The Fielding Bible Awards

Below we show the final point tally for The Fielding Bible Awards in the 2014 season. We asked a panel of experts to complete a 10-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 2014 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.

For the first time in 2014, we are also introducing a Multi-Position Award for fielders who are excellent defensive players but do not call any one position their home. For a player to qualify for the Multi-Position Award, he must have played at least 600 innings across all positions and played no more than 70 percent of those innings at any one position.


Multi-Position
Players Bill BIS
Video
Scouts
Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Lorenzo Cain 3 3 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 8 9 6 92
Ben Zobrist 1 5 6 1 3 5 1 7 7 4 1 2 89
Josh Harrison 8 2 1 5 7 4 9 2 2 3 3 3 83
Kevin Kiermaier 4 1 4 4 2 2   8   1   4 69
Sam Fuld 10 8 7 2 6 3 4   4 2 8 1 66
Brock Holt 2 4 3 6 4         10 2 9 48
Steave Pearce 9 6 5   5   3 6 5   7   42
Daniel Nava 6 7   7       3 8       24
Alexi Amarista         9     4 3       17
Will Venable 5 10       10   5         14
Others receiving points: Yasiel Puig 13, Gregor Blanco 11, Asdrubal Cabrera 11, Stephen Drew 11, Arismendy Alcantara 10, Mike Aviles 10, Rajai Davis 9, Emilio Bonifacio 7, Collin Cowgill 6, Ryan Flaherty 5, Danny Santana 5, Justin Turner 5, Chris Young 5, Mark Reynolds 3, Charlie Blackmon 2, Yasmani Grandal 1, Brayan Pena 1, David Peralta 1

First Basemen
First Basemen Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Adrian Gonzalez 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 7 110
Anthony Rizzo 4 4 2 1 8 3   3 9 2 2 4 79
Justin Morneau 1 2 10 4 3   4 6 1 3 5 9 73
Albert Pujols 8 7 9 6 6 7 2 4 5 6 3 8 61
Yonder Alonso   5 3 3     3 2 4   4   53
Matt Adams 5 3   8 2 10 5 7 7 7 8   48
Mike Napoli   6   9 5   6 5 3 5 7 10 43
Paul Goldschmidt 6   6     1 8 10   9   1 36
Chris Davis 3 9   5   9     6 4     30
Mark Teixeira     4 10   8 10 9     6 3 27
Others receiving points: James Loney 18, Lucas Duda 16, Eric Hosmer 16, Steve Pearce 16, Freddie Freeman 14, Ike Davis 7, Adam LaRoche 6, Mark Reynolds 4, Joe Mauer 2, Miguel Cabrera 1

Second Basemen
  Second Basemen Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Dustin Pedroia 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 114
Ian Kinsler 4 2 1 3 3 6 1 2 2 2 2 6 98
D.J. LeMahieu 2 3 3 2 2 5 3 3 3 3 1   91
Darwin Barney 1 6 7 6 4 3 5 4 6   4 3 72
Brandon Phillips 7 5 9 5 6 4 8 5 4 6 7 2 64
Jonathan Schoop 5 4 5 7 5 7 6 6 5 7 6   58
Chase Utley   7 4 4   10 4 10   4 8   37
Howie Kendrick   8 6 8 8   7 8 8 5 5   36
Robinson Cano 8         2 10         4 20
Eric Sogard     8 10 7 8   7 7   10   20
Others receiving points: Kolten Wong 10, Gordon Beckham 9, Ben Zobrist 9, Brian Dozier 7, Danny Espinosa 6, Dee Gordon 5, Omar Infante 3, Jose Altuve 1

  Third Basemen
  Third Basemen Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Josh Donaldson 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 4 114
Nolan Arenado 4 2 2 4 2 1 2 1 2 2 4 2 104
Juan Uribe 8 4 3 3 3 7 4 3 4 10 2 5 76
Chase Headley 9 5 7 1 7 6 5 6 3 3 3   66
Adrian Beltre 3 3 5 5 6 4 6 7 8 7 10 3 65
David Wright 5 8 4   5   3 4 5 4     50
Manny Machado 6 10 10 7 9 3 7 5 9   5 1 49
Anthony Rendon 2 7   9 4 10 8 9 6 5 6 7 48
Kyle Seager 7 6 8 6 8   9     6 8 8 33
Josh Harrison 10 9   8   9   8 7   9 10 18
Others receiving points: Todd Frazier 15, Evan Longoria 11, Pablo Sandoval 7, Martin Prado 2, Matt Carpenter 1, Trevor Plouffe 1

  Shortstops
  Shortstops Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Andrelton Simmons 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Zack Cozart 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 105
J.J. Hardy 4 4 4 3 6 5 4 3 5 3 3 7 81
Jhonny Peralta   3 3 4 3   2 6 4 4 4   66
Troy Tulowitzki 3 6 5 8 7 3 5 5 6   6 2 65
Jordy Mercer 6 5 8 6 4   6 7 3 5 7   53
Brandon Crawford   8 6 7 5     4 8 6 5 3 47
Alcides Escobar 5 9 10     6       9   8 19
Jimmy Rollins     9 9 9   8     8   5 18
Erick Aybar 9   7 10   7 7         10 16
Others receiving points: Alexi Amarista 12, Ian Desmond 10, Elvis Andrus 7, Didi Gregorius 7, Chris Owings 7, Ruben Tejada 6, Adeiny Hechavarria 5, Marwin Gonzalez 4, Miguel Rojas 4, Jean Segura 3, Alexei Ramirez 2, Everth Cabrera 1, Yunel Escobar 1, Brad Miller 1

  Left Fielders
  Left Fielders Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Alex Gordon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Christian Yelich 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 4 3 2 2 5 99
Yoenis Cespedes 7 3 4 3 7 5 3 3 2 3 3 7 82
Starling Marte 6 4 3   3 2 5 2 4 5 4 2 81
Brett Gardner 8 5 5 4 4 3 7 5 6 6 5 3 71
Dustin Ackley 2 6 6 5 6 9 4 6 5 4 9   59
Michael Brantley 9 8 7   8 6   10   7 8 4 32
Khris Davis   7 9 10 5   9 9 8 8 6   28
Bryce Harper     8 8 9 8 8       10 6 20
Chris Young 4 10 10         7 10 10     15
Others receiving points: Matt Joyce 13, Rajai Davis 7, Melky Cabrera 6, Shin-Soo Choo 5, Ryan Ludwick 5, Chris Coghlan 4, Carl Crawford 4, Alejandro De Aza 3, Justin Upton 3, Matt Holliday 2, Corey Dickerson 1

  Center Fielders
  Center Fielders Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Juan Lagares 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 119
Jackie Bradley, Jr. 1 3 3 3 2 5 3 8 3 4 2 2 93
Billy Hamilton 8 2 5 2 6   2 5 2 3 4 7 75
Jarrod Dyson 4 5 4 4 3 7 4 4 5   7   63
Leonys Martin 5 8 2 8 7 10 6 3 7 2 3   60
Lorenzo Cain 10 6 6 10 4 6 5 2 6   6 6 54
Adam Eaton 3 7 8   5     6 4 5     39
Peter Bourjos 7 10   5   2   10   8 8 5 33
Ender Inciarte 9 4 9 6 8     9 8   5   30
Carlos Gomez           4 7 7   9   3 25
Others receiving points: Marcell Ozuna 20, Mike Trout 16, Adam Jones 9, Denard Span 7, Jacoby Ellsbury 4, Sam Fuld 4, Desmond Jennings 4, Andrew McCutchen 3, Dexter Fowler 1, Austin Jackson 1

  Right Fielders
  Right Fielders Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Jason Heyward 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Kevin Kiermaier 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 8 2 7 2 93
Josh Reddick 5 3 5 3 3 3 5 2 2 7 2 3 89
Giancarlo Stanton 3 4 4 8 4 9 7 8 4 4 5 9 63
Nate Schierholtz 2 9 8 6 10 4   5 6   3   46
Marlon Byrd 10 10 3   5   4 3 5   4   44
Daniel Nava 8 5 7 4     3 6 7   8   40
Gerardo Parra     10 5 6     7   5 6 4 34
Nick Markakis 6 6     7       3 6   8 30
Kole Calhoun   7   7   7 6   9 3     27
Others receiving points: Yasiel Puig 17, Ichiro Suzuki 14, Hunter Pence 13, Jay Bruce 8, Jose Bautista 7, Curtis Granderson 5, Chris Denorfia 4, Nori Aoki 3, David Peralta 2, Collin Cowgill 1

  Catchers
  Catchers Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Jonathan Lucroy 5 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 8 105
Russell Martin 4 1 2 2 1 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 102
Yadier Molina 3 4 3 5 4 1 2 3 2 1   1 92
Salvador Perez 1 3 4 9 6 3 3 6 4 6 3 4 80
Yan Gomes 10 7   8 9 5 6 4 10 4 6 3 49
Rene Rivera   5 8 3 5   9 9 6   5   38
Hank Conger 6   7   3   5 7 5   10   34
Buster Posey 8   5 10 10   10 5 8 7 8 6 33
Christian Vazquez 2 6   7         9 5     26
Caleb Joseph 9 8 9   7 9 7   7       21
Others receiving points: Jose Molina 17, Mike Zunino 16, Ryan Hanigan 8, Miguel Montero 8, Welington Castillo 7, Tyler Flowers 6, Brian McCann 5, Alex Avila 4, Dioner Navarro 3, Carlos Ruiz 3, A.J. Ellis 2, Devin Mesoraco 1

  Pitchers
  Pitchers Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Ben Total Points
Dallas Keuchel 5 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 1 1 1 1 109
Clayton Kershaw 4 3 6 3 3 2 2 4 2 2 2 3 96
Henderson Alvarez 7 2 5 7 2 4 7 2 3 3 7 2 81
R.A. Dickey 8 5 3 4 6 5 6 6 5 6 3 7 68
Zack Greinke 1 4 10   5 9 3 5 4 4 5 5 66
Johnny Cueto 10 6 2 1 4 1 9 3   5 9 6 65
Mark Buehrle 2 10 4 5   6 4 8 9 9 10 8 46
Adam Wainwright 6 7 7     8 1 10 6 7 4 9 45
Julio Teheran   9 8 8 7 7   7     6 4 32
Madison Bumgarner       6         8       8
Others receiving points: David Price 8, J.A. Happ 5, Mike Leake 5, Sonny Gray 4, Masahiro Tanaka 4, Edwin Jackson 3, Garrett Richards 3, James Shields 3, Stephen Strasburg 3, Kyle Kendrick 2, Seth Maness 2, Andrew Cashner 1, Tanner Roark 1