|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|
|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|
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.
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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- Top 100 players “all-time” (since 1995), past six seasons (2012-2017), past two seasons (2016-17) and past season (2017).
- Top 10 overall players, plus top 10 batters and pitchers “all-time” (since 1995).
- Top 10 overall players, plus top 10 batters and pitchers by league past six seasons (2012-2017), past two seasons (2016-17) and past season (2017).
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.