|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.8||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||14.7|
|2||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||11.8||2||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||10.4||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|4||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||9.7||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|5||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||9.4||5||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|6||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||6||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||8.4|
|7||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||9.4||7||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||8.4|
|8||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||9.0||8||Lucchesi, Joey 3936||pi sp||sd nl||8.4|
|9||Montas, Frankie 3803||pi sp||oak al||8.4||9||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||8.0|
|10||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||8.0||10||Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||7.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Jimenez, Eloy 4107||lf||chi al||6.5||1||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|2||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||6.0||2||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||8.0|
|3||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf cf||tex al||6.0||3||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||7.7|
|4||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||5.7||4||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||6.5|
|5||Ohtani, Shohei 3933||dh||ana al||5.5||5||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0|
|6||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||5.5||6||Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||6.0|
|7||Abreu, Jose 3308||1b||chi al||5.5||7||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||5.5|
|8||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||5.2||8||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||5.5|
|9||Garver, Mitch 3950||ca||min al||5.0||9||Arcia, Orlando 3717||ss||mil nl||4.7|
|10||Smith, Dwight Jr. 4112||lf||bal al||4.7||10||Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||4.5|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the seventh straight week.
Meanwhile, the leaders in the four main categories remain unchanged from last week:
Verlander continues to lead American League pitchers.
Brewers pitcher Josh Hader continues to lead National League pitchers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 18.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.8|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||14.7|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||11.8|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||10.4|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|8||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||9.7|
|9||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||9.4|
|10||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers continues to lead NL batters.
Eloy Jimenez of the White Sox continues to lead AL batters.
Verlander has 14.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, and is 0.1 point ahead of Hader (14.7), who ranks second overall. It is Verlander’s seventh straight week in first place overall and among AL pitchers.
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the seventh straight week with 14.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.7 points in the past week. He maintains his second-place spot overall and leads second-place NL pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers (10.7).
National League batters—Bellinger continues to lead for the 13th straight week with 9.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week, falling from 10th to 12th place overall. Bellinger leads second-place NL batter Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (8.0). Bellinger has led NL batters in all 13 of Box-Toppers weekly rankings reports so far.
American League batters—Jimenez leads for the second straight week with 6.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. Jimenez ranks 33rd among all players and leads second-place AL batter Brett Gardner of the Yankees (6.0).
Top 10 changes—Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rise into Box-Toppers overall season player rankings top 10 list this week. Scherzer, with 10.4 points, rises to fifth place and Bieber, with 9.4 points, rises to ninth.
They displace Indians pitcher Shane Bieber and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers from the top 10. Bieber falls from ninth to 11th with 9.4 points. Bellinger falls from 10th to 12th with 9.2 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.
Four players joined the #BT40 this week:
Jose Abreu of the White Sox rises to seventh among AL batters with 5.5 points.
Mitch Garver of the Twins rises to ninth place among AL batters with 5.0 points.
Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to sixth among AL pitchers with 8.4 points.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves rises to 10th 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 Freddie Freeman of the Braves (4.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 90th overall.
So far this season, 1,210 games have been completed (49.8 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,444.9 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 543 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 224 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 89 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (nine 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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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.