Top players: Velander, Kershaw atop 2012-13 lists

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is the top-ranked player in Box-Toppers points since the start of the 2012 season.

Verlander has 26.8 Box-Toppers points in that span, 24.8 in 2012 and 2.0 so far in 2013.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw leads among all National League players with 23.8 points (20.8 in 2012 and 3.0 in 2013).

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers leads among American League batters with 15.9 points (11.7 in 2012 and 4.2 in 2013). Cabrera's strong performance so far this season has moved him to the top spot from third place on this list at the start of the season, passing both Adrian Beltre of the Rangers and Chris Davis of the Orioles.

Ryan Braun of the Brewers is NL's top batter with 12.5 points, all scored in 2012.

The player with the most points so far in 2013 is Paul Maholm of the Braves with 4.7 points. He has moved up to eighth place among NL pitchers for 2012-13, with 15.4 points.

The combined two season totals for players gives a better, more accurate picture of where they stand, especially early into the new season.

What are those numbers after players' names?

2012-2013 LEADERS   
 OVERALL LEADERSPOSTEAMPTS
1Verlander, Justin 2112pi spdet al26.8
2Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl23.8
3Dickey, R.A. 1734pi sptor al22.1
4Strasburg, Stephen 2736pi spdc nl21.4
5Hernandez, Felix 2064pi spsea al20.4
6Gonzalez, Gio 2626pi spdc nl19.7
7Lynn, Lance 2992pi spstl nl19.7
8Bumgarner, Madison 2753pi spsf nl19.4
9Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al18.8
10Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al18.7
     
 AL PITCHERS   
1Verlander, Justin 2112pi spdet al26.8
2Dickey, R.A. 1734pi sptor al22.1
3Hernandez, Felix 2064pi spsea al20.4
4Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al18.8
5Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al18.7
6Sale, Chris 2806pi spchi al17.7
7Sabathia, C.C. 1492pi spnyy al17.1
8Kuroda, Hiroki 2401pi spnyy al16.4
9Weaver, Jered 2178pi spana al15.4
10Shields, Jamie (James) 2157pi spkc al14.7
     
 AL BATTERS   
1Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al15.9
2Davis, Chris 24781b lf dh rfbal al14
3Beltre, Adrian 11413btex al13
4Hamilton, Josh 2332cf lfana al11.5
5Butler, Billy 23301b dhkc al11.2
6Trout, Mike 2949cf rf lfana al11
7Mauer, Joe 1869ca dhmin al10.5
8Moss, Brandon 25201boak al10
9Rios, Alex 1989rfchi al9.9
10Napoli, Mike 21611b cabos al9.2
     
 NL PITCHERS   
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl23.8
2Strasburg, Stephen 2736pi spdc nl21.4
3Gonzalez, Gio 2626pi spdc nl19.7
4Lynn, Lance 2992pi spstl nl19.7
5Bumgarner, Madison 2753pi spsf nl19.4
6Medlen, Kris 2596pi spatl nl18
7Chapman, Aroldis 2826pi cpcin nl16
8Maholm, Paul 2078pi spatl nl15.4
9Latos, Mat 2644pi spcin nl15.4
10Kimbrel, Craig 2825pi cpatl nl15
     
 NL BATTERS   
1Braun, Ryan J. 2300lfmil nl12.5
2Gonzalez, Carlos 2460lfcol nl12.2
3Holliday, Matt 1836lfstl nl11.7
4Phillips, Brandon 16912bcin nl11
5Kemp, Matt 2151cflad nl10
6Freese, David 27103bstl nl9.7
7McCutchen, Andrew 2637cfpit nl9.5
8Uggla, Dan 21582batl nl9.5
9Wright, David 19113bnym nl9.5
10Hill, Aaron 20562bari nl9