Who has most Box-Toppers points on each team in 2019? A look at each club’s top pitcher & batter

Who has the most Box-Toppers points on each team in 2019? Here is the breakdown with the top batter and pitcher on each team as of the All-Star break. Players are shown with their 2019 Box-Toppers point (BTP) total and their overall rank among all players. Of the 30 teams, pitchers lead 25 teams and batters lead five teams—they are denoted with an asterisk (*).  

AL East
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
Orioles Cashner, Andrew 2807 pi sp 5.0 87 Smith, Dwight Jr. 4112 lf 4.7 105
Red Sox Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp 6.0 43 Devers, Rafael 4038 3b 6.0 53
Yankees Paxton, James 3280 pi sp 6.4 41 *Gardner, Brett 2486 cf 7.0 28
Rays Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp 14.8 2 d’Arnaud, Travis 3384 ca 1b 3.5 171
Blue Jays Thornton, Trent 4120 pi sp 5.7 63 Grichuk, Randal 3474 rf 2.7 211
AL Central
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
White Sox Giolito, Lucas 3900 pi sp 10.7 10 Jimenez, Eloy 4107 lf 6.5 40
Indians Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp 12.1 7 Kipnis, Jason 2933 2b 3.5 168
Tigers Boyd, Matthew 3550 pi sp 5.0 77 Castellanos, Nicholas 3349 Rf dh 3.0 183
Royals Bailey, Homer 2324 pi sp 4.7 103 Mondesi, Adalberto 3750 ss 4.5 111
Twins Odorizzi, Jake 3291 pi sp 9.4 16 Kepler, Max 3664 cf rf 5.7 62
AL West
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
Angels Canning, Griffin 4134 pi sp 4.7 104 *Trout, Mike 2949 cf 6.7 35
Astros Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp 14.8 1 Bregman, Alex 3721 3b 5.5 65
Athletics †Montas, Frankie 3803 pi sp 8.4 22 Semien, Marcus 3302 ss 6.7 38
Mariners Elias, Roenis 3309 pi cp 5.0 86 Beckham, Tim 3452 ss ph 4.5 112
Rangers Minor, Mike 2894 pi sp 9.0 19 Gallo, Joey 3485 lf cf 6.0 49
NL East
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
Braves Soroka, Mike 3956 pi sp 6.4 42 Albies, Ozzie 3953 2b 5.5 67
Marlins Lopez, Pablo 4028 pi sp 6.0 54 Walker, Neil 2756 dh 3b 1b 2.5 238
Nationals Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp 14.4 4 Suzuki, Kurt 2344 ca ph 3.5 167
Mets Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp 6.0 46 Conforto, Michael 3622 rf 4.0 119
Phillies Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp 7.7 25 Bruce, Jay 2453 lf rf 4.0 138
NL Central
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
Cubs Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp 8.7 20 Bryant, Kris 3465 3b 4.5 115
Reds Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp 10.4 12 Dietrich, Derek 3199 2b 1b lf 3.7 148
Brewers Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp 14.7 3 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf 6.5 39
Pirates Vazquez, Felipe 3579 pi cp 4.7 98 *Bell, Josh E. 3682 1b 9.7 15
Cardinals Flaherty, Jack 3971 pi sp 3.7 145 *Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf 8.0 24
NL West
Team Top pitcher Pos BTP Rank Top batter Pos BTP Rank
Diamondbacks Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp 13.2 5 Marte, Ketel 3630 2b cf 6.0 51
Rockies Marquez, German 3788 pi sp 6.7 32 *Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b 8.0 23
Dodgers Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp 11.7 8 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf 9.2 17
Padres Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp 10.4 13 Renfroe, Hunter 3749 lf rf 4.0 128
Giants Bumgarner, Madison 2753 pi sp 4.0 118 Belt, Brandon 2943 1b 4.0 124
* Batter leads players in Box‑Toppers points on five teams. On all 25 other teams, pitchers lead players.
† Frankie Montas was suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy.
What are those numbers after players' names?
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Twenty-five pitchers and five batters lead their teams in Box-Toppers points at the 2019 All-Star break.

The five batters who have the most points on their club at the All-Star break are:

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 11.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.8
2 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 14.8
3 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 14.7
4 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
5 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 13.1
7 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 12.1
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 11.7
9 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 11.4
10 Giolito, Lucas 3900 sp pi chi al 10.7
What are those numbers after players' names?
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations

Pitchers tend to earn more Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors and more Box-Toppers points than batters. So far this season, out of the 1,606.4 Box-Toppers points awarded, pitchers have earned 938.9 points (58.45 percent), while batters have earned 667.5 (41.55 percent).

The chart elsewhere on this page shows the top pitcher and batter on each of the 30 teams, their 2019 Box-Toppers point total and their overall season rank among all players.

Some notable facts:

  • Pitcher Frankie Montas leads all Athletics players with 8.4 Box-Toppers points, but Montas has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy. That suspension is scheduled to be lifted late in the 2019 season.

  • The league’s top pitchers and batters all lead their teams in Box-Toppers points. Justin Verlander leads all players, all American League players and all Astros with 14.8 Box-Toppers points. Josh Hader leads all National League players and all Brewers with 14.7 points, ranking third overall. Josh Bell leads all NL batters and all Pirates players with 9.7 points, 15th overall. And Brett Gardner leads all AL batters and all Yankees players with 7.0 points, 28th overall.

  • The lowest-ranking player to lead his team in Box-Toppers points is Madison Bumgarner of the Giants, whose 4.0 Box-Toppers points ranks 118th among all players.

  • The lowest-ranking player to lead his team’s batters in Box-Toppers points is Neil Walker of the Marlins, whose 2.5 Box-Toppers points ranks 238th.

  • The highest-ranking player not appearing among his team’s leaders in Box-Toppers points is pitcher Gerrit Cole, whose 13.1 Box-Toppers points in 2019 ranks sixth among all players, but second among Astros players, behind Verlander.

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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