Rosario, Gattis, Arenado among players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in past week

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 June 21. 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 12.2
Altuve, Jose 3007 hou al 3.5 2B Odor, Rougned 3336 tex al 9.7
Segura, Jean 3173 sea al 5.0 SS Andrus, Elvis 2582 tex al 11.0
Solarte, Yangervis 3304 tor al 5.2 3B Sano, Miguel 3527 min al 11.5
Sanchez, Gary 3701 nyy al 4.0 CA Perez, Salvador 2972 kc al 8.5
Mazara, Nomar 3614 tex al 7.0 OF Stanton, Giancarlo 2737 nyy al 17.2
Rosario, Eddie 3542 min al 6.5 OF Judge, Aaron 3767 nyy al 15.2
Haniger, Mitch 3772 sea al 6.5 OF Rosario, Eddie 3542 min al 12.7
Gattis, Evan 3179 hou al 4.5 DH Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 cle al 16.1
Severino, Luis 3567 nyy al 14.7 SP Severino, Luis 3567 nyy al 35.8
Berrios, Jose 3791 min al 12.4 SP Sale, Chris 2806 bos al 32.8
Paxton, James 3280 sea al 11.0 SP Kluber, Corey 3200 cle al 32.7
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
Descalso, Daniel 2855 ari nl 4.0 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 Arenado, Nolan 3306 col nl 14.2
Realmuto, J.T. 3491 fla nl 4.0 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 16.4 SP Scherzer, Max 2588 dc nl 41.4
Pivetta, Nick 3825 phi nl 9.7 SP Strasburg, Stephen 2736 dc nl 27.2
Corbin, Patrick 3027 ari nl 9.0 SP Kershaw, Clayton 2494 lad nl 26.1
Nola, Aaron 3569 phi nl 8.7 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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Eddie Rosario, Evan Gattis and Nolan Arenado are among the players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in the past week.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 21:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 16.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 14.7
3 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 12.4
4 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 11.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0
6 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7
7 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
8 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 9.7
9 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
10 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 8.7
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With Major League All-Star voting underway, here is a look at who is leading at Box-Toppers points at each position in both leagues.

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:

  • Eddie Rosario of the Twins rises to the second outfield spot on the American League team for the 2018 season with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. He displaces Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (6.2 points in 2018). Rosario also rises to the third outfield spot on the AL team for the combined 2017-18 seasons with 12.7 points, displacing Betts (12.2) there, too.
  • Evan Gattis of the Astros rises to designated hitter spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team with 4.5 points, displacing Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians (4.0).
  • Nolan Arenado of the Rockies rises to the third base spot on the 2017-18 National League All-Star team with 14.2 points, displacing Travis Shaw of the Brewers (13.0).
  • Daniel Descalso of the Diamondbacks rises to the second base spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 4.0 points, displacing teammate Ketel Marte (3.0).
  • J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins rises to the catcher spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 4.0 points, displacing Nick Hundley of the Giants (3.5).
  • Jose Altuve of the Astros rises to the second base spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team with 3.5 points. He replaces Yangervis Solarte of the Blue Jays, who moves to the third base spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team with 5.2 points, displacing Niko Goodrum of the Tigers (4.0).

Max Scherzer of the Nationals continues to lead all players in both 2018 and combined 2017-18 Box-Toppers points. Scherzer’s 16.4 points in 2018 and 41.4 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:

  • 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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