The Los Angeles Dodgers rise to take the top spot in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report, displacing the Washington Nationals, who led the past three weeks.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 22. 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 16 to June 22. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 15.
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros maintain their lead in Box-Toppers rankings among American League teams and the Cleveland Indians are the past week’s hottest team.
Dodgers players have accumulated 58.4 Box-Toppers points so far this season, including 8.0 in the past week, most of any National League team. The Dodgers rise from fourth to first place, passing the Nationals, who fall to second. The Nationals led all teams the past three weeks and seven of the past nine weeks.
The Dodgers have baseball’s second-best winning percentage (.649) behind the Houston Astros (.676).
The Dodgers are led by pitcher Clayton Kershaw (14.4 Box-Toppers points), who also leads all players in season player rankings. Top batter is Cody Bellinger (4.5). Seventeen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Astros lead AL teams for the sixth straight week. With 56.4 Box-Toppers points, including 5.0 in the past week, they fall from second to fourth place among all teams, but maintain the best winning percentage among all teams.
The Astros are led by pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (7.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks sixth among AL pitchers. Top batter is Josh Reddick (3.0 points). Twenty-two different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team of the past week, picking up 9.5 Box-Toppers points between June 16 and 22, the most of any team. The Indians, with 48.8 Box-Toppers points, rise from 12th place last week to seventh place this week.
The Atlanta Braves made the biggest jump up Box-Toppers team rankings, rising seven spots from 22nd place last week to 15th place this week. The Braves, with 41.9 Box-Toppers points on the season, earned 6.7 points in the past week.
The Detroit Tigers had the biggest drop down Box-Toppers team rankings, falling eight spots from 15th to 23rd. The Tigers, with 37.6 Box-Toppers points, earned 1.0 point during the past week.
With the rise of the Indians into the top 10 this week, one team fell out of the top 10—the Milwaukee Brewers fall from 10th to 11th. With 45.2 Box-Toppers points, the Brewers picked up 5.0 points during the past week.
In addition to the Dodgers, two other NL West teams continue to be among Box-Toppers’ overall top five teams:
- The Arizona Diamondbacks have the second-best winning percentage in the NL (.630) and maintain third place in Box-Toppers team rankings with 56.4 points.
- The Colorado Rockies have the third-best winning percentage in the NL (.627) and maintain fifth place in Box-Toppers team rankings with 54.7 points.
The Philadelphia Phillies remain the lowest-ranked team in Box-Toppers points for the sixth straight week with 26.9, earning 1.7 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.
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