The Los Angeles Dodgers rise past the Houston Astros to take the lead in Box-Toppers team rankings this week.
The Astros remain the top American League team and the New York Yankees are the week’s hottest team.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 20. 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 14 to June 20. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 13.
Dodgers players have accumulated 61.6 Box-Toppers points through the games of June 20, picking up 5.5 points in the past week. The Dodgers also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.671).
While this is the first week this season the Dodgers have led team rankings, they have led National League teams now for seven straight weeks.
The Dodgers are led by pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu with 10.7 Box-Toppers points, fourth among all players and second among NL pitchers. Top batter is Cody Bellinger (9.2 Box-Toppers points), who ranks 10th among all players and first among NL batters. Seventeen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 51 wins.
The Astros had led Box-Toppers team rankings for the past five weeks, but fall to second place this week, just 0.3 points behind the Dodgers. The Astros still lead AL teams for the sixth straight week with 61.3 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week.
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, ninth among American League batters). Sixteen different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 48 wins.
The New York Yankees are the week’s hottest team, picking up 9.5 Box-Toppers points in the past week, rising eighth to fourth place overall with 55.9 points.
The Washington Nationals made the biggest jump up Box-Toppers team rankings this week, rising seven spots from 16th to ninth place with 49.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 7.9 points in the past week.
Three teams fell five spots this week, tied for the biggest decline in team rankings:
Milwaukee Brewers fell from ninth to 14th place with 46.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week.
Philadelphia Phillies fell from 10th to 15th place with 45.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week.
Chicago White Sox fell from 14th to 19th place with 43.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.5 points in the past week.
The Baltimore Orioles remain in 30th and last place for the second week with 23.2 Box-Toppers points. The Orioles had a net loss of 1.0 point in the past week after not winning any games and designating for assignment pitcher Dan Straily, who earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point this season for the Orioles.
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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