Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 3.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.7|
|2||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||17.7||2||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1||3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||19.1|
|4||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||16.0||5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8||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||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||tor al||10.4||1||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||11.5|
|2||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||10.0||2||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf cf||nym nl||9.9|
|3||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||9.9||3||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||9.5|
|4||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||9.0||4||Grichuk, Randal 3474||rf lf cf||stl nl||9.5|
|5||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh 1b||tex al||8.5||5||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||8.5|
|6||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||8.2||6||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||sd nl||8.0|
|7||Hunter, Torii 1190||rf dh||min al||8.0||7||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||8.0|
|8||Drew, Stephen 2210||2b||nyy al||8.0||8||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||7.7|
|9||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||7.7||9||Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||cin nl||7.2|
|10||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||7.5||10||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||7.0|
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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has risen to take the lead in Box-Toppers player rankings for the week ending Thursday, Sept. 3.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 3.
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.7|
|2||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||19.1|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|6||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||17.7|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|10||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||16.0|
Also, there are new leaders in Box-Toppers points among batters in both the National League and American League.
Kershaw has 20.7 Box-Toppers points and takes the overall and NL pitching lead from Jacob deGrom of the Mets (19.4 points). Kershaw took the overall lead from deGrom on Sept. 2, his first lead of the season. Kershaw led all players in Box-Toppers points in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and has led NL pitchers for the past four seasons.
National League batting leader—Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies takes the lead from Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets. Gonzalez has 11.5 Box-Toppers points and ranks 22nd among all players.
American League batting leader—Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays took over the lead from Mike Trout of the Angels. Encarnacion has 10.4 Box-Toppers points, passing Trout’s 10.0 points. Encarnacion ranks 27th among all players.
American League pitching leader—David Price maintained his lead with 18.1 Box-Toppers points. He ranks fourth among all players.
As of Sept. 3, 685 different players had earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors this season. There are 335 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.