A Box-Toppers look at 2017 All-Star Final Vote candidates

Anthony Rendon of the Nationals, Justin Bour of the Marlins and Logan Morrison of the Rays have the most 2017 Box-Toppers points among the 10 players who are All-Star Game Final Vote candidates.

All-Star Final Vote candidates

Here are the 2017 and 2016 Box-Toppers point (BTP) totals of the 2017 All-Star Game Final Vote candidates. Voters will choose one player from each league as the "final" player selected to the All-Star teams. Each league's players are listed from highest to lowest 2017 Box-Toppers point total.  

AL player Pos Team ’17 ’16
Logan Morrison 1b Rays 4.2 2.0
Elvis Andrus ss Rangers 3.5 9.2
Mike Moustakas dh 3b Royals 3.0 1.0
Xander Bogaerts ss Red Sox 2.5 1.0
Didi Gregorius ss Yankees 1.0 2.0
NL player Pos Team ’17 ’16
Anthony Rendon 3b lf Nationals 4.5 5.5
Justin Bour 1b Marlins 4.5 2.5
Mark Reynolds 1b Rockies 3.5 4.0
Kris Bryant 3b lf Cubs 1.5 10.5
Justin Turner 3b lf Dodgers 1.0 2.5

But if players’ 2016 Box-Toppers point totals are taken into consideration, Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Elvis Andrus of the Rangers would be considered leading candidates.

Voting ends today as fans pick one of the five players in each league to fill the final roster spots on the 2017 American League and National League All-Star teams.

In the AL, Logan Morrison of the Rays has the most 2017 Box-Toppers points among the five AL candidates with 4.2. That puts him 15th among AL batters for the season and fourth among AL first basemen.

However, Elvis Andrus of the Rangers, who has 3.5 Box-Toppers points this season, had 9.2 points in 2016, most of any of the five AL candidates. That ranked 10th among AL batters in 2016, second among AL shortstops. None of the other five AL candidates had more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points in 2016.

In the NL, Anthony Rendon of the Nationals and Justin Bour of the Marlins have the most 2017 Box-Toppers points among the five Final Vote candidates with 4.5. Rendon ranks 13th among NL batters and third among NL third basemen. Bour ranks 16th among NL batters and sixth among NL first basemen.

However, Kris Bryant of the Cubs, who has 1.5 Box-Toppers points in 2017, has the most 2016 points among the five NL candidates with 10.5. That ranked second among NL batters in 2016, behind Nolan Arenado of the Rockies (10.7). Bryant was also NL Most Valuable Player in 2016.

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