The Washington Nationals retain top spot in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the third straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 15. 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 June 9 to June 15. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 8.
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros maintain their lead in Box-Toppers rankings among American League teams and the New York Mets were the week’s hottest team.
Nationals players have accumulated 53.6 Box-Toppers points so far this season, including 2.0 in the past week. The Nationals have held the top spot in Box-Toppers rankings seven of the last nine weeks.
The Nationals have baseball’s fifth-best winning percentage (.606), fourth-best among National League teams.
The Nationals are led by pitcher Max Scherzer (12.0 Box-Toppers points), who ranks second among all players. Top batter is Bryce Harper (6.0), who ranks second among NL batters. Sixteen different Nationals players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Astros lead AL teams for the fifth straight week. With 51.4 Box-Toppers points, including 2.7 in the past week, they maintain their second-place spot in Box-Toppers team rankings and have baseball’s best winning percentage (.672).
The Astros are led by pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (7.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks ninth among all players. Top batter is Carlos Beltran (2.7 points). Twenty-one different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The New York Mets were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 6.2 Box-Toppers points between June 9 and 15, the most of any team. The Mets, with 34.8 Box-Toppers points, rise from 29th place last week to 23rd place this week.
The Kansas City Royals made the biggest jump up Box-Toppers team rankings, rising seven spots from 24th place last week to 17th place this week. The Royals, with 35.9 Box-Toppers points on the season, earned 5.5 points in the past week.
The Cincinnati Reds had the biggest drop down Box-Toppers team rankings, falling 12 spots from 12th to 24th. The Reds, with 34.7 Box-Toppers points, earned no points during the past week.
Three NL West teams have the best winning percentage among NL teams and are also among Box-Toppers overall top five teams:
- The Colorado Rockies have the best winning percentage in the NL (.623) and rank fifth in Box-Toppers team rankings with 50.2 points.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks are tied for the second-best winning percentage in the NL (.612) and rank third in Box-Toppers team rankings with 50.9 points.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers are tied for the second-best winning percentage in the NL (.612) and rank fourth in Box-Toppers team rankings with 50.4 points.
The Philadelphia Phillies remain the lowest-ranked team in Box-Toppers points for the fifth straight week with 25.2, earning 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.
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