|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||16.8||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.1||2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8||3||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||13.7|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||14.1||4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|5||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||11.7||5||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||12.7|
|6||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||10.4||6||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|7||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||10.0||7||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||12.4|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||8||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||10.4|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||9.0||9||Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|10||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||9.0||10||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b||ana al||8.0||1||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|2||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||7.0||2||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|3||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy 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||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||6.7||6||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||atl nl||6.5|
|7||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||6.7||7||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0|
|8||Garver, Mitch 3950||ca||min al||6.5||8||Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||6.0|
|9||Jimenez, Eloy 4107||lf||chi al||6.5||9||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b||ari nl||5.5|
|10||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf cf||tex al||6.0||10||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||5.5|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly player rankings report for the 10th straight week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 25.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||16.8|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.1|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8|
|4||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|6||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||14.1|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||13.7|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|9||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||12.7|
|10||Corbin, Patrick 3027||sp pi||dc nl||12.4|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Verlander leads all players and all AL pitchers with 16.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. While Verlander has led for 10 straight weekly player rankings reports, he lost the lead for two days this week, when teammate Gerrit Cole passed him Monday before Verlander regained the lead Wednesday. Verlander leads second-place Cole (16.1) in both overall rankings and among American League pitchers.
American League batters—Albert Pujols of the Angels rises past Alex Bregman of the Astros. Pujols now has 8.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 30th among all players, ahead of second-place Bregman (7.0 points).
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the 10th straight week with 15.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week. He falls from third to fourth place in overall rankings. He leads second-place NL pitcher Max Scherzer of the Nationals (14.4). Scherzer leads all NL starting pitchers. Hader already has the second-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 third week with 9.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. Bell, who ranks 16th overall, is ahead of second-place NL batter Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (9.2). There was no movement among Box-Toppers top 10 NL batters in the past week, with none of the 10 earning any points and no NL batters rising onto the top 10 list.
Top 10 changes—Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin rises into Box-Toppers overall season player rankings top 10 list this week. Corbin, with 12.4 points, rises to 10th place.
He displaces Padres pitcher Chris Paddack, who with 12.4 points, falls to 11th.
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.
Three players joined the #BT40 this week:
Chris Sale of the Red Sox rises to ninth place among AL pitchers with 9.0 points.
Mitch Garver of the Twins rises to eighth place among AL batters with 6.5 points.
Walker Buehler of the Dodgers rises to ninth place among NL batters with 8.7 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 Ozzie Albies of the Braves (5.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 87th overall.
So far this season, 1,539 games have been completed (63.3 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,836.2 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 611 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 280 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 111 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (seven 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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Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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.