Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 27.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1||1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1||2||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||17.1|
|3||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||16.7||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|4||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4||4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||16.7|
|5||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8||5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|6||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||15.0||6||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||15.4|
|7||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||15.0||7||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||15.0|
|8||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||kc al||12.8||8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||15.0|
|9||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||hou al||12.7||9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||12.7|
|10||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||11.7||10||Liriano, Francisco 2104||pi sp||pit nl||10.9|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||10.0||1||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf cf||nym nl||9.9|
|2||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||9.9||2||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||9.5|
|3||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||tor al||8.4||3||Grichuk, Randal 3474||rf lf cf||stl nl||9.5|
|4||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||8.2||4||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||8.5|
|5||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||8.0||5||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||8.0|
|6||Hunter, Torii 1190||rf dh||min al||8.0||6||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||8.0|
|7||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||7.7||7||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||8.0|
|8||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||7.5||8||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||7.7|
|9||Teixeira, Mark 1738||1b||nyy al||7.5||9||Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||cin nl||7.2|
|10||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||7.5||10||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||7.0|
(Other duties have put us behind updating Box-Toppers. Playing catch up …)
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom maintained his lead atop Box-Toppers player rankings for the fifth week, as of Thursday, Aug. 27.
Meanwhile, there is one new category leader—Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets takes over the Box-Toppers points lead among National League batters.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 27.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|2||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||17.1|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|6||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||16.7|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||16.7|
|8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
Overall leader—deGrom has 19.4 Box-Toppers points, the same total as last week and also leads among NL pitchers.
American League pitching leader—David Price maintained his lead with 18.1 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points since last week. He ranks second among all players.
American League batting leader—Mike Trout of the Angels maintained his lead with 10.0 Box-Toppers points and ranks 27th among all players.
National League batting leader—Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets takes over the lead from Randal Grichuk of the Cardinals. Cespedes has 9.9 Box-Toppers points and ranks 29th among all players. Cespedes played more than half the season in the AL with the Tigers and has earned 3.2 points since being traded to the Mets. Grichuk falls to third place among NL batters with 9.5 Box-Toppers points.
As of Aug. 27, 667 different players had earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors this season. There are 319 players with 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.