Tigers remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings, while Mets make big push to 2nd place

The Detroit Tigers remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings for the second straight week, while the New York Mets gained the most ground in the past week and rose to second place.

While Tigers players have accumulated 15.1 Box-Toppers points, the team has the third-best record in baseball, 11-5, behind both the Mets (13-3) and American League Central Division rivals, the Kansas City Royals (12-4).

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, April 23. 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 15.1 4.4 1
2 Mets 14.9 7.2 3
3 Royals 13.0 5.0 2
4 Athletics 12.4 4.7 4
5 Reds 12.3 5.4 10
6 Cardinals 12.2 5.5 12
7 Blue Jays 11.5 5.0 13
7 Dodgers 11.5 4.0 5
9 Padres 11.2 4.5 11
10 Yankees 11.0 6.5 20
BTP: Box-Toppers points

The Tigers are led by pitchers David Price (2.7 Box-Toppers points), Alfredo Simon (2.0 points) and Shane Green (2.0 points).

The Mets remain the top National League team in Box-Toppers points with 14.9. Mets players earned 7.2 Box-Toppers points in the past week, more than any other team, and rose from third to second in team rankings.

The Mets are led by pitchers Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey, who each have 2.7 Box-Toppers points.

The Royals fell from second to third place in team rankings despite their strong week. They have 13.0 Box-Toppers points, earning 5.0 in the past week.

Four teams rose onto the top 10 team list:

  • The St. Louis Cardinals jumped from 12th to sixth place with 12.2 Box-Toppers points.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rose from 13th to seventh place with 11.5 points.
  • The San Diego Padres rose from 11th to ninth place with 11.2 points.
  • The New York Yankees rose from 20th to 10th place with 11.0 points—they earned 6.5 points in the past week, the most of any AL team.

Four teams correspondingly fell out of the top 10:

  • The Chicago Cubs fell from seventh to 11th with 10.0 Box-Toppers points.
  • The Colorado Rockies fell from sixth to 13th with 9.5 points.
  • The Baltimore Orioles fell from ninth to 17th with 9.0 points.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays fell from seventh to 18th with 9.0 points.

The lowest ranked team of the week is the Milwaukee Brewers with 3.7 Box-Toppers points.

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.

Last week's team rankings