Half of top 10 RBI leaders are among their league's top 10 batters in Box-Toppers points

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Half of the top 10 runs batted in leaders are among their league’s top 10 batters in Box-Toppers points in 2017.

Runs batted in leaders’ Box-Toppers points

Here is how 2017 runs batted in (RBI) leaders fared in Box-Toppers points. Players are ranked by RBIs. Also shown are their 2017 Box-Toppers points (BTP) and their rank in Box-Toppers points among all players.
 

Player Team RBI BTP Rank
1 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 132 14.2 17
2 Nolan Arenado Rockies 130 9.2 51
3 Marcell Ozuna Marlins 124 9.2 52
4 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 120 7.4 91
5 Nelson Cruz Mariners 119 5.5 167
6 Aaron Judge Yankees 114 11.2 26
7 Khris Davis Athletics 110 4.5 224
8 Anthony Rizzo Cubs 109 15.5 14
8 Justin Upton Angels 109 7.5 86
8 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 108 7.2 93
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Overall RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins (132) ranked second among National League batters in Box-Toppers points with 14.2. He ranked 17th among all players in Box-Toppers points for the season. Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees in the offseason.

The other four top 10 RBI leaders to rank among their league’s top batters in Box-Toppers points for 2017 are:

  • Nolan Arenado of the Rockies, who ranked second in RBIs (130) and fifth among NL batters in Box-Toppers points (9.2), 51st among all players.
  • Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins, who ranked third in RBIs (124) and sixth among NL batters in Box-Toppers points (9.2), 52nd among all players. Ozuna was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason.
  • Aaron Judge of the Yankees, who ranked sixth in RBIs (114) and second among American League batters in Box-Toppers points (11.2), 26th among all players.
  • Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, who ranked tied for eighth in RBIs (109) and first among NL batters in Box-Toppers points (15.5), 14th among all players.

In addition to those five players, three other top 10 RBI leaders for 2017 also rank among the overall top 100 players in Box-Toppers points for the season:

  • Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks, who ranked fourth in RBIs (120) and 91st among all players in Box-Toppers points (7.4), 16th among NL batters.
  • Justin Upton of the Angels, who ranked tied for eighth in RBIs (109) and 86th among all players in Box-Toppers points (7.5), 14th among AL batters. (Upton played for the Tigers before being traded at midseason to the Angels).
  • Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals, who ranked tied for eighth in RBIs (109) and 93rd among all players in Box-Toppers points (7.2), 17th among AL batters.

Two other of the top 10 RBI leaders ranked outside the top 100 overall players in Box-Toppers points for the season:

  • Nelson Cruz of the Mariners, who ranked fifth in RBIs (119) was 167th among all players in Box-Toppers points (5.5), 38th among AL batters. Cruz led AL batters in RBIs in 2017.
  • Khris Davis of the Athletics, who ranked seventh in RBIs (110) was 224th among all players in Box-Toppers points (4.5), 56th among AL batters. Davis had the fewest Box-Toppers points of any of the top 10 RBI leaders for 2017.

Stanton, who also led all players in home runs (59), was also voted NL Most Valuable Player in 2017. The AL Most Valuable Player Jose Altuve had 81 RBIs in 2017, tied for 55th among all players. Altuve had just 2.5 Box-Toppers points in 2017, 387th among all players and 90th among AL batters. (Why AL MVP Altuve had so few Box-Toppers points in 2017.)

Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians led AL batters in Box-Toppers points in 2017 with 12.1. He hit 107 RBIs in 2017, ranked just outside the top 10 in 11th place.

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