Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Monday’s Player of the Day and rises to fourth in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Also Monday, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to second in Box-Toppers player rankings. Plus, two players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors—Albert Pujols of the Angels and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 1.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||10.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|6||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.7|
|7||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||7.0|
|8||Miller, Shelby 3134||pi sp||atl nl||7.0|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||6.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
Player of the Day—deGrom pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight, in the 7-0 win over the Padres. deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season, rising to fourth in player rankings. He ranks third among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Will Harris pitched 1 2/3 innings of middle relief, allowing no runs and striking out two, in the 5-2 win over the Orioles.
American League Batter of the Day—Albert Pujols of the Angels hit two home runs and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Rays.
Pujols earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 169.8 points for his career, ranking seventh among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails sixth-place player Roy Halladay (170.7). Pujols ranks second among all batters in that time (behind Alex Rodriguez with 183.8). Pujols has 2.5 Box-Toppers points this season.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Rankings—Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Cole (7IP 5H 2R 0ER 9K W in the 4-3 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He is the second player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points (Felix Hernandez has 11.4). Cole takes the lead among NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points, passing Max Scherzer of the Nationals (9.0).
Notable—Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rises to 20th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995 (when record keeping began) after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Kershaw (7IP 5H 2R 7K W in the 11-4 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 138.6, passing Andy Pettitte (138.5) among all players since 1995. He now trails 19th-place player Jim Thome (146.7).
Kershaw now also has 5.0 Box-Toppers points on the season. While he’s not among the current season leaders, he is keeping pace with his Box-Toppers point total in 2014 when he led all players with 31.5 points. At this point in 2014, Kershaw also had 5.0 Box-Toppers points.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Harris earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Pujols earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||14.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||0||8|
|10.2||Cubs||Jason Hammel (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||1||1||0||11|
|7.0||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W, 8-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||0||2||9|
|6.0||Brewers||Mike Fiers (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|4.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|AL||3.2||Astros||Will Harris (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||Angels||Albert Pujols 1B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Yankees||Mark Teixeira 1B||3||1||1||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Alex Wood (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||1||1||0||4|