St. Louis Cardinals' hot week puts them atop Box-Toppers team rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals put up more Box-Toppers points than any other team during the past week and are now on top of Box-Toppers team power rankings.

Cardinals players accumulated 7.0 points for the week ending Thursday, April 17, giving them 13.0 for the season. They rose from 13th place in last week’s standings.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, April 17. The column BTP shows the number of Box-Toppers points players on the team have accumulated so far this season. The column BTP/wk shows have many points teams have accumulated during the past week.

417TeamsBTPBTP/wkLast week rank
6White Sox11.54.55

The Cardinals are one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central division with a 10-6 record. The Brewers, at 11-5 with the best record in baseball, are in second place on Box-Toppers power rankings with 12.7 points, rising from third place last week.

The Cardinals are led by pitchers Adam Wainwright (4.0 Box-Toppers points) and Lance Lynn (2.0).

The Oakland Athletics are the top American League team, in fourth place overall with 12.2 Box-Toppers points. The Athletics are led by pitchers Scott Kazmir (3.0) and Jesse Chavez (2.7).

Last week’s leading team, the Colorado Rockies, fell to eighth place, scoring 3.0 Box-Toppers points during the week, giving them 11.2 for the season.

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.