Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani is Monday’s Player of the Day and rises to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
DeSclafani pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out five, in the 6-1 win over the Brewers. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 20.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||4.0|
|2||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|3||DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||3.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||3.0|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||3.0|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||3.0|
|7||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||3.0|
|8||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||2.7|
|9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Dan Otero pitched four scoreless innings of middle relief, allowing one hit and striking out four in the 6-3 win over the Angels.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Kemp of the Padres hit a two-run double and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four total runs, in the 14-3 win over the Rockies. Kemp has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. He began the streak in 2006, when he earned his first Box-Toppers points with the Dodgers. His best year was 2012 with the Dodgers, when he had 10.0 Box-Toppers points, ranking third among NL batters. In 2014, he had 5.0 Box-Toppers points with the Dodgers. Kemp has 47.6 career Box-Toppers points, which ranks him seventh among active outfielders currently in the NL. Monday was the first time he earned Box-Toppers points as a member of the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—Luis Valbuena of the Astros hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Scoring—DeSclafani earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Otero earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Kemp and Valbuena each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||Reds||Anthony DeSclafani (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|8.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|AL||7.0||Athletics||Dan Otero (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||6.0||Padres||Matt Kemp RF||4||3||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.1||Tigers||Alfredo Simon (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||7||1||1||0||7|
|BAT||4.0||Astros||Luis Valbuena 3B||3||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Royals||Edinson Volquez (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||5|
|3.0||Red Sox||Justin Masterson (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||3||6|
|3.0||White Sox||David Robertson (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|