|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||12.2|
|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|
|Haniger, Mitch 3772||sea al||6.5||OF||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||nyy al||16.2|
|Betts, Mookie 3404||bos al||6.2||OF||Judge, Aaron 3767||nyy al||13.7|
|Mazara, Nomar 3614||tex al||6.0||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||13.7||SP||Severino, Luis 3567||nyy al||34.8|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||min al||11.4||SP||Sale, Chris 2806||bos al||32.8|
|Paxton, James 3280||sea al||11.0||SP||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||30.7|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||hou al||11.0||SP||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||cle al||30.5|
|Kimbrel, Craig 2825||bos al||4.0||CP||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||bos al||12.7|
|NL players||Team||BTP||Pos||NL players||Team||BTP|
|Freeman, Freddie 2887||atl nl||6.5||1B||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||chi nl||18.0|
|Marte, Ketel 3630||ari nl||3.0||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|
|Anderson, Brian W. 3954||fla nl||5.0||OF||Bruce, Jay 2453||nym nl||11.5|
|Peralta, David 3370||ari nl||4.5||OF||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||sf nl||11.0|
|Schwarber, Kyle 3536||chi nl||4.0||OF||Harper, Bryce 3011||dc nl||10.0|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||15.4||SP||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||40.4|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||ari nl||9.0||SP||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||dc nl||27.2|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||8.7||SP||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||lad nl||26.1|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||phi nl||7.7||SP||Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||24.5|
|Hand, Brad 2907||sd nl||6.0||CP||Hand, Brad 2907||sd nl||10.7|
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Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 14:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.4|
|2||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||13.7|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||11.4|
|4||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||11.0|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||11.0|
|6||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||10.1|
|7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||9.0|
|8||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||8.7|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||8.7|
|10||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||8.7|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Actually, because the 2018 season so far is a relatively small sample size, we’ll also look at top players since the start of the 2017 season.
Here are the changes to the teams since last week:
- Mitch Haniger of the Mariners rises to the first outfield spot on the American League team for the 2018 season with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. He displaces Mike Trout of the Angels (5.5 points in 2018).
- Mariners pitcher James Paxton rises to the third spot among AL pitchers for 2018 with 11.0 Box-Toppers points. He displaces Charlie Morton of the Astros (10.1 points in 2018).
- Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel rises to top AL closing pitcher with 4.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018, displacing Keone Kela of the Rangers (4.0 points). (Though both Kimbrel and Kela have 4.0 points on the season, Kimbrel ranks ahead because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—8.7 vs. 2.0).
- Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks rises to top National League second basemen for 2018 with 3.0 Box-Toppers points, displacing Scooter Gennett of the Reds (2.5 points).
- Brian Anderson of the Marlins and David Peralta of the Diamondbacks rise to the top two spots among NL outfielders for 2018. Anderson has 5.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018 and Peralta has 4.5. They displace Brandon Belt of the Giants (4.0 points) and Christian Yelich of the Brewers (3.5 points).
- Aaron Nola of the Phillies rises to the third spot among NL pitchers for 2018 with 8.7 Box-Toppers points and also rises to the fourth spot among NL pitchers for 2017-18 with 24.5 points over the past two seasons. Nola displaces Jose Quintana of the Cubs from the top four NL pitchers for 2018 (7.1) and Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks from the top four NL pitchers for 2017-18 (24.1).
Max Scherzer of the Nationals continues to lead all players in both 2018 and combined 2017-18 Box-Toppers points. Scherzer’s 15.4 points in 2018 and 40.4 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 four AL players who occupy All-Star spots at their positions for both 2018 and 2017-18:
- Outfield—Mookie Betts, Red Sox
- Designated hitter—Edwin Encarnacion, Indians
- Starting pitcher—Luis Severino, Yankees
- Closing pitcher—Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox
There are three NL players who occupy All-Star spots at their positions for both 2018 and 2017-18:
- Starting pitchers—Max Scherzer, Nationals and Aaron Nola, Phillies
- Closing pitcher—Brad Hand, Padres
Voting closes July 5. The All-Star Game is July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington.
Though Box-Toppers lists pitchers here, 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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Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.