|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||13.1||3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||12.1||4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||11.7|
|5||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||10.7||5||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||11.4|
|6||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||10.4||6||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||10.4|
|7||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||7||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||10.4|
|8||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||9.0||8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|9||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||9.0||9||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|10||Montas, Frankie 3803||pi sp||oak al||8.4||10||Lucchesi, Joey 3936||pi sp||sd nl||8.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||7.0||1||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|2||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||6.7||2||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
|3||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||6.7||3||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0|
|4||Jimenez, Eloy 4107||lf||chi al||6.5||4||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||8.0|
|5||Gallo, Joey 3485||lf cf||tex al||6.0||5||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||6.5|
|6||Devers, Rafael 4038||3b||bos al||6.0||6||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0|
|7||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||5.7||7||Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||6.0|
|8||Ohtani, Shohei 3933||dh||ana al||5.5||8||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||5.5|
|9||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||5.5||9||Riley, Austin 4144||lf||atl nl||5.5|
|10||Abreu, Jose 3308||1b||chi al||5.5||10||Moran, Colin 3931||3b||pit nl||5.0|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the eighth straight week. But barely.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 7.
|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||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.2|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||13.1|
|7||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||12.1|
|8||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||11.7|
|9||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||11.4|
|10||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||10.7|
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Meanwhile, there are new batting leaders in each league as Brett Gardner of the Yankees rises to lead American League batters and Josh Bell of the Pirates rises to lead National League batters. Josh Hader of the Brewers continues his lead among NL pitchers.
Verlander leads all players and all AL pitchers with 14.8 Box-Toppers points, but Rays pitcher Charlie Morton now 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 eighth straight week Verlander has been in first place overall and among AL pitchers. Verlander earned no points since the last player rankings report June 27.
National League batters—Josh Bell of the Pirates rises past Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers to lead NL batters with 9.7 Box-Toppers points. Bellinger, who falls to second in the category with 9.2 points, had led NL batters since the start of the 2019 season.
American League batters—Brett Gardner of the Yankees rises past Eloy Jimenez of the White Sox, who led the category for the previous two player rankings reports. Gardner now has 7.0 Box-Toppers points, while Jimenez has 6.5, falling to fourth in the category, behind Mike Trout of the Angels (6.7) and Marcus Semien of the Athletics (6.7).
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the eighth straight week with 14.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He falls from second to third place 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 fifth-most Box-Toppers points in a single-season by a closing pitcher since 1998.
Top 10 changes—Indians pitcher Shane Bieber and Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin rise into Box-Toppers overall season player rankings top 10 list this week. Bieber, with 12.1 points, rises to seventh place and Corbin, with 11.4 points, rises to ninth.
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.
Five players joined the #BT40 this week:
Marcus Semien of the Athletics rises to third place among AL batters with 6.7 points.
Rafael Devers of the Red Sox rises to sixth among AL batters with 6.0 points.
Padres pitcher Chris Paddack rises to seventh among NL pitchers with 10.4 points.
Austin Riley of the Braves rises to ninth place among NL batters with 5.5 points.
Colin Moran of the Pirates rises to 10th place among NL batters with 5.0 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 Colin Moran of the Pirates (5.0 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 85th overall.
So far this season, 1,344 games have been completed (55.3 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,604.4 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 567 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 246 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 95 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (six since June 27), 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.