St. Louis Cardinals maintain team Box-Toppers points lead at All-Star break

The St. Louis Cardinals remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings at the All-Star break.

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals regain their Box-Toppers points lead among American League teams and the New York Mets have been the hottest team of the past 10 days, picking up 10.5 Box-Toppers points.

Top 10 teams

Here are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Sunday, July 12. 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 since the previous report through the games of Thursday, July 2. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of July 2.



1 Cardinals 65.0 5.0 1
2 Dodgers 64.7 7.5 2
3 Pirates 61.9 9.0 4
4 Royals 61.7 10.0 7
5 Nationals 58.5 6.0 6
6 Mets 57.6 10.5 17
7 Cubs 57.6 7.0 10
8 Astros 57.1 2.0 3
9 Angels 56.3 8.7 15
10 Giants 56.1 3.5 5

Cardinals players have accumulated 65.0 Box-Toppers points this season and top team rankings reports for the sixth straight time. They also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.629).

The Cardinals are led by pitcher Carlos Martinez (11.7 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Randal Grichuk (4.0 Box-Toppers points). Twenty-two different Cardinals players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors this season.

The Kansas City Royals rise to regain the top spot among AL teams in Box-Toppers points, rising from seventh to fourth overall, with 61.7 Box-Toppers points. The Royals last led AL teams the week of June 11. The Royals passed the Houston Astros as top team. The Astros fell from third to eighth overall, still second among AL teams, with 57.1 Box-Toppers points.

The Royals picked up 10.0 Box-Toppers points since the last team ranking report, the most of any AL team. The Royals are led by Lorenzo Cain (8.2 Box-Toppers points). The Royals top pitcher is Chris R. Young (6.0 Box-Toppers points). Nineteen different Royals players have earned Player of the Game honors this season.

The New York Mets were the hottest team since the last team rankings report, picking up 10.5 Box-Toppers points since July 2. The Mets rose from 17th in team rankings to sixth, with 57.6 Box-Toppers points.

One other team rose into Box-Toppers top 10 rankings this week—the Los Angeles Angels rose from 15th to ninth place with 56.3 Box-Toppers points, picking up 8.7 points since the last report.

Two teams fell from Box-Toppers top 10:

  • The Oakland Athletics fell from ninth to 11th place with 55.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 5.2 points since the last report.
  • The Baltimore Orioles fell from eighth to 15th with 53.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points since the last report.

The Philadelphia Phillies remain in 30th and last place among all teams for the fifth straight week. The Phillies have 32.8 Box-Toppers points and picked up 2.0 points since the last report. Twelve different Phillies players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors this season.

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