The Chicago Cubs again rank first in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' team rankings, through the games of Thursday, Aug. 25. 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. 19 to Aug. 24. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of Aug. 18.
Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox maintain their lead among American League teams and the Detroit Tigers are the hottest team of the week.
Cubs players have accumulated 111.6 Box-Toppers points this season, picking up 5.0 points in the past week. The Cubs also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.643). The Cubs are led by pitcher Jon Lester (15.4 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 lead the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers (104.6 accumulated Box-Toppers points) by 7.0 points. The Dodgers picked up 5.2 points in the past week.
The Red Sox maintain their spot atop AL teams with 103.3 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.0 in the past week. 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 third among AL teams in winning percentage (.559) and is tied for first in the AL East with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Detroit Tigers were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 5.7 points from Aug. 19 to 25, more than any other team. Tigers players have accumulated 87.5 Box-Toppers points this season, rising to 10th place this week. The Tigers are one of seven teams to pick up 5.0 or more Box-Toppers points in the past week. The others
- New York Mets—5.5
- Houston Astros—5.5
- Arizona Diamondbacks—5.5
- Los Angeles Dodgers—5.2
- Chicago Cubs—5.0
- Kansas City Royals—5.0
The San Diego Padres remain in 30th and last place among all teams with 43.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.7 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.