|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||6.7||1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||6.7||2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|3||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||5.0||3||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||5.0|
|4||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0||4||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||5.0|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.4||5||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi mr sp||sd nl||3.7|
|6||Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||4.4||6||Cahill, Trevor 2658||pi sp mr||sd nl||3.4|
|7||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||4.0||7||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7||8||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||3.0|
|9||Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||3.7||9||Walker, Taijuan 3453||pi sp||ari nl||3.0|
|10||Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||tex al||3.0||10||Straily, Dan 3080||pi sp||fla nl||3.0|
|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||4.0|
|2||Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||4.0||2||Puig, Yasiel 3193||rf||lad nl||3.0|
|3||Gallo, Joey 3485||3b||tex al||4.0||3||Marte, Starling 3122||lf cf||pit nl||3.0|
|4||Morrison, Logan 2794||1b||tb al||3.2||4||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||2.5|
|5||Davis, Khris 3242||lf||oak al||2.5||5||Reynolds, Mark 2297||1b||col nl||2.5|
|6||Healy, Ryon 3685||1b 3b||oak al||2.5||6||Altherr, Aaron 3563||lf ph||phi nl||2.5|
|7||Garcia, Avisail 3256||rf||chi al||2.5||7||Contreras, Willson 3776||ca ph||chi nl||2.5|
|8||Ramirez, Jose 3436||3b||cle al||2.5||8||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||nym nl||2.0|
|9||Haniger, MItch 3772||rf||sea al||2.5||9||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||2.0|
|10||Castro, Starlin 2767||2b||nyy al||2.0||10||Duvall, Adam 3573||lf||cin nl||2.0|
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to lead Box-Toppers weekly player rankings.
Meanwhile, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is the new leader this week among National League pitchers and Aaron Judge of the Yankees is the new leader among American League batters.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 4:
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||6.7|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||6.7|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|5||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||5.0|
|6||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||5.0|
|7||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0|
|8||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||5.0|
|9||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||5.0|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.4|
Sale has 6.7 Box-Toppers points as of May 4, rising from fourth place last week to lead all players. He passes previous leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (6.0 Box-Toppers points), who falls to fourth place. Sale also passes previous leader among AL pitchers, Ervin Santana of the Twins (6.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks second among AL pitchers and second among all players. While Sale and Santana both have 6.7 points, Sale ranks ahead because he had more 2016 points (13.4 vs. 4.0).
Scherzer rises to lead NL pitchers in points with 6.0, third among all players. He passes previous NL pitching leader Kershaw (6.0 points). While Scherzer and Kershaw both have 6.0 points, Scherzer ranks ahead because he has more 2016 points (25.7 vs. 24.4).
Judge rises to lead AL batters in points with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, passing previous leader Logan Morrison of the Rays (3.2 points), who falls to fourth. Judge ranks ninth among all players.
The Box-Toppers points leader among NL batters remains the same as last week—Bryce Harper of the Nationals leads with 4.0 Box-Toppers points.
So far this season, 296 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 51 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 28 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. Seven 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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