Box-Toppers 2017 year-end All-Star teams

Here are Box-Toppers 2017 year-end All-Star teams. The player with the highest Box-Toppers point total (BTP) at each position in each league was named an All-Star. Their overall rank among all players is also shown.  
 
American League Team BTP Rank Pos National League Team BTP Rank
Healy, Ryon 3685 oak al 9.7 43 1B Rizzo, Anthony 3063 chi nl 15.5 14
Odor, Rougned 3336 tex al 8.7 60 2B Gennett, Scooter 3254 cin nl 10.7 34
Andrus, Elvis 2582 tex al 11.0 30 SS Seager, Corey 3587 lad nl 7.0 104
Ramirez, Jose 3436 cle al 10.0 38 3B Arenado, Nolan 3306 col nl 9.2 51
Perez, Salvador 2972 kc al 7.5 88 CA Posey, Buster 2745 sf nl 9.5 46
Judge, Aaron 3767 nyy al 11.2 26 OF Stanton, Giancarlo 2737 fla nl 14.2 17
Bruce, Jay 2453 cle al 10.0 37 OF Ozuna, Marcell 3190 fla nl 9.2 52
Reddick, Josh 2936 hou al 8.0 75 OF McCutchen, Andrew 2637 pit nl 9.0 53
Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 cle al 12.1 22 DH
Sale, Chris 2806 bos al 25.1 1 SP Scherzer, Max 2588 dc nl 25.0 2
Kluber, Corey 3200 cle al 22.0 5 SP Kershaw, Clayton 2494 lad nl 23.1 3
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 cle al 21.8 6 SP Strasburg, Stephen 2736 dc nl 22.5 4
Severino, Luis 3567 nyy al 21.1 7 SP Greinke, Zack 1871 ari nl 20.1 8
Diaz, Edwin 3690 sea al 9.0 54 CP Holland, Greg 2906 col nl 8.0 79
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Sale tops players on 2017 Box-Toppers All-Star teams; Kershaw makes team for 7th straight year, Scherzer for 6th straight year

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The Box-Toppers All-Star teams for the 2017 regular season are led by overall Box-Toppers points leader, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale.

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

Sale, Box-Toppers Player of the Year for 2017, led all players with 25.1 Box-Toppers points. It is the third time Sale has been on Box-Toppers end-of-season All-Star team. He was among the top four AL pitchers two other times—in 2013, he ranked fourth among AL pitchers with 16.1 Box-Toppers points and in 2015, he ranked fourth among AL pitchers with 18.8 points.

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads all NL players with 25.0 Box-Toppers points, ranking second among all players, just 0.1 point behind Sale. Scherzer led all players in Box-Toppers points in 2016 (25.7) and led all AL players in 2013 with the Tigers (18.1).

The top NL batter is Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (15.5 Box-Toppers points, ranked 14th among players). Top AL batter is Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (12.1 points, ranked 22nd among all players).

There are five players who appeared on Box-Toppers’ 2016 year-end All-Star teams who returned for the 2017 team, including two who have streaks of more than five straight seasons:

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the second-ranking NL pitcher with 23.1 Box-Toppers points in 2017, makes his seventh straight Box-Toppers year-end All-Star team. Kershaw has been among the top four NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points each season since 2011, finishing first among all players in 2011 (26.1), 2013 (21.7) and 2014 (31.5). He was first among NL pitchers in 2012 (20.8) and is in his third straight year of finishing second among NL pitchers—2015 (25.7) and 2016 (24.4).

Scherzer has now made Box-Toppers year-end All-Star teams for six straight seasons. He was among the top four AL pitchers from 2012 to 2014 with the Tigers and the top four NL pitchers from 2015 to 2017 with the Nationals.

Three other players return to Box-Toppers year-end All-Star teams for the second straight season after appearing in 2016:

  • Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is the second-ranked AL pitcher (22.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked fifth among all players). Kluber was top-ranked AL pitcher in 2016 (21.2 points). This is the third year Kluber has made the Box-Toppers year-end All-Star team. In 2014, he led AL pitchers with 25.8 Box-Toppers points.
  • Nolan Arenado of the Rockies is the top-ranked NL third baseman (9.2 Box-Toppers points, ranked 51st among all players). In 2016, Arenado also led NL third basemen with 10.7 points.
  • Jay Bruce of the Indians is the second-ranked AL outfielder (10.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 37th among all players). In 2016, Bruce was the third-ranked NL outfielder with the Mets (8.5 Box-Toppers points).

The Cleveland Indians have the most players on Box-Toppers year-end All-Star teams with five:

  • Kluber, who ranks second among AL pitchers with 22.0 Box-Toppers points.
  • Carlos Carrasco, who ranks third among AL pitchers with 21.8 Box-Toppers points, sixth among all players.
  • Encarnacion, who leads AL batters and AL designated hitters with 12.1 Box-Toppers points.
  • Bruce, who ranks second among AL outfielders with 10.0 Box-Toppers points.
  • Jose Ramirez, who ranks first among AL third basemen with 10.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 38th among all players.

Six other teams each have two representatives on the All-Star teams—Texas Rangers (Rougned Odor—AL 2B and Elvis Andrus—AL SS), New York Yankees (Luis Severino—AL SP and Aaron Judge—AL OF), Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw and Corey Seager—NL SS), Colorado Rockies (Arenado and Greg Holland—NL CP), Miami Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna—both NL OF) and Washington Nationals (Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg—both NL SP).

Nine of the 15 AL All-Stars made it to the postseason. Eight of the 14 NL All-Stars made it to the postseason.

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