Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 21.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||8.7||1||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0||2||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|3||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.7||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||5.4||4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|5||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7||5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||5.7|
|6||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||4.7||6||Lincecum, Tim 2288||pi sp||sf nl||5.7|
|7||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||sea al||4.7||7||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||5.1|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||4.4||8||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||5.0|
|9||Young, Chris R. 1933||pi sp mr||kc al||4.0||9||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||phi nl||5.0|
|10||Ventura, Yordano 3294||pi sp||kc al||4.0||10||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||5.0|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf rf cf||hou al||5.0||1||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|2||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||5.0||2||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|3||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7||3||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||4.0|
|4||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||4.5||4||Gonzalez, Adrian 2193||1b||lad nl||4.0|
|5||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5||5||Ethier, Andre 2137||rf||lad nl||3.5|
|6||Bautista, Jose 2169||dh rf||tor al||4.0||6||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||3.5|
|7||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||det al||3.7||7||Pollock, A.J. 3142||cf ph||ari nl||3.0|
|8||Hunter, Torii 1190||rf dh||min al||3.5||8||Parra, Gerardo 2746||rf cf||mil nl||3.0|
|9||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||lf ss||min al||3.2||9||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||3.0|
|10||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||3.2||10||Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||cin nl||2.7|
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez maintained his Box-Toppers points lead for the fifth straight week despite earning no Player of the Game honors in the past week.
Meanwhile, Braves pitcher Shelby Miller rose to become the new leader among National League pitchers and Colby Rasmus of the Astros rose to become the new leader among American League batters.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 21.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||8.7|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|3||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|4||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|5||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|6||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|8||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||5.7|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.7|
|10||Lincecum, Tim 2288||pi sp||sf nl||5.7|
Hernandez has 8.7 Box-Toppers points, the same total as last week.
Shelby Miller of the Braves has 7.0 Box-Toppers points to take the lead among NL pitchers from Gerrit Cole of the Pirates, who has 6.0 Box-Toppers points and fell to fourth among NL pitchers. Miller ranks third among all players.
Colby Rasmus of the Astros has 5.0 Box-Toppers points to take the lead among AL batters. He passes Eric Hosmer of the Royals, who also has 5.0 Box-Toppers points, but Rasmus wins the tie-breaker because he has more 2014 Box-Toppers points—3.2 vs. 2.5. Rasmus ranks 15th among all players.
Bryce Harper of the Nationals leads NL batters for the second straight week with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranks fifth among all players and is currently the only batter in Box-Toppers top 10 overall player rankings.
So far this season, 376 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 105 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points.
About Box-Toppers—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. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point 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.