Mariners' Felix Hernandez now in 8th week of leading Box-Toppers player rankings

Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 11.

1 Hernandez, Felix 2064 pi sp sea al 12.4 1 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp pit nl 11.0
2 Archer, Chris 3194 pi sp tb al 11.0 2 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 9.7
3 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp chi al 10.4 3 Martinez, Carlos 3371 pi sp stl nl 9.7
4 Price, David 2593 pi sp det al 8.1 4 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.0
5 Keuchel, Dallas 3050 pi sp hou al 7.7 5 Heston, Chris 3437 pi sp sf nl 8.7
6 Gray, Sonny 3259 pi sp oak al 7.7 6 Harvey, Matt 3075 pi sp nym nl 7.7
7 Britton, Zachary 2835 pi cp bal al 6.7 7 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 7.0
8 Kazmir, Scott 1947 pi sp oak al 5.7 8 Hamels, Cole 2135 pi sp phi nl 7.0
9 Gonzalez, Miguel 3062 pi sp bal al 5.7 9 Miller, Shelby 3134 pi sp atl nl 7.0
10 Hutchison, Drew 3038 pi sp tor al 5.0 10 Cueto, Johnny 2400 pi sp cin nl 6.1
1 Fielder, Prince 2029 dh tex al 6.5 1 Harper, Bryce 3011 lf rf dc nl 6.5
2 Bautista, Jose 2169 dh rf tor al 5.5 2 Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b ari nl 6.2
3 Donaldson, Josh 3144 3b tor al 5.2 3 Upton, Justin 2411 lf sd nl 6.0
4 Hunter, Torii 1190 rf dh min al 5.0 4 McCutchen, Andrew 2637 cf pit nl 5.0
5 Rasmus, Colby 2608 lf rf cf hou al 5.0 5 Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 5.0
6 Hosmer, Eric 2886 1b kc al 5.0 6 Stanton, Giancarlo 2737 rf fla nl 4.5
7 Cabrera, Miguel 1776 1b det al 4.7 7 Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445 ss fla nl 4.5
8 Cespedes, Yoenis 3008 lf det al 4.7 8 Gonzalez, Adrian 2193 1b lad nl 4.0
9 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 4.5 9 Montero, Miguel 2304 ca chi nl 4.0
10 Rodriguez, Alex dh nyy al 4.5 10 Pollock, A.J. 3142 cf ph ari nl 4.0

Again, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez leads Box-Toppers player rankings. He has now led for eight straight weeks.

All other category leaders from last week continue their leads this week. However, last year’s overall leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, makes his debut in player rankings top 10 lists for 2015—he is now seventh among National League pitchers.

Hernandez has 12.4 Box-Toppers points to lead all players. He has led all players all but six days this season.

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole leads NL pitchers with 11.0 Box-Toppers points. Cole fell from second to third among all players since last week.

Last year’s NL pitching leader, Clayton Kershaw, made his debut among the top 10 NL pitchers. He’s in seventh place with 7.0 Box-Toppers points. Last year, Kershaw led all players with 31.5 Box-Toppers points, the fourth-highest single-season total since record keeping began in 1995. Kershaw has also led all players in Box-Toppers points three of the past four seasons.

Prince Fielder of the Rangers continues to lead American League batters in Box-Toppers points with 6.5. Fielder falls from 14th place among all players to 17th place.

Bryce Harper of the Nationals continues to lead NL batters with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. Harper falls from 15th place among all players to 17th place.

There are no batters among the top 10 overall players.

So far this season, 447 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 166 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.

Last week’s player rankings report