Masterson continues lead in player Box-Toppers points for season; Kershaw, Cabrera, Goldschmidt among leaders

Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers weekly player standings as of Thursday, Aug. 15:

Indians pitcher Justin Masterson continues to lead all players in Box-Toppers points as of Thursday, Aug. 15, with 16.4 points. 

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, in second place overall, leads all National League players with 15.7 points. He passes previous NL leader, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (15.4), who is now in third overall. 

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers remains the leader among American League batters with 13.4 Box-Toppers points. However, Cabrera fell from seventh to ninth place overall this week.

Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks now leads among NL batters with 11.7 Box-Toppers points. Goldschmidt passed previous leader, Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies (11.0). Goldschmidt is in 20th place among all players. 

Thirty players have accumulated 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points so far this season. Only four are batters—Cabrera, Goldschmidt, Gonzalez and Chris Davis of the Orioles (11.2).

Previous player rankings report from Aug. 8. 

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Top players

As of Thursday, Aug. 15

2013 LEADERS   
1Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al16.4
2Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl15.7
3Corbin, Patrick 3027pi spari nl15.4
4Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al15.1
5Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al15.0
6Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl15.0
7Fernandez, Jose 3147pi spfla nl15.0
8Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al13.7
9Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al13.4
10Miller, Shelby 3134pi spstl nl13.4
1Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al16.4
2Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al15.1
3Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al15.0
4Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al13.7
5Hernandez, Felix 2064pi spsea al13.1
6Sale, Chris 2806pi spchi al12.7
7Sanchez, Anibal 2187pi spdet al12.7
8Tillman, Chris 2754pi spbal al10.7
9Iwakuma, Hisashi 3048pi spsea al10.7
10Kuroda, Hiroki 2401pi spnyy al10.4
1Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al13.4
2Davis, Chris 24781bbal al11.2
3Soriano, Alfonso 1445lfnyy al9.4
4Beltre, Adrian 11413btex al8.4
5Ortiz, Daviddhbos al8.2
6Raburn, Ryan 2340rf dh phcle al8.0
7Donaldson, Josh 31443boak al7.5
8Encarnacion, Edwin 20981b dhtor al7.2
9Jones, Adam 2347cfbal al7.0
10Kipnis, Jason 29332bcle al7.0
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl15.7
2Corbin, Patrick 3027pi spari nl15.4
3Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl15.0
4Fernandez, Jose 3147pi spfla nl15.0
5Miller, Shelby 3134pi spstl nl13.4
6Lynn, Lance 2992pi spstl nl13.1
7Bumgarner, Madison 2753pi spsf nl12.7
8Greinke, Zack 1871pi splad nl12.7
9Wainwright, Adam 2150pi spstl nl12.7
10Liriano, Francisco 2104pi sppit nl12.7
1Goldschmidt, Paul 29351bari nl11.7
2Gonzalez, Carlos 2460lfcol nl11.0
3Freeman, Freddie 28871batl nl9.5
4Cuddyer, Michael 1826 rfcol nl8.5
5Harper, Bryce 3011lfdc nl8.4
6Carpenter, Matt 29872bstl nl7.5
7McCann, Brian 2179caatl nl7.0
8Posey, Buster 2745casf nl7.0
9Venable, Will 2621rfsd nl7.0
10Zimmerman, Ryan 21803bdc nl6.7

BTP: Box-Toppers points for 2013 season