|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||19.1||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||14.4||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||21.0|
|3||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||13.7||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.4|
|4||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||13.0||4||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|5||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||12.4||5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||12.7|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||11.4||6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|7||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||9.4||7||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||10.1|
|8||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||9.0||8||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||10.0|
|9||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||8.4||9||Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||lad nl||10.0|
|10||Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||8.1||10||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||cle al||9.4||1||Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||8.5|
|2||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||9.2||2||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.2|
|3||Healy, Ryon 3685||dh 1b 3b||oak al||8.7||3||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||8.0|
|4||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cle al||8.0||4||Parra, Gerardo 2746||rf lf||col nl||8.0|
|5||Upton, Justin 2411||lf||det al||7.5||5||Bellinger, Cody 3781||1b rf lf||lad nl||7.7|
|6||Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||7.5||6||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||7.5|
|7||Mancini, Trey 3766||lf 1b||bal al||7.2||7||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||7.0|
|8||Reddick, Josh 2936||rf lf cf||hou al||7.0||8||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||7.0|
|9||Iglesias, Jose 3532||ss||det al||7.0||9||Lamb, Jake 3517||3b||ari nl||6.9|
|10||Smoak, Justin 2731||1b||tor al||6.5||10||Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||cin nl||6.5|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw remains atop Box-Toppers weekly player rankings for the 13th straight week, despite being on the disabled list since July 24.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of Aug. 10:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||21.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||19.1|
|4||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||14.4|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||13.7|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.4|
|7||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||13.0|
|8||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||12.7|
|10||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
Meanwhile, Buster Posey of the Giants takes the lead among National League batters in Box-Toppers points, passing last week’s leader, Nolan Arenado of the Rockies.
Kershaw has 22.1 Box-Toppers points, earning no points in the past week. He leads second-place player, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (21.0 Box-Toppers points). Kershaw also leads Scherzer among National League pitchers.
Kershaw could be out until late August or early September. Last season, he had a herniated disk and missed 10 weeks, losing the commanding Box-Toppers points lead he had in 2016 and finishing second in final player rankings to Scherzer (25.7 points to 24.4).
Here are the leaders in other key categories:
National League batters—Buster Posey of the Giants took the lead this week with 8.5 Box-Toppers points, passing previous leader Nolan Arenado of the Rockies (8.2), who falls to second. Posey ranks 29th among all players.
Last week’s second-ranked NL batter, Jay Bruce (8.0 Box-Toppers points), was traded from the Mets to the Indians, moving from the NL to the American League, where he is the fourth-ranked batter.
American League pitchers—Chris Sale of the Red Sox maintains his lead with 19.1 Box-Toppers points, earning 2.0 points in the past week. He leads second-place AL pitcher Ervin Santana of the Twins (14.4). Sale ranks third among all players, behind Kershaw (22.1) and Scherzer (21.0).
American League batters—Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians maintains his lead with 9.4 Box-Toppers points, earning no points in the past week. He leads second-place AL batter Aaron Judge of the Yankees (9.2). Encarnacion ranks 18th among all players.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rose onto Box-Toppers overall top 10 since last week, rising to ninth with 12.7 Box-Toppers points. Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco falls from last week’s top 10 to 11th place with 11.4 points.
So far this season, 653 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 320 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 121 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. Twelve players debuted in 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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