Nationals’ Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers player rankings for fifth 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 June 14.

AL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP NL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 13.7 1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 15.4
2 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 11.4 2 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 9.7
3 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 11.0 3 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0 4 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1 5 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 7.1
6 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 8.7 6 Mikolas, Miles 3034 pi sp stl nl 6.7
7 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 8.7 7 Smith, Caleb 3952 pi sp fla nl 6.4
8 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 8.7 8 Buehler, Walker 3943 pi sp lad nl 6.1
9 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 7.7 9 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 6.0
10 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 6.7 10 Hand, Brad 2907 pi cp sd nl 6.0
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Haniger, Mitch 3772 rf sea al 6.5 1 Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 6.5
2 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 6.2 2 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 6.5
3 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 6.0 3 Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 6.0
4 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 5.5 4 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 5.0
5 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b 3b chi al 5.2 5 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 5.0
6 Rosario, Eddie 3542 lf min al 5.0 6 Anderson, Brian W. 3954 rf fla nl 5.0
7 Segura, Jean 3173 ss sea al 5.0 7 Peralta, David 3370 lf ari nl 4.5
8 Lindor, Francisco 3586 ss cle al 4.7 8 Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 4.0
9 Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 dh cle al 4.0 9 Belt, Brandon 2943 1b lf sf nl 4.0
10 Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf bos al 4.0 10 Pederson, Joc 3621 cf lf lad nl 4.0
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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers season player rankings for the fifth 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 June 14:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 9.7
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
9 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 8.7
10 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 8.7
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Meanwhile, American League batters have a new Box-Toppers points leader this week—Mitch Haniger of the Mariners (6.5) passed Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (6.2).

Yankees pitcher Luis Severino continues to lead American League players for the eighth straight week. And Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads National League batters for the fourth week.

Scherzer has 15.4 Box-Toppers points to lead all players, picking up no points in the past week. Scherzer also leads all National League players, ahead of second-place player, Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola (9.7 points), who ranks seventh overall.

American League pitchers—Severino has 13.7 Box-Toppers points, earning no points in the past week. In second place is Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (11.4 points), who ranks third overall.

American League batters—Haniger rises to first place this week with 6.5 points, passing Betts, who falls to second with 6.2 points. Haniger ranks 20th among all players.

National League batters—Suarez leads NL batters with 6.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 21st among all players. He leads second-place NL batter Freddie Freeman of the Braves (6.5). (Though both Suarez and Freeman have 6.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, Suarez ranks ahead because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—3.5 vs. 3.0.)

So far this season, 486 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 192 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 71 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including nine 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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