The Seattle Mariners regain the lead in Box-Toppers team rankings report, rising to the top with a tiebreaking edge over last week’s leader, the Tampa Bay Rays.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2018 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday,April 25. 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 19 to 25. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 18.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks rise to lead National League teams and the New York Yankees are the week’s hottest team.
Mariners players have accumulated 21.4 Box-Toppers points through the games of April 25, which is the same point total as the Rays. However, the Mariners rank ahead because they hold the tiebreaking edge—they earned 3.7 points in the past week, while the Rays earned 2.7.
The Mariners rise from second place overall last week, switching spots with the Rays in team rankings. The Mariners have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.607), behind the Rays (.640) and the St. Louis Cardinals (.625). The Cardinals are ninth in Box-Toppers team rankings with 17.2 points, fourth among NL teams.
The Mariners are led by shortstop Tim Beckham and designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach, who both have 3.5 Box-Toppers points for the season. Beckham ranks second in Box-Toppers points among AL batters, Vogelbach ranks third. Mariners’ top pitcher is Marco Gonzales with 2.7 Box-Toppers points. Eleven different Mariners players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The Diamondbacks rise to lead NL teams with 19.2 Box-Toppers points, fourth among all teams. The Diamondbacks earned 6.5 points in the past week (most among all NL teams), rising from seventh place overall a week ago.
The Diamondbacks pass last week’s top NL team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who fall from fourth to fifth place overall (second among NL teams) with 18.7 points, picking up 3.5 points in the past week.
The Diamondbacks are led by pitcher Zack Greinke, who has 4.5 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players and fourth among NL pitchers. Top batter is infielder Ketel Marte, who has 2.5 points, fifth among NL batters. Ten different Diamondbacks players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The New York Yankees are the hottest team of the past week, picking up 8.2 Box-Toppers points from April 19 to 25, most of any team. The Yankees also have the biggest rise of the week, gaining 16 spots from 22nd to sixth place overall, with 17.7 Box-Toppers points.
The Milwaukee Brewers had the biggest decline in the past week, falling eight spots from fifth place overall to 13th after picking up only 1.0 point in the past week. The Brewers now have 16.0 points for the season.
The Kansas City Royals fall to 30th and last place among all teams with 8.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, falling from 28th place a week ago. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Miami Marlins, rise to 28th place with 10.2 points, picking up 4.5 points in the past week.
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