Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 21.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||4.4||1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||5.0|
|2||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||3.7||2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|3||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||3.4||3||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||3.0||4||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|5||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||2.7||5||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
|6||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||2.7||6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||2.7|
|7||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||2.7||7||Bettis, Chad 3481||pi sp||col nl||2.7|
|8||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||2.7||8||Ross, Joe 3499||pi sp||dc nl||2.7|
|9||Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||tb al||2.7||9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||2.0|
|10||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||2.0||10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||2.0|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||3.5||1||Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||2.5|
|2||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||2.5||2||Brown, Trevor 3610||ca||sf nl||2.5|
|3||Machado, Manny 3087||3b||bal al||2.5||3||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf dh||nym nl||2.0|
|4||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||2.5||4||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||2.0|
|5||Souza, Steven Jr. 3461||rf||tb al||1.7||5||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b ss||cin nl||2.0|
|6||Hardy, J.J. 2071||ss||bal al||1.7||6||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||1.5|
|7||Teixeira, Mark 1738||1b||nyy al||1.5||7||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||1.5|
|8||Kinsler, Ian 2144||2b||det al||1.5||8||Kemp, Matt 2151||rf||sd nl||1.5|
|9||Castellanos, Nick 3349||3b||det al||1.5||9||Marte, Starling 3122||lf||pit nl||1.5|
|10||Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf||hou al||1.5||10||Markakis, Nick 2116||rf||atl nl||1.5|
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rises to lead players in Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Day honors twice in the past week, including once when pitching a no-hitter.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 21:
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||5.0|
|2||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||4.4|
|3||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|4||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|5||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||3.7|
|6||Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||3.5|
|7||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||3.4|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||3.0|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|10||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
Arrieta has 5.0 Box-Toppers points, earning 4.0 since last week’s player rankings report:
- Saturday, April 16, he was Player of the Day, earning 2.0 Box-Toppers points.
- Thursday, April 21, he was Player of the Day, pitching a no-hitter, earning 2.0 Box-Toppers points.
Arrieta led all players in Box-Toppers points in 2015 with 29.1.
Last week’s overall leader, Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, falls to third in player rankings with 4.0 Box-Toppers points.
American League pitcher—Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez rises to lead AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points with 4.4 and is ranked second among all players. Last week’s AL pitching leader, Indians pitcher Danny Salazar, falls to third with 3.4 points.
American League batter—Robinson Cano of the Mariners is the new leader this week among AL batters with 3.5 Box-Toppers points, ranked sixth among all players. Last week’s leader, Chris Davis of the Orioles, falls to second with 2.5 points.
National League batter—Ryan Braun of the Brewers is the new leader this week among NL batters with 2.5 Box-Toppers points, ranked 22nd among all players. Last week’s leader, Trevor Brown of the Giants, falls to second with 2.5 points. (While both Braun and Brown are tied in Box-Toppers points, Braun holds the tiebreaker because he had more Box-Toppers points in 2015—5.0 vs. 0.0.)
So far this season, 188 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 23 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.