Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers continue to lead Box-Toppers team rankings

The Oakland Athletics continue to lead Box-Toppers team rankings, while the Los Angeles Dodgers remain the top National League team.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, Aug. 14. 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.

814 Teams BTP BTP
1 Athletics 98.5 4.0 1
2 Dodgers 92.4 4.5 3
3 Angels 91.0 3.0 2
4 Cardinals 86.4 3.7 4
5 Tigers 85.4 4.5 5
6 Giants 80.4 1.0 6
7 Nationals 79.3 4.7 8
8 Blue Jays 78.0 2.0 7
9 Orioles 76.5 5.2 9
10 Brewers 76.3 5.2 10
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Athletics players have accumulated 98.5 points this season. They are led by pitchers Scott Kazmir (13.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh among American League pitchers) and Jon Lester (12.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 10th among AL pitchers).

The Athletics also have baseball’s best win-loss percentage, .603.

The Dodgers moved from third place in team rankings to second place this week, passing the Los Angeles Angels. Dodgers players have accumulated 92.4 Box-Toppers points. They are led by pitchers Clayton Kershaw (22.1 Box-Toppers points, overall leader) and Zack Greinke (13.8 Box-Toppers points, ranked fifth among NL pitchers).

The Dodgers also have the NL’s best win-loss percentage, .569.

The Tampa Bay Rays were the hottest team of the week, picking up 8.0 Box-Toppers points. They now have 68.1 and move from 22nd to 19th in team rankings. 

The Boston Red Sox remain the lowest-ranked team with 48.5 Box-Toppers points.

 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.