Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Arrieta pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout, striking out seven, in the 8-0 win over the Twins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 21.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||13.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|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|
Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season. Arrieta is the season’s highest ranked player of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday—he ranks 17th among all players and ninth among NL pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—J.D. Martinez of the Tigers hit three home runs (a three-run homer, a two-run homer and a solo shot) in the 12-4 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Nick Hundley of the Rockies doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring three times and driving in one run, in the 10-4 win over the Brewers.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Sunday because the overall AL Player of the Day was a batter (J.D. Martinez).
Debut—Indians pitcher Cody Anderson made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Anderson (7.2IP 6H 0R 4K ND in the 1-0 win over the Rays) was also making his Major League debut. He is the 3,509th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Martinez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Hundley earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|9.0||Braves||Julio Teheran (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||2||5|
|AL||7.0||Tigers||J.D. Martinez RF||5||3||3||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Nationals||Gio Gonzalez (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||4.0||Rockies||Nick Hundley C||4||3||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dodgers||Justin Turner 3B||3||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Phillies||Andres Blanco PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Red Sox||Mookie Betts CF||5||3||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||Chris Davis 1B||3||3||2||1||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dbacks||Jeremy Hellickson (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||2||2||0||7|
|2.1||Athletics||Scott Kazmir (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||1||1||3||6|
|2.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus CF||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||Gordon Beckham 3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|