A look at Box-Toppers points leaders by position over several time frames (after 2017)

Here are the top players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) by position and over several time frames—over the past season (2017), the past two seasons (2016-17), the past six seasons (2012-17) and “all-time”—the past 23 seasons (since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began). Also shown are the top active players by position in career Box-Toppers points (Active career). Links to posts showing the top five or top 10 players at each position over several time frames are also included.
 
First basemen Team BTP Time frame Second basemen Team BTP
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 15.5 2017 Scooter Gennett Reds 10.7
Edwin Encarnacion Indians 20.1 2016‑17 Rougned Odor Rangers 15.2
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 59.8 2012‑17 Robinson Cano Mariners 41.5
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 146.9 1995-2017 Jeff Kent Retired 109.7
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 146.9 Active career Robinson Cano Mariners 79.4
Details, top 5 lists, top 1B by time frame Details, top 5 lists, top 2B by time frame
Shortstops Team BTP Time frame Third basemen Team BTP
Elvis Andrus Rangers 11.0 2017 Jose Ramirez Indians 10.0
Elvis Andrus Rangers 20.2 2016‑17 Nolan Arenado Rockies 19.9
Troy Tulowitzki Blue Jays 27.6 2012‑17 Adrian Beltre Rangers 47.9
Miguel Tejada Retired 102.3 1995-2017 Alex Rodriguez Released 187
Troy Tulowitzki Blue Jays 59.8 Active career Adrian Beltre Rangers 115.8
Details, top 5 lists, top SS by time frame Details, top 5 lists, top 3B by time frame
Catchers Team BTP Time frame Outfielders Team BTP
Buster Posey Giants 9.5 2017 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 14.2
Buster Posey Giants 13.0 2016‑17 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 20.7
Buster Posey Giants 38.0 2012‑17 Mike Trout Angels 52.5
Mike Piazza Retired 95.7 1995-2017 Manny Ramirez Retired 167.2
Brian McCann Astros 62.4 Active career Matt Holliday Yankees 100.8
Details, top 5 lists, top CA by time frame Details, top 10 lists, top OF by time frame
Designated hitters Team BTP Time frame Pitchers Team BTP
Edwin Encarnacion Indians 12.1 2017 Chris Sale Red Sox 25.1
Edwin Encarnacion Indians 20.1 2016‑17 Max Scherzer Nationals 50.7
Edwin Encarnacion Indians 55.2 2012‑17 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 147.2
Albert Pujols Angels 187.8 1995-2017 Randy Johnson Retired 278.8
Albert Pujols Angels 187.8 Active career Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 206.8
Details, top 5 lists, top DH by time frame Details, top 10 lists, top P by time frame
Closing pitchers Team BTP Time frame Overall Team BTP
Edwin Diaz Mariners 9.0 2017 Chris Sale Red Sox 25.1
Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 16.7 2016‑17 Max Scherzer Nationals 50.7
Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 61.4 2012‑17 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 147.2
Trevor Hoffman Retired 129.4 1995-2017 Randy Johnson Retired 278.8
Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 67.4 Active career Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 206.8
Details, top 5 lists, top CP by time frame Details
Active players are shown on the team with whom they finished the 2017 season.
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Here are Box-Toppers points leaders at each position over a variety of time frames.

For example, the all-time leader, Randy Johnson leads with 278.8 career Box-Toppers points (earned since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began). Johnson also leads in Box-Toppers points among all pitchers since 1995.

The chart above shows the top player at each position over several time frames—over the past season (2017), the past two seasons (2016-17), the past six seasons (2012-17) and “all-time”—the past 23 seasons (since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began). Also shown are the top active players by position in career Box-Toppers points (Active career). Links to posts showing the top five or top 10 players at each position over several time frames are also included.

Here is a brief summary of the leaders by position. More detailed information on each position (including top five or 10 rankings by time frame) can be found by clicking on the position links:

  • First base: Miguel Cabrera leads all-time (career Box-Toppers points since 1995). He also leads all active first basemen in career points and leads all first basemen over the past six seasons. Anthony Rizzo leads past season.
  • Second base: Jeff Kent leads all-time. Scooter Gennett leads past season.
  • Shortstop: Miguel Tejada leads all-time over Derek Jeter. Elvis Andrus leads past season (and also past two seasons).
  • Third base: Alex Rodriguez leads all-time. Jose Ramirez leads past season.
  • Catcher: Mike Piazza leads all-time. Buster Posey leads past season (and also past two and past six seasons).
  • Outfield: Manny Ramirez leads all-time. Giancarlo Stanton leads past season (and also past two seasons).
  • Designated hitter: Albert Pujols leads all-time (and also leads active DHs in career points). Edwin Encarnacion leads past season (and also past two seasons and past six seasons).
  • Pitcher: Randy Johnson leads all-time. Clayton Kershaw leads active pitchers in career points (and also leads over past six seasons). Chris Sale leads past season. Max Scherzer leads past two seasons.
  • Closing pitcher: Trevor Hoffman leads all-time over all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera. Craig Kimbrel leads active closers in career points (and also leads over past two seasons and past six seasons). Edwin Diaz leads over past six seasons.
  • Overall: Johnson leads all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995. Kershaw leads active players in career points and also leads all players over the past six seasons. Chris Sale led players in 2017. Max Scherzer leads players over the past two seasons.

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