|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||20.8||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||18.8||2||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||15.7|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||15.1||4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||13.7|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||hou al||13.2||5||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||13.4|
|6||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||tex al||12.0||6||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||13.4|
|7||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||11.7||7||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||12.4|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||11.0||8||Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|9||Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||10.7||9||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|10||Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||10.4||10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||10.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Cruz, Nelson Ramon 2224||dh||min al||9.5||1||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||10.2|
|2||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||8.0||2||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|3||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b||ana al||8.0||3||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||8.0|
|4||Torres, Gleyber 3972||ss||nyy al||7.5||4||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0|
|5||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||7.0||5||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b 2b||ari nl||8.0|
|6||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||7.0||6||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||8.0|
|7||Devers, Rafael 4038||3b||bos al||7.0||7||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||6.5|
|8||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||6.7||8||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||atl nl||6.5|
|9||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||6.7||9||Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||6.0|
|10||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||6.7||10||Conforto, Michael 3622||rf cf||nym nl||6.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report for the 12th straight week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Aug. 8.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||20.8|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||18.8|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8|
|4||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||15.7|
|6||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||15.1|
|7||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|8||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||13.7|
|9||Corbin, Patrick 3027||sp pi||dc nl||13.4|
|10||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||13.4|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Verlander leads all players and all AL pitchers with 20.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. He leads second-place player, teammate Gerrit Cole (18.8). Verlander leads Cole in both overall rankings and among AL pitchers.
American League batters—Nelson Cruz of the Twins rises to lead AL batters with 9.5 Box-Toppers points, passing last week’s leader, Alex Bregman of the Astros (8.0), who falls to second place. Cruz ranks 27th among all players.
National League pitchers—Josh Hader of the Brewers continues to lead for the 12th straight week with 15.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He maintains fourth place in overall rankings. He leads second-place NL pitcher Stephen Strasburg (15.7) on a tiebreaker—though both Hader and Strasburg have the same 2019 point total, Hader ranks ahead because he has more 2018 points—11.7 vs. 6.7. Strasburg leads all NL starting pitchers. Hader has the second-most Box-Toppers points in a single-season by a closing pitcher since 1998.
National League batters—Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers leads for the second straight week with 10.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He leads second-place NL batter Josh Bell of the Pirates (9.7). Bellinger ranks 23rd among all players.
Top 10 changes—Reds pitcher Luis Castillo rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings this week with 13.4 Box-Toppers points, sixth among NL pitchers. He displaces Astros pitcher Zack Greinke (13.4), who 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.
Six players joined the #BT40 this week:
Mike Minor of the Rangers rises to ninth place among AL pitchers with 10.7 points.
Mike Clevinger of the Indians rises to 10th place among AL pitchers with 10.4 points.
Gleyber Torres of the Yankees rises to fourth place among AL batters with 7.5 points.
Walker Buehler of the Dodgers rises to eighth place among NL pitchers with 10.7 points.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves rises to ninth place among NL batters with 6.0 points.
Michael Conforto of the Mets rises to 10th place among NL batters with 6.0 points.
Those six displaced these six players: Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi, Rays pitcher Blake Snell, Mitch Garver of the Twins, Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks and David Dahl of the Rockies.
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 Michael Conforto of the Mets (6.0 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 88th overall.
So far this season, 1,725 games have been completed (71.0 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 2,057.0 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 647 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 307 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 127 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.