Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is Box-Toppers’ top-ranked player over the past six seasons while Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is Box-Toppers’ top-ranked player over the past two seasons.
Players on 3 top 100 listsHere are the 39 players who made Box-Toppers’ three top 100 lists—the list of top 100 players for 2017, 2016-17 (past two seasons) and 2012-17 (past six seasons). Players are listed in order of their rank on the 2012-17 list with their Box-Toppers point (BTP) total shown for 2017, 2016-17 and 2011-16.
|Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||23.1||47.5||147.2|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||25.0||50.7||128.9|
|Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||25.1||38.5||106.5|
|Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||20.1||29.8||99.1|
|Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||22.5||37.6||96.7|
|Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||22.0||43.2||87.4|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4||27.2||78.4|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||10.7||32.8||78.3|
|Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.7||29.4||74.6|
|Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||lad nl||13.0||23.4||68.6|
|Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||9.7||15.7||66.8|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||21.8||34.2||62.9|
|Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||8.7||16.7||61.4|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||15.7||25.4||60.8|
|Samardzija, Jeff 2495||pi sp||sf nl||11.0||21.7||57.8|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||8.0||17.0||57.1|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||cle al||12.1||20.1||55.2|
|Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||16.1||20.1||52.9|
|Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||9.4||16.4||52.2|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||15.0||25.4||50.2|
|Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||8.0||17.7||47.6|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||9.0||16.0||47.5|
|Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||11.4||25.5||46.2|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||14.2||20.7||44.9|
|Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||tex al||7.0||16.1||44.9|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||7.0||13.5||42.9|
|Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||15.5||18.5||42.5|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||9.7||13.4||42.2|
|Upton, Justin 2411||lf||ana al||7.5||14.2||40.4|
|Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||nyy al||7.7||13.7||40.2|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||9.7||21.1||39.2|
|Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||9.5||18.0||38.0|
|Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||11.1||17.5||37.2|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.5||21.9||36.6|
|Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||7.5||15.0||36.0|
|Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||7.0||19.7||35.7|
|Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cle al||10.0||18.5||35.7|
|Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||11.1||21.9||35.3|
|Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||15.7||16.7||35.1|
What are those numbers after players' names?
Kershaw leads all players in Box-Toppers points over 2012-2017 with 147.2, ahead of Scherzer, in second place with 128.9.
Scherzer meanwhile leads all players in Box-Toppers points over 2016 and 2017 with 50.7, ahead of Kershaw, in second place with 47.5.
(See the chart below for Top 100 players of 2016-17 and 2012-17.)
Kershaw has been Box-Toppers most dominant player in recent years but that dominance, while present, is slightly less than it was a year ago. From 2011 to 2016, Kershaw placed first or second in Box-Toppers points each year (first in 2011, 2013 and 2014, second in 2012, 2015 and 2016). But in 2017, Kershaw ranked third among all players with 23.1 points (trailing Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale’s 25.1 and Scherzer’s 25.0).
At the end of the 2016 season, Kershaw’s rolling six-year total (from 2011 to 2016) was greater than his rolling six-year total this year (from 2012 to 2017)—150.2 vs. 147.2. After 2016, he led Scherzer, in second in the rolling-six year total (2011 to 2016) by 38.9 points (Scherzer had 111.3 points from 2011 to 2016). But this season, Kershaw’s lead over Scherzer from 2012 to 2017 is less—just 18.3 (Scherzer has 128.9 points from 2012 to 2017).
Kershaw’s rolling six-year total dropped from 150.2 at the end of 2016 to 147.2 at the end of 2017 because he his 2011 point total (26.1, ranked first) was more than his 2017 total (23.1, ranked third).
Here are Kershaw’s Box-Toppers points for the past six seasons:
- 2012: 20.8, second among all players, first among NL pitchers.
- 2013: 21.7, first among all players.
- 2014: 31.5, first among all players, tied for the fourth-highest single-season total since Box-Toppers tracking began.
- 2015: 25.7, second among all players, second among NL pitchers, tied for the 20th-highest single-season total since Box-Toppers tracking began.
- 2016: 24.4, second among all players, second among NL pitchers.
- 2017: 23.1, third among all players, second among NL pitchers.
Box-Toppers’ 2017 overall leader, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (25.1 Box-Toppers points), finishes fourth among players over the past two seasons (38.5 points) and third among players over the past six seasons (106.5), which is most among American League players from 2012 to 2017.
Only three players have 100 or more points over the past six seasons—Kershaw (147.2), Scherzer (128.9) and Sale (106.5).
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber leads AL players in Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons with 43.2 points, third among all players over 2016 and 2017. Kluber ranks seventh among all players from 2012 to 2017 with 87.4.
Three pitchers who had subpar seasons in 2017 still rank in the top 10 in Box-Toppers points over the past six seasons (from 2012 to 2017):
- Madison Bumgarner of the Giants ranks sixth with 88.0 Box-Toppers points from 2012 to 2017, despite earning only 2.0 points in 2017. (Bumgarner was out much of the season after injuring himself in a dirt biking accident.)
- Felix Hernandez of the Mariners ranks eighth with 82.4 points, despite earning only 2.7 points in 2017.
- David Price of the Red Sox ranks ninth with 79.1 points, despite earning only 4.7 points in 2017. (Price was injured much of 2017.)
Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins is the top-ranked batter over the past two seasons with 20.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 26th among all players over 2016-17. Stanton had 14.2 points in 2017, 17th among all players and second among NL batters. He has 44.9 points over 2012-2017, 51st among all players.
Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is the top-ranked batter over the past six seasons with 59.8 Box-Toppers points, ranked 22nd among all players over 2012-2017. Cabrera had only 2.0 Box-Toppers points in 2017. However, he still ranks 91st among all players over the past two seasons with 14.0 points over 2016 and 2017.
Elvis Andrus of the Rangers is the top-ranked AL batter over the past two seasons with 20.2 Box-Toppers points, ranked 28th among all players over 2016-17. Andrus had 11.0 Box-Toppers points in 2017, 30th among all players and third among AL batters. He has 25.2 points over 2012-2017, 186th among all players (and outside the top 100 listed here).
Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates is the top-ranked NL batter over the past six seasons with 47.5 Box-Toppers points, 42nd among all players. McCutchen had 9.0 Box-Toppers points in 2017, seventh among NL batters. His 16.0 points over the past two seasons ranks 62nd among all players over 2016-2017.
Other notable players on the lists:
- Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident near the end of the 2016 season, but the late Marlins pitcher still ranks 20th among all players in Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons. Fernandez earned 22.4 points in 2016, which was third-most that season. That 22.4-point total for one season was only bettered by 19 other players who were able to achieve their point totals over two seasons. Fernandez’ 53.1 points earned from 2012-2017 ranks 30th among players over the past six seasons. That total is more remarkable because not only did he obviously not play in 2017, but he also did not debut until 2013 and spent part of 2014 and 2015 out with injury as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. In other words, Fernandez ranks 30th based on playing only two complete seasons and only parts of two other seasons in the past six seasons. Last year, Fernandez also ranked 30th among players over 2011-2016 with 53.1 points.
- Jose Altuve of the Astros ranks 78th among all players over the past two seasons with 15.0 points over 2016 and 2017. Despite being named AL Most Valuable Player in 2017, he had only 2.5 Box-Toppers points in 2017, 387th among all players, 90th among AL batters. Altuve had 12.5 points in 2016, which was third among AL batters. His 31.5 points over the past six seasons ranks 123rd, outside the top 100 for 2012-2017.
- Jered Weaver, who retired from the Padres this season, still ranks 54th among all players in Box-Toppers points over the past six seasons, earning 44.2 from 2012-2017. Weaver earned no points in 2017, but ranked sixth among AL pitchers in 2012, earning 15.4 points.
- David Ortiz, who retired from the Red Sox at the end of 2016, still ranks 87th among all players in Box-Toppers points over the past six seasons, earning 36.9 from 2012-2017. Obviously, he had no points in 2017, but had 12.4 in 2014, fifth among AL batters and 8.0 in 2016, 18th among AL batters.
- A.J. Burnett retired from the Pirates at the end of the 2015 season and hasn’t been active for the past two years. Still, he ranks 92nd among all players in Box-Toppers points over the past six seasons with 36.1 points over 2012-2017. Burnett had 11.7 points in 2012 and 10.4 in 2013, both with the Pirates.
Over the past two seasons, a large majority of players in Box-Toppers top 100 are pitchers—72. In Box-Toppers’ top 100 players list for 2017, 63 are pitchers. Here is a breakdown of players on the top 100 list for 2016-17 by their primary position:
- 69—Starting pitcher
- 7—Outfield (2 CF, 3 LF, 2 RF)
- 7—Third base
- 5—First base
- 4—Second base
- 3—Closing pitcher
- 3—Designated hitter
The Cubs and Indians have the most players among the top 100 for 2016-17 with seven players each. The Nationals and Astros each have six players. The Red Sox, Dodgers and Rangers each have five players on the list. Four teams each have one player on the list—the Braves, Twins, Athletics and Phillies. The White Sox are the only team with no player on the list.
On the top 100 list for players over the past six seasons, there are 76 pitchers. Here is a breakdown of players on the top 100 list for 2012-17 by their primary position:
- 71—Starting pitcher
- 9—Outfield (3 CF, 3 LF, 3 RF)
- 6—First base
- 5—Closing pitcher
- 4—Designated hitter
- 2—Third base
- 2—Second base
The Orioles have the most players among the top 100 for 2012-17 with seven. There are two teams that have six players each on the list—the Indians and Mariners. There are five teams that each have five players on the list—the Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees. In addition, there are six players on the list who are either no longer or not currently in baseball—three have retired, one is a free agent, one was released and one died (Jose Fernandez). Four teams have no players on the list—the Reds, Padres, Athletics and Phillies.
There are 39 players who make all three top 100 lists—for the 2017 season (see post about that list here), for 2015-16 and for 2011-16 (see the chart “Players on 3 top 100 lists”).
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Top 100 players of 2016-17 & 2012-17Here are two lists of Box-Toppers Top 100 players, ranked by Box-Toppers points (BTP). The list at left is the top 100 players of the past two seasons (2016-17). The list at right is the top 100 players over the past six seasons (2012-17).
|Leaders ’16-’17||Pos||Team||BTP||Leaders ’12-’17||Pos||Team||BTP|
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||50.7||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||147.2|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||47.5||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||128.9|
|3||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||43.2||3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||106.5|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||38.5||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||99.1|
|5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||37.6||5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||96.7|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||34.2||6||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||88.0|
|7||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||32.8||7||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||87.4|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||29.8||8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||82.4|
|9||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||29.4||9||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||79.1|
|10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||27.2||10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||78.4|
|11||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||lad nl||27.1||11||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||78.3|
|12||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||25.5||12||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||77.2|
|13||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||25.4||13||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||74.6|
|14||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||25.4||14||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||72.0|
|15||Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||lad nl||23.4||15||Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||lad nl||68.6|
|16||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||23.1||16||Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||66.8|
|17||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||22.7||17||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||66.8|
|18||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||22.5||18||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||64.6|
|19||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||22.4||19||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||62.9|
|20||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||Died*||22.4||20||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||61.4|
|21||Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||21.9||21||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||60.8|
|22||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||21.9||22||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||59.8|
|23||Samardzija, Jeff 2495||pi sp||sf nl||21.7||23||Liriano, Francisco 2104||pi sp||hou al||59.7|
|24||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||21.1||24||Samardzija, Jeff 2495||pi sp||sf nl||57.8|
|25||Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||bos al||20.8||25||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||57.1|
|26||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||20.7||26||Zimmermann, Jordan 2612||pi sp||det al||55.4|
|27||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||20.4||27||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||cle al||55.2|
|28||Andrus, Elvis 2582||ss||tex al||20.2||28||Iwakuma, Hisashi 3048||pi sp||sea al||55.2|
|29||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||20.1||29||Colon, Bartolo||pi sp||min al||54.0|
|30||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||cle al||20.1||30||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||Died*||53.1|
|31||Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||20.0||31||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||52.9|
|32||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||19.9||32||Dickey, R.A. 1734||pi sp||atl nl||52.9|
|33||Machado, Manny 3087||3b||bal al||19.7||33||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||52.9|
|34||Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||19.7||34||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||52.5|
|35||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||19.7||35||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||52.2|
|36||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||19.4||36||Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||51.5|
|37||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||19.2||37||Shields, James 2157||pi sp||chi al||50.5|
|38||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||18.5||38||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||50.2|
|39||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cle al||18.5||39||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||lad nl||49.3|
|40||Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||18.4||40||Beltre, Adrian 1141||3b||tex al||47.9|
|41||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||18.4||41||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||47.6|
|42||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||18.1||42||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||47.5|
|43||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||18.0||43||Kennedy, Ian 2723||pi sp||kc al||47.1|
|44||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||17.7||44||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||46.2|
|45||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||17.5||45||Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||46.1|
|46||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||17.5||46||Fister, Doug 2688||pi sp||bos al||46.1|
|47||Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||17.4||47||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||45.9|
|48||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi sp||sd nl||17.1||48||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||45.8|
|49||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||17.1||49||Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||nyy al||45.1|
|50||Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||sf nl||17.1||50||Hammel, Jason 2235||pi sp||kc al||45.1|
|51||Hellickson, Jeremy 2778||pi sp||bal al||17.1||51||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||44.9|
|52||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||17.1||52||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||tex al||44.9|
|53||Nelson, Jimmy 3299||pi sp||mil nl||17.0||53||Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||44.2|
|54||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||17.0||54||Weaver, Jered 2178||pi sp||retired||44.2|
|55||Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||17.0||55||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||nym nl||43.9|
|56||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||16.7||56||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||43.3|
|57||Straily, Dan 3080||pi sp||fla nl||16.7||57||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||42.9|
|58||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||16.7||58||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||42.5|
|59||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||16.5||59||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||42.2|
|60||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||16.4||60||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||42.0|
|61||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||tex al||16.1||61||Tillman, Chris 2754||pi sp||bal al||41.8|
|62||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||16.0||62||Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||41.5|
|63||Diaz, Edwin 3690||pi cp||sea al||16.0||63||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||nyy al||41.2|
|64||Kennedy, Ian 2723||pi sp||kc al||16.0||64||Leake, Mike 2709||pi sp||sea al||41.1|
|65||Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||15.7||65||Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||sf nl||40.6|
|66||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||15.7||66||Jimenez, Ubaldo 2349||pi sp||bal al||40.6|
|67||Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||15.7||67||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||ana al||40.4|
|68||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||15.5||68||Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||nyy al||40.2|
|69||Bundy, Dylan 3655||pi sp||bal al||15.4||69||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||fla nl||40.1|
|70||Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||15.4||70||Miley, Wade 3006||pi sp||bal al||40.1|
|71||Nolasco, Ricky 2125||pi sp||ana al||15.4||71||Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||39.5|
|72||Odor, Rougned 3336||2b||tex al||15.2||72||Gallardo, Yovani 2333||pi sp||sea al||39.4|
|73||Shaw, Travis 3544||3b||mil nl||15.0||73||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||39.2|
|74||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||15.0||74||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||ari nl||39.1|
|75||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||15.0||75||Cobb, Alex 2916||pi sp||tb al||38.8|
|76||Morales, Kendrys 2142||dh||tor al||15.0||76||Jansen, Kenley 2871||pi cp||lad nl||38.7|
|77||Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||tb al||15.0||77||Hellickson, Jeremy 2778||pi sp||bal al||38.1|
|78||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||15.0||78||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||38.0|
|79||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||15.0||79||Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||38.0|
|80||Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||14.7||80||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||38.0|
|81||Duffy, Danny 2915||pi sp||kc al||14.7||81||Jones, Adam 2347||cf||bal al||38.0|
|82||Votto, Joey 2366||1b||cin nl||14.5||82||Pujols, Albert 1438||dh||ana al||38.0|
|83||Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||14.4||83||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||released||37.5|
|84||McHugh, Collin 3316||pi sp||hou al||14.4||84||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||37.4|
|85||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||fla nl||14.2||85||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||37.4|
|86||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||ana al||14.2||86||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||37.2|
|87||Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||14.1||87||Ortiz, David||dh||retired||36.9|
|88||Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||14.0||88||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||36.6|
|89||Beltre, Adrian 1141||3b||tex al||14.0||89||Norris, Bud 2638||pi cp||ana al||36.4|
|90||Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||14.0||90||Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||36.2|
|91||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||14.0||91||Holliday, Matt 1836||dh 1b lf||nyy al||36.2|
|92||Hammel, Jason 2235||pi sp||kc al||14.0||92||Burnett, A.J. 1300||pi sp||retired||36.1|
|93||Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||nyy al||13.7||93||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||36.0|
|94||Rendon, Anthony 3258||3b||dc nl||13.5||94||McHugh, Collin 3316||pi sp||hou al||35.9|
|95||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||13.5||95||Lohse, Kyle 1487||pi sp||free agent||35.8|
|96||Pujols, Albert 1438||dh||ana al||13.5||96||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cle al||35.7|
|97||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||13.4||97||Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||35.7|
|98||Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||13.4||98||Smyly, Drew 3009||pi sp||sea al||35.5|
|99||Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||cin nl||13.2||99||Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||35.3|
|100||Myers, Wil 3228||1b||sd nl||13.2||100||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||35.1|
* Jose Fernandez died Sept. 25, 2016, in a boating accident. He played for the Miami Marlins.
What are those numbers after players' names?
Note: Players are listed with the team with whom they finished the 2017 season. Several players on the list were not on a team for reasons including they had retired, been released, or were unsigned free agents.
Team names: In the chart, the teams "ana al" and "fla nl" refer to the Angels and Marlins. Since those teams changed names without changing location (Anaheim Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Florida Marlins became the Miami Marlins), Box-Toppers did not change the team code names.
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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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.