|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|
|Martinez, J.D. 2922||bos al||7.0||DH||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||cle al||17.1|
|Severino, Luis 3567||nyy al||15.7||SP||Severino, Luis 3567||nyy al||36.8|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||min al||13.4||SP||Sale, Chris 2806||bos al||34.8|
|Paxton, James 3280||sea al||12.0||SP||Kluber, Corey 3200||cle al||32.7|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||hou al||12.0||SP||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||cle al||30.5|
|Trivino, Lou 3939||oak al||6.0||CP||Diaz, Edwin 3690||sea al||13.0|
|NL players||Team||BTP||Pos||NL players||Team||BTP|
|Freeman, Freddie 2887||atl nl||6.5||1B||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||chi nl||19.0|
|Descalso, Daniel 2855||ari nl||4.0||2B||Gennett, Scooter 3254||cin nl||14.2|
|Crawford, Brandon 2878||sf nl||7.5||SS||Crawford, Brandon 2878||sf nl||9.2|
|Suarez, Eugenio 3355||cin nl||7.5||3B||Arenado, Nolan 3306||col nl||14.2|
|Realmuto, J.T. 3491||fla nl||4.0||CA||Posey, Buster 2745||sf nl||9.5|
|Pederson, Joc 3621||lad nl||5.0||OF||Bruce, Jay 2453||nym nl||11.5|
|Anderson, Brian W. 3954||fla nl||5.0||OF||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||sf nl||11.0|
|Peralta, David 3370||ari nl||4.5||OF||Harper, Bryce 3011||dc nl||10.0|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||16.4||SP||Scherzer, Max 2588||dc nl||41.4|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||ari nl||11.0||SP||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||dc nl||27.2|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||10.4||SP||Greinke, Zack 1871||ari nl||27.1|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||phi nl||9.7||SP||Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||26.2|
|Hand, Brad 2907||sd nl||6.0||CP||Doolittle, Sean 3052||dc nl||11.0|
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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 28:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|2||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||15.7|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||13.4|
|4||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||12.0|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||12.0|
|6||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
|7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
|8||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||10.7|
|9||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||10.4|
|10||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||10.0|
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:
- J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox rises to the designated hitter spot on the American League All-Star team for the 2018 season with 7.0 Box-Toppers points. He displaces Evan Gattis of the Astros (4.5 points in 2018).
- Lou Trivino of the Athletics rises to the closing pitcher spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team with 6.0 Box-Toppers points, displacing Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox (4.0 points). (While Trivino is primarily a middle relief pitcher he has earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors twice this season as a closer.)
- Joc Pederson of the Dodgers rises to the top outfield spot on the 2018 National League All-Star team with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, displacing Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs (4.0 points).
- Edwin Diaz of the Mariners rises to the closing pitcher spot on the AL All-Star team for the combined 2017-18 seasons with 13.0 points over that period. He displaces Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox (12.7 points).
- Brandon Crawford of the Giants rises to the shortstop spot on the 2017-18 NL All-Star team with 9.2 Box-Toppers points, displacing Corey Seager of the Dodgers (8.0 points). Crawford also occupies the shortstop spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 7.5 points this season.
- Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks rises to the third starting pitching spot on the 2017-18 NL All-Star team with 27.1 Box-Toppers points. He displaces Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers (26.1 points).
- Sean Doolittle of the Nationals rises to the closing pitcher spot on the 2017-18 NL All-Star team, displacing Brad Hand of the Padres (10.7 points). Hand still holds the closing pitcher spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 6.0 Box-Toppers points.
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 two 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:
- Shortstop—Brandon Crawford, Giants
- Starting pitchers—Max Scherzer, Nationals and Aaron Nola, Phillies
The Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks have three players each among Box-Toppers’ 2018 All-Stars. The Washington Nationals have the most players—four—among the 2017-18 All-Stars. The New York Yankees have the most players among AL teams among the 2017-18 All-Stars, three.
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.