Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 23.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||9.8||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||9.7||2||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|3||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4||3||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|4||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8||4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|5||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4||5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|6||Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||7.7||6||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|7||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||6.7||7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|8||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||6.7||8||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||9.4|
|9||Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||6.7||9||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|10||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||6.4||10||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|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||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cin nl||5.0|
|6||Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||6.0||6||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||5.0|
|7||Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||6.0||7||Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||5.0|
|8||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||5.5||8||Conforto, Michael 3622||lf||nym nl||5.0|
|9||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||5.5||9||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||4.5|
|10||Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||5.2||10||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||4.5|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw maintains his lead in Box-Toppers player rankings report for the seventh straight week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 23:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|6||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|7||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||9.8|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||9.7|
|10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4|
Kershaw has 20.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points since last week.
Also, Corey Kluber of the Indians is the new leader in Box-Toppers points this week among American League pitchers, passing previous leader Danny Salazar of the Indians. Kluber has 9.8 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players. Salazar falls to fourth among AL pitchers with 8.8 points, 13th among all players.
The other three category leaders remain the same from last week:
National League pitchers—Kershaw’s 20.0 Box-Toppers points puts him ahead of second-place NL pitcher Johnny Cueto of the Giants (11.7).
American League batters—Manny Machado of the Orioles maintains his lead with 8.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 14th 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 rose into Box-Toppers overall top 10 list since last week:
- Kluber (9.8) rises to seventh.
- Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke (9.7) rises to eighth.
- Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels (9.4) rises to 10th.
Three players fell from Box-Toppers overall top 10 list since last week:
- Cubs pitcher John Lackey (9.4) fell from sixth to 11th. He had been in the top 10 the past two weeks.
- Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (9.4) fell from seventh to 12th.
- Salazar (8.8) fell from eighth to 13th.
So far this season, 496 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 197 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.