Top 10: Kershaw among best players for 2013

Five players are tied at the top the 2013 Box-Toppers leaders list less than two weeks into the season.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who led National League players in Box-Toppers points in 2012, is one of the five with 3.0 Box-Toppers points.

The others are Braves pitcher Paul Maholm, Indians pitcher Justin Masterson, Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss and Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.

All five players have been named Player of the Game in two of their teams' wins. In one of the wins, each player was also named Player of the Day, earning 2.0 Box-Toppers points for the game.

Kershaw, Maholm and Harvey lead all NL pitchers.

Masterson leads all American League pitchers.

Moss leads all AL batters.

Two players are tied at the top of the NL batters list: Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter and Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer both have 2.5 Box-Toppers points.

Obviously, the season is very young, teams have only played about 10 games and most players on the list have only been named Player of the Game once, so the statistics are a little threadbare. As the season progresses, those statistics will fill in, giving a better picture of the best players. We'll have another report on 2013's top players in a couple of weeks.

What are those numbers after players' names?

2013 LEADERS   
 OVERALL LEADERSPOSTEAMPTS
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl3
2Maholm, Paul 2078pi spatl nl3
3Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al3
4Moss, Brandon 25201boak al3
5Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl3
6Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al2.7
7Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al2.7
8Carpenter, Matt 29872b lf 1b rfstl nl2.5
9Cuddyer, Michael 1826 rf phcol nl2.5
10Gonzalez, Gio 2626pi spdc nl2
     
 AL PITCHERS   
1Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al3
2Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al2.7
3Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al2
4Sale, Chris 2806pi spchi al2
5Bedard, Erik 1914pi sphou al2
6Hernandez, Felix 2064pi spsea al1.7
7Buchholz, Clay 2363pi spbos al1.7
8Guthrie, Jeremy 2290pi spkc al1.7
9Happ, J.A. 2536pi sptor al1.7
10Ogando, Alexi 2739pi sptex al1.7
     
 AL BATTERS   
1Moss, Brandon 25201boak al3
2Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al2.7
3Davis, Chris 24781b lf dh rfbal al2
4Fielder, Prince 20291bdet al2
5Butler, Billy 23301b dhkc al1.5
6Pujols, Albert 1438dh 1bana al1.5
7Wieters, Matt 2643cabal al1.5
8Reddick, Josh 2936rfoak al1.5
9Saltalamacchia, Jarod 2355cabos al1.5
10Hosmer, Eric 28861bkc al1.5
     
 NL PITCHERS   
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl3
2Maholm, Paul 2078pi spatl nl3
3Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl3
4Gonzalez, Gio 2626pi spdc nl2
5Lynn, Lance 2992pi spstl nl2
6Greinke, Zack 1871pi splad nl2
7Samardzija, Jeff 2495pi spchi nl2
8Minor, Mike 2894pi spatl nl2
9Lee, Cliff 1798pi spphi nl2
10Bumgarner, Madison 2753pi spsf nl1.7
     
 NL BATTERS   
1Carpenter, Matt 29872b lf 1b rfstl nl2.5
2Cuddyer, Michael 1826rf phcol nl2.5
3Harper, Bryce 3011lfdc nl1.7
4Pollock, A.J. 3142cfari nl1.7
5Phillips, Brandon 16912bcin nl1.5
6Gonzalez, Carlos 2460lfcol nl1.5
7Bruce, Jay 2453rfcin nl1.5
8Venable, Will 2621rfsd nl1.5
9Werth, Jayson 1664rfdc nl1.5
10Cowgill, Collin 3046cf lfnym nl1.5