The Washington Nationals retain top spot in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the second straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 8. 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 2 to June 8. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 1.
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros maintain their lead in Box-Toppers rankings among American League teams and the Seattle Mariners were the week’s hottest team.
Nationals players have accumulated 51.6 Box-Toppers points so far this season, including 7.0 in the past week, the most of any National League team. The Nationals have held the top spot in Box-Toppers rankings six of the last eight weeks.
The Nationals have baseball’s second-best winning percentage (.644), behind the Houston Astros (.705).
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 leads 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 fourth straight week. With 48.7 Box-Toppers points, including 5.7 in the past week, they maintain their second-place spot in Box-Toppers team rankings and have have baseball’s best winning percentage (.705).
The Astros are led by pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (7.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks seventh among all players. Top batter is Carlos Beltran (2.7 points). Nineteen different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Seattle Mariners were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 7.7 Box-Toppers points between June 1 and 8, the most of any team. The Mariners, with 37.7 Box-Toppers points, rise from 16th place last week to eighth place this week.
The Detroit Tigers made the biggest jump up Box-Toppers rankings, moving 10 spots from 23rd to 13th. The Tigers have 34.6 Box-Toppers points, including 6.5 in the past week.
The St. Louis Cardinals made the biggest drop down Box-Toppers team rankings, falling 10 spots from 15th to 25th. The Cardinals, with 30.2 Box-Toppers points, earned no points during the past week.
With the Mariners rising into the top 10, one team fell out of the top 10—the Cleveland Indians, with 35.6 Box-Toppers points (including 1.0 in the past week), fell from eighth to 11th.
The Philadelphia Phillies remain the lowest-ranked team in Box-Toppers points for the fourth straight week with 23.2, earning 4.5 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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