The Fielding Bible Awards

Below we show the final point tally for The Fielding Bible Awards in the 2013 season. We asked a panel of experts to complete a ten-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 similar to Major League Baseballís MVP voting: ten points for a first place vote, nine for second, etc., down to one point for tenth place. We cover all nine positions, looking at only their fielding work for the 2013 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.

First Basemen
First Basemen Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Paul Goldschmidt 1 1 1 3 1 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 110
Anthony Rizzo 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 6 98
Adrian Gonzalez 4 3 2 2 5 3 1 1 3 4 4 89
Freddie Freeman 5 4 7 5 7 7 6 4 5 7 5 59
Joey Votto 10 5 6 2 1 8 3 7 8 6 54
Mike Napoli 9 6 4 5 8 10 5 9 5 4 3 53
Eric Hosmer 7 7 10 4 8 4 7 9 2 41
Brandon Belt 2 8 2 5 6 5 9 40
James Loney 6 9 9 1 9 8 10 10 3 34
Justin Morneau 8 8 6 10 6 8 20
Others receiving points: Yonder Alonso 14, Adam LaRoche 14, Mark Trumbo 11, Nick Swisher 10, Todd Helton 5, Lyle Overbay 4, Allen Craig 3, Mitch Moreland 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 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 118
Darwin Barney 5 2 2 3 4 2 3 2 3 4 2 2 98
Mark Ellis 3 3 7 4 7 9 3 2 2 3 7 71
Ben Zobrist 6 9 3 2 6 6 4 6 4 4 60
Brandon Phillips 9 6 5 5 9 1 4 7 6 9 3 57
Ian Kinsler 4 4 4 8 2 4 5 7 7 54
Robinson Cano 2 7 10 5 4 7 6 9 9 6 5 51
Brian Dozier 10 5 2 8 5 8 3 8 8 42
D.J. LeMahieu 8 6 7 6 10 10 5 7 5 9 37
Neil Walker 10 3 8 5 18
Others receiving points: Chase Utley 12, Ryan Goins 8, Omar Infante 8, Dustin Ackley 6, Gordon Beckham 5, Emilio Bonifacio 5, Jason Kipnis 3, Jose Altuve 2, Elliot Johnson 2, Eric Sogard 2, Aaron Hill 1

Third Basemen
Third Basemen Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Manny Machado 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120
Nolan Arenado 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 100
Evan Longoria 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 96
Josh Donaldson 4 4 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 4 5 6 74
Juan Uribe 5 3 4 4 9 4 3 5 3 7 63
David Wright 7 8 7 10 8 8 5 7 9 7 6 9 41
Brett Lawrie 10 9 8 6 5 7 6 2 35
Todd Frazier 5 7 6 7 7 10 6 9 7 35
Matt Dominguez 3 6 7 8 10 6 8 8 32
Adrian Beltre 8 9 6 4 6 5 28
Others receiving points: Chase Headley 15, Luis Valbuena 9, Martin Prado 4, Jeff Bianchi 3, Trevor Plouffe 3, Ryan Zimmerman 2

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
Elvis Andrus 7 2 4 2 4 3 3 4 5 3 73
Pedro Florimon 3 5 10 3 7 4 4 3 2 6 63
Clint Barmes 3 2 8 9 6 2 2 2 7 58
Troy Tulowitzki 4 4 8 3 2 8 9 3 7 4 58
Alcides Escobar 5 9 3 2 5 2 5 5 9 8 57
J.J. Hardy 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 8 4 5 10 54
Brendan Ryan 8 7 5 10 9 7 5 7 3 38
Jose Iglesias 2 8 5 5 9 2 35
Yunel Escobar 7 6 8 7 6 6 10 5 33
Others receiving points: Pete Kozma 19, Zack Cozart 17, Jean Segura 14, Didi Gregorius 5, Stephen Drew 4, Cliff Pennington 4, Alexei Ramirez 4, Ian Desmond 3, Brandon Crawford 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 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 112
Starling Marte 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 112
Carlos Gonzalez 2 3 3 4 3 1 3 5 3 5 3 3 94
David Murphy 5 4 4 6 6 9 5 3 4 4 5 66
Andy Dirks 4 5 5 8 4 7 6 4 5 4 58
Michael Brantley 7 6 9 7 6 8 8 3 8 5 43
Yoenis Cespedes 6 8 6 5 9 8 10 9 6 6 7 41
Carl Crawford 10 9 2 10 10 7 7 7 9 28
Bryce Harper 9 9 8 4 9 9 10 4 26
Vernon Wells 10 7 5 7 7 19
Others receiving points: Logan Schafer 15, Nate McLouth 14, Eric Young 10, Rajai Davis 6, Domonic Brown 5, J.B. Shuck 5, Jonny Gomes 4, Alfonso Soriano 3

Center Fielders
Center Fielders Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Carlos Gomez 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 119
Juan Lagares 6 2 2 2 2 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 110
Jacoby Ellsbury 2 3 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 74
Lorenzo Cain 9 4 3 7 4 10 2 4 3 3 5 67
A.J. Pollock 10 5 4 10 5 6 9 4 4 5 4 55
Andrew McCutchen 3 6 8 3 3 8 8 6 8 9 48
Brandon Barnes 7 8 7 7 5 10 6 8 9 32
Leonys Martin 7 6 8 8 10 5 7 26
Denard Span 10 5 6 6 7 10 8 25
Mike Trout 9 8 1 3 23
Others receiving points: Craig Gentry 23, Austin Jackson 19, Colby Rasmus 18, Michael Bourn 12, Brett Gardner 8, Adam Jones 6, Coco Crisp 5

Right Fielders
Right Fielders Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Gerardo Parra 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 117
Shane Victorino 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 106
Jason Heyward 3 2 5 3 4 5 3 2 3 3 3 2 94
Jay Bruce 2 4 3 3 4 4 6 4 4 4 7 76
Josh Reddick 6 5 6 4 5 3 5 4 5 5 5 4 75
Norichika Aoki 7 6 4 6 6 10 5 6 8 41
Ichiro Suzuki 8 8 8 5 7 9 8 9 8 6 5 40
Yasiel Puig 5 7 9 10 7 10 7 6 27
David Lough 9 7 7 10 6 6 10 22
Marlon Byrd 10 8 9 10 7 9 9 15
Others receiving points: Drew Stubbs 12, Chris Denorfia 12, Marcell Ozuna 5, Will Venable 4, Matt Joyce 3, Hunter Pence 3, Nate Schierholtz 3, Wil Myers 2, Cody Ross 2, Jose Bautista 1

Catchers
Catchers Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Tango Fan Poll Total Points
Yadier Molina 1 1 2 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 114
Russell Martin 6 2 1 1 1 4 4 3 1 2 2 3 102
Salvador Perez 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 101
Welington Castillo 4 4 7 10 2 7 3 4 4 7 8 61
Yan Gomes 7 5 8 5 5 5 7 5 4 5 54
Jonathan Lucroy 7 5 4 10 8 5 8 30
Buster Posey 5 9 7 10 8 8 10 5 9 9 30
Joe Mauer 9 8 7 10 6 8 9 6 25
Chris Stewart 9 8 6 7 9 4 23
A.J. Ellis 6 5 6 6 10 10 23
Others receiving points: Matt Wieters 21, Jose Molina 20, Jeff Mathis 19, Ryan Hanigan 12, Brian McCann 8, Miguel Montero 6, J.P. Arencibia 4, Jarrod Saltalamacchia 3, Wilson Ramos 2, Carlos Ruiz 2

Pitchers
Pitchers Bill BIS Video Scouts Brian Dave Doug Hal Joe John Mark Peter Rob Ben Total Points
R.A. Dickey 2 2 3 4 1 1 2 1 2 4 2 3 105
Zack Greinke 3 1 5 2 4 1 2 1 2 1 1 98
Mark Buehrle 6 3 1 1 2 8 5 3 6 5 8 73
Patrick Corbin 8 4 7 2 3 5 3 7 1 2 68
Hiroki Kuroda 7 6 2 3 8 6 9 7 3 7 52
Mike Leake 9 5 6 6 5 7 4 8 9 6 10 46
Clayton Kershaw 5 4 8 5 7 6 31
Julio Teheran 8 6 9 10 4 8 4 9 30
Madison Bumgarner 3 4 9 7 5 27
Adam Wainwright 9 10 9 6 3 6 23
Others receiving points: Andrew Cashner 23, Kyle Kendrick 20, Hisashi Iwakuma 15, David Price 11, James Shields 9, Jorge de la Rosa 6, Hector Santiago 6, Joe Saunders 3, Hyun-Jin Ryu 3, Chris Tillman 3, Mike Minor 2, Andy Pettitte 2, Francisco Liriano 1, Trevor Cahill 1, Cliff Lee 1, Wade Miley 1