All-time leaders (1995-2013)

Pitcher Randy Johnson is the all-time Box-Toppers leader with 278.8 points at of the close of the 2013 season.

Alex Rodriguez, fourth place overall, is the all-time Box-Toppers leaders among batters with 179.3.

There was very little change in the all-time top 10 lists over the course of the 2013 season. Pitcher C.C. Sabathia passed pitcher Roy Halladay to move from sixth to fifth place overall.

There are only three active MLB players on the top 10 overall list prior to the start of the 2014 season: Rodriguez, pitcher C.C. Sabathia and pitcher Johan Santana.

Halladay, in sixth place overall, retired at the close of the 2013 season. Santana missed the entire 2013 season due to shoulder surgery (which had been described as "career ending") and is currently an unsigned free agent.

There are four ostensibly active batters going into the start of the 2014 season:

  • Rodriguez is the top overall batter, but his status and career are in doubt as he appeals his 211-game ban for violation of baseball's drug policy.
  • Albert Pujols, in third place overall, earned 4.0 Box-Toppers points in 2013, a career low for a season for him, as he battled injury.
  • Jim Thome, in sixth place overall, sat out the 2013 season, but is still looking to be signed in 2014 at age 43.
  • Jason Giambi, in seventh place overall, earned 3.5 Box-Toppers points in 2013, and was re-signed to the Cleveland Indians for 2014 at age 43.
  • David Ortiz, in ninth place overall, picked up 12.4 Box-Toppers points in 2013, his most productive season since 2006 (16.7 Box-Toppers points) and his third-best season in Box-Toppers points in his 17-year career. Ortiz, at 38, returns for the World Champion Red Sox. He debuted in the top 10 batter's list in May 2013.

What are those numbers after players' names?

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All-time Box-Toppers points leaders, 1995-2013

1Johnson, randypi sp 278.8
2Martinez, Pedro J.pi sp 244.8
3schilling, curtpi sp 194.1
4Rodriguez, Alex3b dhnyy al179.3
5Sabathia, C.C. 1492pi spnyy al172.3
6Halladay, Roy 1178pi spphi nl170.7
7Ramirez, mannylf dh 167.2
8Santana, Johan 1448pi spnym nl166.6
9clemens, rogerpi sp 164.8
10smoltz, johnpi sp 160.9
1Johnson, randypi sp 278.8
2Martinez, Pedro J.pi sp 244.8
3schilling, curtpi sp 194.1
4Sabathia, C.C. 1492pi spnyy al172.3
5Halladay, Roy 1178pi spphi nl170.7
6Santana, Johan 1448pi spnym nl166.6
7clemens, rogerpi sp 164.8
8smoltz, johnpi sp 160.9
9mussina, Mikepi sp 155.6
10maddux, gregpi sp 151.7
1Rodriguez, Alex3b dhnyy al179.3
2Ramirez, mannylf dh 167.2
3Pujols, Albert 1438dh 1bana al159.8
4bonds, barrylf 153.2
5jones, chipper3bretired149
6thome, jimdhfree agent146.7
7giambi, jasondh phcle al133.4
8Guerrero, Vladimirrf dhretired128.3
9Ortiz, Daviddhbos al126.4
10sheffield, garylf 124.1