Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is Wednesday’s Player of the Day and rises to second in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 27.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||9.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|5||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|8||Fielder, Prince 2029||dh||tex al||6.5|
|9||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||6.5|
|10||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||6.4|
Also Wednesday, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez maintained his overall Box-Toppers points lead, earning American League Player of the Day honors and becoming the first player in 2015 with 10.0 Box-Toppers points. Plus, despite earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole actually fell from second to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Player of the Day—Scherzer pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 13 and allowing five hits, in the 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Scherzer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.0 for the season, rising to second in Box-Toppers player rankings and first among National League pitchers, passing Gerrit Cole of the Pirates. Both Scherzer and Cole have 9.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, but Scherzer holds the tiebreaker because he had more 2014 Box-Toppers points (22.1 vs. 5.7).
American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout, striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Hernandez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, extending his lead among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. Hernandez is the first player with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season. It is the seventh straight season Hernandez has had 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points in a season.
Hernandez now has 154.7 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 13th among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 12th-place player Mike Mussina (155.6).
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 5-4 win over the Astros. It is Davis’s first Box-Toppers points of the season and the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors since his drug-related suspension at the end of 2014.
National League Batter of the Day—Will Middlebrooks of the Padres homered, doubled and drove in three runs in the 5-4 win over the Angels. Middlebrooks had a Box-Toppers game score of 2.0, tied with Nolan Arenado of the Rockies, who was Player of the Game Wednesday in the 6-4 win over the Reds. But Middlebrooks won the tiebreaker to earn NL Batter of the Day because he had two extra base hits (home run and double) while Arenado had one (home run).
Rankings—Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was Player of the Game Wednesday in the 5-2 win over the Marlins (7IP 2R 7K W) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season.
Cole actually fell in Box-Toppers player rankings from second to third, despite earning Box-Toppers points Wednesday, because he was passed by overall Player of the Day, Max Scherzer of the Nationals.
Scoring—Scherzer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hernandez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Davis and Middlebrooks each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||14.0||Nationals||Max Scherzer (W, 6-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||13|
|AL||12.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 8-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||8|
|8.0||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||1||8|
|7.1||Mets||Noah Syndergaard (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||0||0||0||6|
|5.2||Yankees||Michael Pineda (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||1||1||1||8|
|BAT||3.0||Orioles||Chris Davis 1B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Yoenis Cespedes LF||3||1||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Aaron Hicks CF||2||2||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||2||2||0||7|
|3.0||Giants||Ryan Vogelsong (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||2.0||Padres||Will Middlebrooks 3B||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Nolan Arenado 3B||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Alex Wood (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||2||6|
|2.0||`White Sox||Jeff Samardzija||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||8||1||0||1||5|
|1.2||Cardinals||Seth Maness (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|