The Houston Astros rise to lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, April 26. 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 20 to 26. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 19.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks maintain their top spot among National League teams and the New York Yankees are the week’s hottest team.
Astros players have accumulated 22.3 Box-Toppers points through the games of April 26, most of any team. The Astros gained 5.2 points in the past week, moving from second place last week, passing previous leader, the Boston Red Sox, who fall to second place. The Astros have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.654), behind the Red Sox (.792) and the Diamondbacks (.708).
The Astros are led by pitcher Gerrit Cole with 6.0 Box-Toppers points, who ranks fifth in season player rankings, third among American League pitchers. Top batter is outfielder Josh Reddick with 2.5 points, who ranks sixth among AL batters. Seven different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
Last week’s top team, the Red Sox, fall to second place with 21.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.0 points in the past week.
The Diamondbacks rank third among all teams, leading NL teams for the second straight week with 20.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.5 points in the past week. Top player is pitcher Patrick Corbin with 7.0 Box-Toppers points, most among all players. Alex Avila leads Diamondbacks batters with 1.5 points. Twelve different Diamondbacks players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The Yankees are the hottest team of the past week, picking up 6.7 Box-Toppers points to give them 20.4 points on the season, rising from eighth to fourth place among all teams.
The Minnesota Twins fell further than any team in the past week, dropping from 10th to 21st place with 12.7 Box-Toppers points, earning no points in the past week.
The St. Louis Cardinals made the biggest jump of any team in the past week, rising from 17th to ninth place with 16.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.0 points in the past week.
The Kansas City Royals remain the lowest-ranked team for the second straight week with 5.0 accumulated Box-Toppers points in 2018. They earned 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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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.