The New York Yankees, the past week’s hottest team, rise to lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 3. 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 27 to May 3. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 26.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks maintain their top spot among National League teams.
Yankees players have accumulated 27.4 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 3, most of any team. The Yankees gained 7.0 points in the past week, also the most of any team, moving from fourth place last week, passing previous leader, the Houston Astros, who fall to second place. The Yankees have baseball’s second-best winning percentage (.677), tied with the Diamondbacks, who rank third in Box-Toppers team rankings. The Boston Red Sox have baseball’s best winning percentage (.710) and rank fourth in Box-Toppers team rankings.
The Yankees are led by pitcher Luis Severino with 9.7 Box-Toppers points, most of any player. Top batter is shortstop Didi Gregorius with 3.0 Box-Toppers points, ninth among American League batters. Twelve different Yankees players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
Last week’s top team, the Astros, fall to second place with 27.3 Box-Toppers points, just 0.1 behind the Yankees, picking up 5.0 points in the past week.
The Diamondbacks rank third among all teams, leading NL teams for the third straight week with 25.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.0 points in the past week. Top player is pitcher Patrick Corbin with 7.0 Box-Toppers points, third in season player rankings. Outfielder David Peralta leads Diamondbacks batters with 2.0 points. Fourteen different Diamondbacks players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The St. Louis Cardinals fell further than any team in the past week, dropping from ninth to 18th place with 18.5 Box-Toppers points, earning 2.0 points in the past week. (Last week, they made the biggest jump, rising from 17th to ninth place.)
The Toronto Blue Jays made the biggest jump of any team in the past week, rising from 15th to sixth place with 21.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.9 points in the past week.
The Cincinnati Reds fall to 30th and last place among all teams with 8.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Kansas City Royals, rise to 29th place with 9.0 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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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.