The Boston Red Sox, the past week’s hottest team, rise to lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks rise to lead National League teams.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, April 19. The column BTP shows the number of Box-Toppers points players on the team accumulated this season. The column BTP/wk shows have many points teams accumulated from April 13 to 19. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 12.
Red Sox players have accumulated 18.9 Box-Toppers points through the games of April 19, most of any team. The Red Sox were also the hottest team of the past week, earning 7.0 points from April 13 to 19, rising from second place last week. The Red Sox also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.889).
The Red Sox are led by Hanley Ramirez with 3.5 Box-Toppers points, who ranks eighth among all players and first among all batters. Teammate Mookie Betts, with 3.2 Box-Toppers points, ranks 10th among all players and second among all batters. Red Sox top pitcher is David Price with 2.7 Box-Toppers points, 20th among all players and ninth among American League pitchers. Nine different Red Sox players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Red Sox pass last week’s overall top team, the Los Angeles Angels, who fall to fifth place with 14.7 Box-Toppers points, third among AL teams.
The Diamondbacks lead NL teams with 15.0 Box-Toppers points, third among all teams. They rise from eighth place last week. They earned 5.0 Box-Toppers points in the past week. Top player is pitcher Patrick Corbin with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, who ranks fifth among all players and second among NL pitchers. Five different Diamondbacks batters each have 1.0 Box-Toppers point. Ten different Diamondbacks players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The Cleveland Indians fell further than any team in the past week, dropping from fifth place to 16th place this week with 11.7 Box-Toppers points, earning only 1.0 point in the past week.
The Philadelphia Phillies made the biggest jump of any team in the past week, rising from 18th to 11th this week with 12.5 Box-Toppers points, earning 4.5 points in the past week.
The Kansas City Royals are the lowest-ranked team with 3.0 accumulated Box-Toppers points in 2018. They earned no points in the past week, falling from 28th to 30th and last place.
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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Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.