The Houston Astros maintain top spot in Box-Toppers team rankings for the third straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 28. 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 June 22 to 28. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 21.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks are the week’s hottest team and pass the Washington Nationals as the top-ranked National League team.
Astros players have accumulated 69.9 Box-Toppers points through the games of June 28, picking up 6.7 points in the past week. The Astros have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.658), behind the Boston Red Sox (.671) and the New York Yankees (.667). The Red Sox rank fourth in Box-Toppers team rankings (62.5 points) and the Yankees rank second (64.9).
The Astros are led by pitcher Gerrit Cole with 12.0 Box-Toppers points, who ranks fifth among all players. Astros pitcher Charlie Morton ranks sixth with 11.8 points. Evan Gattis leads Astros batters with 4.5 Box-Toppers points, 14th among AL batters. Sixteen different Astros players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Diamondbacks pass the Nationals to lead NL teams. The Diamondbacks have 58.7 Box-Toppers points on the season, picking up 8.7 in the past week, most of any team. The Diamondbacks rank fifth among all teams, rising from ninth place last week. They end the Nationals’ six-week stay atop NL rankings. The Nationals fall from fourth to seventh among all teams with 55.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up just 1.0 point in the past week.
Top player for the Diamondbacks is pitcher Patrick Corbin, who ranks seventh among all players with 11.0 Box-Toppers points. Outfielder David Peralta leads Diamondbacks batters with 4.5 points, ninth among NL batters. Nineteen different Diamondbacks players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The Oakland Athletics had the largest rise among teams in rankings this past week, rising five spots from 18th to 13th place with 49.4 points, picking up 6.0 points in the past week.
The Los Angeles Angels had the biggest decline of any team in the past week, dropping four spots from 12th to 16th place with 48.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week.
The Kansas City Royals maintain their spot in 30th and last place among all teams for the second straight week. The Royals have 27.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.0 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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