Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth in player rankings.
Also Thursday, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was National League Player of the Day and rose to fifth in Box-Toppers player rankings. Plus, Todd Frazier of the Reds takes the Box-Toppers points lead among NL batters, passing Bryce Harper of the Nationals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 25.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||13.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||11.4|
|6||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||11.1|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.4|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||9.7|
|9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
Player of the Day—Keuchel pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 12 and allowing six hits, in the 4-0 win over the Yankees. Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season and rising to eighth in player rankings. He ranks fifth among AL pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—deGrom pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing four hits, in the 2-0 win over the Brewers. deGrom earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, rising to fifth in player rankings. He is the seventh player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks third among NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
National League Batter of the Day—Buster Posey of the Giants hit two doubles and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 13-8 win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—Josh Reddick of the Athletics went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Notable—Todd Frazier of the Reds takes the lead among NL batters in Box-Toppers points Thursday after earning Player of the Game honors. Frazier (HR 3-6 R 3BI in the 5-4 win over the Pirates) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.2 for the season. He now ranks first among NL batters, passing Bryce Harper of the Nationals (6.5 Box-Toppers points). Frazier ranks 17th among all players.
Scoring—Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and deGrom earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Posey and Reddick each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||0||0||1||12|
|NL||11.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|6.0||Nationals||Doug Fister (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|6.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||4||6|
|BAT||4.0||Giants||Buster Posey C||5||3||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Athletics||Josh Reddick RF||3||0||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Troy Tulowitzki PH, SS||1||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`Orioles||Tommy Hunter (H, 5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||6||1||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||White Sox||Adam Eaton CF||4||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Dodgers||Jimmy Rollins SS||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.|