Braves' Ervin Santana (7IP 7K) tops players for Saturday, May 10, rises to 5th place in Box-Toppers player rankings

Braves pitcher Ervin Santana, Saturday’s Player of the Day, rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Santana pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 2-0 win over the Cubs. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, moving him up to fifth place in season rankings. (See the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points for the season on the home page.)

Mariners pitcher Chris Young is American League Player of the Day. Young gave up one run over eight innings in the 3-1 win over the Royals.

Corey Dickerson of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Dickerson homered twice, doubled twice and drove in four runs in the 11-2 win over the Reds.

Shane Victorino of the Red Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Victorino went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in the 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Santana receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Young receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Dickerson and Victorino each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB8.0BravesErvin Santana (W, 4-0)------7.050017
BAT6.0RockiesCorey Dickerson CF, LF534401------
AL6.0MarinersChris Young (W, 3-0)------8.031103
6.0RaysErik Bedard (W, 2-1)------6.010034
5.0PadresSeth Smith LF423410------
5.0DbacksWade Miley (W, 3-3)------7.042206
5.0AthleticsSean Doolittle (W, 1-2)------2.000003
BAT4.0Red SoxShane Victorino RF413400------
4.0PhilliesJimmy Rollins SS443110------
3.0TigersMiguel Cabrera 1B321301------
3.0AngelsTyler Skaggs (W, 3-1)------8.043204
2.0BrewersJonathan Lucroy C422200------
2.0DodgersDee Gordon 2B322110------
2.0OriolesRyan Webb (W, 2-0)------1.010002
2.0PiratesMark Melancon (S, 4)------1.010002