The Houston Astros lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the second straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 24. 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 May 18 to May 24. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 17.
Meanwhile, the Washington Nationals maintain their lead among National League teams and the Seattle Mariners are the week’s hottest team.
Astros players have accumulated 45.2 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 24, picking up 6.7 points in the past week. The Astros have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.647), behind both the Boston Red Sox (.680) and New York Yankees (.674). The Red Sox are second in Box-Toppers team rankings with 40.1 points while the Yankees are third with 39.9.
The Astros are led by pitcher Charlie Morton with 10.1 Box-Toppers points, who ranks third among all players. There are three Astros pitchers among the overall top 10 in Box-Toppers points—Morton, Gerrit Cole (ranked fourth with 10.0 points) and Justin Verlander (ranked ninth with 6.7 points). A fourth Astros pitcher, Lance McCullers Jr., ranks 16th with 5.7 points. Astros’ top batter is Josh Reddick (2.5 points). Twelve different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Nationals top NL teams for the second straight week with 36.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.5 points over the past week, holding steady at fourth place overall.
Top player for the Nationals is pitcher Max Scherzer, who leads all players with 11.4 Box-Toppers points. Outfielder Bryce Harper leads Nationals batters with 3.0 points, eighth among NL batters. Eleven different Nationals players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The Seattle Mariners are the past week’s hottest team, picking up 7.2 Box-Toppers points in the past week, rising from 15th place to seventh place overall with 33.2 points. Their rise of eight spots in rankings was also the week’s biggest.
Two teams each dropped eight spots in rankings, tied for the biggest decline of the week:
- The Arizona Diamondbacks fell from sixth to 14th place with 30.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 0.0 points in the past week.
- The Toronto Blue Jays fell from 13th to 21st place with 27.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week.
The Kansas City Royals are Box-Toppers’ lowest-ranked team for the second straight week with 17.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.0 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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