|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||12.1||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||10.0|
|2||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||7.0||2||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||7.7|
|3||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||6.7||3||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||7.4|
|4||Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp mr||tb al||6.7||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.2|
|5||Peacock, Brad 2968||pi sp||hou al||6.0||5||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||6.7|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.7||6||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||6.7|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||5.7||7||Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||6.7|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||5.7||8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|9||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||5.4||9||Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||5.7|
|10||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||5.4||10||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||5.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf dh cf||tex al||5.0||1||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf 1b||lad nl||7.2|
|2||Vogelbach, Daniel 4070||dh||sea al||4.5||2||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||7.0|
|3||Abreu, Jose 3308||1b dh||chi al||4.0||3||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||6.2|
|4||Voit, Luke 4053||1b dh||nyy al||4.0||4||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||5.5|
|5||Martinez, J.D. 2922||dh rf||bos al||3.5||5||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||5.0|
|6||Garver, Mitch 3950||ca||min al||3.5||6||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf ss||ari nl||5.0|
|7||Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||rf lf||tex al||3.5||7||Fowler, Dexter 2698||cf rf||stl nl||3.5|
|8||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||3.5||8||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||3.5|
|9||Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362||3b||tex al||3.5||9||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||3.0|
|10||Beckham, Tim 3452||ss dh 2b||sea al||3.5||10||Conforto, Michael 3622||rf||nym nl||3.0|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.
Also this week, all four main category leaders maintain their leads from last week:
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of May 23.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||12.1|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||10.0|
|3||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||7.7|
|4||Castillo, Luis 3840||pi sp||cin nl||7.4|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.2|
|6||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||7.2|
|7||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|8||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||7.0|
|9||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||6.7|
|10||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||6.7|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Verlander continues to lead American League pitchers.
Brewers pitcher Josh Hader continues to lead National League pitchers.
Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers continues to lead NL batters.
Joey Gallo of the Rangers continues to lead AL batters.
Verlander has 12.1 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week, and is 2.1 points ahead of second-place overall player Hader (10.0). Verlander is 5.1 points ahead of second-place AL pitcher Blake Snell of the Rays (7.0). It is Verlander’s second straight week in first place overall and among AL pitchers.
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the third straight week with 10.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week, maintaining his second-place overall rank from last week. Hader leads second-place NL pitcher Chris Paddack of the Padres (7.7).
National League batters—Bellinger continues to lead for the eighth straight week with 7.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week, falling from fifth to sixth place overall. Bellinger leads second-place NL batter Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (7.0). Bellinger has led NL batters in all eight of Box-Toppers weekly rankings reports so far.
American League batters—Gallo continues to lead for the fifth straight week with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 30th overall. Gallo leads second-place AL batter Daniel Vogelbach of the Mariners (4.5).
Top 10 changes—Two players rise into the overall top 10 this week:
Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals rises to eighth place with 7.0 Box-Toppers points.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu rises to ninth place with 6.7 points.
They displace these two players:
Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin falls from seventh to 11th place with 6.7 points.
Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow falls from eighth to 13th place with 6.7 points.
The #BT40—The Box-Toppers 40 (#BT40) is made up of the 40 players on Box-Toppers’ four top 10 category lists—AL and NL pitchers and batters. The #BT40 are listed in the chart at the top of this page. Box-Toppers has listed those 40 players in weekly player reports for years, but this week is trying to be all hip and cool and hashtaggy by branding them as the “#BT40.” (Is it working? Are we cool yet? No?)
Anyway, four players joined the #BT40 this week:
Astros pitcher Brad Peacock rose to fifth place among AL pitchers with 6.0 Box-Toppers points.
Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers rose to seventh place among AL batters with 3.5 points.
Rockies pitcher German Marquez rose to ninth place among NL pitchers with 5.7 points.
Kris Bryant of the Cubs rose to eighth place among NL batters with 3.5 points.
Those four displaced these four players, who were among the four top 10 lists last week: White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez, George Springer of the Astros, Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver and Brandon Belt of the Giants.
It should be noted that the #BT40 are not the overall top 40 players, but the top 10 in each of four categories. The lowest-ranking player among the #BT40 is Michael Conforto of the Mets (3.0 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 78th overall.
So far this season, 738 games have been played (30.4 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 884.9 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 407 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 135 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 56 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (six in the past week), the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors.
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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Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.