Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is Friday’s Player of the Day.
Meanwhile, Bryce Harper of the Nationals takes the Box-Toppers points lead among National League batters, rising to fourth place in overall player rankings and four players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points earn Player of the Game honors Friday.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 8.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||7.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|4||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||5.0|
|5||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|6||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|7||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|8||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|9||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|10||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5|
Player of the Day—Weaver pitched a complete game, six-hit shutout, striking out six, in the 2-0 win over the Astros.
Earning 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Weaver has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2006 with the Angels. His best year was 2011 with the Angels, when he had 22.8 Box-Toppers points, second among American League pitchers (Justin Verlander of the Tigers had 24.4).
Weaver now has 117.4 career Box-Toppers points, ranking 37th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. With his points Friday, he passes Barry Zito (117.4) and Todd Helton (116.4) on that list. Weaver’s 117.4 points ranks 25th among all pitchers since 1995 and fifth among active pitchers currently in the AL.
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum pitched six scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the 6-0 win over the Marlins.
Lincecum earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 113.0 for his career, which puts him at 45th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. With his points Friday, Lincecum passes Kevin Brown (112.8) on that list. Lincecum’s 113.0 points ranks 31st among all pitchers since 1995 and ninth among all active pitchers currently in the NL.
American League Batter of the Day—Torii Hunter of the Twins homered and hit two doubles, going 4-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs, in the 9-3 win over the Indians.
Hunter earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 110.4 career Box-Toppers points, putting him in 49th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. With his points Friday, Hunter passes Dan Haren (110.2) and Jeff Kent (109.7) on that list. Hunter’s 110.4 points ranks 15th among all batters since 1995 and fifth among active batters currently in the AL.
National League Batter of the Day—Bryce Harper of the Nationals hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 9-2 win over the Braves.
Harper earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season. He now leads all NL batters—passing Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins (4.5)—and rises to fourth place among all players this season.
Notable—Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels now has 113.8 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Friday (7IP R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Mets).
Hamels now ranks 42nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. With the 1.0 Box-Toppers point he earned Friday, Hamels passes Chris Carpenter (113.3) and Sammy Sosa (113.2) on that list. Hamels’ 113.8 points ranks 29th among all pitchers since 1995 and eighth among active pitchers currently in the NL.
Debut—Mariners pitcher Carson Smith made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Smith (2IP 0R 3K W in the 4-3 win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut Sept. 1, 2014, and was playing in his 24th career game. He is the 3,460th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Weaver earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lincecum earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Hunter and Harper each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||9.0||Angels||Jered Weaver (W, 1-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||0||0||0||6|
|NL||8.0||Giants||Tim Lincecum (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||3||8|
|7.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||6.0||Twins||Torii Hunter RF||4||2||4||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||6.0||Nationals||Bryce Harper RF||4||2||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Rays||Nathan Karns (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||2||9|
|5.0||Mariners||Carson Smith (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Cubs||Jason Hammel (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||3||8|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Aaron Sanchez (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||5||3|
|2.1||Yankees||Dellin Betances (W, 4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Cardinals||Kolten Wong 2B||5||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Will Venable CF||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Ian Kinsler 2B||4||0||4||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Dodgers||Adrian Gonzalez 1B||3||0||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|