Yankees’ Luis Severino leads Box-Toppers player rankings for second week

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 May 10.
 
AL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP NL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7 1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.4
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0 2 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 6.4 3 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 5.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0 4 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
5 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7 5 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 5.0 6 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 5.0
7 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 4.7 7 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 4.0
8 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 4.7 8 Martinez, Carlos 3371 pi sp stl nl 4.0
9 McCullers, Lance 3488 pi sp hou al 4.7 9 Hand, Brad 2907 pi cp sd nl 4.0
10 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 4.7 10 Ross, Tyson 2840 pi sp sd nl 4.0
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 5.2 1 Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 4.0
2 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 5.0 2 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 4.0
3 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b chi al 4.2 3 Hundley, Nick 2497 ca ph sf nl 3.5
4 Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b 2b 1b tor al 3.7 4 Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 3.0
5 Ramirez, Hanley 2119 1b dh bos al 3.5 5 Adams, Matt 3220 1b dc nl 3.0
6 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0 6 Pollock, A.J. 3142 cf ari nl 3.0
7 Upton, Justin 2411 lf ana al 3.0 7 Peralta, David 3370 lf ari nl 3.0
8 Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf bos al 3.0 8 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 2.5
9 Gregorius, Didi 3184 ss nyy al 3.0 9 Blackmon, Charlie 2891 cf col nl 2.5
10 Alvarez, Pedro 2817 dh 3b ph bal al 2.7 10 Cain, Lorenzo 3171 cf mil nl 2.5
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Yankees pitcher Luis Severino leads Box-Toppers season player rankings for the second straight week.

Meanwhile, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer continues to lead National League pitchers, Mookie Betts of the Red Sox maintains his lead among American League batters and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds rises to lead NL batters.

Top 10 players

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

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
3 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.4
4 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 6.4
6 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
7 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
8 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 5.7
9 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
10 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
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Severino has 10.7 Box-Toppers points in 2018, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. He has led player rankings since May 2, a nine-day stretch, the longest for any player this season. Severino leads by 0.7 points over second-place player, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole (10.0 Box-Toppers points). He also leads Cole among American League pitchers.

National League pitchers—Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer continues to lead with 9.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.7 points in the past week, ahead of second-place NL pitcher Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks (7.0).

American League batters—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox leads AL batters with 5.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 12th among all players. Betts leads second-place AL batter Nomar Mazara of the Rangers (5.0).

National League batters—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds rises to lead NL batters with 4.0 points, passing last week’s leader, Nick Hundley of the Giants, who falls to third among NL batters with 3.5 points. Suarez leads second-place NL batter Freddie Freeman of the Braves (4.0).

So far this season, 340 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 93 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 38 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including three in the past week) 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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