|2016 leaders||2015-16 leaders|
|Pos||AL players||Team||BTP||AL players||Team||BTP|
|1B||Lee, Dae-Ho 3627||sea al||6.7||Davis, Chris 2478||bal al||16.5|
|2B||Altuve, Jose 3007||hou al||6.0||Altuve, Jose 3007||hou al||13.0|
|SS||Machado, Manny 3087||bal al||8.7||Machado, Manny 3087||bal al||16.2|
|3B||Donaldson, Josh 3144||tor al||7.2||Donaldson, Josh 3144||tor al||17.1|
|CA||Martin, Russell 2202||tor al||5.0||Martin, Russell 2202||tor al||10.0|
|OF||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||6.5||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||16.5|
|OF||Betts, Mookie 3404||bos al||4.7||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||14.7|
|OF||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||4.5||Bradley, Jackie Jr. 3293||bos al||12.0|
|DH||Martinez, Victor 1695||det al||5.0||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||tor al||14.4|
|SP||Salazar, Danny 3223||cle al||8.8||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||27.5|
|SP||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||8.7||Price, David 2593||bos al||26.8|
|SP||Hill, Rich 2215||oak al||8.4||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||hou al||23.4|
|SP||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||7.8||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||22.8|
|CP||Colome, Alex 3189||tb al||4.0||Robertson, David 2774||chi al||11.0|
|NL players||Team||BTP||NL players||Team||BTP|
|1B||Carter, Chris 2828||mil nl||5.0||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||ari nl||11.7|
|2B||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||col nl||4.5||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||col nl||11.5|
|SS||Seager, Corey 3587||lad nl||3.0||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||fla nl||5.5|
|3B||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||cin nl||7.0||Arenado, Nolan 3306||col nl||12.0|
|CA||Posey, Buster 2745||sf nl||2.5||Posey, Buster 2745||sf nl||6.5|
|OF||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||nym nl||6.0||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||nym nl||16.9|
|OF||Holliday, Matt 1836||stl nl||6.0||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||col nl||14.0|
|OF||Conforto, Michael 3622||nym nl||5.0||Bryant, Kris 3465||chi nl||12.0|
|SP||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||18.0||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||43.7|
|SP||Fernandez, Jose 3147||fla nl||11.7||Arrieta, Jake 2738||chi nl||37.8|
|SP||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||10.0||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||31.0|
|SP||Cueto, Johnny 2400||sf nl||10.0||Greinke, Zack 1871||ari nl||28.7|
|CP||Siegrist, Kevin 3260||stl nl||3.0||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||10.0|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is top player in Box-Toppers All-Star teams.
Kershaw leads all players in Box-Toppers points for the 2016 season with 18.0. He also leads all players over the combined 2015 and 2016 seasons with 43.7 Box-Toppers points.
The chart shows the leaders in Box-Toppers points by position over two different time periods—the 2016 season and the combined 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Why two time periods? It could be argued that the 2016 season so far is not a large enough sample size to determine a true All-Star. While it may determine who is currently on a hot streak, it may not demonstrate lasting All-Star value the way viewing a player’s performance over a longer period can. So that’s why a player’s performance over 2015 and 2016 is also examined.
The National League team has 13 positions—the customary five infield spots, three for outfield, four for starting pitchers plus one spot for closing pitcher. The American League team has 14 spots with the addition of the designated hitter.
There are seven AL players who are the top player at his position for both 2016 and 2015-16:
- 2B—Jose Altuve, Astros
- SS—Manny Machado, Orioles
- 3B—Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
- CA—Russell Martin, Blue Jays
- OF—Mike Trout, Angels and Lorenzo Cain, Royals
- SP—Chris Sale, White Sox
There are five NL players who are the top player at his position for both 2016 and 2015-16:
- 2B—DJ LeMahieu, Rockies
- CA—Buster Posey, Giants
- OF—Yoenis Cespedes, Mets
- SP—Kershaw and Max Scherzer, Nationals
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the 2016 season:
- 1B—Dae-Ho Lee, Mariners (6.7) displaces Chris Davis, Orioles (5.5).
- CA—Russell Martin, Blue Jays (5.0) displaces Matt Wieters, Orioles (4.5).
- DH—Victor Martinez, Tigers (5.0) displaces Mark Trumbo, Orioles (4.2).
- SP—Corey Kluber, Indians (7.8) displaces Cole Hamels, Rangers (7.4).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the 2016 season:
- 2B—DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (4.5) displaces Aaron Hill, Brewers (4.5).
- OF—Matt Holliday, Cardinals (6.0) displaces Kris Bryant, Cubs (3.5).
- SP—Max Scherzer, Tigers (10.0) displaces Jake Arrieta, Cubs (8.7).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- 3B—Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (17.1) displaces Adrian Beltre, Rangers (16.5).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- OF—Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies (14.0) displaces Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (12.0).
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.