Dodgers' Kershaw holds lead in Box-Toppers player rankings, Tigers' Cabrera becomes top AL player

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw maintains his top spot in Box-Toppers player rankings, while Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers takes the lead among American League players.

Kershaw has 18.7 Box-Toppers to lead for the second straight week. 

Cabrera has 16.9 points to rise from 10th overall last week to fourth this week. He passes Indians pitcher Justin Masterson (16.4 points, now in fifth overall), the previous AL leader.

Masterson still leads in Box-Toppers points among AL pitchers. 

Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks  leads among NL batters with 11.7 Box-Toppers points. Goldschmidt is in 25th place among all players. 

Thirty-five players have accumulated 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points so far this season. Only five are batters—Cabrera, Goldschmidt, Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies (11.0), Chris Davis of the Orioles (12.7) and Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees (11.9).

Previous player rankings report from Aug. 22. 

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Top players

As of Thursday, Aug. 29

2013 LEADERS   
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl18.7
2Fernandez, Jose 3147pi spfla nl18.0
3Corbin, Patrick 3027pi spari nl17.4
4Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al16.9
5Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al16.4
6Greinke, Zack 1871pi splad nl15.7
7Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al15.4
8Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al15.1
9Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al15.0
10Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl15.0
1Masterson, Justin 2462pi spcle al16.4
2Scherzer, Max 2588pi spdet al15.4
3Moore, Matt 2975pi sptb al15.1
4Darvish, Yu 3003pi sptex al15.0
5Sale, Chris 2806pi spchi al14.4
6Sanchez, Anibal 2187pi spdet al14.4
7Hernandez, Felix 2064pi spsea al13.1
8Iwakuma, Hisashi 3048pi spsea al12.4
9Tillman, Chris 2754pi spbal al11.7
10Kuroda, Hiroki 2401pi spnyy al10.4
1Cabrera, Miguel 17763bdet al16.9
2Davis, Chris 24781bbal al12.7
3Soriano, Alfonso 1445lfnyy al11.9
4Cano, Robinson 20922bnyy al9.5
5Ortiz, Daviddhbos al9.2
6Beltre, Adrian 11413btex al8.4
7Jones, Adam 2347cfbal al8.0
8Kipnis, Jason 29332bcle al8.0
9Raburn, Ryan 2340rf dh phcle al8.0
10Carter, Chris 2828dh lf 1bhou al7.9
1Kershaw, Clayton 2494pi splad nl18.7
2Fernandez, Jose 3147pi spfla nl18.0
3Corbin, Patrick 3027pi spari nl17.4
4Greinke, Zack 1871pi splad nl15.7
5Harvey, Matt 3075pi spnym nl15.0
6Wainwright, Adam 2150pi spstl nl14.7
7Liriano, Francisco 2104pi sppit nl14.7
8Miller, Shelby 3134 pi spstl nl14.4
9Latos, Mat 2644pi spcin nl13.4
10Lynn, Lance 2992pi spstl nl13.1
1Goldschmidt, Paul 29351bari nl11.7
2Gonzalez, Carlos 2460lfcol nl11.0
3Freeman, Freddie 28871batl nl9.5
4Venable, Will 2621rf cfsd nl9.0
5Cuddyer, Michael 1826 rfcol nl8.5
6Harper, Bryce 3011lfdc nl8.4
7Carpenter, Matt 29872bstl nl7.5
8McCann, Brian 2179caatl nl7.0
9Posey, Buster 2745casf nl7.0
10Zimmerman, Ryan 21803bdc nl6.7

BTP: Box-Toppers points for 2013 season