The Fielding Bible Awards

Below we show the final point tally for The Fielding Bible Awards in the 2016 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.

In 2014, we introduced 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


First Basemen
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Points
Anthony Rizzo 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 113
Brandon Belt 1 6 3 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 1 101
Freddie Freeman 3 3 1 3 4 4 2 4 3 5 5   84
Paul Goldschmidt 4 4 4 6 7 1 5 5 8 4 1 2 81
Chris Davis 5 5 10 5 5 6 6 3 6 3 4 7 67
Wil Myers 10 2 5 2 3 8 8 8 7 8 6 9 56
Adrian Gonzalez 9 6 8 9 5 4 6 9 9 8 5 43
Mitch Moreland 7 9 7 6 7 9 9 4 7 7 38
Joe Mauer 6 8 8   8 9 7 7 5 10 9 10 34
Mark Teixeira  8   7 10   10 10 10   6 16
Others receiving points: Eric Hosmer 12, Yonder Alonso 10, Hanley Ramirez 2, Mark Reynolds 2, Miguel Cabrera 1

Second Basemen 
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Dustin Pedroia 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 114
Ian Kinsler 1 2 1 5 2 1 4 1 2 2 2 5 104
Robinson Cano 6 3 3 2 3 8   5 3 3 4 6 75
DJ LeMahieu 4 5 7 4 5 6   7 5 8 7 3 60
Javier Baez 3 6 4 8   3 1 6     1 56
Josh Harrison 7 4 5 9 6   7 3 4 4 6   55
Jason Kipnis 10 10 8 6 4 3   6 6 10 36
Cesar Hernandez   8 6 3   5   5 5   34
Joe Panik 9 9 7 7 9 9 9 9 10 8 4 31
Brian Dozier 7   9 7 8 10   7   18
Others receiving points:  Kolten Wong 16, Jose Altuve 15, Dee Gordon 11, Darwin Barney 10, Brandon Phillips 10, Neil Walker 5, Devon Travis 3, Chase Utley 3, Logan Forsythe 2, Whit Merrifield 1, Jonathan Schoop 1

Third  Basemen
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Nolan Arenado 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 119
Adrian Beltre 3 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 103
Manny Machado 4 2 4 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 98
Kyle Seager 2 4 2   4 7 4 4 4 5 7 8 70
Josh Donaldson 5 7 6 4 6 4 5 8 9 9 6 5 58
Anthony Rendon 7 5 8 9 8 5 7 6 7 4 4 7 55
Matt Duffy 6 8 5 6 5 6   5 5   8 4 52
Justin Turner   6 7 8   6 9 6 5 9 32
Travis Shaw 10   9 7     7 6 7 9 22
Chase Headley   9 7 8 9 10 10 8   16
Others receiving points: Kris Bryant 15, Evan Longoria 8, Martin Prado 8, Todd Frazier 2, David Freese 2

Shortstops
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Andrelton Simmons 1 3 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 4 3 2 106
Brandon Crawford 3 2 2 1 4 2 2 2 4 2 2 1 105
Francisco Lindor 6 1 3 3 1 3 3 4 2 1 1 4 100
Addison Russell 2 4 4 4 2 6 1 3 3 3 4 3 93
Zack Cozart 4   7 6 7 8 6 8 6 7 6 8 48
Nick Ahmed 7 10 5 5 5 7 9 5 5   7 9 47
Adeiny Hechavarria 8 5 8   6 5 8 7 7 5 5 10 47
Troy Tulowitzki 10 6 6 10 9 5 6 8   8 5 37
Jose Iglesias 9 7   7   4   9 10 7 24
J.J. Hardy 5   8   9 10 6   17
Others receiving points: Danny Espinosa 14, Alcides Escobar 6, Freddy Galvis 6, Elvis Andrus 3, Carlos Correa 3, Corey Seager 2, Jonathan Villar 2

Left Fielders
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Starling Marte 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 119
Brett Gardner 2 4 2 6 3 4 6 2 3 3 4 3 90
Adam Duvall 3 3 3 7 2 7 1 3 2 2 7 9 83
Alex Gordon   2 4 3 8 2 3 6 8 7 3 2 73
Colby Rasmus 6 5 6 4 7 5 4 4 4 9 2 4 72
Christian Yelich 4 6 7 5 5 3 9 5 5 5 5   62
Melvin Upton Jr.   7 8 8 4 6 5 8 6 4 8 5 52
Ryan Braun 7 8 5 6   10 9 7 6 9 7 36
Yoenis Cespedes 5 10 10 2   8 7 7 10 6   34
Justin Upton 8     9   10 9 8   11
Others receiving points: Eddie Rosario 9, Angel Pagan 7, Brandon Guyer 4, Michael Conforto 2, Khris Davis 2, Brock Holt 2, Coco Crisp 1, Howie Kendrick 1 

Center  Fielders
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Kevin Pillar 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 7 109
Kevin Kiermaier 3 3 1 5 2 1 4 1 1 2 2 1 106
Billy Hamilton 4 2 3 1 3 4 2 3 3 4 3 3 97
Jackie Bradley Jr. 2 5 4 4 5 3 6 5 6 3 5 2 82
Ender Inciarte 5 4 5 3 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 80
Lorenzo Cain   9 7 6 8 7 3 6 5   6 10 43
Mike Trout 10 6 9 8 7 6 8 10 8 6 9 9 36
Jake Marisnick 6 8   8   8 10   8 5 24
Jacoby Ellsbury 7 8 7 6   9 9 8 23
Byron Buxton 6 10 10       7 6 16
Others receiving points: Jarrod Dyson 15, Odubel Herrera 11, Leonys Martin 5, Dexter Fowler 4, Michael Bourn 3, Joc Pederson 3, Randal Grichuk 2, Adam Jones 1

Right Fielders
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Mookie Betts 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 116
Adam Eaton 3 2 3 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 4 103
Jason Heyward 4 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 102
George Springer 5 5 5 4 6 4 6 8   4 4 5 65
Nick Markakis 6 4 4   4 10 10 6 4 6 8   48
Josh Reddick 10 10   5 10 7   4   5   7 30
Carlos Gonzalez 8 9 7   5 8   10   7   6 28
Gregory Polanco 6 9 6 6 8 9   6   27
Kole Calhoun 8   9   5 5   5 9 25
Max Kepler 2 7 6   8         21
Others receiving points: Giancarlo Stanton 20, Yasiel Puig 17, Bryce Harper 15, Stephen Piscotty 14, Steven Souza Jr. 7, Paulo Orlando 6, Lonnie Chisenhall 5, Curtis Granderson 4, Hunter Pence 4, Aaron Hicks 3

Catchers
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Buster Posey 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Salvador Perez 3 5 2 6 3 2 2 9   4 7 2 76
Jonathan Lucroy 5 3 6 3 7 3 6 7   3 3 5 70
Russell Martin 2 9 8 2 5 7   2 5 6 2 6 67
Yasmani Grandal 8 2 4 9 2 9 7 4 2 2 8   64
Yadier Molina 4 7 5 5 10 4 5   4   4 3 59
Derek Norris 7 4 7   8   4 3 8 5 5   48
James McCann 10 6 3 4 9 8 3       9 36
Curt Casali   10 9 4 10 10 6 6   22
Carlos Perez     6 5 9 10 10     15
Others receiving points: Martin Maldonado 15, Francisco Cervelli 13, Brian McCann 11, David Ross 11, Jason Castro 6, Matt Wieters 5, Tucker Barnhart 4, Yan Gomes 4, Miguel Montero 4, Welington Castillo 3, Sandy Leon 3, Tyler Flowers 2, Wilson Ramos 2

Pitchers
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Dallas Keuchel 2 3 2 4 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 6 103
Zack Grienke 1 2 5 2 1 8 1 2 4 3 2 1 100
Bartolo Colon   1 3 1 3 4 4 4 1 7 6 4 83
Masahiro Tanaka 3 4 1 4 3 3 3 5 8 3 2 82
R.A. Dickey 7 4 3 8 5 5 5 8 10 4 5 57
Jake Arrieta 4 6 10 6 2   8 2 1 9 51
Mike Leake   8   5 9 7   6 7   5 8 33
Kenta Maeda 9 6 5 10     4 7 7 29
Justin Verlander 5 7   6   10 6   3 29
J.A. Happ 5 10 10 7 7 9 5   10 25
Others receiving points: Kyle Hendricks 13, Johnny Cueto 11, Madison Bumgarner 8, Michael Wacha 8, Corey Kluber 7, Clayton Kershaw 6, Jose Quintana 5, Danny Duffy 3, Carlos Carrasco 2, Tony Cingrani 2, Jeremy Hellickson 2, Chase Anderson 1

Multi-Position
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Javier Baez 7 1 2 7 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 105
JarrodDyson 1 3   3 2 2 2 2 1 2   2 90
Kris Bryant   2 1 1   8 5 4 2 6 3 3 75
Darwin Barney 2 6 8 10 3 3 3 3       4 57
Jedd Gyorko   5 3 5   4 7 4   5 44
Paulo Orlando 5 4   5 6   7 5 6 10   40
Marwin Gonzalez 6 8 4   10     6   7 4   32
Aaron Hicks   10 4 7 4     8 5 28
Sean Rodriguez   9 7   9 5 2 10 24
Jose Ramirez 7 6 6   10   4   22
Others receiving points: Yoenis Cespedes 18, Hernan Perez 17, Tyler Saladino 16, Wilmer Flores 14, Eddie Rosario 14, Matt Carpenter 12, Howie Kendrick 8, Gerardo Parra 7, Coco Crisp 6, David Freese 6, Rajai Davis 4, Eduardo Nunez 4, Brandon Guyer 3, Yasmany Tomas 3, Kelly Johnson 2, Chris Owings 2, Jake Smolinski 2