Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Morton pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in the 2-0 win over the Brewers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 10.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||11.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|6||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|7||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|8||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||8.7|
|9||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||8.1|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
American League Player of the Day—Orioles closing pitcher Darren O’Day pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four, picking up the save, in the 5-2 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers homered, doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks. It is only the fourth time in three seasons that Puig has earned Player of the Game honors and the first time he has earned Player of the Game twice in one season (he also earned Player of the Game honors April 18). He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 2.5 points for the season and 5.0 points for his career. Since the start of 2013, Puig’s 5.0 Box-Toppers points ranks him 42nd among active NL outfielders.
American League Batter of the Day—Kyle Seager of the Mariners hit a grand slam and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five total runs, in the 9-3 win over the Indians.
Notable—Joe Panik of the Giants has the highest season Box-Toppers point total of any of Wednesday’s 15 Players of the Games. Panik (HR 3-5 2R 2BI in the 8-5 win over the Mets) has 4.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 and ranks 74th among all players, 10th among NL batters.
Debuts—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen (2IP H 0R 3K W in the 5-4 win over the Yankees) made his Major League debut April 12, 2014, and was playing in his 38th career game. He is the 3,495th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte (2.1IP 0H 0R 3K ND in the 5-4 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut June 5, and was playing in his fourth career game. He is the 3,496th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Blue Jays pitcher Scott Copeland (7IP 6H R 4K W in the 7-2 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut May 2, and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,497th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Morton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and O’Day earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Puig and Seager 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||7.1||Pirates||Charlie Morton (W, 4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||0||0||3||6|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||Darren O`Day (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|5.2||`Cardinals||Kevin Siegrist (H, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||Dodgers||Yasiel Puig RF||4||2||4||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager 3B||4||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Braves||Williams Perez (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||0||2||5|
|4.0||Nationals||Blake Treinen (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Cubs||Miguel Montero C||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Reds||Brayan Pena C||4||1||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Scott Copeland (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||4|
|3.0||`Rays||Steve Geltz (H, 6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Giants||Joe Panik 2B||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Alex Gordon LF||3||1||1||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||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.|