Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is Saturday’s Player of the Day and rises to fourth in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 30.
|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||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|6||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|8||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||6.7|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|10||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||6.7|
Keuchel pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 11 and allowing four hits, in the 3-0 win over the White Sox. Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season, rising to fourth in season player rankings. He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind Felix Hernandez of the Mariners (11.4 Box-Toppers points).
National League Player of the Day—Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks hit two home runs, including a three-run homer, in the 7-3 win over the Brewers. Goldschmidt also went 3-for-5.
American League Batter of the Day—Jerry Sands of the Indians hit a two-run homer in the 4-3 win over the Mariners.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Saturday because the overall NL Player of the Day was a batter (Paul Goldschmidt).
Streak—Howie Kendrick of the Dodgers has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. Kendrick was Player of the Game in Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Cardinals (2-3 2R BI) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Kendrick earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2006 with the Angels. His best year was 2009 with the Angels, when he had 5.5 Box-Toppers points. In 2014, he had 4.5 points with the Angels. Kendrick has 27.0 career Box-Toppers points, which ranks him fifth among active second basemen currently in the NL.
Debuts—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Yankees pitcher Chasen Shreve (1.1IP 0R 4K W in the 5-3 win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut July 19, 2014, and was playing in his 32nd career game. He is the 3,482nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler (6IP R 3K W in the 5-2 win over the Phillies) made his Major League debut June 6, 2014, and was playing in his 13th career game. He is the 3,483rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Carlos Perez of the Angels (HR 2B 2-4 R 2BI in the 8-6 win over the Tigers) made his Major League debut May 5 and was playing in his 14th career game. He is the 3,484th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Goldschmidt earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Sands earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL 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||16.0||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W, 7-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||11|
|10.0||Rays||Erasmo Ramirez (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||7|
|5.1||Yankees||Chasen Shreve (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||4|
|NL||4.0||Dbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||5||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Braves||Juan Uribe 3B||4||3||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Reds||Joey Votto 1B||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Indians||Jerry Sands RF||1||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||Marlins||A.J. Ramos (S, 4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Rangers||Adam Rosales 1B||4||2||4||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dodgers||Howie Kendrick 2B||3||2||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`Pirates||Charlie Morton (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||1||1||2|
|2.0||Rockies||Eddie Butler (W, 3-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||3|
|2.0||Twins||Ryan Pressly (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Angels||Carlos Perez C||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|