
Ka’ai Tom PIT -1.0
Kyle Schwarber WSN -1.4
Matt Beaty LAD -1.4
Alex Dickerson SFG -1.5
Jurickson Profar SDP -2.0
Jesse Winker CIN -2.6
Joc Pederson CHC -2.8
Andrew McCutchen PHI -4.8

 

Center field

Player Team SDI
Odubel Herrera PHI 3.3
Harrison Bader STL 3.2
Magneuris Sierra MIA 2.9
Victor Robles WSN 2.7
Trent Grisham SDP 2.4
Starling Marte MIA 2.4
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL 2.3
Steven Duggar SFG 1.8
Lorenzo Cain MIL 1.3
Garrett Hampson COL 1.2
Ian Happ CHC 0.3
Andrew Stevenson WSN 0.2
Bryan Reynolds PIT 0.0
Tim Locastro ARI -0.2
Yonathan Daza COL -0.2
Nick Senzel CIN -0.4
Austin Slater SFG -0.6
Kevin Pillar NYM -0.9
Chris Taylor LAD -1.4
Guillermo Heredia ATL -1.7
Tyler Naquin CIN -1.9
Dylan Carlson STL -2.1
Ketel Marte ARI -5.0

 

Right field

Player Team SDI
Adam Duvall MIA 3.5
Juan Soto WSN 2.6
Mike Yastrzemski SFG 1.2
Mookie Betts LAD 0.9
Jason Heyward CHC 0.9
Avisail Garcia MIL 0.8
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL 0.4
Michael Conforto NYM 0.4
Josh Rojas ARI 0.2
Kris Bryant CHC 0.0
Gregory Polanco PIT -0.4
Zach McKinstry LAD -0.8
Wil Myers SDP -1.0
Brad Miller PHI -1.0
Charlie Blackmon COL -2.1
Justin Williams STL -2.2
Bryce Harper PHI -3.0
Nick Castellanos CIN -3.3
Garrett Cooper MIA -4.2

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