Nationals pitcher Joe Ross is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Friday, Albert Pujols rose to sixth place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995 after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Ross struck out 11 over 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 4-1 win over the Pirates.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 19.
|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|
American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing two runs, in the 5-2 win over the Astros.
American League Batter of the Day—Albert Pujols of the Angels hit a grand slam and doubled, going 2-for-5, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 12-7 win over the Athletics.
Pujols earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 171.3 career points. Pujols rises to sixth place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began, passing Roy Halladay (170.7). Pujols trails fifth-place player CC Sabathia (175.3). Pujols is the second-ranked batter on Box-Toppers “all-time” list, trailing Alex Rodriguez (183.8 Box-Toppers points).
Pujols has 4.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, ranked 13th among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Buster Posey of the Giants his a grand slam and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-5 win over the Dodgers.
Notable—Tyler Lyons of the Cardinals became the third pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting (2-2 3R BI in the 12-4 win over the Phillies).
Debut—Shane Peterson of the Brewers made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Peterson (3-4 2R 2BI in the 9-5 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut April 16, 2013, and was playing in his 17th career game. He is the 3,508th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Ross earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Elias earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Pujols and Posey 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||9.1||Nationals||Joe Ross (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||1||1||1||11|
|AL||9.0||Mariners||Roenis Elias (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||0||10|
|9.0||Reds||Mike Leake (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||7|
|8.0||Twins||Phil Hughes (W, 5-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||1||1||0||4|
|6.0||Blue Jays||Marco Estrada (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||1||1||4||6|
|BAT||5.0||Angels||Albert Pujols 1B||5||3||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Giants||Buster Posey C||4||2||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Yankees||Brett Gardner LF||5||2||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||Tyler Lyons P||2||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rangers||Colby Lewis (W, 7-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||9||1||1||0||7|
|3.0||Brewers||Shane Peterson LF||4||2||3||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Jason Grilli (S, 19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||Red Sox||Eduardo Rodriguez (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||1||5|
|2.0||Dbacks||Rubby De La Rosa (W, 6-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||1||3||6|
|1.0||Rays||Steven Souza Jr. RF||4||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|