Cubs top Box-Toppers team rankings for 10th week, Rangers again top AL teams

For the 10th week in a row, the Chicago Cubs top Box-Toppers weekly team rankings report.

Team rankings

Here are Box-Toppers' team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 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 accumulated from June 17 to 23. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of June 16.

6/23 Teams BTP BTP/wk Wk ago
1 Cubs 61.6 4.0 1
2 Rangers 55.2 5.0 3
3 Giants 53.9 6.7 4
4 Indians 52.7 8.0 8
5 Nationals 51.3 1.0 2
6 Dodgers 51.2 7.0 9
7 Orioles 49.3 3.5 7
8 Mets 48.9 2.0 5
9 Blue Jays 48.4 1.8 6
10 Marlins 46.9 6.2 14

Also, the Texas Rangers top American League teams for the third week in a row and the Cleveland Indians were the hottest team of the past week.

Cubs players have accumulated 61.6 Box-Toppers points so far this season, 4.0 points in the past week. The Cubs also have baseball’s best record, though their winning percentage this week slipped to .662.

The Cubs are led by pitcher Jake Arrieta (10.7 Box-Toppers points). The Cubs’ top batter is Kris Bryant (3.5 points). Nineteen different Cubs players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season. (See all 19 Cubs who have earned Box-Toppers points this season in the nearby chart.)

The Rangers remain the top AL team for the third week with 55.2 Box-Toppers points, rising from third to second among all teams. They picked up 5.0 points during the past week.

Box-Toppers point totals of Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs lead Box-Toppers team rankings. Nineteen different Cubs players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season. They are listed below in order of their season Box-Toppers point total.  

Player Pos BTP
Arrieta, Jake 2738 pi sp 10.7
Lackey, John 1640 pi sp 9.4
Lester, Jon 2173 pi sp 8.0
Hammel, Jason 2235 pi sp 5.0
Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp 5.0
Bryant, Kris 3465 lf 3b 3.5
Rizzo, Anthony 3063 1b 3.0
Zobrist, Ben 2216 rf 2b 2.5
Ross, David 1729 ca 2.5
Russell, Addison 3559 ss 2.0
Rondon, Hector 3201 pi cp 2.0
Warren, Adam 3169 pi mr sp 1.0
Soler, Jorge 3403 lf 1.0
Wood, Travis 2777 pi mr sp 1.0
Coghlan, Chris 2610 3b lf 1.0
Cahill, Trevor 2658 pi mr 1.0
Heyward, Jason 2695 rf 1.0
LaStella, Tommy 3367 3b 1.0
Peralta, Joel 2292 pi mr 1.0
Total 61.6
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The Rangers are led by pitcher Cole Hamels (9.4 Box-Toppers points). Top batter is Adrian Beltre (4.0 points). Nineteen different Rangers players have earned Player of the Game honors this season.

The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team of the week, picking up 8.0 Box-Toppers points from June 17 to 23 and rising from eighth to fourth among all teams with 52.7 Box-Toppers points. The Indians are on a six-game winning streak and have won seven of their past 10 games.

The Miami Marlins rose into Box-Toppers top 10 team rankings, moving from 14th to 10th, with 46.9 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.2 over the past week.

The Boston Red Sox fell from Box-Toppers top 10 team rankings, moving from 10th to 11th, with 46.6 Box-Toppers points, picking up 3.0 in the past week.

The Minnesota Twins fell from 29th to 30th and last place among all teams, with 26.2 Box-Toppers points, picking up only 3.5 in the past week. Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Atlanta Braves, rose to 29th place with 28.0 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.0 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