Box-Toppers 2015-16 All-Star teams

Here are Box-Toppers 2015-16 All-Star teams. The player with the highest Box-Toppers point total (BTP) at each position in each league over the past two seasons was named an All-Star. Their overall rank among all players during 2015-16 is also shown.  

American League Team BTP Rank National League Team BTP Rank
1B Davis, Chris 2478 bal al 18.5 48 *Votto, Joey 2366 cin nl 15.5 71
2B *Altuve, Jose 3007 hou al 19.5 39 *Carpenter, Matt 2987 stl nl 15.0 78
SS *Machado, Manny 3087 bal al 20.2 36 Galvis, Freddy 3202 phi nl 8.0 239
3B Beltre, Adrian 1141 tex al 22.0 30 *Arenado, Nolan 3306 col nl 19.2 41
CA Martin, Russell 2202 tor al 15.5 70 Realmuto, J.T. 3491 fla nl 10.5 162
OF *Trout, Mike 2949 ana al 24.5 24 *Bryant, Kris 3465 chi nl 19.0 44
OF Upton, Justin 2411 det al 15.7 66 Cespedes, Yoenis 3008 nym nl 18.9 45
OF Bradley, Jackie Jr. 3293 bos al 15.0 81 McCutchen, Andrew 2637 pit nl 17.5 55
DH Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 tor al 18.4 51
SP *Kluber, Corey 3200 cle al 34.6 4 *Kershaw, Clayton 2494 lad nl 50.1 1
SP Price, David 2593 bos al 33.5 6 *Scherzer, Max 2588 dc nl 46.7 2
SP *Hamels, Cole 2135 tex al 33.2 7 Arrieta, Jake 2738 chi nl 44.8 3
SP Sale, Chris 2806 chi al 32.2 8 *Lester, Jon 2173 chi nl 34.1 5
CP Colome, Alex 3189 tb al 14.0 89 *Familia, Jeurys 3446 nym nl 16.0 64
What are those numbers after players' names?
* Player who is also on Box-Toppers’ 2016 year-end All-Star team

Kershaw leads players in Box-Toppers points over past 2 seasons; Cubs have 3 players among 2015-16 All-Stars

The Box-Toppers All-Star teams for 2015-16 consist of the best players over the past two seasons, which includes 13 (nearly half) who are also on the Box-Toppers 2016 All-Star teams.

Leading the 2015-16 All-Stars is Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who ranks first in Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons with 50.1.

The Chicago Cubs have the most players of any team on the 2015-16 All-Stars—three.

The All-Star teams are composed of the players with the highest Box-Toppers point total by position in each league. In addition to the batters—eight in the National League and nine (including the designated hitter) in the American League—are the top four starting pitchers in each league and the top closing pitcher.

The two-year view of All-Stars, as opposed to the single-season view, provides a better indication of proven players with sustained quality. Kershaw, who leads all players over the past two seasons, ranked second overall in Box-Toppers points in both 2015 (25.7) and 2016 (24.4). The second-ranked player, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who has 46.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked sixth overall in 2015 (21.0) and first in 2016 (25.7). The third-ranked player, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who has 44.8 Box-Toppers points, ranked first in 2015 (29.1) and ninth in 2016 (15.7).

The AL player with the most Box-Toppers points is Indians pitcher Corey Kluber (34.6), who ranks fourth among all players. Kluber had 13.4 Box-Toppers points in 2015, 10th among AL pitchers and 21.2 points in 2016, first among AL pitchers and fifth overall.

The AL batter with the most Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons is Mike Trout of the Angels with 24.5. Trout ranked second among AL batters in Box-Toppers points in both 2015 (12.0) and 2016 (12.5). Trout ranks 24th among all players in Box-Toppers points over 2015-16.

The NL batter with the most Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons is Nolan Arenado of the Rockies with 19.2. Arenado ranked 10th among NL batters in Box-Toppers points in 2015 (8.5) and first in 2016 (10.7). He ranks 41st among all players in Box-Toppers points over 2015-16.

The Cubs have three players among the 2015-16 Box-Toppers All-Stars, most of any team:

  • Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, 44.8 Box-Toppers points.
  • Starting pitcher Jon Lester, 34.1 Box-Toppers points.
  • Outfielder Kris Bryant, 19.0 Box-Toppers points. (Bryant also played third base, but actually earned more Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors while playing outfield in 2016.)

Five teams each had two players among the 2015-16 All-Stars—Orioles, Rangers, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Mets.

All eight starting pitchers on the AL and NL teams for 2015-16 are the top eight players in Box-Toppers points for 2015-16. All players on the AL team are among the top 100 players for 2015-16—the lowest-ranked is Alex Colome of the Rays, who with 14.0 Box-Toppers points, ranks 89th, but leads AL closing pitchers. 

Two players on the NL team rank outside the top 100 in Box-Toppers points for 2015-16:

  • J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins ranks 162nd with 10.5 Box-Toppers points, but leads NL catchers over 2015-16.
  • Freddy Galvis of the Phillies ranks 239th with 8.0 Box-Toppers points, but leads NL shortstops over 2015-16.

The 2015-16 All-Star teams consist of 27 players. The 13 players who also made the 2016 Box-Toppers All-Star teams are denoted in the chart with an asterisk. Players are listed with the team with whom they finished the 2016 season.

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.

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Box-Toppers’ 2016 year-end All-Star teams

Top 100 players for 2015-16

Top 10 players by category (AL, NL pitching and batting) for 2015-16