Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch is Friday’s Player of the Day. Tepesch pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, in the 5-4 win over the Twins.
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is National League Player of the Day. Teheran struck out nine over seven innings in the 4-2 win over the Phillies. Teheran earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season and rising to eight place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.)
John Baker of the Cubs is NL Batter of the Day. Baker went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs in the 7-2 win over the Nationals.
Brandon Guyer of the Rays is American League Batter of the Day. Guyer went 3-for-3, scored twice and drove in a run in the 5-2 win over the Orioles. This was Guyer’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,363rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Guyer made his Major League debut May 6, 2011, and was playing in his 55th game.
Notables: Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto rose to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Cueto (8.1IP 2R W in the 6-2 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season. He is also the third-ranked NL pitcher.
Jose Abreu of the White Sox rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Abreu (2HR 2-3 in the 5-2 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.5 for the season. Abreu, already the leader in Box-Toppers points among AL batters, is now only the second batter in Box-Toppers overall top 10 player rankings—the other is Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (10.6 Box-Toppers points, seventh place).
Tepesch receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Teheran receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Baker and Guyer each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Friday, click here.
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
|MLB||7.1||Rangers||Nick Tepesch (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||0||0||2||5|
|NL||7.0||Braves||Julio Teheran (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||1||0||9|
|6.2||Yankees||Vidal Nuno (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||2||0||0||2||5|
|6.0||Dbacks||Brandon McCarthy (W, 2-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||7|
|BAT||5.0||Cubs||John Baker C||3||1||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.2||`Royals||Kelvin Herrera (H, 6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Pirates||Jared Hughes (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||Cardinals||Seth Maness (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||Rays||Brandon Guyer LF||3||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||Chris Tillman (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||1||2|
|2.1||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.1||3||2||2||2||3|
|2.0||Astros||Jose Altuve 2B||5||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Athletics||Yoenis Cespedes LF||4||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mariners||Chris Young (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||1||4|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.