The Houston Astros maintain the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the third straight week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 30. 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 24 to May 30. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 23.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers maintain their lead among National League teams and the Tampa Bay Rays are the week’s hottest team.
Astros players have accumulated 48.2 Box-Toppers points through the games of May 30, picking up 6.2 points in the past week.
The Astros have baseball’s fourth-best winning percentage (.649), behind the Minnesota Twins (.673), the Los Angeles Dodgers (.667) and the New York Yankees (.655). The Dodgers rank second in Box-Toppers team rankings (46.6 points), the Twins rank fourth (46.1) and the Yankees rank fifth (41.4).
The Astros are led by pitcher Justin Verlander, who has 12.1 Box-Toppers points, leading all players in 2019. Top batter is Alex Bregman (3.5 points, 10th among American League batters). Thirteen different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 37 wins.
The Los Angeles Dodgers maintain the lead among NL teams for the fourth straight week with 46.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 7.0 points in the past week. The Dodgers rise from third to second place overall, 1.6 points behind the Astros.
The Dodgers are led by pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu with 8.7 Box-Toppers points, fourth among all players and second among NL pitchers. Top batter is Cody Bellinger (8.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks fifth among all players and first among NL batters. Sixteen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 38 wins.
The Tampa Bay Rays are the week’s hottest team, picking up 7.9 Box-Toppers points in the past week, most of any team. The Rays rise from fourth place last week to third place this week with 46.2 Box-Toppers points.
The Washington Nationals had the biggest rise in the rankings this week, jumping seven spots from 24th to 17th place overall with 32.4 Box-Toppers points, earning 7.5 points in the past week, most among all NL teams.
The Seattle Mariners had the biggest decline in the past week, falling five spots from 19th place overall to 24th, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. The Mariners now have 28.6 points for the season. It is the second straight week the Mariners had the biggest decline among teams. Last week, they fell eight spots from 11th place to 19th. The Mariners led Box-Toppers team rankings five weeks ago, as of April 25.
The Baltimore Orioles remain in 30th and last place for the second week. The Orioles have 19.5 Box-Toppers points, earning 2.5 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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