Mike Trout of the Angels is Box-Toppers’ All-Star Player of the Game.
Trout, who also won the All-Star MVP Award Tuesday, tripled and went 2-for-3, scoring a run and drove in two more, as the American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the annual All-Star Game.
Trout had a Box-Toppers game score of 2.0, tied for the highest with five other pitchers from the winning AL team, but Trout won Player of the Game on a tie-breaker—in cases of Box-Toppers game score ties, batters beat pitchers.
Trout has earned 4.5 Box-Toppers points this season—including earning Player of the Game honors in his most recent game Sunday. He ranks 16th among AL batters in Box-Toppers points, seventh among AL outfielders.
Trout’s 4.5 Box-Toppers points this season is already better than the 3.5 he earned in 2013. His best season was 2012, when he had 11.0 Box-Toppers points, ranking fifth among AL batters. In his four seasons, he has 20.5 Box-Toppers points.
Trout currently ranks third among all players in Wins Above Replacement, according to Baseball-Reference.com. While he ranks higher than any Angels player in the WAR stat, in Box-Toppers, he ranks fourth among Angels players, behind these players:
• Pitcher Garrett Richards, 12.7
• Shortstop Erick Aybar, 6.0
• Pitcher C.J. Wilson, 5.7
• Designated hitter/first baseman Albert Pujols, 4.5
Just as All-Star Game statistics don’t count in a player’s regular season statistics, no Box-Toppers points are awarded for the All-Star Game.
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, who pitched one inning in the fifth, was the second-ranked AL player, also with a Box-Toppers game score of 2.0. He finished ahead of other pitchers tied with 2.0 on a tiebreaker because he picked up the win. Scherzer currently leads AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points with 16.1. He ranks second among all players.
Craig Kimbrel of the Braves, usually a closing pitcher, had the highest Box-Toppers game score on the losing NL team of 4.0. Kimbrel pitched the seventh inning, allowed no hits or runs and struck out three. So though he had the highest Box-Toppers game score of any player Tuesday, he did not qualify as Player of the Game because he was on the losing side.
Box-Toppers watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Tuesday, 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.
Box-Toppers game scores of AL All-Star players
Here are all the players who played for the winning American League team in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score. Mike Trout had the highest game score and is Box-Toppers All-Star Player of the Game (POG)
|POG||2.0||AL||Mike Trout LF||3||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||AL||Max Scherzer (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||AL||Glen Perkins (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||AL||Yu Darvish (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||AL||Greg Holland (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.2||AL||Sean Doolittle (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.1||AL||Koji Uehara (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||AL||Miguel Cabrera 1B||3||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||AL||Derek Jeter SS||2||1||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||AL||Jose Altuve 2B||0||0||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.2||AL||Scott Kazmir (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||1||0||0||0||1|
|0.1||AL||Fernando Rodney (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.1||0||0||0||1||1|
|0.0||AL||Alexei Ramirez SS||2||1||1||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||AL||Derek Norris C||2||1||1||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||AL||Erick Aybar SS||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||AL||Adrian Beltre 3B||0||0||0||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||AL||Kurt Suzuki C||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Brandon Moss RF||1||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Ian Kinsler PH, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Jose Abreu 1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Michael Brantley CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Salvador Perez C||1||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||AL||Chris Sale (BS, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||1||1||0||1|
|-2.0||AL||Robinson Cano 2B||2||0||0||0||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Jose Bautista RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Yoenis Cespedes LF||2||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Nelson Cruz DH||2||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Kyle Seager PH, DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Adam Jones CF||2||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||AL||Josh Donaldson 3B||2||0||0||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-6.0||AL||Jon Lester (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||3||2||2||0||0|
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