The St. Louis Cardinals remain atop Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the fifth straight week.
Also, the Houston Astros maintain their lead among American League teams and the Milwaukee Brewers were the hottest team of the week, rising from 28th to 23rd place in team rankings.
Top 10 teamsHere are Box-Toppers' Top 10 teams, through the games of Thursday, July 2. 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.
Cardinals players have accumulated 60.0 Box-Toppers points this season, picking up 3.0 points during the past week. They also have baseball’s best winning percentage (.654).
The Cardinals are led by pitcher Carlos Martinez (10.7 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 Houston Astros are the top AL team with 57.2 Box-Toppers points, maintaining their third-place rank among all teams. The Astros picked up 4.5 Box-Toppers points during the past week.
The Astros are led by pitcher Dallas Keuchel (10.7 Box-Toppers points) and outfielder Colby Rasmus (6.0 Box-Toppers points). Eighteen different Astros players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers were the hottest team of the week, picking up 6.7 Box-Toppers points and rising from 28th to 23rd place in overall team rankings with 41.3 Box-Toppers points.
One team rose into Box-Toppers top 10 rankings this week—the Oakland Athletics rose from 11th to ninth place with 50.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 4.5 points during the past week.
One team fell from Box-Toppers top 10—the Tampa Bay Rays fell from 10th to 12th place with 48.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points during the past week.
The Philadelphia Phillies remain in 30th and last place among all teams for the fourth straight week. The Phillies have 30.8 Box-Toppers points and picked up 1.0 point over the past week. 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.