|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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 21:
|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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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:
- Outfield—Eddie Rosario, Twins
- 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:
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.