Oakland Athletics remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings

The Oakland Athletics maintained their spot atop Box-Toppers team rankings this week.

Athletics players have accumulated 105.2 Box-Toppers points, slightly ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Angels (103.7 Box-Toppers points) and the third-place (and National League-leading) Los Angeles Dodgers (101.1 Box-Toppers points).

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, Aug. 28. 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 in the past week.

828 Teams BTP BTP
1 Athletics 105.2 5.7 1
2 Angels 103.7 5.2 2
3 Dodgers 101.1 5.5 3
4 Cardinals 94.1 2.0 4
5 Tigers 93.4 4.0 5
6 Giants 90.4 6.0 7
7 Nationals 89.3 2.0 6
8 Orioles 85.0 3.5 9
9 Royals 84.6 4.0 10
10 Brewers 84.0 2.5 8
BTP: Box-Toppers points

The Athletics are led by pitchers Scott Kazmir (14.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh among American League pitchers) and Jon Lester (13.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked eighth among AL pitchers).

The Athletics have the second-best winning percentage in baseball (.586), behind the Angels (.602), second place in Box-Toppers team rankings.

The Dodgers remain the top National League team. They are led by pitchers Clayton Kershaw (25.8 Box-Toppers points, overall leader) and Zack Greinke (13.8 Box-Toppers points, ranked fifth among NL pitchers).

The Dodgers have the second-best winning percentage among NL teams (.567), behind the Washington Nationals (.568). The Nationals have 89.3 Box-Toppers points and rank seventh among all teams, fourth among NL teams.

The Philadelphia Phillies had the best week of any team, picking up 6.5 Box-Toppers points. They rose from 24th to 20th place in Box-Toppers team rankings, with 71.5 Box-Toppers points.

The Boston Red Sox remain the lowest-ranked team with 52.5 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.