The Houston Astros maintain the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the fifth straight week.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers maintain their lead among National League teams and the Atlanta Braves are the week’s hottest team.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 13. 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 June 7 to June 13. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 6.
Astros players have accumulated 59.3 Box-Toppers points through the games of June 13, picking up 3.7 points in the past week.
The Astros have baseball’s second-best winning percentage (.667), tied with the Dodgers. They both trail the Minnesota Twins (.672). The Dodgers rank second in Box-Toppers team rankings with 56.1 Box-Toppers points and the Twins rank third (55.3).
The Astros are led by pitcher Justin Verlander, who has 13.8 Box-Toppers points, leading all players in 2019. Top batter is Alex Bregman (4.5 points, fifth among American League batters). Sixteen different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 46 wins.
The Los Angeles Dodgers maintain the lead among NL teams for the sixth straight week with 56.1 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.5 points in the past week. The Dodgers maintain their rank of second place overall, 3.2 points behind the Astros.
The Dodgers are led by pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu with 9.7 Box-Toppers points, fifth among all players and third among NL pitchers. Top batter is Cody Bellinger (9.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks ninth 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 46 wins.
The Atlanta Braves are the week’s hottest team picking up 9.2 Box-Toppers points in the past week, most among all teams. The Braves also had a five-spot rise in team rankings, tied for most in the past week among all teams, rising from 12th to seventh place overall with 47.8 Box-Toppers points.
The Chicago White Sox also rose five spots in team rankings this week, from 19th to 14th place with 41.4 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.7 points in the past week.
The San Diego Padres had the biggest decline in the past week, falling six spots from 14th place overall to 20th, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. The Padres now have 38.9 points for the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a net loss of 1.0 Box-Toppers point this week. The team lost all seven games played this week, gaining no points, and traded closing pitcher Nick Kingham, who has 1.0 Box-Toppers point this season, to the Blue Jays. The Pirates lose the point earned by Kingham and the Blue Jays gain it. The Pirates fell from 21st to 24th place with 33.4 Box-Toppers points.
The Baltimore Orioles fall from 29th to 30th and last place with 24.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Kansas City Royals, rise to 29th place with 25.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.7 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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