Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of July 10.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7||2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||14.4|
|3||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||10.5||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|4||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||10.4||4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||13.4|
|5||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||9.4||5||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|6||Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||8.7||6||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|7||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||8.4||7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|8||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||8.4||8||Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||sd nl||10.4|
|9||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||7.7||9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|10||Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||7.7||10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7||1||Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b 1b 2b||stl nl||7.5|
|2||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||8.5||2||Myers, Wil 3228||1b||sd nl||7.2|
|3||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||8.2||3||Bryant, Kris 3465||lf 3b rf||chi nl||7.0|
|4||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||7.5||4||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||7.0|
|5||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||7.5||5||Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||7.0|
|6||Trumbo, Mark 2851||rf||bal al||7.2||6||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf||nym nl||6.0|
|7||Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||7.0||7||Holliday, Matt 1836||1b lf dh||stl nl||6.0|
|8||Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||7.0||8||LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||5.5|
|9||Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||6.7||9||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cin nl||5.0|
|10||Lee, Dae-Ho 3627||1b ph||sea al||6.7||10||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||5.0|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw still holds a dominant lead in Box-Toppers player rankings despite being on the disabled list.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of July 10:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||14.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||13.4|
|5||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|6||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|7||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7|
|9||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||10.5|
|10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||10.4|
Kershaw has 20.0 Box-Toppers points at the All-Star break but has been on the disabled list with a mildly herniated disc in his lower back since June 30 with no timetable yet for his return after the All-Star break. Games resume Friday.
Despite being out, Kershaw’s lead has only been reduced by 1.0 Box-Toppers point since the last player rankings report July 1. He now leads second-place player, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez (14.4) by 5.6 Box-Toppers points.
Meanwhile, all four category leaders from the July 1 player rankings report remain on top for the latest July 10 report at the All-Star break:
National League pitcher—Kershaw leads with 20.0 Box-Toppers points.
American League pitchers—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has 12.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.7 point in the past week. He ranks fifth among all players.
American League batters—Manny Machado of the Orioles leads with 8.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 18th among all players.
National League batters—Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals leads with 7.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 30th among all players.
One player rose into Box-Toppers overall top 10 since last week—Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (11.0) rises to sixth. One player fell from the overall top 10—Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (10.0) fell to 11th.
So far this season, 562 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 234 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 77 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors.
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.