Yankees’ Luis Severino rises to lead Box-Toppers season player rankings

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 July 5.

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 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 14.0 2 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 12.4
3 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 13.4 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 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 8.7
6 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 11.0 6 Foltynewicz, Mike 3455 pi sp atl nl 8.7
7 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 10.7 7 Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 7.7
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7 8 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 7.1
9 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 10.4 9 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 7.0
10 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 10.4 10 Anderson, Tyler 3656 pi sp col nl 7.0
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 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 7.0 3 Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 6.5
4 Rosario, Eddie 3542 lf min al 6.5 4 Shaw, Travis 3544 3b mil nl 5.0
5 Haniger, Mitch 3772 rf sea al 6.5 5 Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 5.0
6 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 6.2 6 Pederson, Joc 3621 lf cf lad nl 5.0
7 Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 5.5 7 Anderson, Brian W. 3954 rf fla nl 5.0
8 Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b tor al 5.2 8 Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b ari nl 4.5
9 Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b 3b chi al 5.2 9 Baez, Javier 3395 2b ss 3b chi nl 4.5
10 Encarnacion, Edwin 2098 dh cle al 5.0 10 Peralta, David 3370 lf ari nl 4.5
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Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to lead Box-Toppers season player rankings this week, passing Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who held the lead the past seven weeks.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 5:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 12.4
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 12.0
7 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 11.8
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 11.0
10 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 10.7
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Severino has 16.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, rising from second place last week. He continues to lead American League pitchers in 2018 Box-Toppers points.

Scherzer falls from first to second place with 16.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. But Scherzer still holds a large lead in 2018 points among National League pitchers.

Meanwhile, J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox leads AL batters for the second week and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads NL batters for the seventh week.

American League pitchers—Severino (16.7 points) leads the category for the 11th straight week, ahead of second-place player James Paxton of the Mariners (14.0 points).

National League pitchers—Scherzer (16.4 points) leads the category for the 10th straight week, 5.0 points ahead of the second-place player Aaron Nola of the Phillies (12.4 points).

American League batters—Martinez (8.5 points) leads the category for the second week in a row, picking up 1.5 points in the past week. He leads second-place player Francisco Lindor of the Indians (7.9 points). Martinez ranks 20th among all players.

National League batters—Suarez (7.5 points) leads the category for the seventh 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.

So far this season, 549 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 247 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 88 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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Last week’s player rankings report