Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Tuesday’s Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Carrasco struck out eight over five innings and allowed one run in the 6-2 win over the White Sox. Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season.
National League Player of the Day—Todd Frazier of the Reds hit a grand slam and went 2-for-3 with three runs, in the 16-10 win over the Brewers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 21.
|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||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||3.0|
|8||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||3.0|
|9||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||2.7|
|10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
American League Batter of the Day—Johnny Giavotella of the Angels homered and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in four, in the 14-1 win over the Athletics.
Streak—Ryan Howard of the Phillies has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 11 straight seasons. Howard was Player of the Game in Tuesday’s 7-3 win over the Marlins (HR 2-3 2R 2BI) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point. Howard, who has spent his entire career with the Phillies, earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2005. His best season was 2009 when he had 15.4 Box-Toppers points, third among NL batters. In 2014, he had 7.2 Box-Toppers points, ranking fifth among NL first basemen. He has 92.2 career Box-Toppers points, ranking him 83rd among all players since record keeping began in 1995, 35th among all batters in that time and first among active first basemen currently in the NL (second place is Justin Morneau of the Rockies with 71.3 Box-Toppers points).
Debut—Dalton Pompey of the Blue Jays made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Pompey (2-2B 3-4 3R in the 13-6 win over the Orioles) made his Major League debut Sept. 2, 2014, and was playing in his 31st career game. He is the 3,450th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Young and Young—Both Major League players named Chris Young earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday:
- Royals pitcher Chris R. Young was Player of the Game in the 6-5 win over the Twins (2IP 0R K W).
- Chris B. Young of the Yankees was Player of the Game in the 5-2 win over the Tigers (HR 2B 3-3 R BI).
Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Frazier earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Giavotella earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL 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||7.0||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||0||8|
|BAT||6.0||Angels||Johnny Giavotella 2B||3||3||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||5.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||4||3||2||4||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.1||Rangers||Shawn Tolleson (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Giants||Justin Maxwell RF||3||3||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cubs||Starlin Castro SS||5||1||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Ryan Howard 1B||3||2||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Jake Marisnick CF||2||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Chris Young (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Mets||Curtis Granderson RF||5||0||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Wil Myers CF||4||1||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Dalton Pompey CF||4||3||3||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Yankees||Chris Young RF||3||1||3||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||Red Sox||Wade Miley (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||3||0||0||4||3|
|1.0||Nationals||Aaron Barrett (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|