Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett is Monday’s Player of the Day. Burnett struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 3-2 win over the Nationals.
Rangers pitcher Miles Mikolas is American League Player of the Day. Mikolas pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out five in the 2-0 win over the Mariners.
Delmon Young of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Young homered and doubled and went 3-for-3, driving in three runs, in the 9-1 win over the Rays.
Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Ramirez homered and doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-1 win over the Padres.
Notable: Christian Yelich of the Marlins has the highest Box-Toppers season point total of all 10 players who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. Yelich (3-5 2R 2BI in the 7-1 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.5 for the season. He ranks 72nd among all players and fourth among NL batters.
Burnett receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Mikolas receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Young and Ramirez each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday’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, 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||13.0||Phillies||A.J. Burnett (W, 7-14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||12|
|AL||9.0||Rangers||Miles Mikolas (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|7.0||Athletics||Jeff Samardzija (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|4.1||Yankees||Michael Pineda (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Orioles||Delmon Young LF||3||1||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Brewers||Aramis Ramirez 3B||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Christian Yelich LF||5||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cardinals||Jon Jay PH, CF||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||LaTroy Hawkins (S, 21)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|0.1||`Red Sox||Clay Buchholz||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.1||4||3||3||2||4|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.