The Chicago Cubs remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings this week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' team rankings, through the games of Thursday, Aug. 18. The column BTP shows the number of Box-Toppers points players on the team have accumulated so far this season. The column BTP/wk shows have many points teams accumulated from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of Aug. 11.
Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox were the hottest team of the past week and continue their lead among American League teams.
Cubs players have accumulated 106.6 Box-Toppers points this season, picking up 7.5 points in the past week. The Cubs also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.642). The Cubs are led by pitcher Jon Lester (14.4 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Kris Bryant (9.0 points), who also leads all National League batters. Twenty-three different Cubs players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Cubs also extended their lead over the second-place team, Los Angeles Dodgers. Last week, the Cubs led by 2.7 points, this week they lead by 7.2. Dodgers players have accumulated 99.4 Box-Toppers points this season, including 3.0 over the past week.
The Red Sox maintain their spot atop AL teams with 99.3 Box-Toppers points, picking up 7.7 in the past week, the most of any team. The Red Sox also maintain their overall rank of third place.
The Red Sox are led by pitcher Drew Pomeranz (11.4 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Mookie Betts (6.2 points). Twenty-eight different Red Sox players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
While the Red Sox have more Box-Toppers points than any AL team, the team is tied for fourth among AL teams in winning percentage (.558) and is tied for second in the AL East, 1.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays.
The San Diego Padres remain in 30th and last place among all teams with 41.1 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week.
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.