Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Wednesday, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez extended his lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings and Prince Fielder of the Rangers extended his lead in Box-Toppers points among American League batters.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 17.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||11.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|6||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||10.1|
|7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|8||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||9.4|
Player of the Day—Chavez struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 16-2 win over the Padres.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out six, in the 17-0 win over the Indians.
National League Batter of the Day—Todd Frazier of the Reds hit two home runs, including a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 13th inning, in the 8-4 win over the Tigers.
American League Batter of the Day—Carlos Correa of the Astros homered and doubled, going 3-for-5, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 8-4 win over the Rockies. This was Correa’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Correa made his Major League debut June 8 and was playing in his ninth career game. He is the 3,506th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Rankings—Two Box-Toppers category leaders earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday:
- Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, overall Box-Toppers points leader, was Player of the Game in the 2-0 win over the Giants (8IP 0R 4H 5K W). Hernandez earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.4 for the season. He has led all players in Box-Toppers points all but six days this season. Hernandez now has 156.7 career Box-Toppers points, ranking 12th among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 11th-place player John Smoltz (160.9).
- Prince Fielder of the Rangers, leader in Box-Toppers points among AL batters, was Player of the Game in the 5-3 win over the Dodgers (HR 2B 2-4 2R BI). Fielder earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.5 for the season. Fielder is baseball’s top-ranked batter and ranks 14th among all players.
Notable—Tigers pitcher David Price, sixth in season player rankings, started on Wednesday but did not earn Player of the Game honors. Price (5IP 4H 2R 6K ND in the 8-4 loss to the Reds) had a Box-Toppers game score of 2. Todd Frazier of the Reds was Player of the Game (and NL Batter of the Day) with a Box-Toppers game score of 3. Price has 10.1 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Rays pitcher Matt Andriese also made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Andriese (4IP 0R 2H W in the 5-0 win over the Nationals) made his Major League debut April 10 and was playing in his ninth career game. He is the 3,505th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Chavez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Wada earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Frazier and Correa 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||12.0||Athletics||Jesse Chavez (W, 3-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||11|
|10.2||Yankees||Michael Pineda (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||1||1||1||2||9|
|7.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 10-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||2||5|
|NL||7.0||Cubs||Tsuyoshi Wada (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|5.2||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 6-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||Twins||Tommy Milone (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||5|
|5.0||Pirates||Jeff Locke (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||2||2||2||8|
|BAT||3.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||6||2||2||5||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rays||Matt Andriese (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||2||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||2.0||Astros||Carlos Correa SS||5||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Alcides Escobar SS||5||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rangers||Prince Fielder 1B||4||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Orioles||Chris Parmelee RF||3||2||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Dbacks||Yasmany Tomas RF||4||0||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|