Cincinnati Reds top first Box-Toppers team rankings report of 2017

The Cincinnati Reds lead Box-Toppers’ first team rankings report of 2017.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Tigers are the top-ranked American League team and the New York Mets are the hottest team of the past week.

Team rankings

Here are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, April 13. 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 April 7 to 13. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 7.

4/13 Teams BTP BTP/wk Wk ago
1 Reds 9.2 6.2 7
2 Mets 8.7 6.7 14
3 Tigers 7.7 6.0 19
4 Padres 7.5 5.5 11
5 Dbacks 7.5 4.0 3
6 Rockies 7.5 4.0 4
7 Twins 7.2 4.2 6
8 Dodgers 7.0 2.0 1
9 Orioles 6.7 4.7 15
10 Astros 6.7 3.0 2

Reds players have accumulated 9.2 Box-Toppers points during the first two weeks of the season, most of any team. The Reds are tied for the best record among National League teams (7-3, 0.700) and tied for second among all teams, behind the Baltimore Orioles (6-2, 0.750). The Orioles rank ninth in Box-Toppers rankings with 6.7 Box-Toppers points.

The Reds are led by pitcher Brandon Finnegan, who has 2.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 10th among all players. Top batter is Eugenio Suarez, who has 1.5 Box-Toppers points, third among NL batters. Seven different Reds players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2017. The Reds ranked seventh last week. (Box-Toppers didn’t post rankings last week after the first few days of the season since there was so little data on the season.)

The Tigers lead AL teams with 7.7 Box-Toppers points, third among all teams. The Tigers are led by pitcher Justin Verlander (2.7 Box-Toppers points, third among all players). Top batter is Andrew Romine (1.0 point). Five different Tigers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2017.

The Mets are the hottest team of the past week, earning 6.7 Box-Toppers points in the past week. They have 8.7 points on the season, second among all teams, rising from 14th place last week.

The Toronto Blue Jays rank 30th, in last place among all teams with 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

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.

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