Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez is Tuesday’s Player of the Day.
Gonzalez struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 4-3 win over the Yankees.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 14.
|1||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|2||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
|3||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||2.5|
|4||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||2.0|
|5||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|7||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||2.0|
|8||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||2.0|
|9||Greene, Shane 3381||pi sp||det al||2.0|
|10||Wilson, C.J. 2074||pi sp||ana al||2.0|
National League Player of the Day—Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani pitched seven shutout innings and struck out five in the 3-2 win over the Cubs. DeSclafani was one of four players to make his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time they earned Player of the Game honors. DeSclafani made his Major League debut May 14, 2014, and was playing in his 15th career game. He is the 3,441st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins drove in four runs, scored twice and went 3-for-3 with a double in the 8-2 win over the Braves. Stanton earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 2.5 for the season and rising to third place in player rankings.
American League Batter of the Day—Robinson Chirinos of the Rangers homered, doubled and drove in five runs in the 8-2 win over the Angels.
Notable—Mets pitcher Matt Harvey rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors (6IP 3R 8K W in the 6-5 win over the Phillies). Harvey earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 2.7 for the season.
Debuts—Four players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time they earned Player of the Game honors. Besides DeSclafani, who earned NL Player of the Day honors, the other three are:
- Alex Guerrero of the Dodgers (two-run pinch-hit HR in 6-5 win over the Mariners) made his Major League debut March 22, 2014, and was playing in his 15th career game. He is the 3,442nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Rays pitcher Steve Geltz (1.1IP 0R W in middle relief in the 3-2 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut Aug. 16, 2012, and was playing in his 17th career game. He is the 3,443rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman (5.1IP 0R W in the 4-0 win over the Astros) made his Major League debut Sept. 5, 2014, and was playing in his seventh career game. He is the 3,444th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Gonzalez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and DeSclafani earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Stanton and Chirinos each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—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. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point 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||10.0||Orioles||Miguel Gonzalez (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||10|
|8.0||Tigers||Shane Greene (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||0||3|
|NL||8.0||Reds||Anthony DeSclafani (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||5|
|BAT||6.0||Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton RF||3||2||3||4||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||0||2||6|
|BAT||5.0||Rangers||Robinson Chirinos C||4||2||2||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Padres||Odrisamer Despaigne (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||2||3|
|4.0||Rockies||Adam Ottavino (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||Red Sox||Edward Mujica (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Dodgers||Alex Guerrero PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Matt Harvey (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||3||3||0||8|
|1.1||Rays||Steve Geltz (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.1||Athletics||Kendall Graveman (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||4||0||0||4||3|