|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||26.2||1||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||18.7|
|2||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||24.8||2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||16.7|
|3||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||17.1||3||Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||16.4|
|4||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||16.8||4||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||15.8|
|5||Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||15.4||5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.4|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||hou al||14.9||6||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||15.4|
|7||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||13.7||7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|8||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||13.7||8||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||14.4|
|9||Yarbrough, Ryan 3962||pi sp mr||tb al||12.4||9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||13.4|
|10||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||nyy al||12.1||10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||cin nl||13.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Torres, Gleyber 3972||ss 2b||nyy al||12.0||1||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||11.7|
|2||Cruz, Nelson Ramon 2224||dh||min al||11.0||2||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||10.5|
|3||Soler, Jorge 3403||dh||kc al||10.2||3||Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||10.2|
|4||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b ss||hou al||10.0||4||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||10.2|
|5||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b||ana al||10.0||5||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|6||Devers, Rafael 4038||3b||bos al||9.5||6||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||9.0|
|7||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||8.7||7||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b 2b||ari nl||8.0|
|8||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||8.7||8||Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||stl nl||7.5|
|9||Chapman, Matt 3849||3b||oak al||8.0||9||Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362||3b||dc nl||7.5|
|10||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||7.7||10||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||atl nl||7.5|
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Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole leads Box-Toppers weekly player rankings report for the third straight week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Sept. 12.
|1||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||26.2|
|2||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||24.8|
|3||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||18.7|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||17.1|
|5||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||16.8|
|6||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||16.7|
|7||Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||16.4|
|8||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||15.8|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.4|
|10||Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||15.4|
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Cole now has 26.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. He leads teammate Justin Verlander (24.8) both overall and among AL pitchers.
American League batters—Gleyber Torres of the Yankees rises to lead the category with 12.0 Box-Toppers points, passing Nelson Cruz of the Twins (11.0 points), who had led for the past five weeks. Cruz falls to second. Torres ranks 25th among all players in 2019 Box-Toppers points.
With two weeks left in the season, there is still the possibility Torres will have the lowest Box-Toppers point total to lead AL batters in Box-Toppers’ 25-season history. The lowest Box-Toppers point total to lead AL batters in a season is 12.1 by Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians in 2017.
National League pitchers—Strasburg leads NL pitchers for the second week with 18.7 points, picking up no points in the past week. He leads second-place NL pitcher, closer Josh Hader of the Brewers (16.7).
With two weeks left in the season, it is possible that a new record could be set in this category: The lowest Box-Toppers point total to lead NL pitchers in a single season is 19.1 by John Smoltz of the Braves in 2006.
National League batters—Christian Yelich of the Brewers continues to lead the category with 11.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. However, Yelich fractured his right kneecap this week and is out for the season. He leads second-place NL batter, Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (10.5) by 1.2 points. Yelich ranks 26th among all players.
Top 10 changes—Two players rise into the overall top 10 this week:
Padres pitcher Chris Paddack rises to eighth place with 15.8 Box-Toppers points.
Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger rises to 10th place with 15.4 Box-Toppers points.
The #BT40—The Box-Toppers 40 (#BT40) is made up of the 40 players on Box-Toppers’ four top 10 category lists—AL and NL pitchers and batters. The #BT40 are listed in the chart at the top of this page.
Two players joined the #BT40 this week:
James Paxton of the Yankees rises to 10th place among AL pitchers with 12.1 points.
Jacob deGrom of the Mets rises to ninth place among NL pitchers with 13.4 points.
It should be noted that the #BT40 are not the overall top 40 players, but the top 10 in each of four categories. The lowest-ranking player among the #BT40 is Josh Donaldson of the Braves (7.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 85th overall.
So far this season, 2,201 games have been completed (90.6 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 2,620.5 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 724 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 372 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 161 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (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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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.