Blue Jays’ Gaviglio tops players for Saturday, April 20; Greinke passes Pujols on ’all-time’ points list

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.

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Rays’ Blake Snell tops players for Tuesday, April 2; Dodgers’ Bellinger extends lead in season player rankings

Rays pitcher Blake Snell is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers extends his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors for the third time already in the first week of the season.

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A look at Box-Toppers season-by-season AL & NL pitching & batting leaders, 1995-2018

Analyzing 24 years of Box-Toppers points leaders in pitching & batting in both leagues

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A look at Box-Toppers top 100 players of 'all-time' after the 2018 season

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. 

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Box-Toppers’ big dippers—players whose 2018 point total declined most from 2017: Ervin Santana leads list

Twins pitcher Ervin Santana had the biggest decline in Box-Toppers points from 2017 to 2018.

Santana, who earned 16.1 Box-Toppers points in 2017 (ninth among all players), earned no points in 2018. His decline of 16.1 points was just ahead of Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, whose 6.7 points in 2018 represented a 15.1-point drop from the 22.5 points he earned in 2017.

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Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks tops players for Sunday, Aug. 26; Rays’ Snell maintains 4th place in player rankings

Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Sunday, Rays pitcher Blake Snell maintains his fourth-place spot in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Nationals’ Scherzer tops players for Friday, July 27, regains player rankings lead

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.

Plus, three players in Box-Toppers “all-time” top 10 in career points earned Player of the Game honors Friday—Scherzer, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke.

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Dbacks’ Greinke tops players for Sunday, July 22, rises to 7th on ‘all-time’ career points list; Red Sox’ Sale rises to 3rd in season rankings

Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to seventh place in “all-time” career Box-Toppers points, passing Alex Rodriguez.

Also Sunday, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Mariners’ James Paxton is Box-Toppers’ most deserving player not selected to 2018 All-Star Game

Mariners pitcher James Paxton is the most deserving player not selected to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star teams.

Paxton has 14.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018, fifth among all players and fourth among American League pitchers.

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Diamondbacks’ Greinke tops players for Saturday, July 14; Astros’ Cole rises to 7th in player rankings

Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Martinez, Greinke, Pederson among players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in past week

J.D. Martinez, Zack Greinke and Joc Pederson are among the players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in the past week.

With Major League All-Star voting underway, here is a look at who is leading at Box-Toppers points at each position in both leagues.

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Astros’ Lance McCullers tops players for Thursday, June 28; Phillies’ Nola rises to 7th in player rankings

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Thursday, Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors.

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Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke tops players for Saturday, June 23; Indians’ Bauer tops AL players

Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Greinke struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 7-2 win over the Pirates.

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Box-Toppers career points top 10 has most active players on list in 10 years, with Scherzer’s rise

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.

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Haniger, Paxton, Nola among players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in past week

Mitch Haniger, James Paxton and Aaron Nola are among the players rising into Box-Toppers’ All-Star teams in the past week.

With Major League All-Star voting underway, here is a look at who is leading at Box-Toppers points at each position in both leagues.

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Cardinals’ Michael Wacha tops players for Sunday, June 3; Mariners’ Hernandez tops AL players

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Wacha struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks, in the 5-0 win over the Pirates. Wacha had a no-hitter intact until giving up his first and only hit in the ninth inning.

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Giants’ Andrew Suarez tops players for Saturday, June 2; Rangers’ Hamels tops AL players

Giants pitcher Andrew Suarez is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Suarez struck out five over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 2-0 win over the Phillies.

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Padres' Jordan Lyles tops players for Tuesday, May 15; Twins' Berrios rises to 5th in player rankings

Padres pitcher Jordan Lyles is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Twins pitcher Jose Berrios rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Astros' Charlie Morton tops players for Monday, April 30, rising to 5th in player rankings

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.

Morton struck out 10 over 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run, two hits and two walks, in the 2-1 win over the Yankees.

Morton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.4 for the season. With his rise to fifth place, Astros pitchers again occupy four of the top 10 spots in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

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