Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 23.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||14.4||1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||13.4||2||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||14.4|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||13.1||3||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|4||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0||5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||11.1||6||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||11.7|
|7||Wilson, C.J. 2074||pi sp||ana al||10.1||7||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||11.0|
|8||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||hou al||9.7||8||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||10.7|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||9.0||9||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||10.4|
|10||Pineda, Michael 2841||pi sp||nyy al||8.7||10||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||10.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||9.0||1||Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||cin nl||7.2|
|2||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||8.2||2||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||7.0|
|3||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||7.5||3||Grichuk, Randal 3474||rf lf cf||stl nl||7.0|
|4||Hunter, Torii 1190||rf dh||min al||6.5||4||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|5||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b dh||ana al||6.0||5||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||6.2|
|6||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||6.0||6||Gomez, Carlos 2397||cf||mil nl||6.0|
|7||Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf rf cf||hou al||6.0||7||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||6.0|
|8||Teixeira, Mark 1738||1b||nyy al||6.0||8||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||5.5|
|9||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||6.0||9||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||5.5|
|10||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||det al||5.7||10||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||5.0|
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer continues to lead all players in Box-Toppers points with 15.0.
All four major category leaders remain the same since the last player rankings report on July 12 and all still have the same Box-Toppers point total.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 23.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||14.4|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||14.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||13.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||13.1|
|6||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|9||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|10||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
American League pitching leader—Felix Hernandez of the Mariners, 14.4 Box-Toppers points. (He ranks second among all players.)
American League batting leader—Mike Trout of the Angels, 9.0 Box-Toppers points. (He ranks 22nd among all players.)
National League batting leader—Todd Frazier of the Reds, 7.2 Box-Toppers points. (He ranks 35th among all players.)
Though the leaders stay the same, there were some interesting developments among the four category top 10 lists:
- Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rose from 10th to third among NL pitchers, picking up 4.0 Box-Toppers points in the past week, and now has 13.0.
- Pitcher Scott Kazmir, now ranked eighth among AL pitchers with 9.7 Box-Toppers points, was traded Thursday from the Athletics to the Astros.
- Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco rose into the top 10 AL pitchers list at ninth place with 9.0 Box-Toppers points.
- Three batters rose into the AL batters top 10 list, all with 6.0 Box-Toppers points—Albert Pujols of the Angels (fifth place), Jose Altuve of the Astros (sixth place) and Mark Teixeira of the Yankees (eighth place).
- Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn rose into the top 10 NL pitchers list at ninth place with 10.4 Box-Toppers points.
- Randal Grichuk of the Cardinals rose into the top 10 NL batters list at third place with 7.0 Box-Toppers points. Grichuk picked up 3.0 Box-Toppers points since the last report July 12.
So far this season, 578 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 258 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.