The Los Angeles Dodgers are the week’s hottest team and lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the second straight week.
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros maintain their lead in Box-Toppers rankings among American League teams for the seventh straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 29. 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 23 to June 29. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 22.
Dodgers players have accumulated 66.8 Box-Toppers points so far this season, including 8.4 in the past week, most of any team. The Dodgers have baseball’s second-best winning percentage (.654) behind the Houston Astros (.675).
The Dodgers are led by pitcher Clayton Kershaw (18.1 Box-Toppers points), who also leads all players in season player rankings. Top batter is Cody Bellinger (6.2), who ranks third among NL batters. Seventeen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Astros lead AL teams for the seventh straight week. With 62.1 Box-Toppers points, including 5.7 in the past week, they rise from fourth to second place among all teams and maintain the best winning percentage among all teams.
The Astros are led by pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (9.4 Box-Toppers points), who ranks eighth among all players. Top batter is Josh Reddick (4.5 points), who ranks 10th among AL batters. Twenty-three different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Oakland Athletics made the biggest jump up Box-Toppers team rankings, rising five spots from 25th place last week to 20th place this week. The Athletics, with 42.2 Box-Toppers points on the season, earned 6.0 points in the past week.
The Atlanta Braves had the biggest drop down Box-Toppers team rankings, falling six spots from 15th to 21st. The Braves, with 42.2 Box-Toppers points, netted 0.3 points during the past week (the Braves picked up 3.0 points during the week, but lost the 2.7 points pitcher Bartolo Colon earned this season when they designated him for assignment Thursday).
The Philadelphia Phillies remain the lowest-ranked team in Box-Toppers points for the seventh straight week with 30.6, earning 3.7 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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