Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger is Saturday’s Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. In addition, Hamels and Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett rose among the top 40 players in career Box-Toppers points since 1995.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 23.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||9.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||8.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||7.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|5||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|6||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|7||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|8||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||phi nl||6.0|
|9||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||5.7|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.7|
Player of the Day—Bolsinger pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight, in the 2-0 win over the Padres.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out six, in the 5-0 win over the Rays.
American League Batter of the Day—Prince Fielder of the Rangers homered and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 15-4 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs hit a ninth-inning, three-run homer and drove in six total runs in the 9-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Rankings—Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Hamels (8IP 5H R 5K W in the 8-1 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Saturday’s point also moves him up to 39th place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995 (when Box-Toppers record keeping began). Hamels now has 116.8 career points and passes Todd Helton (116.4) on that list. He trails Barry Zito (117.4) for 38th place. Hamels’ 116.8 career points ranks eighth among active pitchers currently in the NL.
Notable—Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett rises to 32nd place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995 after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Burnett now has 124.8 career points and passes Gary Sheffield (124.1) on that list. Burnett now trails Mariano Rivera (126.4) for 31st place. Burnett’s 124.8 career points ranks sixth among active pitchers currently in the NL.
Burnett (7IP 5H R 10K W in the 8-2 win over the Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season.
Scoring—Bolsinger earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Graveman earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Fielder and Rizzo each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||Dodgers||Mike Bolsinger (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||0||0||0||8|
|10.0||Pirates||A.J. Burnett (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||10|
|8.0||Marlins||Carter Capps (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||6|
|AL||7.0||Athletics||Kendall Graveman (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||5.0||Rangers||Prince Fielder DH||4||3||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo 1B||5||1||2||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli 1B||3||2||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||9||1||1||0||7|
|4.0||Twins||Trevor May (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||3||3||0||9|
|3.0||Royals||Alex Gordon LF||1||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Fernando Rodney (S, 12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Astros||Luke Gregerson (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Giants||Joe Panik 2B||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Daniel Descalso SS||3||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|