Chicago Cubs, hottest team of week, remain atop Box-Toppers team rankings for 7th week

The Chicago Cubs lead Box-Toppers weekly team rankings for the seventh week in a row and are also Box-Toppers hottest team of the week.

Also, the Boston Red Sox lead American League teams for the second week.

Team rankings

Here are Box-Toppers' team rankings, through the games of Thursday, June 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 since Thursday, May 26. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 26.

6/2 Teams BTP BTP/wk Wk ago
1 Cubs 45.9 7.0 1
2 Giants 40.2 4.5 4
3 Nationals 39.6 5.0 5
4 Mets 38.2 2.0 2
5 Red Sox 38.1 3.7 6
6 Pirates 37.7 2.0 3
7 Rangers 37.0 4.7 8
8 Orioles 36.1 4.0 10
9 Blue Jays 35.4 6.0 14
10 Dodgers 35.2 5.0 13

Cubs players have accumulated 45.9 Box-Toppers points so far this season, including 7.0 in the past week, more than any other team during the period May 27 to June 2. Cubs also have baseball’s best record (.712).

The Cubs are led by pitcher Jake Arrieta (8.7 Box-Toppers points). Their top batter is Kris Bryant (3.5 points). Sixteen different Cubs players have earned Box-Toppers points so far this season.

The Red Sox lead AL teams with 38.1 Box-Toppers points for the second straight week. They rise from sixth to fifth place among all teams. The Red Sox are led by pitcher David Price (5.7 Box-Toppers points) and Mookie Betts (4.7). Sixteen different Red Sox players have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.

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

  • The Toronto Blue Jays rose from 14th to ninth place with 35.4 Box-Toppers points, earning 6.0 in the past week.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rose from 13th to 10th place with 35.2 points, earning 5.0 in the past week.

Two teams fell from Box-Toppers top 10 team rankings:

The Chicago White Sox fell from ninth to 13th place with 34.3 points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week.

  • The Philadelphia Phillies fell from seventh to 16th place—the biggest drop of the week—with 33.1 points, picking up no points in the past week.
  • The Atlanta Braves remain in 30th and last place among all teams with 17.5 Box-Toppers points. 

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