Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Lester struck out seven over six innings, allowing two runs, five hits and no walks, in the 8-3 win over the Braves.Read More
Both Sabathia and Pujols this season have earned Box-Toppers points for their 19th straight season (from 2001 to 2019). That ties the record held by Jason Giambi (1995 to 2013) and Carlos Beltran (1999 to 2017).Read More
White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.
Also Saturday, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, second place in season player rankings, increases his lead among National League pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors. Plus, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to 10th place in player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.Read More
Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Wednesday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander extends his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader and Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke both rise in player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors.Read More
Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Tuesday, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Grienke also rises to lead NL pitchers in season player rankings, plus he rises to fifth place in most career Box-Toppers points since 1995.Read More
Rangers pitcher Mike Minor is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, two players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors—Brewers pitcher Josh Hader rises to fourth place and Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals rises to 10th place.Read More
Blue Jays pitcher Sam Gaviglio is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Reds pitcher Luis Castillo rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke now has the sixth-most career Box-Toppers points since 1995, passing Albert Pujols on the “all-time” list, after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.Read More
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to ninth in season player rankings.
Also Saturday, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia ties Box-Toppers’ all-time record by earning at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 19 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors.Read More
Box-Toppers picks the New York Yankees to beat the Chicago Cubs in the 2019 World Series.
In addition, Box-Toppers projects the Yankees will win 111 games in 2019, one of four teams projected to win 100 or more games this season. All 2018 American League playoff teams are projected to return to the postseason, while three different teams are forecast for the National League postseason—the Nationals, Phillies and Mets.Read More
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads two of Box-Toppers’ four main leaderboards and came within 2.1 Box-Toppers points of leading three of the four after the 2018 season.
Scherzer has the most Box-Toppers points of any player over the past two seasons (50.1 over 2017 and 2018) and the most points of any player over the past six seasons (137.0 from 2013 to 2018). Scherzer finished second in overall points in 2018 with 25.1, just behind leader Rays pitcher Blake Snell (27.2).Read More
Analyzing 24 years of Box-Toppers points leaders in pitching & batting in both leaguesRead More
Box-Toppers player tracking began in 1995 and the overall top 10 players in career points was composed entirely of active players until 2008. The number of active players on the list slipped to as low as two as recently as 2014, but grew to six on June 5, when Nationals pitcher Scherzer joined the list, rising to 10th place with 172.1 Box-Toppers points, displacing retired pitcher Roy Halladay. Scherzer finished the season with 181.8 points, ranked ninth.Read More
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads players in Box-Toppers points since the start of 2013.
Scherzer has 137.0 Box-Toppers points over the period 2013-2018, just 2.6 points ahead of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has 134.4 points over that span.
In fact, Scherzer unseats Kershaw from atop the six-year rolling Box-Toppers point total, a spot Kershaw has held at the end of each season since 2013, five straight seasons.Read More
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.