The Houston Astros, the week’s hottest team, rise to lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 16. 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 10 to May 16. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 9.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers maintain their lead among National League teams in Box-Toppers rankings.
Astros players have accumulated 36.0 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 16, picking up 9.6 points in the past week, most of any team. The Astros rise past last week’s top team, the Tampa Bay Rays, who fall to third place with 35.3 points, picking up 3.7 points in the past week.
In addition to earning the most points in the past week, the Astros also had the biggest rise of any team, moving up six spots from seventh place last week to first this week.
The Astros also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.659).
The Astros are led by pitcher Justin Verlander, who has 10.1 Box-Toppers points, leading all players in 2019. Top batter is George Springer (2.7 points, 10th among American League batters). Twelve different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers maintain the lead among NL teams for the second week with 35.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.0 points in the past week. The Dodgers also maintain their overall ranking of second place.
The Dodgers are led by Cody Bellinger (7.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks fifth among all players and first among NL batters. Top pitcher is Hyun-Jin Ryu with 5.7 Box-Toppers points, seventh among NL pitchers. Thirteen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
The Texas Rangers had the biggest decline in the past week, falling six spots from 18th place overall to 24th after picking up 2.0 points in the past week. The Rangers now have 22.5 points for the season.
The Miami Marlins maintain 30th and last place among all teams for the third straight week with 12.2 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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