|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||6.0||Martin, Russell 2202||tor al||11.0|
|OF||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||6.5||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||17.5|
|OF||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||5.5||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||14.7|
|OF||Trumbo, Mark 2851||bal al||5.2||Upton, Justin 2411||det al||12.0|
|DH||Martinez, Victor 1695||det al||5.0||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||tor al||14.4|
|SP||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||9.8||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||28.5|
|SP||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||9.7||Price, David 2593||bos al||27.8|
|SP||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||9.4||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||24.8|
|SP||Salazar, Danny 3223||cle al||8.8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||hou al||24.4|
|CP||Colome, Alex 3189||tb al||4.0||Robertson, David 2774||chi al||11.0|
|NL players||Team||BTP||NL players||Team||BTP|
|1B||Holliday, Matt 1836||stl nl||6.0||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||ari nl||11.7|
|2B||Murphy, Daniel 2589||dc nl||5.0||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||col nl||11.5|
|SS||Diaz, Aledmys 3612||stl nl||4.5||Galvis, Freddy 3202||phi nl||7.0|
|3B||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||cin nl||7.0||Arenado, Nolan 3306||col nl||13.0|
|CA||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||fla nl||2.5||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||fla nl||7.5|
|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||Bruce, Jay 2453||cin nl||5.0||Bryant, Kris 3465||chi nl||12.0|
|SP||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||20.0||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||45.7|
|SP||Cueto, Johnny 2400||sf nl||11.7||Arrieta, Jake 2738||chi nl||39.8|
|SP||Fernandez, Jose 3147||fla nl||11.7||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||31.0|
|SP||Arrieta, Jake 2738||chi nl||10.7||Greinke, Zack 1871||ari nl||30.4|
|CP||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||3.0||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||11.0|
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 20.0. He also leads all players over the combined 2015 and 2016 seasons with 45.7 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 eight AL players who occupy All-Star spots 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 and Cole Hamels, Rangers
There are five NL players who who occupy All-Star spots at his position for both 2016 and 2015-16:
- CA—J.T. Realmuto, Marlins
- OF—Yoenis Cespedes, Mets
- SP—Kershaw and Jake Arrieta, Cubs
- CP—Jeurys Familia, Mets
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the 2016 season:
- OF—Mark Trumbo, Orioles (5.2) displaces Mookie Betts, Red Sox (4.7).
- SP—Cole Hamels, Rangers (9.4) displaces Rich Hill, Athletics (8.4).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the 2016 season:
- 1B—Matt Holliday, Cardinals (6.0) displaces Chris Carter, Brewers (5.0).
- 2B—Daniel Murphy, Nationals (5.0) displaces DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (4.5).
- SS—Aledmys Diaz, Cardinals (4.5) displaces Corey Seager, Dodgers (3.0).
- CA—J.T. Realmuto, Marlins (2.5) displaces Buster Posey, Giants (2.5).
- OF—Jay Bruce, Reds (5.0) displaces Michael Conforto, Mets (5.0).
- SP—Jake Arrieta, Cubs (10.7) displaces Max Scherzer, Nationals (10.0).
- CP—Jeurys Familia, Mets (3.0) displaces Kevin Siegrist, Cardinals (3.0).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- OF—Justin Upton, Tigers (12.0) displaces Jackie Bradley Jr. (12.0).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- SS—Freddy Galvis, Phillies (7.0) displaces Adeiny Hechavarria (5.5).
- CA—J.T. Realmuto, Marlins (7.5) displaces Buster Posey, Giants (6.5).
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.