3 of 10 RBI leaders are among their league's top 10 batters in Box-Toppers points in 2018

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Three of the top 10 runs batted in leaders are among their league’s top 10 batters in Box-Toppers points in 2018.

Runs batted in leaders’ Box-Toppers points

Here is how 2018 runs batted in (RBI) leaders fared in Box-Toppers points. Players are ranked by RBIs. Also shown are their 2018 Box-Toppers points (BTP) and their rank in Box-Toppers points among all players.

Player Team RBI BTP Rank
1 J.D. Martinez Red Sox 130 12.5 28
2 Khris Davis Athletics 123 4.5 223
3 Javier Baez Cubs 111 10.0 51
4 Nolan Arenado Rockies 110 6.0 136
4 Christian Yelich Brewers 110 11.5 34
6 Trevor Story Rockies 108 6.0 147
6 Jesus Aguilar Brewers 108 5.5 165
8 Edwin Encarnacion Indians 107 6.5 121
8 Manny Machado Dodgers 107 5.7 158
10 Jose Ramirez Indians 105 6.0 135
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Two of those three led their leagues in Box-Toppers points in 2018:

  • J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox led American League batters with 12.5 Box-Toppers points in 2018. He also led all batters in RBIs with 130.

  • Christian Yelich of the Brewers led National League batters with 11.5 Box-Toppers points in 2018. He ranked tied for fourth among all batters in RBIs with 110, which was tied for second among all NL batters.

The third player who ranked both among the overall top 10 in RBIs and top 10 in his league’s Box-Toppers points among batters is Javier Baez of the Cubs. Baez ranked third among NL batters with 10.0 Box-Toppers points and third among all batters in RBIs with 111, most among all NL batters.

Those three players also ranked among the overall top 100 players in Box-Toppers points in 2018. Martinez ranked 28th, Yelich ranked 34th and Baez ranked 51st.

The other seven players on the list all rank outside the overall top 100 players. Edwin Encarnacion, who played for the Indians in 2018, ranked highest among those seven in 121st place with 6.5 Box-Toppers points. He ranked tied for eighth in RBIs (107). Khris Davis of the Athletics ranked lowest among the top 10 in RBIs—223rd. He had 4.5 Box-Toppers points, but ranked second among all players in RBIs with 123. 

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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