Nationals’ Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers player rankings for fourth 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 7.

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 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0 3 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 7.7
4 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1 4 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
5 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 10.0 5 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 7.1
6 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 7.7 6 Mikolas, Miles 3034 pi sp stl nl 6.7
7 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7 7 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 6.0
8 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 7.7 8 Hand, Brad 2907 pi cp sd nl 6.0
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 7.0 9 Ross, Tyson 2840 pi sp sd nl 6.0
10 Bundy, Dylan 3655 pi sp bal al 6.7 10 Gonzalez, Gio 2626 pi sp dc nl 5.7
AL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP NL BATTERS POS TEAM BTP
1 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 6.2 1 Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 6.5
2 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 6.0 2 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 6.5
3 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 5.5 3 Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 6.0
4 Haniger, MItch 3772 rf sea al 5.5 4 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 5.0
5 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b 3b chi al 5.2 5 Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 4.0
6 Rosario, Eddie 3542 lf min al 5.0 6 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 4.0
7 Segura, Jean 3173 ss sea al 5.0 7 Belt, Brandon 2943 1b lf sf nl 4.0
8 Lindor, Francisco 3586 ss cle al 4.7 8 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf cf mil nl 3.5
9 Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 dh cle al 4.0 9 Hundley, Nick 2497 ca ph sf nl 3.5
10 Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf bos al 4.0 10 Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 3.0
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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads Box-Toppers season player rankings for the fourth week in a row.

Meanwhile, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino continues to lead American League players for the seventh straight week, Mookie Betts of the Red Sox continues to lead AL batters for the seventh straight week and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads National League batters for the third week.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 7:  
 

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 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 10.0
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 7.7
9 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 7.7
10 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
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Scherzer has 15.4 Box-Toppers points to lead all players, picking up 2.0 additional points in the past week. Scherzer also leads all National League players, ahead of second-place player, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (9.0 points), who ranks seventh overall.

American League pitchers—Severino has 13.7 Box-Toppers points, earning 2.0 points in the past week. In second place is Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (11.4 points), who ranks third overall.

American League batters—Betts of the Red Sox leads AL batters with 6.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 20th among all players. Betts leads second-place AL batter Nomar Mazara of the Rangers (6.0). 

National League batters—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads NL batters with 6.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 18th 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, 466 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 174 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 62 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including four 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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