St. Louis Cardinals top Box-Toppers team rankings for second week in a row

The St. Louis Cardinals are atop Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the second week in a row.

Also, the Kansas City Royals regain the Box-Toppers points lead among American League teams and the Toronto Blue Jays earned the most Box-Toppers points during the past week.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, June 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. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank last week.



1 Cardinals 46.8 4.0 1
2 Dodgers 44.7 6.2 3
3 Giants 42.9 5.0 4
4 Royals 40.2 4.0 6
5 Astros 39.1 0.0 2
6 Pirates 38.4 4.0 9
7 Yankees 38.2 5.0 10
8 Twins 37.9 1.0 5
9 Rays 37.5 5.0 15
10 Cubs 37.5 4.5 11

Cardinals players have accumulated 46.8 Box-Toppers points this season, picking up 4.0 points during the past week. They also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.650).

The Cardinals are led by pitcher Carlos Martinez (9.7 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Matt Carpenter (3.5 Box-Toppers points).

The Kansas City Royals rise from sixth to fourth among all teams and now top all AL teams. Royals players have accumulated 40.2 Box-Toppers points, including 4.0 during the past week. The Royals are led by pitcher Chris Young and first baseman Eric Hosmer (both with 5.0 Box-Toppers points).

The Royals pass last week’s top AL team, the Houston Astros. The Astros fell from second overall to fifth place in team rankings after earning no Box-Toppers points during the past week, losing seven straight games. The Astros have 39.1 Box-Toppers points on the season.

The Toronto Blue Jays were the hottest team of the week, picking up 7.0 Box-Toppers points. They have 36.7 Box-Toppers points for the season and rose from 22nd place last week to 15th place this week.

Two teams rose into Box-Toppers team rankings top 10:

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rose from 15th to ninth place with 37.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.0 points over the past week.
  • The Chicago Cubs rose from 11th to 10th place with 37.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.5 points over the past week.

Two teams fell from the top 10:

  • The Washington Nationals fell from seventh to 13th place with 37.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points over the past week.
  • The New York Mets fell from eighth to 14th place with 36.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points over the past week.

The Philadelphia Phillies fall from 29th to 30th and last place among all teams with 24.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point over the past week. Last week’s lowest-rated team, the Boston Red Sox, rose to 28th place with 27.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.0 points in the past week.

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 report.