Oakland Athletics pass San Francisco Giants to top Box-Toppers team rankings

The Oakland Athletics picked up 6.0 Box-Toppers points over the week, regaining their spot atop Box-Toppers team rankings.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, June 19. 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 Athletics 52.9 6.0 3
2 Giants 51.9 0.0 1
3 Brewers 49.6 5.2 5
4 Dodgers 49.5 6.7 7
5 Blue Jays 49.4 2.0 2
6 Angels 48.0 3.0 4
7 Cardinals 46.5 6.0 11
8 Marlins 45.1 1.0 6
9 Mariners 45.0 4.0 10
10 Royals 44.6 7.0 20
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Athletics players have accumulated 52.9 Box-Toppers points this season through Thursday, June 19. They pass the top team for the previous three weeks, the San Francisco Giants, now in second place with 51.9 Box-Toppers points. The Athletics were the top team in Box-Toppers rankings the week of May 22—this is the third week this season they have been the top team.

The Athletics are led by pitcher Scott Kazmir (9.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked eighth among all players) and third baseman Josh Donaldson (6.5 Box-Toppers points, ranked third among American League batters).

The Athletics also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.616).

The Giants, despite being the only team to earn no Box-Toppers points during the past week, fell only to second place in team rankings. They still rank as the top overall National League team for the fourth week in a row.

The Giants are led by pitchers Madison Bumgarner (10.5 Box-Toppers points, sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings, fourth place among NL pitchers) and Tim Hudson (6.7 points, 13th place among NL pitchers).

The Giants also have the best winning percentage among NL teams (.597).

Last week’s top American League team, the Toronto Blue Jays, fell from second to fifth place among all teams after picking up 2.0 Box-Toppers points during the past week. The Blue Jays have 49.4 points for the season and rank second among AL teams.

The Kansas City Royals were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 7.0 Box-Toppers points, giving them 44.6 for the season. They rise from 20th to 10th place in Box-Toppers team rankings.

The Royals rose into the top 10 list this week along with the St. Louis Cardinals (rising from 11th to seventh). Two teams fell from the top 10: The Washington Nationals (falling from eighth to 11th) and the Chicago White Sox (falling from ninth to 15th).

The lowest-ranked team is the Arizona Diamondbacks with 33.9 Box-Toppers points—they picked up 2.0 points during the past week. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Tampa Bay Rays, picked up 6.1 Box-Toppers points, giving them 36.5 points, and rising to 28th 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.