Twins' Jose Berrios tops first Box-Toppers weekly player rankings report of 2018

Here are the top 10 players by category (AL & NL pitching & batting) in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 12.
 

AL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP NL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 4.0 1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 3.7
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 3.0 2 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 3.0
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 3.0 3 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 3.0
4 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 2.7 4 Taillon, Jameson 3658 pi sp pit nl 2.7
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 2.7 5 Godley, Zack 3538 pi sp ari nl 2.0
6 Price, David 2593 pi sp bos al 2.7 6 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 2.0
7 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 2.0 7 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 2.0
8 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 2.0 8 Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp nym nl 2.0
9 Diaz, Edwin 3690 pi cp sea al 2.0 9 Lyles, Jordan 3100 pi mr sp sd nl 2.0
10 Osuna, Roberto 3512 pi cp tor al 2.0 10 Mahle, Tyler 3929 pi sp cin nl 2.0
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0 1 Polanco, Gregory 3361 rf pit nl 2.5
2 Bogaerts, Xander 3383 ss bos al 2.5 2 DeJong, Paul 3827 ss stl nl 2.5
3 Upton, Justin 2411 lf ana al 2.0 3 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 2.5
4 Ramirez, Hanley 2119 1b dh bos al 2.0 4 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 2.5
5 Gregorius, Didi 3184 ss nyy al 2.0 5 McCutchen, Andrew 2637 cf rf sf nl 2.0
6 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 1.7 6 Yelich, Christian 3334 lf rf mil nl 2.0
7 Alvarez, Pedro 2817 dh ph bal al 1.7 7 Villanueva, Christian 3930 3b sd nl 1.7
8 Alonso, Yonder 2945 1b cle al 1.5 8 Bruce, Jay 2453 rf nym nl 1.5
9 Smoak, Justin 2731 1b tor al 1.5 9 Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 1.5
10 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 1.5 10 Baez, Javier 3395 2b 3b chi nl 1.5
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Twins pitcher Jose Berrios leads Box-Toppers first weekly player rankings report after two weeks of the season.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season as of April 12:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 4.0
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 3.7
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 3.0
4 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 3.0
5 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0
6 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 3.0
7 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 3.0
8 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 2.7
9 Taillon, Jameson 3658 pi sp pit nl 2.7
10 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 2.7
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Meanwhile, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads National League players and ranks second overall.

Berrios has 4.0 Box-Toppers points so far in 2018, earning Box-Toppers Player of the Day (worth 2.0 points) twice—on April 1 and on April 12, when he passed Scherzer to take the player rankings lead.

Scherzer leads NL players with 3.7 Box-Toppers points. Miguel Sano of the Twins leads American League batters with 3.0 Box-Toppers points (and ranks fifth among all players). Gregory Polanco of the Pirates leads NL batters with 2.5 Box-Toppers points (while four NL batters have 2.5 points, Polanco ranks highest among them because he had the most 2017 Box-Toppers points of the group—5.5).

Last year’s Box-Toppers points leader, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, has 1.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 16th among AL pitchers. Last season, his 25.1 points led all players.

So far this season, 160 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 16 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 10 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.

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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