Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Clutch Defense 4 and 5 for All Players Nominated for Gold Glove 2020 or 2021

The following are the top fielders in the game at each position, thus awarded a minimum of a Clutch Defense 5 (best) or CD4 (2nd best). If the player was nominated for the Gold Glover award in either league in 2021, they automatically get the best rating (CD5). If a pitcher was nominated in 2020, they also get a CD5. If a non-pitcher was nominated in 2020 but not in 2021, then they get at least a CD4 unless they were one of the few that qualified as a CD5 based on the info below:
FielderPosMin. Def
Brandon Belt1bCD4
Freddie Freeman1bCD5
Paul Goldschmidt1bCD5
Yuli Gurriel1bCD5
Max Muncy1bCD5
Matt Olson1bCD5
Anthony Rizzo1bCD4
Jared Walsh1bCD5
Evan White1bCD4
Ozzie Albies2bCD5
Tommy Edman2bCD5
David Fletcher2bCD5
Dam Frazier2bCD4
Cesar Hernandez2bCD4
Nico Hoerner2bCD4
Nicky Lopez2bCD4
Danny Mendrick2bCD4
Whit Merrifield2bCD5
Jonathan Scoop2bCD4
Marcus Semien2bCD5
Kolten Wong2bCD5
Brian Anderson3bCD4
Nolan Arenado3bCD5
Matt Chapman3bCD5
Isiah Kiner-Falefa3bCD4
Manny Machado3bCD5
Ryan McMahon3bCD5
Yon Moncada3bCD4
José Ramírez3bCD5
Gio Urshela3bCD4
Joey Wendle3bCD5
Tucker BarnhartcCD4
Willson ContrerascCD4
Yasmani GrandalcCD4
Martín MaldonadocCD5
James McCanncCD4
Yadier MolinacCD5
Sean MurphycCD5
Roberto PerezcCD4
Salvador PerezcCD5
J.T. RealmutocCD5
Jacob StallingscCD5
Michael A. TaylorcfCD5
Ronald Acuna Jr.cfCD4
Harrison BadercfCD5
Cody BellingercfCD4
Jackie Bradley Jr.cfCD5
Byron BuxtoncfCD4
Trent GrishamcfCD4
Kevin KiermaiercfCD5
Ramon LaureanocfCD4
Bryan ReynoldscfCD5
Luis RobertcfCD4
Myles StrawcfCD5
Shogo AkiyamalfCD4
Randy ArozarenalfCD5
Andrew BenintendilfCD5
Alex GordonlfCD4
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.lfCD5
Tyler O'NeilllfCD5
David PeraltalfCD5
AJ PollocklfCD5
Kyle TuckerlfCD4
José BerríospCD5
Griffin CanningpCD5
Zach DaviespCD5
Max FriedpCD5
Zack GreinkepCD5
Kyle HendrickspCD5
Dallas KeuchelpCD5
Kenta MaedapCD5
Alec MillspCD5
Zach PlesacpCD5
Zack WheelerpCD5
Mookie BettsrfCD5
Charlie BlackmonrfCD4
Adam DuvallrfCD5
Clint FrazierrfCD4
Joey GallorfCD5
Jason HeywardrfCD4
Hunter RenfroerfCD5
Anthony SantanderrfCD4
Kyle TuckerrfCD5
Mike YastrzemskirfCD5
Javier BaezssCD4
Carlos CorreassCD5
Brandon CrawfordssCD5
J.P. CrawfordssCD5
JP CrawfordssCD4
Niko GoodrumssCD4
Francisco LindorssCD5
Kevin NewmanssCD5
Miguel RojasssCD4
Andrelton SimmonsssCD5
Dansby SwansonssCD4

On the new cards, each player is assigned only his main position, however they can play other positions as indciated:

Centerfielders (CF) can now move to RF or LF with their Error Rating only increased by 1.

Rightfielders (RF) and Leftfielders (LF) can flip to the other position with an Error Rating only increased by 1, and if they have an On-base Running of A or B, they can also move to centerfield with an Error Rating only increased by 1.

Shorstops (SS) can play Third Base (3B) or Second Base (2B) with an Error Rating only one higher. Admittedly this was partly driven by our Puerto Rican team having three Gold Glove Shortstop nominees on the roster in Correa, Lindor and Baez.

Third-baseman (3B) can play First Base (1B) with the error rating increased by 1.

In addition, any player who played one to nine games at any other position can play that position with an E7, CD1, and for catcher TA or outfielder T2.

If a player plays a position he did not play during the season then he plays with an E10 and if Catcher a TC or if Outfield a T2.

Fielding Background Previously Posted

Based on runs erased by fielders their Clutch Defensive Rating in the game is somewhere between a CD1 (worst) and a CD5 (best). However, we only give a couple of CD5 spots out based on this rating - we mainly save them for players who have been nominated for a Gold Glove in the last 4 seasons. We just still believe observations has to be part of fielding ratings - as great as the improvement in stats has been.

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