Marlins pitcher Mat Latos is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Player of the Day—Latos struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run and four hits, in the 4-1 win over the Rockies.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 13.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||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|
Latos had a Box-Toppers game score of 10, the same as Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson (Player of the Game in the 1-0 win over the Athletics), but Latos won overall Player of the Day on a tiebreaker—he had more strikeouts than Wilson—11 vs. 8.
American League Player of the Day—Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson pitched seven scoreless innings, struck out eight and allowed two hits, in the 1-0 win over the Athletics.
American League Batter of the Day—Manny Machado of the Orioles hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-4 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—David Peralta of the Diamondbacks went 2-for-4, scoring once, driving in a run and stealing a base, in the 4-2 win over the Giants.
Rankings—Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Cole (6IP 5H 2R 7K W in the 4-3 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. Cole extends his lead among NL pitchers (second place is Jacob deGrom of the Mets with 9.7 Box-Toppers points). Cole trails overall leader Felix Hernandez of the Mariners, who has 12.4 Box-Toppers points.
Notable—Rays pitcher Chris Archer fell from second to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings. Though he pitched in his team’s 5-4 win Saturday over the White Sox, he did not earn Player of the Game honors—that honor went to Kevin Kiermaier (3B 2-3 2R), who had a Box-Toppers game score of 1. Archer (7IP 5H 3R 5K ND) had a Box-Toppers game score of 0. Archer has 11.0 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Nationals pitcher Joe Ross made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Ross (8IP 7H 2R 8K W in the 7-2 win over the Brewers) made his Major League debut June 6 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,499th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Latos earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Wilson earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Machado and Peralta each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||10.0||Marlins||Mat Latos (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||2||11|
|AL||10.0||Angels||C.J. Wilson (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||8|
|5.0||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W, 10-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||1||0||7|
|BAT||4.0||Orioles||Manny Machado 3B||5||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mariners||Logan Morrison 1B||5||2||2||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Nationals||Joe Ross (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||2||2||1||8|
|3.0||Rangers||Shin-Soo Choo RF||4||1||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Tyler Lyons (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||2||2||1||6|
|2.1||`Blue Jays||Steve Delabar||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Indians||David Murphy DH||3||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Jason Grilli (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Rays||Kevin Kiermaier CF||3||2||2||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||0.0||Dbacks||David Peralta LF||4||1||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|