Dbacks' Patrick Corbin rises to top spot in Box-Toppers weekly player rankings

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 26.

1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 6.7 1 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
2 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0 2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 6.7
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 6.0 3 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
4 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 4.7 4 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 4.0
5 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 4.7 5 Stratton, Chris 3883 pi sp sf nl 3.4
6 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 4.4 6 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 3.0
7 Richards, Garrett 3042 pi sp ana al 3.7 7 Godley, Zack 3538 pi sp ari nl 3.0
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 3.0 8 Martinez, Carlos 3371 pi sp stl nl 3.0
9 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 3.0 9 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 3.0
10 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 3.0 10 Ross, Tyson 2840 pi sp sd nl 3.0
1 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 4.2 1 Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 3.0
2 Ramirez, Hanley 2119 1b dh bos al 3.5 2 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 2.5
3 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b chi al 3.2 3 Blackmon, Charlie 2891 cf col nl 2.5
4 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0 4 Cain, Lorenzo 3171 cf mil nl 2.5
5 Gregorius, Didi 3184 ss nyy al 3.0 5 Polanco, Gregory 3361 rf pit nl 2.5
6 Reddick, Josh 2936 rf lf hou al 2.5 6 Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 2.5
7 Bogaerts, Xander 3383 ss bos al 2.5 7 DeJong, Paul 3827 ss stl nl 2.5
8 Haniger, MItch 3772 rf sea al 2.5 8 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 2.5
9 Simmons, Andrelton 3165 ss ana al 2.5 9 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 2.5
10 Martinez, Victor 1695 dh det al 2.5 10 La Stella, Tommy 3367 2b ph chi nl 2.5
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Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to lead Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Meanwhile, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to lead American League pitchers and ranks third overall. Also, Mookie Betts of the Red Sox rises to lead AL batters and Bryce Harper of the Nationals maintains his lead among National League batters.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 26:  

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 6.7
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 6.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 6.0
6 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
7 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 4.7
8 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 4.7
9 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 4.4
10 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 4.2
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Corbin has 7.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018 and passes last week’s leader, Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (6.0 points), who falls to fourth place. Corbin took the lead April 22, passing then-leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (6.7 points), who falls to second place. Corbin also leads NL pitchers.

Severino leads AL pitchers with 6.7 Box-Toppers points, third among all players. He passes last week’s AL pitching leader Berrios (6.0).

Betts leads AL batters with 4.2 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 10th among all players and is currently the only batter among the overall top 10 players. Betts passes last week’s leader, teammate Hanley Ramirez (3.5 points), who falls to second among AL batters.

Harper maintains his lead among NL batters with 3.0 points, though he picked up no additional points the past week.

So far this season, 265 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 48 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 21 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.

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Last week’s player rankings report