Tigers pitcher David Price is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in player rankings.
Also Friday, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rose to 10th place in player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 12.
|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||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||10.1|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|7||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|8||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|9||Heston, Chris 3437||pi sp||sf nl||8.7|
|10||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||8.0|
Player of the Day—Price pitched a complete game shutout, striking out eight and allowing seven hits, in the 4-0 win over the Indians.
Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.1 points for the season and rises to fifth place in season player rankings, fourth among American League pitchers. He is the fifth player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Price had a Box-Toppers game score of 10, tied with Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia (Player of the Game in the win over the Royals), but Price won overall Player of the Day on a tiebreaker because he had more innings pitched—nine vs. eight.
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out six, in the 4-0 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers drove in five runs on three doubles in the 8-4 win over the Nationals.
Ramirez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day and rises to 57th place among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Ramirez now has 102.3 career Box-Toppers points and with his points Friday, passes six players on Box-Toppers “all-time” list:
- Jason Schmidt 101.2
- Tim Wakefield 101.4
- Adam Wainwright 101.8
- John Lackey 101.8
- Ken Griffey Jr. 102.2
- Miguel Tejada 102.3
Ramirez, who has 2.5 Box-Toppers points on the season, now trails 56th-place player Jamie Moyer (104.0 Box-Toppers points).
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit a three-run home run and went 3-for-5, driving in four total runs, in the 11-3 win over the Yankees.
Rankings—Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Kershaw (6.2IP 4H R 11K ND in the 4-3 win over the Padres) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
Kershaw led all players in Box-Toppers points with 31.5, the fourth-highest single-season total since record keeping began in 1995. While Kershaw is just now making his debut in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings, he is actually just ahead of his pace for 2014. At this point in 2014, Kershaw had 7.7 Box-Toppers points.
With his point Friday, Kershaw now has 141.6 career Box-Toppers points and remains in 20th place among all players since record keeping began in 1995. He ranks 14th among all pitchers on that list.
Notable—Box-Toppers points leader for 2015 Felix Hernandez had a very un-Box-Toppers points leader kind of day Friday.
Hernandez allowed eight runs and five hits in only one-third of an inning in the 10-0 loss to the Astros. Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (8IP 3H 0R 5K W) was Player of the Game.
Hernandez leads players in Box-Toppers points this season with 12.4.
Debut—Pirates pitcher Arquimedes Caminero made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Caminero (1IP 0H 0R 2K ND in the 1-0 win over the Phillies) made his Major League debut Aug. 16, 2013, and was playing in his 60th career game. He is the 3,498th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Garcia earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Ramirez and Davis 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||10.0||Tigers||David Price (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||7||0||0||0||8|
|NL||10.0||Cardinals||Jaime Garcia (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||6|
|8.0||Astros||Brett Oberholtzer (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||2||5|
|7.0||Dbacks||Chase Anderson (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||4.0||Brewers||Aramis Ramirez 3B||4||0||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mets||John Mayberry Jr. LF||2||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Orioles||Chris Davis 1B||5||1||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Justin Smoak 1B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Mike Trout CF||3||2||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rays||Jake McGee (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||5||3||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||J.T. Realmuto C||4||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|