Albert Pujols of the Angels rose from 10th to seventh place on the “all-time” career Box-Toppers points list this past week.
Pujols, who was American League batter of the day twice in the past week, picked up 3.0 Box-Toppers points, increasing his career Box-Toppers points total from 164.3 to 167.3. In the process, he passed three players on the all-time top list:
Top 10 players 'all-time'Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 'all-time' players (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, is serving a drug suspension in 2014. The list also includes five retired players.
|1||Randy Johnson||pi sp||278.8|
|2||Pedro Martinez||pi sp||244.8|
|3||Curt Schilling||pi sp||194.1|
|4||Alex Rodriguez||3b dh||susp||179.3|
|5||CC Sabathia||pi sp||Yankees||173.3|
|6||Roy Halladay||pi sp||170.7|
|7||Albert Pujols||dh 1b||Angels||167.3|
|8||Manny Ramirez||lf dh||Cubs||167.2|
|9||Johan Santana||pi sp||Orioles||166.6|
|10||Roger Clemens||pi sp||164.8|
susp-Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees has been suspended for the 2014 season.
BTP: Box-Toppers points
• Retired pitcher Roger Clemens (164.8 Box-Toppers points, now in 10th place).
• Pitcher Johan Santana, currently on the disabled list with the Orioles (166.6 Box-Toppers points, now ranked ninth).
• Left fielder/designated hitter Manny Ramirez, currently a minor league player/coach for the Cubs (167.2 Box-Toppers points, now at number eight).
Pujols also moved from third to second among all batters, passing Ramirez. He now trails only overall batting leader, Alex Rodriguez (179.3 Box-Toppers points), currently suspended from baseball under the performance enhancing drug policy.
The only currently active, non-suspended player ahead of Pujols on Box-Toppers career top 10 list is Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who is in fifth place with 173.3 Box-Toppers points.
Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995.