Miguel Cabrera has moved into Box-Toppers ‘all-time’ top 10 batters list, passing Gary Sheffield.
Top 10 batters 'all-time'Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 'all-time' batters (record keeping began in 1995). The list includes four players who are currently active in the Majors. One, Manny Ramirez, who plays and coaches in the Minor Leagues. Another player, Alex Rodriguez, who is serving a drug suspension in 2014. And four retired players.
|1||Rodriguez, Alex||3b dh||sus||179.3|
|2||Ramirez, Manny||lf dh||chi nl||167.2|
|3||Pujols, Albert 1438||dh 1b||ana al||164.3|
|6||Thome, Jim||1b dh||ret||146.7|
|7||Giambi, Jason||dh ph||cle al||133.4|
|8||Ortiz, David||dh||bos al||130.4|
|9||Guerrero, Vladimir||rf dh||ret||128.3|
|10||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||124.2|
sus-Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees has been suspended for the 2014 season.
BTP: Box-Toppers points
Cabrera, who has 8.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, now has 124.2 for his career (2003-present) and passes Sheffield, who accumulated 124.1 Box-Toppers points from 1995-2009. (Sheffield’s career, however, began in 1988, before Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995 and so he would likely have more total career points.)
Cabrera led all batters in Box-Toppers points in 2013 with 16.9. It was one of three seasons in which Cabrera has scored 15 or more Box-Toppers points. He has scored 10 or more points in a season five times.
Cabrera ranks 30th among all players in Box-Toppers points since record keeping began in 1995, just behind Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the current season’s overall points leader (22.1), who also has 124.2 career Box-Toppers points. (Though Kershaw and Cabrera are tied in points, Kershaw is ranked higher because he has more points this season—22.1 vs. 8.5.)
Cabrera actually joined the ‘all-time’ top 10 batters list in July. It was the first change in membership in the list since May 2013, when David Ortiz of the Red Sox, then with 117.7 Box-Toppers points, supplanted Carlos Delgado, to rise into 10th place. Ortiz is now in eighth place with 130.4 Box-Toppers points.
Cabrera is one of four players currently active in the Major Leagues on the list, joining Albert Pujols, Jason Giambi and Ortiz. Alex Rodriguez, who leads the list, is suspended for 2014 for violating MLB’s performance enhancing drugs policy. Manny Ramirez is currently in the minor leagues as a coach and player with the Chicago Cubs/Iowa Cubs.