|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||14.8||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.1||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||12.1||4||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.7|
|5||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||10.7||5||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||12.4|
|6||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||10.4||6||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||11.7|
|7||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||11.4|
|8||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||9.0||8||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||10.4|
|9||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||9.0||9||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|10||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||tex al||9.0||10||Lucchesi, Joey 3936||pi sp||sd nl||8.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||7.0||1||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|2||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||7.0||2||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|3||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b||ana al||7.0||3||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0|
|4||Devers, Rafael 4038||3b||bos al||7.0||4||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||8.0|
|5||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||6.7||5||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||6.5|
|6||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||6.7||6||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||atl nl||6.5|
|7||Jimenez, Eloy 4107||lf||chi al||6.5||7||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0|
|8||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf cf||tex al||6.0||8||Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||6.0|
|9||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||5.7||9||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b||ari nl||5.5|
|10||Ohtani, Shohei 3933||dh||ana al||5.5||10||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||5.5|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the ninth straight week.
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||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||14.8|
|3||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||14.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.1|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.7|
|8||Paddack, Chris 4093||sp pi||sd nl||12.4|
|9||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||12.1|
|10||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||11.7|
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Meanwhile, Alex Bregman of the Astros rises to lead American League batters in Box-Toppers season player rankings this week, passing Brett Gardner of the Yankees, who led at the last player rankings report on July 7.
Verlander leads all players and all AL pitchers with 14.8 Box-Toppers points, but Rays pitcher Charlie Morton also has 14.8 Box-Toppers points. Verlander holds the tiebreaking edge because he has more 2018 Box-Toppers points—24.1 vs. 14.8. Morton ranks second both overall and among AL pitchers.
This is the ninth straight week Verlander has been in first place overall and among AL pitchers.
American League batters—Alex Bregman of the Astros rises past Brett Gardner of the Yankees. While Bregman’s 7.0 Box-Toppers points is tied with three other AL batters—Gardner, Albert Pujols of the Angels and Rafael Devers of the Red Sox—Bregman holds the tiebreaking advantage because he has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points, 6.2. (Gardner has the second-most with 5.5.) Bregman ranks 34th among all players.
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the ninth straight week with 14.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points since July 7. He maintains his third-place spot overall and leads second-place NL pitcher Max Scherzer of the Nationals (14.4) by just 0.3 points. Scherzer leads all NL starting pitchers. Hader already has the fourth-most Box-Toppers points in a single-season by a closing pitcher since 1998.
National League batters—Josh Bell of the Pirates leads NL batters for the second week with 9.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points since July 7. Bell, who ranks 15th overall, is ahead of second-place NL batter Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (9.2).
Top 10 changes—Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and Padres pitcher Chris Paddack rise into Box-Toppers overall season player rankings top 10 list this week. Strasburg, with 12.7 points, rises to seventh place and Paddack, with 12.4 points, rises to eighth.
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:
Lance Lynn of the Rangers rises to 10th among place AL pitchers with 9.0 points.
Albert Pujols of the Angels rises to third among AL batters with 7.0 points.
Josh Donaldson of the Braves rises to sixth place among NL batters with 6.5 points.
Eduardo Escobar of the Diamondbacks rises to ninth place among NL batters with 5.5 points.
Those four displaced these four players: Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas (who is serving a half-season suspension for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy), Jose Abreu of the White Sox, Austin Riley of the Braves and Colin Moran of the Pirates.
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 Ozzie Albies of the Braves (5.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 82nd overall.
So far this season, 1,444 games have been completed (59.4 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,722.3 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 592 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 260 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 104 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (nine since July 7), 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.