Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 16.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7||2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|4||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||7.8||4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||10.0|
|5||Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||7.7||5||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|6||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||7.4||6||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||9.4|
|7||Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||6.7||7||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|8||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||6.4||8||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|9||Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||6.0||9||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|10||Kennedy, Ian 2723||pi sp||kc al||6.0||10||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||8.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7||1||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||7.0|
|2||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||7.2||2||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf||nym nl||6.0|
|3||Lee, Dae-Ho 3627||1b ph||sea al||6.7||3||Holliday, Matt 1836||1b lf dh||stl nl||6.0|
|4||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||6.5||4||Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b||stl nl||5.5|
|5||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||6.0||5||Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||5.0|
|6||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||5.5||6||Conforto, Michael 3622||lf||nym nl||5.0|
|7||Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||5.0||7||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||4.5|
|8||Martinez, Victor 1695||dh 1b||det al||5.0||8||Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||4.5|
|9||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||4.7||9||Hill, Aaron 2056||2b 3b||mil nl||4.5|
|10||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||4.5||10||Duvall, Adam 3573||lf||cin nl||4.5|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw maintains his lead in Box-Toppers player rankings report for the sixth straight week.
Kershaw has 18.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.0 points since last week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 16:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||10.0|
|5||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|6||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||9.4|
|7||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|8||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8|
|9||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|10||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
Also, Danny Salazar of the Indians is the new leader in Box-Toppers points this week among American League pitchers, passing previous leader Chris Sale of the White Sox. Salazar has 8.8 Box-Toppers points, eighth among all players. Sale falls to second among AL pitchers with 8.7 points, 10th among all players.
The other three category leaders remain the same from last week:
National League pitchers—Kershaw’s 18.0 Box-Toppers points puts him ahead of second-place NL pitcher Jose Fernandez of the Marlins (11.7).
American League batters—Manny Machado of the Orioles maintains his lead with 8.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 11th among all players.
National League batters—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds maintains his lead with 7.0 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 21st among all players.
Three players fell from Box-Toppers overall top 10 list since last week:
- Manny Machado of the Orioles (8.7) fell to 11th.
- Mets pitcher Steven Matz (8.7) fell to 12th.
- Athletics pitcher Rich Hill (8.4) fell to 14th.
So far this season, 476 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 177 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.