The Tampa Bay Rays regain the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals rise to lead National League teams and the Minnesota Twins are the week’s hottest team.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 2. 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 26 to May 2. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of April 25.
Rays players have accumulated 26.6 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 2, picking up 5.2 points in the past week. It is the third straight week the Rays have had the highest team Box-Toppers point total, though they were edged out on a tiebreaker last week with the Seattle Mariners at 21.4 points and fell to second place. The Rays held the outright lead on April 18.
The Rays have a .645 winning percentage, tied for second-best in baseball with the Cardinals. The Twins (.655) have baseball’s best winning percentage.
The Rays are led by pitcher Tyler Glasnow (4.7 Box-Toppers points), who ranks 11th among all players, third among American League 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 Rays displace last week’s top team, the Mariners, who fall to eighth place overall with 22.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up just 1.0 point in the past week.
The Cardinals rise to lead NL teams with 23.4 Box-Toppers points, third among all teams. The Cardinals earned 6.2 points in the past week (most among all NL teams), rising from ninth place overall a week ago.
The Cardinals are led by outfielder Marcell Ozuna (5.5 Box-Toppers points), who ranks fourth among all players and second among NL batters. Top pitcher is Jack Flaherty with 2.7 Box-Toppers points, 17th among NL pitchers. Thirteen different Cardinals players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.
Two other NL teams also have 23.4 Box-Toppers points on the season—the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks—but the Cardinals rank ahead on a tiebreaker because they have more points in the past week—6.2 vs. 4.7 for the Dodgers and 4.2 for the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks led NL teams last week but fall to third this week, falling from fourth to fifth place overall.
The Minnesota Twins are the hottest team of the past week, picking up 8.2 Box-Toppers points from April 26 to May 2, most of any team. The Yankees also have the biggest rise of the week, gaining 12 spots from 14th to second place overall, with 23.7 Box-Toppers points.
The Oakland Athletics had the biggest decline in the past week, falling 11 spots from 10th place overall to 21st after picking up no points in the past week. The Athletics now have 16.4 points for the season.
The Miami Marlins fall to 30th and last place among all teams with 11.2 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 Kansas City Royals, rise to 29th place with 12.0 points, picking up 3.5 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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