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What is Field Value?

Field Value (FV) is the fielding rating for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value.  This rating is given to each player at each position they play during the season with over1 inning played per max games (162) at that position, as well as a total fielding rating given to a player for each season for players who played more than one position.  A minimum grade is given per position to any player with under162 innings played.

Each position has different maximum, average, and minimum rating values per the difficulty and value of that position, which folds into the overall value of PEVA for that season.

FV Scale Maximums
 Catcher - 2.10
Shortstop - 1.75
Outfield - 1.70
Third Base - 1.70
Second Base - 1.50
First Base - 1.40
Pitcher - 1.15

For more information on FV, PEVA, and our other stats, see the About Our Stats page and
other pages listed there.

Silver Mitt Awards
Are Baseball Evaluation's version of the Golden Gloves.  Check to see just where the Gold Glove winners of this year fit into the Field Value and Silver Mitt rankings.

Baseball Evaluation

2014 Fielding

Individual Player Ratings
2014 Player Ratings
Pitching Grades
Batting Grades
Fielding Grades
Team Index/Individual Players
Team Power Rankings
Fielding Ratings 2014  2013
Silver Mitt Awards (Per Field Value)
Position American League National League
OF Jackie Bradley, BOS
Jacoby Ellsburg, NYA
Lorenzo Cain, KCA
Denard Span, WAS
Jason Heyward, ATL
Billy Hamilton, CIN
1B Albert Pujols, LAA Justin Morneau, COL
2B Dustin Pedroia, BOS DJ LeMahieu, COL
3B Kyle Seager, SEA Pablo Sandoval, SFN
SS Alexei Ramirez, CHA Jimmy Rollins, PHI
C Mike Zunino, SEA Yadier Molina, SLN
P Dallas Keutchel, HOU Nathan Eovaldi, MIA
     
Fielding Ratings
Outfield First Base Second Base
Third Base Shortstop Catcher
Pitcher

OUTFIELD

Rank Year Name Last Tm Lg POS INN FPCT. RF A/9IP FV
1 2014 Jackie Bradley BOS AL CF 1012.0 0.997 2.82 0.116 1.70
2 2014 Jason Heyward ATL NL RF 1317.0 0.997 2.56 0.062 1.66
3 2014 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY AL CF 1237.0 0.997 2.79 0.022 1.64
4 2014 Billy Hamilton CIN NL CF 1199.3 0.994 2.64 0.075 1.63
5 2014 Lorenzo Cain KCR AL CF 1111.7 0.994 2.80 0.065 1.63
6 2014 Nick Markakis BAL AL RF 1314.3 1.000 2.10 0.075 1.62
7 2014 Sam Fuld MIN AL CF 863.7 0.993 3.01 0.073 1.60
8 2014 Desmond Jennings TBR AL CF 1033.3 1.000 2.69 0.017 1.59
9 2014 Steve Pearce BAL AL LF 271.0 1.000 2.66 0.166 1.58
10 2014 Leonys Martin TEX AL CF 1247.3 0.982 3.07 0.079 1.58
11 2014 Mike Trout LAA AL CF 1314.0 0.992 2.65 0.027 1.58
12 2014 Alex Gordon KCR AL LF 1372.7 0.994 2.29 0.052 1.58
13 2014 Denard Span WSN NL CF 1302.7 0.990 2.65 0.048 1.57
14 2014 Michael Brantley CLE AL LF 1304.3 0.996 1.95 0.083 1.56
15 2014 Colby Rasmus TOR AL CF 719.3 0.996 2.97 0.038 1.54
16 2014 Adam Eaton CHW AL CF 1043.7 0.988 2.77 0.078 1.54
17 2014 Will Venable SDP NL CF 955.7 1.000 2.42 0.028 1.53
18 2014 Marcell Ozuna MIA NL CF 1308.7 0.987 2.52 0.069 1.53
19 2014 Curtis Granderson NYM NL RF 1328.3 0.994 2.12 0.054 1.53
20 2014 Craig Gentry OAK AL CF 560.0 0.994 2.59 0.129 1.52
21 2014 Carlos Gomez MIL NL CF 1269.7 0.986 2.57 0.050 1.50
22 2014 Nate Schierholtz CHC NL RF 755.3 1.000 2.01 0.107 1.50
23 2014 Kole Calhoun LAA AL RF 1036.3 0.996 2.08 0.078 1.50
24 2014 Adam Jones BAL AL CF 1368.3 0.984 2.51 0.046 1.49
25 2014 A.J. Pollock ARI NL CF 585.3 0.994 2.44 0.123 1.49
26 2014 Melky Cabrera TOR AL LF 1173.7 0.992 1.94 0.100 1.49
27 2014 Jake Marisnick HOU AL RF 534.0 0.989 2.95 0.101 1.49
28 2014 Jose Bautista TOR AL RF 1134.7 0.987 2.33 0.095 1.48
29 2014 Yasiel Puig LAD NL RF 1233.0 0.989 1.96 0.109 1.48
30 2014 Gregor Blanco SFG NL CF 890.7 0.996 2.27 0.061 1.48
31 2014 Austin Jackson DET AL CF 1326.0 0.985 2.59 0.027 1.47
32 2014 Brett Gardner NYY AL LF 1252.3 0.993 2.05 0.036 1.46
33 2014 Aaron Hicks MIN AL CF 528.0 0.989 3.02 0.068 1.46
34 2014 Ender Inciarte ARI NL CF 909.0 0.982 2.73 0.099 1.46
35 2014 Christian Yelich MIA NL LF 1258.7 0.993 1.98 0.043 1.46
36 2014 Juan Lagares NYM NL CF 945.0 0.984 2.85 0.057 1.45
37 2014 Angel Pagan SFG NL CF 775.3 0.995 2.46 0.035 1.45
38 2014 Ben Zobrist TBR AL LF 358.3 1.000 2.59 0.050 1.44
39 2014 Michael Cuddyer COL NL RF 279.3 1.000 1.97 0.161 1.44
40 2014 Ryan Braun MIL NL RF 1168.0 0.993 2.07 0.039 1.44
41 2014 Ben Revere PHI NL CF 1199.0 0.988 2.44 0.015 1.44
42 2014 Michael Bourn CLE AL CF 925.7 0.992 2.33 0.049 1.44
43 2014 Alejandro De Aza CHW AL LF 1156.3 0.989 2.16 0.047 1.43
44 2014 Anthony Gose TOR AL CF 656.3 0.995 2.59 0.027 1.43
45 2014 Seth Smith SDP NL LF 1034.3 0.996 1.95 0.044 1.43
46 2014 B.J. Upton ATL NL CF 1218.3 0.980 2.50 0.066 1.42
47 2014 Hunter Pence SFG NL RF 1426.0 0.984 2.00 0.057 1.42
48 2014 Jim Adduci TEX AL LF 206.3 1.000 2.66 0.044 1.41
49 2014 Jarrod Dyson KCR AL CF 691.3 0.983 3.02 0.052 1.41
50 2014 Tony Gwynn PHI NL CF 189.3 1.000 2.33 0.095 1.41
51 2014 David Lough BAL AL LF 500.3 0.993 2.50 0.072 1.40
52 2014 Jon Jay STL NL CF 987.3 0.992 2.27 0.018 1.40
53 2014 Giancarlo Stanton MIA NL RF 1262.3 0.982 2.32 0.050 1.40
54 2014 Josh Willingham MIN AL LF 447.3 1.000 2.19 0.060 1.40
55 2014 Marlon Byrd PHI NL RF 1337.3 0.982 2.25 0.040 1.40
56 2014 Dustin Ackley SEA AL LF 1130.0 0.992 1.98 0.032 1.40
57 2014 Kevin Pillar TOR AL LF 281.7 1.000 2.33 0.064 1.39
58 2014 J.B. Shuck LAA AL LF 226.7 1.000 2.26 0.079 1.38
59 2014 Ichiro Suzuki NYY AL RF 886.7 0.995 1.96 0.041 1.38
60 2014 Rajai Davis DET AL LF 1058.0 0.983 2.41 0.051 1.38
61 2014 Ryan Sweeney CHC NL CF 426.7 0.990 2.13 0.148 1.38
62 2014 Nelson Cruz BAL AL LF 580.7 1.000 2.08 0.031 1.37
63 2014 Mark Trumbo ARI NL LF 358.7 1.000 1.76 0.125 1.37
64 2014 Allen Craig STL NL RF 690.7 1.000 1.88 0.039 1.37
65 2014 Nori Aoki KCR AL RF 958.3 0.991 2.04 0.047 1.37
66 2014 Chris Parmelee MIN AL RF 387.3 0.991 2.46 0.093 1.37
67 2014 Eric Young NYM NL LF 580.3 0.993 2.08 0.093 1.36
68 2014 Charlie Blackmon COL NL RF 1201.3 0.979 2.42 0.045 1.36
69 2014 Peter Bourjos STL NL CF 649.3 0.990 2.69 0.000 1.35
70 2014 Alex Presley HOU AL LF 572.0 1.000 1.86 0.047 1.35
71 2014 Michael Saunders SEA AL RF 556.7 1.000 2.07 0.016 1.35
72 2014 Daniel Nava BOS AL RF 774.7 0.984 2.17 0.105 1.35
73 2014 Chris Heisey CIN NL LF 544.0 1.000 2.17 0.000 1.34
74 2014 Khris Davis MIL NL LF 1156.3 0.988 1.98 0.016 1.34
75 2014 Chris Denorfia SDP NL RF 691.0 0.989 2.37 0.039 1.34
76 2014 Chris Young NYM NL LF 739.7 0.989 2.12 0.073 1.34
77 2014 Dan Robertson TEX AL LF 396.7 0.981 2.38 0.159 1.32
78 2014 Brandon Guyer TBR AL LF 537.7 1.000 2.04 0.000 1.32
79 2014 Danny Santana MIN AL CF 535.7 0.977 2.89 0.084 1.32
80 2014 Travis Snider PIT NL RF 612.7 0.991 1.70 0.118 1.32
81 2014 Don Kelly DET AL RF 182.0 1.000 2.47 0.000 1.31
82 2014 Yoenis Cespedes OAK AL LF 1125.7 0.976 1.93 0.128 1.31
83 2014 Jordan Danks CHW AL CF 306.7 0.989 2.76 0.029 1.31
84 2014 Ryan Ludwick CIN NL LF 751.7 1.000 1.63 0.012 1.30
85 2014 David Murphy CLE AL RF 1002.0 0.986 1.90 0.054 1.30
86 2014 Mookie Betts BOS AL CF 326.7 0.989 2.40 0.083 1.30
87 2014 Jayson Werth WSN NL RF 1220.7 0.981 1.88 0.059 1.30
88 2014 Marc Krauss HOU AL LF 165.0 1.000 2.07 0.055 1.30
89 2014 Jose Tabata PIT NL RF 307.0 1.000 1.67 0.088 1.30
90 2014 Gregory Polanco PIT NL RF 619.0 0.987 2.17 0.073 1.30
91 2014 Andrew McCutchen PIT NL CF 1286.0 0.981 2.11 0.007 1.29
92 2014 Kirk Nieuwenhuis NYM NL CF 217.3 0.981 2.15 0.207 1.29
93 2014 Alex Rios TEX AL RF 962.3 0.977 2.39 0.056 1.29
94 2014 Kevin Kiermaier TBR AL RF 824.7 0.976 2.64 0.055 1.29
95 2014 Collin Cowgill LAA AL RF 682.3 0.984 2.36 0.053 1.29
96 2014 Brock Holt BOS AL RF 382.3 1.000 1.91 0.024 1.28
97 2014 Andre Ethier LAD NL CF 714.3 0.994 1.94 0.013 1.28
98 2014 Domonic Brown PHI NL LF 1041.3 0.989 1.61 0.035 1.27
99 2014 Dexter Fowler HOU AL CF 959.0 0.980 2.27 0.038 1.27
100 2014 Shane Victorino BOS AL RF 263.7 1.000 1.95 0.034 1.27
101 2014 Jay Bruce CIN NL RF 1136.3 0.980 1.89 0.063 1.27
102 2014 Abraham Almonte SEA AL CF 429.7 0.949 2.74 0.126 1.27
103 2014 Ryan Zimmerman WSN NL LF 265.7 1.000 1.69 0.068 1.27
104 2014 Cameron Maybin SDP NL CF 631.0 0.988 2.31 0.014 1.27
105 2014 Justin Ruggiano CHC NL RF 461.7 0.991 2.26 0.019 1.26
106 2014 John Mayberry PHI NL LF 219.0 1.000 1.89 0.041 1.26
107 2014 Grady Sizemore BOS AL LF 758.3 0.988 1.96 0.036 1.26
108 2014 Robbie Grossman HOU AL LF 865.0 0.984 1.90 0.062 1.26
109 2014 Oscar Taveras STL NL RF 500.0 0.991 1.98 0.054 1.26
110 2014 Jason Kubel MIN AL LF 353.3 1.000 1.94 0.000 1.25
111 2014 Jake Smolinski TEX AL LF 172.0 1.000 2.15 0.000 1.25
112 2014 Emilio Bonifacio CHC NL CF 538.0 0.986 2.33 0.033 1.25
113 2014 Gerardo Parra ARI NL RF 1161.0 0.974 2.02 0.070 1.24
114 2014 Drew Stubbs COL NL CF 835.0 0.969 2.39 0.075 1.24
115 2014 Josh Harrison PIT NL RF 362.3 0.988 1.96 0.099 1.23
116 2014 Endy Chavez SEA AL RF 452.3 1.000 1.59 0.020 1.23
117 2014 Tyler Holt CLE AL RF 189.3 1.000 2.04 0.000 1.23
118 2014 Brandon Moss OAK AL LF 622.3 0.985 1.87 0.087 1.23
119 2014 James Jones SEA AL CF 698.3 0.988 2.05 0.013 1.23
120 2014 Oswaldo Arcia MIN AL RF 846.7 0.975 2.12 0.085 1.22
121 2014 Carlos Quentin SDP NL LF 229.0 1.000 1.69 0.039 1.22
122 2014 Jordan Schafer MIN AL LF 501.3 0.984 2.28 0.036 1.21
123 2014 Bryce Harper WSN NL LF 841.3 0.978 1.87 0.096 1.21
124 2014 Matthew Joyce TBR AL LF 729.0 0.982 1.99 0.062 1.21
125 2014 Justin Upton ATL NL LF 1319.7 0.972 1.88 0.034 1.21
126 2014 Coco Crisp OAK AL CF 900.7 0.985 1.94 0.000 1.21
127 2014 Torii Hunter DET AL RF 1114.0 0.978 1.80 0.040 1.20
128 2014 Efren Navarro LAA AL LF 202.0 0.982 2.41 0.089 1.20
129 2014 Carlos Gonzalez COL NL LF 525.7 0.990 1.71 0.051 1.19
130 2014 Matt den Dekker NYM NL LF 360.0 0.986 1.82 0.100 1.19
131 2014 Wil Myers TBR AL RF 676.3 0.976 2.21 0.067 1.19
132 2014 Juan Perez SFG NL LF 280.0 0.985 2.15 0.064 1.18
133 2014 Matt Kemp LAD NL RF 1195.7 0.971 1.76 0.053 1.18
134 2014 Mike Aviles CLE AL LF 203.7 1.000 1.28 0.044 1.18
135 2014 George Springer HOU AL RF 679.0 0.960 2.24 0.080 1.18
136 2014 Enrique Hernandez HOU AL CF 225.0 0.970 2.56 0.120 1.18
137 2014 Brandon Barnes COL NL RF 516.0 0.983 2.04 0.052 1.18
138 2014 Josh Reddick OAK AL RF 882.3 0.976 2.04 0.051 1.17
139 2014 Matt Holliday STL NL LF 1280.7 0.972 1.72 0.035 1.17
140 2014 J.D. Martinez DET AL LF 931.7 0.980 1.92 0.010 1.17
141 2014 Logan Schafer MIL NL RF 285.7 0.983 1.83 0.126 1.17
142 2014 Chris Coghlan CHC NL LF 829.3 0.978 1.91 0.054 1.17
143 2014 Dayan Viciedo CHW AL RF 1030.3 0.965 1.92 0.044 1.16
144 2014 Michael Choice TEX AL LF 495.0 0.969 2.25 0.091 1.15
145 2014 Josh Hamilton LAA AL LF 668.7 0.972 2.32 0.040 1.14
146 2014 Arismendy Alcantara CHC NL CF 421.0 0.958 2.44 0.064 1.13
147 2014 Reed Johnson MIA NL LF 236.0 0.979 1.75 0.153 1.12
148 2014 Skip Schumaker CIN NL LF 418.3 0.987 1.59 0.065 1.12
149 2014 Avisail Garcia CHW AL RF 401.0 0.978 1.98 0.090 1.12
150 2014 Corey Dickerson COL NL LF 870.0 0.977 1.79 0.021 1.11
151 2014 Stefen Romero SEA AL RF 318.3 0.986 1.92 0.028 1.10
152 2014 Junior Lake CHC NL LF 633.7 0.955 2.10 0.043 1.09
153 2014 Moises Sierra CHW AL RF 418.3 0.970 2.07 0.086 1.08
154 2014 L.J. Hoes HOU AL LF 328.3 0.974 2.03 0.110 1.08
155 2014 Mike Morse SFG NL LF 579.0 0.982 1.69 0.031 1.08
156 2014 Randal Grichuk STL NL RF 218.3 0.966 2.31 0.082 1.08
157 2014 David Peralta ARI NL RF 726.3 0.972 1.71 0.074 1.08
158 2014 Starling Marte PIT NL LF 1105.0 0.968 1.48 0.033 1.07
159 2014 Raul Ibanez LAA AL LF 173.0 0.980 2.50 0.000 1.07
160 2014 Shin-Soo Choo TEX AL LF 627.3 0.971 1.91 0.057 1.07
161 2014 Chris Dickerson CLE AL LF 235.3 0.964 2.03 0.115 1.07
162 2014 Ryan Kalish CHC NL LF 237.3 0.982 2.09 0.000 1.04
163 2014 Carl Crawford LAD NL LF 736.0 0.978 1.63 0.012 1.03
164 2014 Rymer Liriano SDP NL RF 256.3 0.937 2.07 0.070 1.02
165 2014 Jorge Soler CHC NL RF 205.0 0.958 2.02 0.088 1.02
166 2014 Tyler Colvin SFG NL LF 310.0 0.982 1.57 0.058 1.02
167 2014 Jonny Gomes BOS AL LF 631.7 0.969 1.77 0.028 1.01
168 2014 Scott Van Slyke LAD NL LF 393.3 0.977 1.92 0.023 1.01
169 2014 Cody Ross ARI NL LF 404.0 0.971 1.47 0.111 1.00
170 2014 Carlos Beltran NYY AL RF 259.7 0.946 1.84 0.069 1.00
171 2014 Cole Gillespie SEA AL LF 183.0 0.959 2.31 0.000 1.00
172 2014 Ryan Raburn CLE AL RF 281.3 0.960 1.54 0.096 1.00
173 2014 Alfredo Marte ARI NL LF 206.3 0.953 1.79 0.044 1.00
174 2014 Alfonso Soriano NYY AL RF 264.0 0.953 1.40 0.068 1.00
175 2014 Nate McLouth WSN NL LF 318.0 0.970 1.81 0.000 1.00
176 2014 Bobby Abreu NYM NL RF 206.0 0.949 1.62 0.000 1.00


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Note: Note: Bold reflects 2014 Gold Glove Winner
Silver Mitt Award Winner - Minimum 900 Innings Played at the position, except Pitcher 162 Innings Played

Fielding Statistics (Preliminary) as of 10-1-14.  Based on Innings Played, Fielding Percentage, Range Factor, Stolen Base Percentage Caught (Catcher and Pitcher), Assists per 9 IP (OF).
Fielding Ratings given for all players with minimum of 162 Innings Played at each position.

Fielding Ratings in the Stat Geek Baseball PEVA system are meant to give a grade that relates to value for payroll purposes.  A player with a low amount of innings played at a position may be rated lower for that purpose, but be a better defensive player.  They would be rated higher in the PEVA/FV system with higher innings played, but their FV is lower due to lack of use.

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