Nationals’ Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers player rankings for seventh 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 28.

AL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP NL PITCHERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 15.7 1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 16.4
2 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 13.4 2 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 11.4
3 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 12.0 3 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 12.0 4 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 9.7
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 11.8 5 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 7.7
6 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7 6 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 7.7
7 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 10.0 7 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 7.1
8 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 9.4 8 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 7.0
9 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 8.7 9 Foltynewicz, Mike 3455 pi sp atl nl 7.0
10 McCullers, Lance 3488 pi sp hou al 8.7 10 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 6.7
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf dh bos al 7.0 1 Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 7.5
2 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 7.0 2 Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 7.5
3 Rosario, Eddie 3542 lf min al 6.5 3 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 6.5
4 Haniger, Mitch 3772 rf sea al 6.5 4 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 5.0
5 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 6.2 5 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 5.0
6 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 5.5 6 Pederson, Joc 3621 lf cf lad nl 5.0
7 Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b tor al 5.2 7 Anderson, Brian W. 3954 rf fla nl 5.0
8 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b 3b chi al 5.2 8 Peralta, David 3370 lf ari nl 4.5
9 Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 dh cle al 5.0 9 Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 4.0
10 Choo, Shin-Soo 2267 dh tex al 5.0 10 Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 4.0
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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers season player rankings for the seventh 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 28:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 11.4
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
9 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7
10 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 10.0
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Meanwhile, American League batters have a new Box-Toppers points leader this week—J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox moves ahead of last week’s leader, Nomar Mazara of the Rangers.

Yankees pitcher Luis Severino continues to lead American League players for the 10th straight week. And Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads National League batters for the sixth week.

Scherzer has 16.4 Box-Toppers points to lead all players, picking up no points in the past week. Scherzer leads overall second-place player Severino (15.7). He also leads all National League players, ahead of second-place player, Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola (11.4 points), who ranks seventh overall.

American League pitchers—Severino has 15.7 Box-Toppers points, earning 1.0 point in the past week. In second place is Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (13.4 points), who ranks third overall.

American League batters—Martinez rises to first place this week with 7.0 points, moving ahead of Mazara, who falls to second place. While Mazara also has 7.0 Box-Toppers points this season, Martinez ranks higher because he has more 2017 Box-Toppers points—5.5 vs. 5.0. Martinez ranks 25th among all players.

National League batters—Suarez leads NL batters with 7.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. He ranks 21st among all players. He leads second-place NL batter Brandon Crawford of the Giants (7.5). Though both Suarez and Crawford have 7.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, Suarez ranks ahead because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—3.5 vs. 1.7.

So far this season, 529 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 228 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 83 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including five 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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