Nationals’ Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers player rankings for third 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 31.

AL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP NL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 11.7 1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 13.4
2 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1 2 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 8.0
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0 3 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 7.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 9.4 4 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
5 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 9.0 5 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 6.0
6 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7 6 Ross, Tyson 2840 pi sp sd nl 6.0
7 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 7.7 7 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 5.7
8 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 7.0 8 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
9 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 6.7 9 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 5.7
10 McCullers, Lance 3488 pi sp hou al 5.7 10 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 5.4
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 6.2 1 Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 6.5
2 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 6.0 2 Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 6.0
3 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b 3b chi al 5.2 3 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 5.0
4 Segura, Jean 3173 ss sea al 5.0 4 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 5.0
5 Lindor, Francisco 3586 ss cle al 4.7 5 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 4.0
6 Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 dh cle al 4.0 6 Belt, Brandon 2943 1b lf sf nl 4.0
7 Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf bos al 4.0 7 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf cf mil nl 3.5
8 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 4.0 8 Hundley, Nick 2497 ca ph sf nl 3.5
9 Haniger, MItch 3772 rf sea al 4.0 9 Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 3.0
10 Goodrum, Niko 3932 1b rf 3b pr det al 4.0 10 Adams, Matt 3220 1b dc nl 3.0
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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers season player rankings for the third week in a row.

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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Meanwhile, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino continues to lead American League players for the sixth straight week, Mookie Betts of the Red Sox continues to lead AL batters for the sixth straight week and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads National League batters for the second week.

Scherzer has 13.4 Box-Toppers points to lead all players, picking up 2.0 additional points in the past week. Scherzer also leads all National League players, ahead of second-place player, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (8.0 points), who ranks seventh overall.

American League pitchers—Severino has 11.7 Box-Toppers points, earning 1.0 point in the past week. In second place is Astros pitcher Charlie Morton (10.1 points), who ranks third overall.

American League batters—Betts of the Red Sox leads AL batters with 6.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. He ranks 15th among all players. Betts leads second-place AL batter Nomar Mazara of the Rangers (6.0). 

National League batters—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads NL batters with 6.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.5 points in the past week. He ranks 14th among all players. He leads second-place NL batter Brandon Crawford of the Giants (6.0).

So far this season, 440 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 155 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 58 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including seven 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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