St. Louis Cardinals, week's hottest team, rise to top Box-Toppers team rankings report

The St. Louis Cardinals are back atop Box-Toppers weekly team rankings and earned more Box-Toppers points this week than any other team.

Also this week, the Houston Astros rose to become the top American League team.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, June 4. 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 42.8 6.7 2
2 Astros 39.1 5.7 6
3 Dodgers 38.5 3.5 3
4 Giants 37.9 1.0 1
5 Twins 36.9 4.5 8
6 Royals 36.2 2.0 4
7 Nationals 35.0 1.0 5
8 Mets 34.9 4.0 9
9 Pirates 34.4 4.7 10
10 Yankees 33.2 4.0 11
BTP: Box-Toppers points

Cardinals players have accumulated 42.8 Box-Toppers points this season, picking up 6.7 points in the past week, more than any other team. They rise from second place in rankings and pass last week’s top team, the San Francisco Giants, who fall to fourth (37.9 Box-Toppers points). The Cardinals also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.667).

The Cardinals are led by pitcher Carlos Martinez (7.7 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Matt Carpenter (3.5 Box-Toppers points).

The Cardinals had been in second place in Box-Toppers team rankings for three straight weeks. Previously, they led the Box-Toppers team rankings report this season on May 8 and May 15.

The Astros rise from sixth to second place overall with 39.1 Box-Toppers points and now lead American League teams. They pass the top AL team for the past three weeks, the Kansas City Royals, who fall from fourth overall to sixth, with 36.2 Box-Toppers points.

The Astros are led by pitcher Dallas Keuchel (7.7 Box-Toppers points). Top batter for the Astros is Colby Rasmus (5.0 Box-Toppers points).

The New York Yankees rose into the top 10 teams this week with 33.2 Box-Toppers points, rising from 11th to 10th. The Detroit Tigers fell out of the top 10 after earning no Box-Toppers points this week. The Tigers have 33.0 Box-Toppers points and fell from seventh to 12th place.

The Boston Red Sox fall from 26th to 30th and last place among all teams with 23.0 Box-Toppers points. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Colorado Rockies, rose to 26th place with 27.2 Box-Toppers points, earning 6.2 Box-Toppers 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.