San Francisco Giants top Box-Toppers team rankings for third straight week

The San Francisco Giants top Box-Toppers team rankings for the third straight week.

Giants players have accumulated 51.9 Box-Toppers points through Thursday, June 12.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, June 12. 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.




1 Giants 51.9 4.0 1
2 Blue Jays 47.4 2.0 2
3 Athletics 46.9 3.0 3
4 Angels 45.0 5.7 6
5 Brewers 44.4 4.0 5
6 Marlins 44.1 2.0 4
7 Dodgers 42.8 5.7 9
8 Nationals 42.2 7.5 17
9 White Sox 41.5 2.5 7
10 Mariners 41.0 3.7 8
BTP: Box-Toppers points

The Giants are led by pitchers Madison Bumgarner (10.5 Box-Toppers points, fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings, third place among National League pitchers) and Tim Hudson (6.7 points, 11th place among NL pitchers).

The Giants also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.642).

The Toronto Blue Jays remain the top American League team in Box-Toppers points and remain in second place among all teams. Blue Jays players have 47.4 Box-Toppers points.

The Blue Jays are led by pitchers Drew Hutchison (6.0 Box-Toppers points, 14th place among AL pitchers) and Mark Buehrle (5.7 points, 15th among AL pitchers).

The Blue Jays have the second-best winning percentage in the AL (.574), behind the Oakland Athletics (.606). The Athletics have 46.9 Box-Toppers points, third place among all teams and second place among AL teams.

The Washington Nationals were the hottest team of the week, picking up 7.5 Box-Toppers points. They rose from 17th to eighth place in Box-Toppers team rankings with 42.2 Box-Toppers points.

The Nationals rose into the top 10 this week and the St. Louis Cardinals, with 40.5 Box-Toppers points, fell out of the top 10, falling from 10th to 11th place. The Cardinals picked up 4.0 Box-Toppers points over the past week.

The lowest-ranked team is the Tampa Bay Rays with 30.4 Box-Toppers points. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, picked up 4.5 Box-Toppers points, giving them 31.9 points, and rising to 27th place from 30th.

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.