The Houston Astros maintain the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the second week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 23. 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 17 to May 23. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 16.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers maintain their lead among National League teams and the Miami Marlins are the week’s hottest team.
Astros players have accumulated 42.0 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 23, picking up 6.0 points in the past week.
The Astros have baseball’s third-best winning percentage (.647), behind the Minnesota Twins (.673) and the New York Yankees (.653). The Twins rank second in Box-Toppers points (39.9) and the Yankees rank fifth (36.7).
The Astros are led by pitcher Justin Verlander, who has 12.1 Box-Toppers points, leading all players in 2019. Top batter is George Springer (2.7 points, 13th among American League batters). Thirteen different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 33 wins.
The Los Angeles Dodgers maintain the lead among NL teams for the third straight week with 39.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.0 points in the past week. The Dodgers fall from second to third place overall, behind the Astros and Twins.
The Dodgers are led by Cody Bellinger (7.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks sixth among all players and first among NL batters. Top pitcher is Hyun-Jin Ryu with 6.7 Box-Toppers points, ninth among all players and fifth among NL pitchers. Fourteen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 32 wins.
The Miami Marlins are the week’s hottest team, picking up 7.7 Box-Toppers points in the past week, most of any team. The Marlins rise from 30th and last place last week to 27th place this week with 19.9 Box-Toppers points.
The Atlanta Braves had the biggest rise in the rankings this week, jumping five spots from 12th to seventh place overall with 33.6 Box-Toppers points, earning 6.7 points in the past week.
The Seattle Mariners had the biggest decline in the past week, falling eight spots from 11th place overall to 19th with a net gain of 0.5 points in the past week. (The Mariners earned 1.5 points in a win this week, but lost the 1.0 point earned this season by pitcher Anthony Swarzak when he was traded this week to the Braves.) The Mariners now have 27.6 points for the season. The Mariners led Box-Toppers team rankings four weeks ago, as of April 25.
The Baltimore Orioles replace the Miami Marlins in 30th and last place. The Orioles have 17.0 Box-Toppers points, earning 1.0 point in the past week, falling from 29th place a week ago.
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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