Giants pitcher Chris Heston is Tuesday’s Player of the Day and is one of three players to rise in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings for the season.
Heston rises to seventh place Tuesday, while Rays pitcher Chris Archer rises to second place and Eric Hosmer of the Royals rises to fifth.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 12.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||8.7|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||6.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|4||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||5.0|
|5||Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||5.0|
|6||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||5.0|
|7||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||5.0|
|8||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
Player of the Day—Heston pitched a complete game, allowing one run, two hits and striking out 10, in the 8-1 win over the Astros. Heston earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, putting him in seventh in Box-Toppers player rankings, third among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Chris Sale struck out 11 over eight innings, allowing two runs, in the 4-2 win over the Brewers.
National League Batter of the Day—Andre Ethier of the Dodgers homered, went 5-for-5 and drove in three runs, in the 11-1 win over the Marlins.
American League Batter of the Day—Josh Reddick of the Athletics homered, went 4-for-5, scored twice and drove in three runs, in the 9-2 win over the Red Sox.
Rankings—In addition to Heston, two other players rose in Box-Toppers player rankings top 10 for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday:
- Rays pitcher Chris Archer rose to second place. Archer (7IP 2R 8K ND in the 4-2 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season.
- Eric Hosmer of the Royals rose to fifth place. Hosmer (HR 2-3 2R 2BI in the 7-6 win over the Rangers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.0 for the season. He takes the lead among AL batters, passing previous leader Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (4.7 Box-Toppers points).
Scoring—Heston earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Sale earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Ethier and Reddick 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||15.0||Giants||Chris Heston (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||1||1||0||10|
|AL||11.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||2||2||1||11|
|11.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||2||10|
|7.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||4||9|
|BAT||4.0||Dodgers||Andre Ethier RF||5||1||5||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Athletics||Josh Reddick RF||5||2||4||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mariners||Mike Zunino C||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion 1B||4||3||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||C.J. Wilson (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||1||6|
|3.0||Dbacks||Mark Trumbo RF||5||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer 1B||3||2||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Josh Harrison 3B||3||2||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||3||1||1||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|