San Francisco Giants back on top of Box-Toppers team rankings

The San Francisco Giants are back on top of Box-Toppers team rankings after a week when they slipped to fourth place.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, May 29. 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.




2Blue Jays39.46.55
8White Sox35.04.09
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Giants players have accumulated 41.9 Box-Toppers points this season, including a National League-high 8.2 points during the past week. They pass last week’s top team, the Oakland Athletics, which fell to third. The Giants were the top team two weeks ago, the week of May 15, before falling to fourth last week.

The Giants also pass last week’s top NL team, the Miami Marlins, which fell to fifth place in Box-Toppers team rankings.

The Giants are led by pitcher Madison Bumgarner (6.5 Box-Toppers points, sixth place among NL pitchers) and left fielder Michael Morse (5.5 Box-Toppers points, third place among NL batters).

The Giants also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.648).

The Toronto Blue Jays are the top American League team with 39.4 Box-Toppers points. They are in second place overall, rising from fifth place a week ago. They pass the Athletics, who held the top spot among AL teams for the past six weeks.

The Blue Jays are led by pitcher Mark Buehrle (4.7 Box-Toppers points, 15th place among AL pitchers) and first baseman and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (4.0 Box-Toppers points, ninth place among AL batters).

The Blue Jays have the third-best winning percentage in the AL (.582). The Detroit Tigers have the best winning percentage in the AL (.600) and rank 13th in Box-Toppers team rankings.

The Houston Astros were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 9.9 Box-Toppers points, giving them 29.8 for the season. The Astros rose from 29th place last week (next-to-last, ahead of only the Chicago Cubs) to 16th place this week (the Cubs still rank last with 23.7 Box-Toppers points). During the team’s six-game winning streak, their Players of the Game have picked up Box-Toppers bonus points five times.

The Los Angeles Dodgers rose into the top 10 this week, rising from 11th to 10th place overall. The Atlanta Braves fell out of the top 10, falling from seventh to 11th place.

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.