|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||13.8||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||11.0|
|2||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||11.8||2||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|3||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||9.7||3||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||9.7|
|4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.4||4||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|5||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||5||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||8.4|
|6||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||8.0||6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||8.0|
|7||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||7.7||7||Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||7.7|
|8||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||7.0||8||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||7.7|
|9||Peacock, Brad 2968||pi sp||hou al||7.0||9||Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||6.7|
|10||Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp mr||tb al||6.7||10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||chi nl||6.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf cf||tex al||6.0||1||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|2||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||5.7||2||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||7.7|
|3||Ohtani, Shohei 3933||dh||ana al||5.5||3||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||7.0|
|4||Smith, Dwight Jr. 4112||lf||bal al||4.7||4||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||5.5|
|5||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||4.5||5||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||5.0|
|6||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||4.5||6||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf ss||ari nl||5.0|
|7||Pence, Hunter 2287||lf dh ph||tex al||4.5||7||Arcia, Orlando 3717||ss||mil nl||4.7|
|8||Vogelbach, Daniel 4070||dh||sea al||4.5||8||Riley, Austin 4144||lf||atl nl||4.5|
|9||Abreu, Jose 3308||1b dh||chi al||4.0||9||Conforto, Michael 3622||rf||nym nl||4.0|
|10||Voit, Luke 4053||1b dh||nyy al||4.0||10||Story, Trevor 3607||ss||col nl||4.0|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the fifth 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 June 13.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||13.8|
|2||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||11.8|
|3||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||11.0|
|4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|5||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||9.7|
|6||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||9.7|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.4|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|9||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|10||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
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 13.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week, and is 2.0 points ahead of Rays pitcher Charlie Morton (11.8), who ranks second overall and second among AL pitchers. It is Verlander’s fifth straight week in first place overall and among AL pitchers.
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the fifth straight week with 11.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. He falls from second last week to third this week in overall season player rankings. Hader leads second-place NL pitcher Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks (10.2).
National League batters—Bellinger continues to lead for the 11th straight week with 9.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, falling from eighth to ninth place overall (Bellinger actually fell out of the overall top 10 for five days this week before rising back to ninth place Thursday). Bellinger leads second-place NL batter Josh Bell of the Pirates (7.7). Bellinger has led NL batters in all 11 of Box-Toppers weekly rankings reports so far.
American League batters—Gallo continues to lead for the seventh straight week with 6.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He ranks 29th overall. Gallo leads second-place AL batter Max Kepler of the Twins (5.7).
Top 10 changes—Two players rise into Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list this week:
Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to fourth place with 10.2 Box-Toppers points.
White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito rises to sixth place with 9.7 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 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?)
Four players joined the #BT40 this week:
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels rises to third place among AL batters with 5.5 points.
Hunter Pence of the Rangers rises to seventh place among AL batters with 4.5 points.
Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels rises to 10th place among NL pitchers with 6.7 points.
Austin Riley of the Braves rises to eighth place among NL batters with 4.5 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 Luke Voit of the Yankees (4.0 points, 10th among AL batters), who ranks 83rd overall.
So far this season, 1,019 games have been completed (41.9 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,218.6 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 490 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 194 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 72 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (seven 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.