Los Angeles Angels, hottest team of week, extend lead in Box-Toppers team rankings

The Los Angeles Angels have extended their lead atop Box-Toppers team rankings and were the hottest team of the past week.

Angels players have accumulated 116.7 Box-Toppers points this season, including 9.0 during the past week, more than any other team.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, Sept. 11. 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.

911 Teams BTP BTP
1 Angels 116.7 9.0 1
2 Athletics 109.9 2.5 2
3 Dodgers 109.8 5.7 3
4 Cardinals 104.1 3.0 4
5 Giants 102.6 5.5 6
6 Tigers 102.4 3.0 5
7 Orioles 99.9 4.5 7
8 Nationals 98.5 4.5 8
9 Blue Jays 97.0 5.0 9
10 Mariners 91.9 3.5 10
BTP: Box-Toppers points

The Oakland Athletics remain the second place overall team with 109.9 Box-Toppers points and the Los Angeles Dodgers, third in team rankings, remain the top National League team, with 109.8 Box-Toppers points.

The Angels leading player, pitcher Garrett Richards, who has 15.7 Box-Toppers points, is out for the season with a torn knee tendon. Richards still ranks ninth among all players and sixth among AL pitchers. The next-highest rated Angels player is pitcher Matt Shoemaker, with 10.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks 19th among AL pitchers.

The Angels also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.623).

The Dodgers, the top NL team, are led by overall Box-Toppers points leader, pitcher Clayton Kershaw (28.8) and pitcher Zack Greinke (13.8 Box-Toppers points, who ranks fifth among NL pitchers).

The Dodgers have the second-best winning percentage in the NL (.568), behind the Washington Nationals (.572). The Nationals have 98.5 Box-Toppers points and rank eighth among all teams, fourth among NL teams.

Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Boston Red Sox, rose one spot from 30th to 29th place, with 59.7 Box-Toppers points. The Texas Rangers are now the lowest-ranked team with 59.5 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.