The Tampa Bay Rays maintain their lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the second week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 9. 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 3 to May 9. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 2.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers rise to lead National League teams and the Chicago Cubs are the week’s hottest team.
Rays players have accumulated 31.6 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 9, picking up 5.0 points in the past week. It is the fourth straight week the Rays have had the highest team Box-Toppers point total, though they were edged out on a tiebreaker the week of April 25 with the Seattle Mariners at 21.4 points and fell to second place. The Rays held the outright lead on April 18 and May 2.
The Rays have a .639 winning percentage, second-best in baseball, behind the Minnesota Twins (.657). The Twins are fifth in Box-Toppers team rankings with 28.4 points, picking up 4.7 in the past week, falling from third place overall last week. The Twins rank second in Box-Toppers points among American League teams behind the Rays.
The Rays are led by pitcher Tyler Glasnow (6.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks second among all players, first among AL pitchers. Rays top batter is Ji-Man Choi with 1.5 Box-Toppers points. Thirteen different Rays players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers rise to lead NL teams with 29.6 Box-Toppers points, second among all teams. The Arizona Diamondbacks also have 29.6 points and both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks picked up 6.2 points in the past week. The Dodgers hold the tiebreaker edge because they picked up more points than the Diamondbacks last week (the week ending May 2)—4.7 vs. 4.2. The Diamondbacks rank third among all teams.
Last week’s NL leading team, the St. Louis Cardinals, fall from third to 10th place overall with 25.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week.
The Dodgers are led by Cody Bellinger (6.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks sixth among all players and first among NL batters. Top pitcher is Hyun-Jin Ryu with 3.7 Box-Toppers points, 14th among NL pitchers. Thirteen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The Chicago Cubs are the hottest team of the past week, picking up 6.7 Box-Toppers points from May 3 to May 9, most of any team. The Cubs rise from seventh to fourth place overall with 29.1 Box-Toppers points, third among NL teams.
The Boston Red Sox had the biggest rise of the past week, rising seven spots from 20th to 13th place overall with 22.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.0 points in the past week.
The Toronto Blue Jays had the biggest decline in the past week, falling eight spots from 15th place overall to 23rd after picking up 1.0 point in the past week. The Blue Jays now have 19.2 points for the season.
The Miami Marlins maintain 30th and last place among all teams for the second week with 12.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point 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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