Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez leads all players in Box-Toppers points two weeks into the season.
Hernandez has 3.4 Box-Toppers points. He earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points on March 31 and another 1.7 on April 5, earning American League Player of the Day honors in both starts.
Chris Collabello of the Twins is ranked second among all players and first among AL batters with 3.2 Box-Toppers points.
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BTP: Box-Toppers points for 2014
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, ranked third among all players, tops all National League pitchers with 3.0 Box-Toppers points.
And Ryan Braun of the Brewers, fifth place among all players, is the top NL batter with 3.0 Box-Toppers points. (Fernandez ranks higher than Braun on the overall player list because he had more points than Braun in 2013—19.0 vs. 3.5.)
Last season’s overall leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, ranks seventh overall with 2.0 Box-Toppers points. In 2013, he had 21.7 points.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.