Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 28.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4||1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0||2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||9.0|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||6.4||3||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||6.4||4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.7||5||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||5.7||6||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||6.7|
|7||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||5.0||7||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||phi nl||6.0|
|8||Pineda, Michael 2841||pi sp||nyy al||5.0||8||Lincecum, Tim 2288||pi sp||sf nl||5.7|
|9||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||4.7||9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||5.7|
|10||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||sea al||4.7||10||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||5.1|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||6.5||1||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|2||Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf rf cf||hou al||5.0||2||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||5.0|
|3||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||5.0||3||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||5.0|
|4||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7||4||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|5||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||det al||4.7||5||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||4.5|
|6||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||4.5||6||Gonzalez, Adrian 2193||1b||lad nl||4.0|
|7||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5||7||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||4.0|
|8||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b dh||tor al||4.2||8||Ethier, Andre 2137||rf||lad nl||3.5|
|9||Bautista, Jose 2169||dh rf||tor al||4.0||9||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||3.5|
|10||Napoli, Mike 2161||1b||bos al||3.5||10||Braun, Ryan J. 2300||rf||mil nl||3.0|
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez continues to lead Box-Toppers player rankings for the sixth straight week.
Meanwhile, Prince Fielder of the Rangers is this week’s new leader among American League batters—and he wasn’t even among the top 10 AL batters last week. Also, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to top National League pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 28.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||9.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|5||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|8||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||6.7|
|9||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||6.5|
|10||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
Hernandez has 11.4 Box-Toppers points and is the only player so far this season with 10.0 or more points. He has led players in Box-Toppers points all but six days this season.
Fielder had a meteoric rise to top AL batters in Box-Toppers points this past week. Fielder earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors four times during the past week (including twice earning AL Batter of the Day honors), picking up 5.0 Box-Toppers points. Fielder now has 6.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, the most of any AL batter. He also ranks ninth among all players.
Fielder passes last week’s AL batting leader Colby Rasmus of the Astros (5.0 Box-Toppers points).
Scherzer tops NL pitchers this week with 9.0 Box-Toppers points, rising from third place among NL pitchers last week. Scherzer ranks second among all players. Scherzer and Gerrit Cole of the Pirates both have 9.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, but Scherzer wins the tiebreaker because he had more 2014 Box-Toppers points—22.1 vs. 5.7.
Scherzer passes last week’s NL pitching leader Shelby Miller of the Braves, who falls to third among NL pitchers with 7.0 Box-Toppers points.
Bryce Harper of the Nationals leads NL batters for the third straight week with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 10th among all players.
So far this season, 399 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 129 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.