|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||18.1||1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||20.1|
|2||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7||2||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||12.0|
|4||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0||4||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||12.0|
|5||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4||5||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||10.7|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0||6||Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||9.7|
|7||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||12.8||7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.4|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||12.7||8||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi sp||mil nl||9.0|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7||9||Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|10||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||12.1||10||Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col 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||Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||dh||tex al||6.5||8||Martinez, Jose 3830||1b||stl nl||6.0|
|9||Haniger, Mitch 3772||rf||sea al||6.5||9||Realmuto, J.T. 3491||ca||fla nl||5.5|
|10||Kinsler, Ian 2144||2b||bos al||6.0||10||Peralta, David 3370||lf||ari nl||5.5|
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Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 2:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||20.1|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||18.1|
|3||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|6||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0|
|8||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|9||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||12.8|
|10||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||12.7|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Meanwhile, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to lead American League players in Box-Toppers points, also passing Severino. Both players leading their league’s batters in Box-Toppers points remain the same—J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox leads the American League and Eugenio Suarez of the Reds leads the National League.
Scherzer took the lead from Severino on July 27 after the Yankees pitcher held it for 26 days. Scherzer now has 20.1 Box-Toppers points on the season, picking up 3.7 points in the past week. He leads over second-place player Sale (18.1 points). Severino falls to third place with 16.7 points.
National League pitchers—In addition to leading all players, Scherzer also leads NL pitchers for the 13th straight week, 6.7 points ahead of second-place player Aaron Nola of the Phillies (13.4), who ranks eighth overall.
American League pitcher—Sale ended Severino’s 13-week stay atop AL pitching rankings with 18.1 Box-Toppers points. Sale ranks second overall and leads Severino (16.7) by 1.4 points. Sale picked up 1.7 points in the past week.
American League batters—Martinez (8.5 points) leads the category for the fifth week in a row, picking up no points since last week. He leads second-place player Francisco Lindor of the Indians (7.9 points). Martinez ranks 30th among all players.
National League batters—Suarez (7.5 points) leads the category for the 10th 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 43rd among all players.
Two players fall out of Box-Toppers season player rankings overall top 10 since last week:
- Rays pitcher Blake Snell (12.7 points) ranked ninth last week and falls to 11th this week.
- Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer (12.1 points) ranked 10th last week and falls to 12th this week.
Two players rise into Box-Toppers season player ranking top 10 since last week:
- Astros pitcher Charlie Morton (12.8 points) rises to ninth place.
- Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco (12.7 points) rises to 10th place.
So far this season, 615 different players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 308 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 114 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (including seven 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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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.