|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||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||8.8||2||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||7.7||3||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||7.7|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||7.7||4||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||7.7|
|5||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||7.4||5||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||7.4|
|6||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||7.0||6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.2|
|7||Peacock, Brad 2968||pi sp||hou al||7.0||7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||7.0|
|8||Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp mr||tb al||6.7||8||Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||6.7|
|9||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||6.0||9||Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||6.7|
|10||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.7||10||Weaver, Luke 3719||pi sp||ari nl||6.0|
|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||8.2|
|2||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||4.5||2||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||7.0|
|3||Vogelbach, Daniel 4070||dh||sea al||4.5||3||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||6.2|
|4||Abreu, Jose 3308||1b dh||chi al||4.0||4||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||5.5|
|5||Voit, Luke 4053||1b dh||nyy al||4.0||5||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||5.0|
|6||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf dh||min al||4.0||6||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf ss||ari nl||5.0|
|7||Martinez, J.D. 2922||dh rf||bos al||3.5||7||Conforto, Michael 3622||rf||nym nl||4.0|
|8||Garver, Mitch 3950||ca||min al||3.5||8||McCutchen, Andrew 2637||lf||phi nl||3.5|
|9||Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||rf lf||tex al||3.5||9||Fowler, Dexter 2698||cf rf||stl nl||3.5|
|10||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b dh||hou al||3.5||10||Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||3.5|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the third straight week.
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 30.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||12.1|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||10.0|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||8.8|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|5||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf 1b||lad nl||8.2|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|7||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||7.7|
|8||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||7.7|
|9||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||7.7|
|10||Castillo, Luis 3840||pi sp||cin nl||7.4|
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 no points in the past week, and is 2.1 points ahead of second-place overall player Hader (10.0). Verlander is 3.3 points ahead of second-place AL pitcher Charlie Morton of the Rays (8.8). It is Verlander’s third 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 no points in the past week, maintaining his second-place overall rank from last week. Hader leads second-place NL pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers (8.7).
National League batters—Bellinger continues to lead for the ninth straight week with 8.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, rising from sixth to fifth place overall. Bellinger leads second-place NL batter Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (7.0). Bellinger has led NL batters in all nine of Box-Toppers weekly rankings reports so far.
American League batters—Gallo continues to lead for the sixth straight week with 5.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 37th overall. Gallo leads second-place AL batter Brett Gardner of the Yankees (4.5).
Top 10 changes—Three players rise into the overall top 10 this week:
Rays pitcher Charlie Morton rises to third place with 8.8 Box-Toppers points.
Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to sixth place with 7.7 Box-Toppers points.
Indians pitcher Shane Bieber rises to eighth place with 7.7 Box-Toppers points.
They displace these three players:
Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke falls from fifth to 12th place with 7.2 points.
Rays pitcher Blake Snell falls from seventh to 13th place with 7.0 points.
Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals falls from eighth to 16th place with 7.0 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 for years, but 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, five players joined the #BT40 this week:
White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito rose to ninth place among AL pitchers with 6.0 points.
Max Kepler of the Twins rose to sixth place among AL batters with 4.0 points.
Alex Bregman of the Astros rose to 10th place among AL batters with 3.5 points.
Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver rose to 10th place among NL pitchers with 6.0 points.
Andrew McCutchen of the Phillies rose to eighth place among NL batters with 3.5 points.
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 Kris Bryant of the Cubs (3.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 79th overall.
So far this season, 835 games have been played and completed (34.4 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,000.8 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 443 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 157 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 60 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (four 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.