The Houston Astros maintain top spot in Box-Toppers team rankings for the fourth straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, July 5. 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 29 to July 5. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 28.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers rise to lead National League teams and the Colorado Rockies are the week’s hottest team.
Astros players have accumulated 73.6 Box-Toppers points through the games of July 5, picking up 3.7 points in the past week. The Astros have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.652), behind the Boston Red Sox (.670) and the New York Yankees (.667). The Red Sox rank fourth in Box-Toppers team rankings (68.7 points) and the Yankees rank third (69.4). The Seattle Mariners rank second among all teams with 70.1 points.
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 Dodgers pass the Arizona Diamondbacks to lead NL teams. The Dodgers have 61.4 Box-Toppers points on the season, picking up 7.0 in the past week, rising from ninth to sixth place in overall team rankings. The Diamondbacks fall from fifth to seventh place overall with 59.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week.
Top player for the Dodgers is pitcher Kenta Maeda, who ranks seventh among NL pitchers with 7.7 Box-Toppers points. Outfielder Joc Pederson leads Dodgers batters with 5.0 points, seventh among NL batters. Twenty-three different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far in 2018.
The Colorado Rockies are the week’s hottest team, picking up 8.7 Box-Toppers points in the past week. The Rockies have 54.8 Box-Toppers points on the season and rise five spots this week—best of any team—from 18th to 13th place in team rankings.
The Washington Nationals had the biggest decline of any team in the past week, dropping three spots from seventh to 10th place with 58.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.5 points in the past week.
The Kansas City Royals maintain their spot in 30th and last place among all teams for the third straight week. The Royals have 27.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up no 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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