San Francisco Giants stay atop Box-Toppers team rankings, Blue Jays remain top AL team

The San Francisco Giants are on top of Box-Toppers team rankings for the second straight week.

Giants players had accumulated 47.9 Box-Toppers points through Thursday, June 5.

The Giants are led by pitchers Madison Bumgarner (10.5 Box-Toppers points, third place in Box-Toppers player rankings, second place among National League pitchers), Tim Hudson (5.7 points, 14th place among NL pitchers) and Ryan Vogelsong (5.7 points, 15th place among NL pitchers).

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, June 5. 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 47.9 6.0 1
2 Blue Jays 45.4 6.0 2
3 Athletics 43.9 6.0 3
4 Marlins 42.1 5.2 5
5 Brewers 40.4 4.7 7
6 Angels 39.3 2.0 4
7 White Sox 39.0 4.0 8
8 Mariners 37.3 5.5 14
9 Dodgers 37.1 3.2 10
10 Cardinals 36.5 2.0 9
BTP: Box-Toppers points

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 45.4 Box-Toppers points.

The Blue Jays are led by pitchers Drew Hutchison (6.0 Box-Toppers points, 11th place among AL pitchers) and Mark Buehrle (5.7 points, 12th among AL pitchers).

The Cleveland Indians were the hottest team of the week with 7.7 Box-Toppers points. They rose from 22nd to 13th place in Box-Toppers team rankings with 35.6 Box-Toppers points.

The Seattle Mariners rose into the top 10 this week, picking up 5.5 Box-Toppers points over the past week, giving them 37.3 for the season, in eighth place overall. The Colorado Rockies fell out of the top 10, earning no Box-Toppers points over the week ending Thursday, June 6—with 36.5 points, they fell from sixth 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.