Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of July 28.
|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||14.1||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5||2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|4||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||10.5||4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|5||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||10.4||5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|6||Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||bos al||10.4||6||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|7||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||9.4||7||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||11.0|
|8||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||9.0||8||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|9||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||8.7||9||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|10||Sanchez, Aaron 3392||pi sp||tor al||8.7||10||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||10.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||10.0||1||Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b 1b 2b||stl nl||7.5|
|2||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7||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||Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||7.7||4||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||7.0|
|5||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||7.5||5||Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||7.0|
|6||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||7.5||6||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cin nl||6.5|
|7||Trumbo, Mark 2851||rf||bal al||7.2||7||Story, Trevor 3607||ss||col nl||6.5|
|8||Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||7.0||8||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf||nym nl||6.0|
|9||Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||7.0||9||Holliday, Matt 1836||1b lf dh||stl nl||6.0|
|10||Lee, Dae-Ho 3627||1b ph||sea al||6.7||10||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||5.5|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw still leads Box-Toppers player rankings, but this week there are new leaders among both American League pitchers and batters.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of July 28:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|5||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||14.1|
|6||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|8||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||11.0|
|10||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
Kershaw leads with 20.0 Box-Toppers points, despite being on the disabled list since late June with a back injury. He has not earned Box-Toppers points since June 20 and leads second-place player, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez (16.4 Box-Toppers points) by the same 3.6-point margin as last week.
Meanwhile, Jose Altuve of the Astros has taken the Box-Toppers points lead among AL batters and Cole Hamels of the Rangers has taken the lead among AL pitchers.
Altuve has 10.0 Box-Toppers points, passing previous AL batting leader Manny Machado of the Orioles (8.7 Box-Toppers points). Altuve is17th among all players in season player rankings.
Hamels has 14.1 Box-Toppers points, passing previous AL pitching leader Corey Kluber of the Indians (12.5 Box-Toppers points). Kluber is sixth in season player rankings.
National League batters—Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals maintains his lead with 7.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 38th among all players.
National League pitchers—Kershaw leads with 20.0 Box-Toppers points.
So far this season, 600 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 264 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 88 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.