|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7||1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||16.4||2||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1||3||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||12.0|
|4||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0||5||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||9.7|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0||6||Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||9.7|
|7||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7||7||Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|8||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||12.1||8||Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||8.7|
|9||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8||9||Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||8.7|
|10||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||10.7||10||Stripling, Ross 3629||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Martinez, J.D. 2922||lf dh rf||bos al||8.5||1||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||7.5|
|2||Lindor, Francisco 3586||ss||cle al||7.9||2||Crawford, Brandon 2878||ss||sf nl||7.5|
|3||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||7.2||3||Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||6.5|
|4||Healy, Ryon 3685||1b||sea al||7.0||4||Anderson, Brian W. 3954||rf||fla nl||6.5|
|5||Mazara, Nomar 3614||rf||tex al||7.0||5||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||6.0|
|6||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||cle al||6.5||6||Baez, Javier 3395||2b ss 3b||chi nl||6.0|
|7||Rosario, Eddie 3542||lf||min al||6.5||7||Reynolds, Mark 2297||1b 3b||dc nl||6.0|
|8||Haniger, Mitch 3772||rf||sea al||6.5||8||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||ca||fla nl||5.5|
|9||Kinsler, Ian 2144||2b||ana al||6.0||9||Peralta, David 3370||lf||ari nl||5.5|
|10||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||5.5||10||Winker, Jesse 3988||rf lf ph||cin nl||5.5|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
(This post was edited Wednesday, November 21, 2018, to correct an error in the Box-Toppers point total of Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom . During the 2018 season, an extra, unearned point was added to his total. There is more information about this at the bottom of the post.)
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino maintains his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 26:
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||16.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|5||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0|
|8||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7|
|10||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||12.1|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Severino has 16.7 Box-Toppers points through the games of July 26. He’s picked up no points since the last player rankings report at the All-Star break July 15 and leads over second-place player, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (16.4 points).
Also since the last player rankings report July 15, all four points category leaders remain the same—Severino leads American League pitchers, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads National League pitchers, J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox leads AL batters and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads NL batters.
American League pitchers—Severino (16.7 points) leads the category for the 13th straight week, ahead of second-place player Chris Sale of the Red Sox (16.4 points).
National League pitchers—Scherzer (16.4 points), who picked up no points since the last report, leads the category for the 12th straight week, 3.0 points ahead of the second-place player Aaron Nola of the Phillies (13.4 points). Scherzer ranks third among all players.
American League batters—Martinez (8.5 points) leads the category for the fourth week in a row, picking up no points since the last player rankings report July 5. He leads second-place player Francisco Lindor of the Indians (7.9 points). Martinez ranks 28th among all players.
National League batters—Suarez (7.5 points) leads the category for the ninth week in a row, picking up no points in the past week. He leads second-place player 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. Suarez ranks 36th among all players.
Astros pitcher Charlie Morton falls out of Box-Toppers season player rankings overall top 10 since the last report July 15. Morton ranked 10th on July 15 with 11.8 points and falls to 12th place as of July 26.
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rises into the top 10 this report with 12.1 points.
So far this season, 595 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 294 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 107 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including eight since the last player rankings report July 15) 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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NOTE ABOUT JACOB DEGROM: After this post was published, Box-Toppers discovered an error: Jacob deGrom was credited with 1.0 more Box-Toppers point than he actually earned in 2018. This post has been changed to include deGrom’s actual Box-Toppers point total and player ranking position at the time of this post. Subtracting a point from deGrom’s season total meant he had 16.8 Box-Toppers points, rather than 17.8. Despite the change, he still finished third among National League pitchers. However, the change moves him from ninth place to 12th place in overall season player rankings, moving him out of the top 10 and keeping Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (17.7 points) in the top 10 for the season, in 10th place.
This is made all the more odd and awkward because the error was discovered while compiling the post about deGrom winning the NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Nov. 14. deGrom was the near-unanimous choice for the award, but even with his higher, incorrect Box-Toppers point total (17.8), Box-Toppers had him ranked third among NL pitchers, needing nearly 50 percent more points to catch the NL pitching leader, Max Scherzer of the Nationals (25.1).
My post was about how Scherzer was more deserving of the award than the widely acclaimed deGrom because Scherzer actually helped his team win more games. Despite deGrom’s great performances, the Mets lost most of the games he pitched. Since winning is the name of the game and since Box-Toppers points are only awarded in wins, deGrom’s point total was far lower—but it was still remarkable, given all the losses, that he reached as high as third place among NL pitchers. While writing about how deGrom wasn’t as deserving of the award, I found the error (the extra point), and correcting the record (subtracting the point), I found he was even more undeserving.
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.