Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, Sunday’s Player of the Day, becomes the 30th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Arrieta pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 2-1 win over the Mets. Arrieta picked up a no-decision because after he left the game with the lead, the Mets tied the game at 1-1, before the Cubs scored the go-ahead run in the ninth. Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.7 for the season. He ranks 27th among all players and 12th among National League pitchers.
Mariners pitcher Chris Young is American League Player of the Day. Young pitched six scoreless innings in the 8-1 win over the Tigers. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 12.1 for the season. He ranks 17th among all players and 11th among AL pitchers.
Michael Cuddyer of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Cuddyer hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-5 win over the Reds.
Jose Altuve of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Altuve hit a grand slam and went 4-for-5 in the 8-1 win over the Red Sox.
Notable: Nationals pitcher Doug Fister rose to 22nd place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Fister (7IP 5K ND in the 6-5 win over the Pirates) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season. He ranks eighth among NL pitchers.
Arrieta receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Young receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Cuddyer and Altuve each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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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
|BAT||5.0||Rockies||Michael Cuddyer RF, 1B||5||3||4||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||5.0||Mariners||Chris Young (W, 12-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||4.0||Astros||Jose Altuve 2B||5||1||4||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||Matt Carpenter 3B||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton RF||4||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||White Sox||Conor Gillaspie 3B||3||2||1||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Braves||Mike Minor (W, 5-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||2||7|
|3.2||`Giants||Javier Lopez (H, 8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Brewers||Jonathan Lucroy C||5||1||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Alex Gordon LF||4||3||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Drew Stubbs CF||6||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`Yankees||Dellin Betances (H, 18)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Rangers||Neftali Feliz (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||Orioles||Steve Pearce 1B, LF||5||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.