|2016 leaders||2015-16 leaders|
|Pos||AL players||Team||BTP||AL players||Team||BTP|
|1B||Davis, Chris 2478||bal al||7.5||Davis, Chris 2478||bal al||18.5|
|2B||Altuve, Jose 3007||hou al||8.5||Altuve, Jose 3007||hou al||15.5|
|SS||Machado, Manny 3087||bal al||8.7||Machado, Manny 3087||bal al||16.2|
|3B||Donaldson, Josh 3144||tor al||8.2||Donaldson, Josh 3144||tor al||18.1|
|CA||Martin, Russell 2202||tor al||7.0||Martin, Russell 2202||tor al||12.0|
|OF||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||7.5||Trout, Mike 2949||ana al||19.5|
|OF||Trumbo, Mark 2851||bal al||7.2||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||14.7|
|OF||Cain, Lorenzo 3171||kc al||6.5||Upton, Justin 2411||det al||12.0|
|DH||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||tor al||6.0||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||tor al||16.4|
|SP||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||12.5||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||29.5|
|SP||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||10.7||Price, David 2593||bos al||29.5|
|SP||Salazar, Danny 3223||cle al||10.5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||hou al||26.4|
|SP||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||10.4||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||25.9|
|CP||Chapman, Aroldis 2826||nyy al||4.7||Chapman, Aroldis 2826||nyy al||12.7|
|NL players||Team||BTP||NL players||Team||BTP|
|1B||Myers, Wil 3228||sd nl||7.2||Carpenter, Matt 2987||stl nl||13.0|
|2B||Carpenter, Matt 2987||stl nl||7.5||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||col nl||12.5|
|SS||Diaz, Aledmys 3612||stl nl||4.5||Galvis, Freddy 3202||phi nl||8.0|
|3B||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||cin nl||7.0||Arenado, Nolan 3306||col nl||13.0|
|CA||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||fla nl||3.5||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||fla nl||8.5|
|OF||Bryant, Kris 3465||chi nl||7.0||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||nym nl||16.9|
|OF||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||nym nl||6.0||Bryant, Kris 3465||chi nl||15.5|
|OF||Holliday, Matt 1836||stl nl||6.0||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||col nl||15.0|
|SP||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||20.0||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||45.7|
|SP||Fernandez, Jose 3147||fla nl||14.4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||chi nl||39.8|
|SP||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||14.0||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||35.0|
|SP||Cueto, Johnny 2400||sf nl||13.4||Greinke, Zack 1871||ari nl||30.4|
|CP||Jansen, Kenley 2871||lad nl||4.0||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||11.0|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw remains the topplayer 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 11 AL players who occupy All-Star spots at his position for both 2016 and 2015-16:
- 1B—Chris Davis, Orioles
- 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
- DH—Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
- SP—Chris Sale, White Sox and Corey Kluber, Indians
- CP—Aroldis Chapman, Yankees
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 and Kris Bryant, Cubs
- SP—Kershaw and Max Scherzer, Nationals
In addition, Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals occupies the second base spot on the NL’s 2016 team (7.5 points) and the first base spot on the NL’s 2015-16 team (13.0 points)—Carpenter has played at first, second and third base this season.
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the 2016 season:
- CP—Aroldis Chapman, Yankees (4.7) displaces David Robertson, White Sox (4.0)
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the 2016 season:
- 1B—Wil Myers, Padres (7.2) displaces Chris Carter, Brewers (7.0).
- CP—Kenley Jansen, Dodgers (4.0) displaces Jeurys Famila, Mets (3.0).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- CP—Aroldis Chapman, Yankees (12.7) displaces David Robertson, White Sox (12.0)
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (12.5) displaces Paul Goldschmidt (11.7) from the NL roster. LeMahieu is put at his position at second base, moving Matt Carpenter, Cardinals (13.0) from second to first—Carpenter has played both positions this year.
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.