|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||13.7|
|Altuve, Jose 3007||hou al||3.5||2B||Odor, Rougned 3336||tex al||9.7|
|Lindor, Francisco 3586||cle al||7.9||SS||Lindor, Francisco 3586||cle al||11.4|
|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||18.2|
|Rosario, Eddie 3542||min al||6.5||OF||Judge, Aaron 3767||nyy al||15.2|
|Haniger, Mitch 3772||sea al||6.5||OF||Martinez, J.D. 2922||bos al||14.0|
|Martinez, J.D. 2922||bos al||8.5||DH||Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||cle al||17.1|
|Severino, Luis 3567||nyy al||16.7||SP||Severino, Luis 3567||nyy al||37.8|
|Paxton, James 3280||sea al||14.0||SP||Sale, Chris 2806||bos al||36.8|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||min al||13.4||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||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||bos al||13.7|
|NL players||Team||BTP||Pos||NL players||Team||BTP|
|Freeman, Freddie 2887||atl nl||6.5||1B||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||chi nl||19.0|
|Baez, Javier 3395||chi nl||4.5||2B||Gennett, Scooter 3254||cin nl||14.2|
|Crawford, Brandon 2878||sf nl||7.5||SS||Baez, Javier 3395||chi nl||9.7|
|Suarez, Eugenio 3355||cin nl||7.5||3B||Arenado, Nolan 3306||col nl||14.2|
|Contreras, Willson 3776||chi nl||4.0||CA||Contreras, Willson 3776||chi 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|
|Kemp, Matt 2151||lad 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|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||11.4||SP||Nola, Aaron 3569||phi nl||27.2|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||ari nl||11.0||SP||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||dc nl||27.2|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||phi nl||9.7||SP||Greinke, Zack 1871||ari nl||27.1|
|Hand, Brad 2907||sd nl||6.0||CP||Doolittle, Sean 3052||dc nl||11.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
With Major League All-Star voting coming to a close today (Thursday, July 5), here is a look at who is leading at Box-Toppers points at each position in both leagues.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 4:
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|3||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||13.4|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||12.0|
|6||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||11.7|
|8||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||11.4|
|9||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
|10||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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:
- Francisco Lindor of the Indians rises to lead American League shortstops in Box-Toppers points over both the 2018 season and over the 2017-2018 seasons. Lindor has 7.9 points in 2018 and displaces last week’s AL shortstop leader for the season, Jean Segura of the Mariners (5.0 points). Lindor has 11.4 Box-Toppers points since the start of 2017 and displaces last week’s AL shortstop leader for 2017-18, Elvis Andrus of the Rangers (11.0).
- Javier Baez of the Cubs rises to the second base spot on the 2018 National League All-Star team with 4.5 Box-Toppers points this season, displacing Daniel Descalso of the Diamondbacks (4.0). Baez also rises to the shortstop spot on the 2017-18 NL All-Star team with 9.7 points over the past two seasons, displacing Brandon Crawford of the Giants. (Crawford still occupies the shortstop spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team, leading at that position with 7.5 points this season.)
- Willson Contreras of the Cubs rises to the catcher spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 4.0 Box-Toppers points, displacing J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins (4.0). (While both have the same Box-Toppers point total, Contreras has the edge because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—5.5 vs. 4.0).
- Matt Kemp of the Dodgers rises to the third outfield spot on the 2018 NL All-Star team with 4.5 Box-Toppers points, displacing David Peralta of the Diamondbacks (4.5). (While both have the same Box-Toppers point total, Kemp has the edge because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—4.5 vs. 2.0).
- J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox rises to the third outfield spot on the 2017-18 AL All-Star team with 14.0 Box-Toppers points, displacing Eddie Rosario of the Twins (12.7 points). Rosario still occupies the second outfield spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team with 6.5 points this season. Martinez also occupies the designated hitter spot on the 2018 AL All-Star team, leading at that position this season with 8.5 points.
- Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox rises to the closing pitcher spot on the 2017-18 AL All-Star team with 13.7 points over the past two seasons, displacing Edwin Diaz of the Mariners (13.0 points).
Luis Severino of the Yankees leads all players in 2018 with 16.7 Box-Toppers points, also leading all AL pitchers. Max Scherzer of the Nationals continues to lead all players over the past two seasons with 41.4 points over 2017-18, also leading all NL pitchers. Scherzer ranks second in 2018 points with 16.4. Severino ranks second in points over 2017-18 with 37.8.
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 on both the 2018 and 2017-18 teams:
- Francisco Lindor, Indians, shortstop.
- J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, designated hitter on the 2018 team, outfield on the 2017-18 team.
- Luis Severino, Yankees, starting pitcher.
There are four NL players who occupy All-Star spots on both the 2018 and 2017-18 teams:
- Javier Baez, Cubs, second baseman on the 2018 team, shortstop on the 2017-18 team.
- Willson Contreras, Cubs, catcher.
- Max Scherzer, Nationals, starting pitcher.
- Aaron Nola, Phillies, starting pitcher.
There are four AL teams that have two players each on the 2018 AL All-Star team—Astros, Yankees, Twins and Mariners. The Indians have the most players on the 2017-18 AL All-Star team (four). The Dodgers have the most players on the 2018 NL All-Star team (four). The Nationals have the most players on the 2017-18 NL All-Star team (four).
Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. today, Thursday, 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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Below: Most recent update of All-Star voting leader totals from Monday:
Here are the latest American League and National League balloting totals for the 2018 @AllStarGame with less than four full days of voting left for the @CampingWorld All-Star Ballot. Visit https://t.co/Jd6REEkFYI to vote. #MLBVote pic.twitter.com/xQMrIIUtVr— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 2, 2018
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.