Detroit Tigers top Box-Toppers first team rankings report of 2015 season

The Detroit Tigers are on top of Box-Toppers team rankings two weeks into the season.

Tigers players have accumulated 10.7 Box-Toppers points, including 7.7 over the past week (from Friday, April 10, to Thursday, April 16), the most of any team.

The Tigers also have baseball’s best record through Thursday at 9-1.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, April 16. 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.


1 Tigers 10.7 7.7
2 Royals 8.0 4.0
3 Mets 7.7 5.0
4 Athletics 7.7 4.7
5 Dodgers 7.5 5.0
6 Rockies 7.5 4.0
7 Rays 7.0 6.0
7 Cubs 7.0 6.0
9 Orioles 7.0 5.0
10 Reds 6.9 3.2
BTP: Box-Toppers points

The Tigers are led by pitcher Shane Greene (2.0 Box-Toppers poitns) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera (1.7).

The New York Mets lead all National League teams in Box-Toppers points with 7.7, ranking third overall, behind the Kansas City Royals, in second with 8.0.

The Mets have the second-best record in the NL at 7-3. They are led by pitcher Matt Harvey with 2.7 Box-Toppers points. Five other Mets players each have 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

Box-Toppers preseason pick to win the World Series, the Washington Nationals, is ranked 22nd with 4.0 Box-Toppers points. The Royals, picked to win the AL pennant, are in second with 8.0.

About Box-Toppers—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. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point 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.