Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison is Monday’s Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 25.
|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|
Also Monday, Prince Fielder of the Rangers earned Player of the Game honors for the third time in four days and takes the Box-Toppers points lead among American League batters. In addition, Nolan Arenado of the Rockies earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day and Angels pitcher Jered Weaver rose to 34th place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995.
Player of the Day—Hutchison pitched a complete game shutout, striking out eight and allowing four hits, in the 6-0 win over the White Sox.
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 3-2, 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks. Martinez did not earn the win, picking up a no decision. After he exited, the Diamondbacks tied the game 2-2 before the Cardinals won 3-2 in the bottom of the 10th.
American League Batter of the Day—Rangers pitcher Prince Fielder homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-8 win over the Indians. It is the third time in four days Fielder has earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. He was also Player of the Game Friday, May 22 and AL Batter of the Day Saturday, May 23.
Fielder earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day Monday and has earned 4.0 Box-Toppers points over the four-day period. He has 5.5 Box-Toppers points for the season and now leads all AL batters, passing Colby Rasmus of the Astros (5.0 Box-Toppers points). He ranks 14th in Box-Toppers points among all players this season.
National League Batter of the Day—Norichika Aoki of the Giants homered and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-4 win over the Brewers.
Notable—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day Monday. Arenado (HR 3-4 R 3BI in the 5-4 win over the Reds) was also NL Batter of the Day Monday, May 25. Arenado now has 4.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranking sixth among NL batters.
Rankings—Angels pitcher Jered Weaver rises to 34th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995, when record keeping began. Weaver was Player of the Game in the 4-3 win over the Padres (6.2IP 6H R 7K ND) and earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 119.4 for his career. He passes Cliff Lee (119.1 Box-Toppers points) on the list of players since 1995 and now trails the 33rd-place player, Gary Sheffield (124.1). Weaver’s 119.4 career Box-Toppers points ranks fourth among active pitchers currently in the AL. Weaver has 4.0 Box-Toppers points for the season and ranks 14th among AL pitchers for 2015.
Scoring—Hutchison earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Martinez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Fielder and Aoki 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||13.0||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||8|
|9.0||Athletics||Jesse Hahn (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||Orioles||Brad Brach (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Rangers||Prince Fielder DH||5||3||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Giants||Norichika Aoki LF||4||2||4||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Yankees||Brett Gardner LF||4||3||2||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Pirates||Francisco Cervelli C||2||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||Nolan Arenado 3B||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Alex Guerrero PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S, 14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||3|
|1.2||Twins||Ricky Nolasco (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||2||2||0||5|
|1.0||Mariners||Roenis Elias (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||3||6|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|