Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Friday, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to become the new Box-Toppers player rankings leader after earning Player of the Game honors. Scherzer passes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez who had held the top spot for more than two months.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 26.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|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—Anderson struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 7-1 win over the Marlins.
American League Player of the Day—Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays hit two homers, including a grand slam, and went 3-for-5, in the 12-2 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies tripled, doubled and went 5-for-5, scoring three times and driving in a run, in the 8-6 win over the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Friday because the AL’s top overall player was a batter (Edwin Encarnacion).
Rankings—Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to first place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Scherzer (8IP 5H 2R 7K W in the 5-2 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.0 for the season. Scherzer passes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (13.4 Box-Toppers points). Hernandez had led in Box-Toppers points since April 18 and had led player rankings all but six days this season.
Scoring—Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Encarnacion earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Gonzalez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL 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||9.0||Dodgers||Brett Anderson (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||10|
|6.0||Nationals||Max Scherzer (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||0||7|
|6.0||Mets||Noah Syndergaard (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||0||5|
|AL||5.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion DH||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Rockies||Carlos Gonzalez RF||5||3||5||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||0||6|
|4.0||Royals||Edinson Volquez (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||3|
|3.1||Yankees||Dellin Betances (S, 5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Red Sox||Koji Uehara (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Padres||Cory Spangenberg 2B||3||2||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cardinals||Greg Garcia PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Bruce Rondon (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Orioles||Jimmy Paredes DH||4||2||3||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Brewers||Ryan Braun RF||4||2||2||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|