Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 7.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||7.7||1||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0||2||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|3||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7||3||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
|4||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7||4||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||3.7||5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|6||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7||6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||3.7|
|7||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||3.7||7||DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||3.7|
|8||Young, Chris R. 1933||pi mr sp||kc al||3.0||8||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||3.4|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.0||9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||3.0|
|10||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||3.0||10||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||3.0|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7||1||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|2||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5||2||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||4.0|
|3||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||4.0||3||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf||dc nl||3.5|
|4||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||3.0||4||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||3.5|
|5||Ellsbury, Jacoby 2365||cf||nyy al||3.0||5||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||2.5|
|6||Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf||hou al||3.0||6||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||2.5|
|7||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||det al||2.7||7||Markakis, Nick 2116||rf||atl nl||2.5|
|8||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b dh||tor al||2.5||8||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||2.5|
|9||Bautista, Jose 2169||rf dh||tor al||2.5||9||Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b 2b||stl nl||2.5|
|10||Valbuena, Luis 2600||3b||hou al||2.5||10||Howard, Ryan 2040||1b||phi nl||2.0|
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez leads all players in Box-Toppers points for the third straight week.
Hernandez has 7.7 Box-Toppers points, up from 6.0 last week.
Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is in second place overall and leads all National League players for the second straight week. Cole has 6.0 Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 7.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||7.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|4||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|8||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|9||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5|
|10||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
The top AL batter for the second straight week is Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers with 4.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks fourth among all players.
The top NL batter for the fourth straight week is Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins with 4.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranks eighth among all players.
Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees made a big and perhaps the most surprising rise up Box-Toppers player rankings this week. He earned 2.0 Box-Toppers points over the past week and with 4.5 points, now ranks second among all AL batters this season and ninth among all players. In a season after he was suspended for a year, in which realistically little was expected of an aging hitter who had not performed well since 2010, Rodriguez has far exceeded lowered expectations. And in the two games in which A-Rod earned Player of the Game this past week, he achieved milestones—on May 1, he tied Willie Mays’ home run mark of 660 and on May 7, he passed Mays, hitting home run 661, putting him in fourth place on the all-time home run list.
So far this season, 299 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. Fifty-six players 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.