The Los Angeles Dodgers maintain the lead in Box-Toppers team rankings for the second week.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins pass the Houston Astros to lead American League teams and the Cleveland Indians are the week’s hottest team.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers 2019 season team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 27. 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 21 to June 27. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 20.
Dodgers players have accumulated 68.6 Box-Toppers points through the games of June 27, picking up 7.0 points in the past week, the biggest gain among National League teams. The Dodgers also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.675).
While this is the second week this season the Dodgers have led team rankings, they have led National League teams now for eight 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 12th among all players and first among NL batters. Eighteen different Dodgers players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 56 wins.
The Twins are the new leaders among AL teams, passing the Astros, who led AL teams for the past six weeks. The Twins have 63.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.5 in the past week to edge the Astros (63.3 points, picking up 2.0 in the past week).
The Twins are led by pitcher Jake Odorizzi, who has 9.4 Box-Toppers points, 10th among all players and sixth among AL pitchers. Top batter is Max Kepler (5.7 points, fourth among AL batters). Twenty-one different Twins players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season in the team’s 52 wins.
The Cleveland Indians are the week’s hottest team, picking up 7.7 Box-Toppers points in the past week, rising three spots from 11th to eighth place overall with 55.7 points.
Two other teams also rise three spots in team rankings, tying the Indians for the biggest jump among all teams:
The Philadelphia Phillies rise from 15th to 12th with 51.1 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.5 points in the past week.
The Texas Rangers rise from 17th to 14th with 50.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.2 points in the past week.
The Colorado Rockies had the biggest decline in team rankings, falling four spots from 12th to 16th place with 49.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week.
The Baltimore Orioles remain in 30th and last place for the third week with 25.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 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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