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
Randy Johnson leads all players in career Box-Toppers points and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The most likely rival to Johnson’s throne at the moment is Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw who has 214.8 career Box-Toppers points, third among all players since 1995 and most among active players.Read More
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.
Verlander also rises into the top 10 in Box-Toppers career points list (tracked since 1995) and becomes the fourth player with 20 or more points this season, reaching that milestone for the first time in six years.
Also Sunday, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors, becoming the fifth player with 20 or more points this season.Read More
Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, becoming the 35th player this season to reach 10 Box-Toppers points.
Also Monday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Verlander also rises to 11th place in career points since 1995, passing the the 170.7 career point total of the late Roy Halladay.Read More
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and regains the lead in season player rankings.
Also Friday, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to second place ranking in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.Read More
With Max Scherzer’s rise into Box-Toppers career points top 10 list this month, there are now six active players in the top 10, the most since 2008, when there were eight.
Scherzer, the Nationals pitcher, became the 10th-ranked player on Box-Toppers “all-time” list on June 5 with 172.1 career points, passing Roy Halladay (170.7). Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.Read More
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, regaining top spot in season player rankings and rising to 10th place in career points on Box-Toppers “all-time” points list.
Also Tuesday, three others earning Player of the Game honors are among the top 10 in Box-Toppers season player rankings—Mariners pitcher James Paxton, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin and Indians pitcher Corey Kluber.Read More
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to retake the lead in season player rankings.
Also Wednesday, Mookie Betts of the Red Sox rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—and is the only batter among the top 10—after earning Player of the Game honors.Read More
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino is Thursday’s opening day Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Severino struck out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and three walks, in the 6-1 win over the Blue Jays.Read More
Mariners pitcher Ariel Miranda is Saturday’s Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day.
Box-Toppers is tracking several days of the 2018 spring training season to demonstrate the Box-Toppers player tracking metric and to prepare for the upcoming 2,430-game season.Read More
Randy Johnson has the most Box-Toppers points of any pitcher since tracking began in 1995.
Meanwhile, Chris Sale of the Red Sox led all pitchers in Box-Toppers points in 2017, Max Scherzer of the Nationals led all pitchers in points over the past two seasons and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers led all pitchers in points over the past six seasons. Kershaw also leads all active pitchers in career Box-Toppers points.Read More
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw leads the list of Box-Toppers Active Career All-Stars and is one of three active players to be included on Box-Toppers All-Time All-Star team.
The Box-Toppers All-Time All-Star team consists of the best players by position since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995 and includes 12 players who have retired and three who are still active—Kershaw, along with Albert Pujols of the Angels and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers.Read More
In 2017, Carlos Beltran tied Jason Giambi for the longest streak of consecutive seasons earning Box-Toppers points at 19. With Beltran's retirement, CC Sabathia and Albert Pujols now have the longest active streaks of consecutive seasons earning Box-Toppers points at 17.Read More
An analysis of 23 years of Box-Toppers points leaders in pitching & batting in both leagues.Read More
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw leads players in Box-Toppers points since the start of 2012.
Kershaw has 147.2 Box-Toppers points over the period 2012-2017, 18.3 points ahead of second-place player in that span, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (128.9). However, Kershaw’s lead in the six-year rolling Box-Toppers point total is down from last year and is his narrowest lead since 2013.Read More