Here are Box-Toppers points leaders by position and by league for the current season (2016) and for this season and last season (2015-16) as of July 21. The top three outfielders and top four starting pitchers (SP) in each league over both time periods are shown. Also shown is closing pitcher (CP) with the most Box-Toppers points in each league over both time periods.
|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||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||12.1||Price, David 2593||bos al||29.5|
|SP||Sale, Chris 2806||chi al||10.7||Hamels, Cole 2135||tex al||27.5|
|SP||Salazar, Danny 3223||cle al||10.5||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||cle al||26.4|
|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||Story, Trevor 3607 (first of 2016)||col nl||5.0||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||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||col nl||16.0|
|OF||Holliday, Matt 1836||stl nl||6.0||Bryant, Kris 3465||chi nl||15.5|
|SP||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||20.0||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||45.7|
|SP||Fernandez, Jose 3147||fla nl||16.4||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||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||4.0||Familia, Jeurys 3446||nym nl||12.0|
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.
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 Cole Hamels, Rangers
- CP—Aroldis Chapman, Yankees
There are seven 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
- CP—Jeurys Familia, Mets
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:
- None. The 14 players are the same as last week.
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the 2016 season:
- SS—Trevor Story, Rockies (5.0) displaces Aledmys Diaz, Cardinals (4.5).
- CP—Jeurys Famila, Mets (4.0) displaces Kenley Jansen, Dodgers (4.0).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the American League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- SP—Cole Hamels, Rangers (27.5) and Carlos Carrasco, Indians (26.4) displace Dallas Keuchel, Astros (26.4) and Corey Kluber, Indians (25.9).
Among the changes from last week’s All-Star teams on the National League team for the combined 2015-16 seasons:
- None: The 13 players are the same as last week.
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.