|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||7.7||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|3||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0||3||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
|4||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.4||4||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||5.0|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.4||5||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp mr||lad nl||5.0|
|6||Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||5.4||6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||4.7|
|7||Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||tex al||5.0||7||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||4.5|
|8||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||5.0||8||Cahill, Trevor 2658||pi sp||sd nl||4.4|
|9||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||5.0||9||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi mr sp||sd nl||3.7|
|10||Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||4.7||10||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||3.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||5.0||1||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
|2||Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||4.0||2||Shaw, Travis 3544||3b||mil nl||4.5|
|3||Gallo, Joey 3485||3b||tex al||4.0||3||Altherr, Aaron 3563||lf rf cf ph||phi nl||4.5|
|4||Healy, Ryon 3685||1b 3b dh||oak al||3.5||4||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||3.7|
|5||Morrison, Logan 2794||1b||tb al||3.2||5||Kemp, Matt 2151||lf||atl nl||3.5|
|6||Castro, Starlin 2767||2b||nyy al||3.0||6||Reynolds, Mark 2297||1b||col nl||3.5|
|7||Holliday, Matt 1836||dh 1b lf||nyy al||3.0||7||Baez, Javier 3395||2b 3b||chi nl||3.2|
|8||Gamel, Ben 3784||rf||sea al||3.0||8||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||3.0|
|9||Mancini, Trey 3766||lf||bal al||2.7||9||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||nym nl||3.0|
|10||Davis, Khris 3242||lf||oak al||2.5||10||Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||3.0|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw remains atop Box-Toppers weekly player rankings for the second straight week.
Meanwhile, all four main category leaders from last week—batting and pitcher leaders in both leagues—remain in first place in this week’s report.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 17:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||7.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|5||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
|6||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0|
|7||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.4|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.4|
|10||Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
Kershaw has 8.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.7 points from last week. While he was in first last Friday, he actually lost his top ranking Saturday to Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (8.4 Box-Toppers points) before regaining it Wednesday. Kershaw has led players in Box-Toppers points five separate times during the season.
Kershaw also leads National League pitchers, ahead of second-place Max Scherzer of the Nationals (6.0 Box-Toppers points).
American League pitchers—Sale continues to lead AL pitchers with 8.4 Box-Toppers points, ahead of second-place Ervin Santana of the Twins (7.7 Box-Toppers points). Sale ranks second among all players.
National League batters—Bryce Harper of the Nationals remains the leader among NL batters with 6.0 Box-Toppers points, ahead of second-place player Travis Shaw of the Brewers (4.5). Harper ranks fifth among all players and is the only batter in Box-Toppers overall top 10 player rankings.
American League batters—Aaron Judge of the Yankees remains the leader among AL batters with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, ahead of second-place player Miguel Sano of the Twins (4.0). Judge ranks 16th among all players.
So far this season, 392 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 91 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 45 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. Fourteen players debuted during the past week.
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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