|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||22.1||1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||23.1|
|2||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||18.1||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||23.0|
|3||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||18.0||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||18.1|
|4||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||17.1||4||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||17.8|
|5||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||14.4||5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||14.7|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||13.7||6||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||14.0|
|7||Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||10.1||7||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||14.0|
|8||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||9.7||8||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||13.0|
|9||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||9.4||9||Nelson, Jimmy 3299||pi sp||mil nl||13.0|
|10||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||9.4||10||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||12.8|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||cle al||12.1||1||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||14.0|
|2||Andrus, Elvis 2582||ss||tex al||10.0||2||Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||cin nl||10.7|
|3||Healy, Ryon 3685||dh 1b||oak al||9.7||3||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||10.0|
|4||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||9.2||4||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||9.2|
|5||Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||cle al||9.0||5||Bellinger, Cody 3781||1b rf lf||lad nl||8.7|
|6||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||8.5||6||Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||8.5|
|7||Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||8.5||7||Rendon, Anthony 3258||3b||dc nl||8.0|
|8||Reddick, Josh 2936||rf lf cf||hou al||8.0||8||Parra, Gerardo 2746||rf lf||col nl||8.0|
|9||Iglesias, Jose 3532||ss||det al||8.0||9||Grichuk, Randal 3474||rf||stl nl||8.0|
|10||Odor, Rougned 3336||2b||tex al||7.7||10||Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||7.5|
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw regained the lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings since last week.
Kershaw now has 23.1 Box-Toppers points in 2017, passing last week’s leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (23.0 points). Kershaw led from mid-May until Aug. 28, when Scherzer passed him, but Kershaw retook the lead Sept. 1.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of Sept. 7:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||23.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||23.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||22.1|
|4||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||18.1|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||18.1|
|6||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||18.0|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||17.8|
|8||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||17.1|
|9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||14.7|
|10||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||14.4|
However, Scherzer could regain the lead as soon as Friday when he starts against the Phillies. If he earns at least Player of the Game honors (worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point), he would pass Kershaw.
Kershaw also leads Scherzer among all National League pitchers.
Only 0.1 Box-Toppers point separates Kershaw and Scherzer. Scherzer has been Player of the Game more often this season (16 times compared to Kershaw’s 15 times). He has also earned overall Player of the Day honors more often this season (seven times vs. Kershaw’s six). However, Kershaw has earned NL Player of the Day honors three times while Scherzer has none. With Player of the Day being worth 2.0 points, NL Player of the Day being worth 1.7 and Player of the Game worth 1.0, that gives Kershaw 23.1 and Scherzer 23.0.
The leaders in other key categories maintain their season Box-Toppers points leads:
American League pitchers—Chris Sale of the Red Sox maintains his lead with 22.1 Box-Toppers points, earning no points in the past week. He leads second-place AL pitcher Carlos Carrasco of the Indians (18.1). Sale ranks third among all players, behind Kershaw (23.1) and Scherzer (23.0).
National League batters—Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs maintains his lead with 14.0 Box-Toppers points, earning 1.0 point in the past week. He leads second-place NL batter Scooter Gennett of the Reds (10.7). Rizzo ranks 12th among all players.
American League batters—Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians maintains his lead with 12.1 Box-Toppers points, earning 1.0 point in the past week. He leads second-place AL batter Elvis Andrus of the Rangers (10.0). Encarnacion ranks 18th among all players.
So far this season, 719 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 371 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 150 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. Eleven 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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