The Fielding Bible Awards

Below we show the final point tally for The Fielding Bible Awards in the 2015 season. We asked a panel of experts to complete a 12-man ballot ranking players from 1 to 10 based on their defensive abilities. We show the ranks in the tables below. We then awarded points in the same way as Major League Baseballís MVP voting: 10 points for a first place vote, 9 for second, etc., down to 1 point for 10th place. We cover all nine positions, looking at only their fielding work for the 2015 season. Position players are eligible if they played at least 600 innings while catchers require a minimum of 500 innings. Either can qualify with 10 Runs Saved, as well. Pitchers require a minimum of 120 innings pitched or 5 Runs Saved.

This is also the second year that we have included a Multi-Positional Award to recognize a player whose defensive versatility is a large contributing factor to the value that he brings to his team. For the Multi-Positional Award, eligible players include those who played 600 or more total fielding innings but devoted no more than 70 percent of their innings to one position.


Multi-Position
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Total
Points
Ender Inciarte 2 1 3 2 4 1 1 1 2 6 4 94
Addison Russell 9 1 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 4 8 3 90
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 4 1 1 1 4 10 4 1 1 80
Ryan Goins 5 3 2 6 5 5 5 2 2 64
Brock Holt 1 6 8 5 8 6 1 42
Lonnie Chisenhall 10 3 3 3 10 4 9 35
Sam Fuld 9 7 6 5 8 7 6 7 33
Jung-ho Kang 4 9 4 9 7 5 28
Ben Zobrist 2 7 5 10 7 7 28
Randal Grichuk 10 5 7 3 9 21
Others receiving points: Josh Harrison 21, Gerardo Parra 19, Rusney Castillo 18, Ichiro Suzuki 15, Paulo Orlando 11, Gregor Blanco 10, Ben Revere 10, Mike Aviles 8, Aaron Hill 7, Brandon Guyer 5, Daniel Murphy 5, Danny Valencia 4, Ryan Flaherty 3, Colby Rasmus 3, Eduardo Escobar 2, Jose Ramirez 2, Rajai Davis 1, Kelly Johnson 1

First Basemen
First Basemen Bill BIS
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Points
Paul Goldschmidt 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 118
Adrian Gonzalez 2 2 2 4 2 3 2 2 2 4 2 6 99
Anthony Rizzo 3 4 5 3 6 4 3 3 3 1 4 5 88
Brandon Belt 4 3 4 2 3 2 4 5 9 6 3 1 86
Yonder Alonso 7 9 3 7 4 8 5 4 4 3 56
Mark Teixeira 8 6 6 6 7 5 8 8 5 10 8 4 51
Joey Votto 7 7 5 9 6 6 8 5 7 39
Eric Hosmer 6 5 10 9 6 8 10 3 31
Albert Pujols 8 8 6 7 9 9 6 8 27
Lucas Duda 8 8 5 10 10 9 16
Others receiving points: Chris Davis 15, Freddie Freeman 8, Jose Abreu 6, Miguel Cabrera 6, Mike Napoli 5, Adam Lind 4, Joe Mauer 2, Justin Smoak 2, Mitch Moreland 1

Second Basemen
Second Basemen Bill BIS
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Points
Ian Kinsler 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 106
Dee Gordon 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 6 2 4 3 6 94
Addison Russell 5 9 1 4 2 2 4 5 2 2 74
Danny Espinosa 8 9 3 2 3 5 7 7 3 6 4 5 70
DJ LeMahieu 10 4 4 3 10 6 4 9 6 2 8 55
Brandon Phillips 6 7 9 5 3 6 5 7 10 4 48
Ryan Goins 5 6 7 8 10 8 8 8 1 38
Kolten Wong 6 8 6 9 5 3 5 35
Logan Forsythe 10 8 6 8 9 8 5 7 6 32
Dustin Pedroia 3 7 3 3 28
Others receiving points: Carlos Sanchez 24, Eric Sogard 14, Joe Panik 11, Jose Altuve 10, Brian Dozier 5, Jason Kipnis 5, Robinson Cano 3, Omar Infante 2, Chris Owings 2, Jace Peterson 1, Anthony Rendon 1, Jonathan Schoop 1, Ben Zobrist 1

Third Basemen
Third Basemen Bill BIS
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Points
Nolan Arenado 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 116
Adrian Beltre 3 4 1 1 2 4 2 2 2 2 4 3 102
Manny Machado 2 3 3 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 1 1 101
Josh Donaldson 4 2 6 4 6 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 84
Matt Duffy 5 5 4 7 5 6 7 7 5 4 5 7 65
Todd Frazier 8 5 5 4 5 8 8 9 7 7 44
Martin Prado 9 6 7 9 7 9 9 5 7 10 6 10 38
Tyler Saladino 7 10 5 6 6 6 8 29
Mike Moustakas 9 8 8 8 6 8 9 21
Evan Longoria 8 7 7 9 8 16
Others receiving points: Kyle Seager 12, Jake Lamb 10, Giovanny Urshela 6, Matt Carpenter 5, Justin Turner 3, Kris Bryant 2, Trevor Plouffe 2, Juan Uribe 2, Lonnie Chisenhall 1, Luis Valbuena 1

Shortstops
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Andrelton Simmons 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Brandon Crawford 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 108
Nick Ahmed 10 5 3 3 4 6 4 3 3 3 4 7 77
Adeiny Hechavarria 5 3 4 9 3 3 6 7 4 4 3 8 73
Francisco Lindor 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 4 72
Troy Tulowitzki 3 7 6 7 9 7 6 8 8 6 6 48
Didi Gregorius 4 6 8 5 9 7 8 8 7 7 7 10 46
J.J. Hardy 9 7 6 10 5 5 6 10 8 33
Alcides Escobar 6 6 10 4 9 5 26
Jose Iglesias 10 7 8 9 9 3 20
Others receiving points: Xander Bogaerts 17, Carlos Correa 5, Marcus Semien 5, Alexei Ramirez 4, Alexi Amarista 3, Jordy Mercer 2, Elvis Andrus 1

Left Fielders
Left Fielders Bill BIS
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Starling Marte 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 116
Alex Gordon 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 4 1 4 2 99
Yoenis Cespedes 8 2 5 1 2 6 3 3 2 3 2 7 88
Christian Yelich 4 4 2 6 4 3 4 2 3 4 5 5 86
Eddie Rosario 10 6 8 4 6 10 5 7 6 6 4 49
Brett Gardner 1 7 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 3 43
Justin Upton 5 8 4 9 5 8 8 5 6 9 43
Sam Fuld 10 7 7 6 7 9 3 6 33
Ben Revere 5 7 5 8 9 8 24
Scott Van Slyke 6 5 7 8 18
Others receiving points: Michael Brantley 16, Randal Grichuk 11, Chris Young 8, Chris Coghlan 7, Brandon Guyer 7, Colby Rasmus 6, Brandon Barnes 3, Nori Aoki 2, Marlon Byrd 1

Center Fielders
Center Fielders Bill BIS
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Points
Kevin Kiermaier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Lorenzo Cain 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 108
Kevin Pillar 3 3 4 4 4 6 3 5 3 4 3 5 85
A.J. Pollock 6 6 3 5 3 5 4 4 6 3 6 3 78
Billy Hamilton 4 7 5 3 7 3 10 6 5 10 10 6 56
Mookie Betts 5 5 6 10 8 5 7 7 7 8 42
Leonys Martin 9 9 5 6 3 4 8 4 40
Mike Trout 4 8 4 8 4 27
Odubel Herrera 8 9 6 8 8 9 18
Carlos Gomez 10 7 9 7 9 10 9 16
Others receiving points: Jake Marisnick 16, Juan Lagares 15, Adam Jones 14, Michael Taylor 14, Andrew McCutchen 7, Gregor Blanco 1, Michael Bourn 1, Aaron Hicks 1, Joc Pederson 1

Right Fielders
Right Fielders Bill BIS
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Points
Jason Heyward 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Ender Inciarte 8 6 2 2 5 2 2 2 3 2 3 84
Curtis Granderson 6 5 4 2 3 4 3 2 5 65
Bryce Harper 5 3 3 6 6 4 8 9 7 8 51
Kole Calhoun 4 2 9 5 3 4 6 9 46
Ichiro Suzuki 6 4 3 5 6 5 9 4 46
Giancarlo Stanton 10 10 9 5 9 6 3 7 4 3 44
Gregory Polanco 4 6 9 4 7 5 6 6 9 43
Carlos Gonzalez 2 10 5 4 8 8 10 6 35
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 9 2 7 2 32
Others receiving points: Josh Reddick 27, George Springer 18, Jay Bruce 13, Rusney Castillo 13, Yasiel Puig 7, J.D. Martinez 4, Gerardo Parra 4, Jose Bautista 3, Nick Markakis 3, Andre Ethier 1, Steven Souza 1

Catchers
Catchers Bill BIS
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Points
Buster Posey 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 116
Yadier Molina 1 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 2 2 2 1 97
Russell Martin 3 2 3 2 9 2 4 10 8 3 3 72
Salvador Perez 5 4 5 5 1 7 9 6 10 5 53
Jason Castro 7 2 4 4 6 6 8 4 10 48
Tyler Flowers 8 7 7 2 2 5 35
Kevin Plawecki 6 8 6 5 3 10 9 9 32
Wilson Ramos 6 2 7 5 4 31
Caleb Joseph 5 4 3 6 26
Francisco Cervelli 7 5 3 8 7 25
Others receiving points: Jonathan Lucroy 24, Mike Zunino 19, Miguel Montero 18, Yan Gomes 17, Martin Maldonado 13, Brian McCann 10, Chris Iannetta 7, Derek Norris 5, Rene Rivera 5, Yasmani Grandal 4, Tucker Barnhart 3

Pitchers
Pitchers Bill BIS
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Points
Dallas Keuchel 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 115
Zack Greinke 1 1 2 4 1 5 1 2 3 2 2 1 107
Jacob deGrom 7 3 3 6 3 6 7 4 9 4 3 66
Clayton Kershaw 9 5 7 3 4 4 5 5 3 5 60
Jake Arrieta 6 4 6 2 3 2 3 51
Mike Leake 7 4 5 7 4 3 4 7 47
Mark Buehrle 5 9 10 2 8 10 8 7 6 10 35
Gerrit Cole 3 6 9 8 6 9 25
Johnny Cueto 3 10 10 9 6 5 23
Julio Teheran 4 7 7 7 7 23
Others receiving points: Joe Kelly 18, Odrisamer Despaigne 14, Jaime Garcia 13, Patrick Corbin 12, Wade Miley 11, Masahiro Tanaka 10, Jose Quintana 9, Collin McHugh 6, R.A. Dickey 4, Mike Fiers 3, Sonny Gray 3, Jordan Zimmermann 3, Andrew Cashner 1, Yordano Ventura 1