Box-Toppers’ All-Star leaders: Top players in each league by position

Here are Box-Toppers points leaders by position and by league for the current season (2018) and for this season and last season (2017-18) as of May 31. The top three outfielders and top four starting pitchers (SP) in each league over both time periods are shown. Also shown is closing pitcher (CP) with the most Box-Toppers points in each league over both time periods.  

2018 leaders 2017-18 leaders
AL players Team BTP Pos AL players Team BTP
Davidson, Matt 3292 chi al 5.2 1B Healy, Ryon 3685 sea al 11.2
Solarte, Yangervis 3304 tor al 3.7 2B Odor, Rougned 3336 tex al 8.7
Segura, Jean 3173 sea al 5.0 SS Andrus, Elvis 2582 tex al 11.0
Goodrum, Niko 3932 det al 4.0 3B Sano, Miguel 3527 min al 11.5
Sanchez, Gary 3701 nyy al 3.0 CA Perez, Salvador 2972 kc al 8.5
Betts, Mookie 3404 bos al 6.2 OF Stanton, Giancarlo 2737 nyy al 16.2
Mazara, Nomar 3614 tex al 6.0 OF Judge, Aaron 3767 nyy al 13.7
Martinez, J.D. 2922 bos al 4.0 OF Betts, Mookie 3404 bos al 12.2
Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 cle al 4.0 DH Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 cle al 16.1
Severino, Luis 3567 nyy al 11.7 SP Severino, Luis 3567 nyy al 32.8
Morton, Charlie 2503 hou al 10.1 SP Sale, Chris 2806 bos al 30.1
Cole, Gerrit 3232 hou al 10.0 SP Kluber, Corey 3200 cle al 28.7
Berrios, Jose 3791 min al 9.4 SP Carrasco, Carlos 2885 cle al 26.5
Colome, Alex 3189 sea al 3.0 CP Diaz, Edwin 3690 sea al 11.0
NL players Team BTP Pos NL players Team BTP
Freeman, Freddie 2887 atl nl 5.0 1B Rizzo, Anthony 3063 chi nl 17.0
Gennett, Scooter 3254 cin nl 2.5 2B Gennett, Scooter 3254 cin nl 13.2
Crawford, Brandon 2878 sf nl 6.0 SS Seager, Corey 3587 lad nl 8.0
Suarez, Eugenio 3355 cin nl 6.5 3B Shaw, Travis 3544 mil nl 13.0
Hundley, Nick 2497 sf nl 3.5 CA Posey, Buster 2745 sf nl 9.5
Belt, Brandon 2943 sf nl 4.0 OF Bruce, Jay 2453 nym nl 11.5
Yelich, Christian 3334 mil nl 3.5 OF McCutchen, Andrew 2637 sf nl 11.0
Harper, Bryce 3011 dc nl 3.0 OF Harper, Bryce 3011 dc nl 10.0
Scherzer, Max 2588 dc nl 13.4 SP Scherzer, Max 2588 dc nl 38.4
Corbin, Patrick 3027 ari nl 8.0 SP Strasburg, Stephen 2736 dc nl 27.2
Nola, Aaron 3569 phi nl 7.7 SP Kershaw, Clayton 2494 lad nl 26.1
Pivetta, Nick 3825 phi nl 7.7 SP Greinke, Zack 1871 ari nl 23.1
Hader, Josh 3881 mil nl 5.7 CP Hand, Brad 2907 sd nl 9.7
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Nationals’ Max Scherzer leads players in Box-Toppers points since start of 2017

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With Major League All-Star voting beginning, here is a look at who is leading at Box-Toppers points at each position in both leagues.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 31:  

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 13.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 11.7
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
5 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 9.4
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 9.0
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 8.0
8 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 7.7
9 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
10 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
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Actually, because the first third of the season  is a relatively small sample size, we’ll also look at top players since the start of the 2017 season.

Max Scherzer of the Nationals leads all players in both 2018 and combined 2017-18 Box-Toppers points. Scherzer’s 13.4 points in 2018 and 38.4 points over 2017-18 also leads all National League pitchers.

The chart above shows the leaders in Box-Toppers points by position over the two time periods—the 2018 season and the combined 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The Box-Toppers National League team has 13 positions—the customary five infield spots, three for outfield, four for starting pitchers plus one spot for closing pitcher. The Box-Toppers American League team has 14 spots with the addition of the designated hitter.

There are three AL players who occupy All-Star spots at their positions for both 2018 and 2017-18:

There are three NL players who occupy All-Star spots at their positions for both 2018 and 2017-18:

Voting closes July 5. The All-Star Game is July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington.

Though Box-Toppers list pitchers here, it remains an oddity that fans do not elect pitchers to the All-Star teams.

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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