Rays pitcher Matt Andriese is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Torii Hunter of the Twins rose to 44th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995 after earning American League Batter of the Day honors.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 27.
|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—Andriese pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out five, in the 4-1 win over the Red Sox.
National League Player of the Day—Matt Duffy of the Giants homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 7-5 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—Torii Hunter of the Twins homered twice, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 5-2 win over the Brewers.
Hunter earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 114.4 points for his career and rising to 44th place among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. With his points Saturday, Hunter passes three players on the “all-time” list: Jon Lester (113.1), Sammy Sosa (113.2) and Chris Carpenter (113.3). Hunter now trails the 43rd-ranked player on the list, Josh Beckett (114.9).
Hunter’s 114.4 career Box-Toppers points ranks 14th among all batters since 1995 and fifth among active batters.
Hunter now has 6.5 Box-Toppers points for the season and ranks second among AL batters, behind Prince Fielder of the Rangers (7.5 Box-Toppers points). This is the most Box-Toppers points Hunter has had in a single season since he had 8.5 in 2010 with the Angels.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Saturday because the overall NL Player of the Day was a batter (Matt Duffy).
Notable—Justin Upton of the Padres has the highest Box-Toppers player ranking of any of the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Upton has 7.0 Box-Toppers points and ranks 23rd among all players, second among NL batters, behind Todd Frazier of the Reds (7.2). Upton (HR 2-3 R 2BI in the 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game.
Scoring—Andriese earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Duffy earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Hunter earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||10.0||Rays||Matt Andriese (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||0||5|
|7.1||Rangers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 7-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.1||3||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Torii Hunter RF||4||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||4.0||Giants||Matt Duffy 3B||4||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Xavier Scruggs 1B||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Pirates||Starling Marte LF, CF||4||3||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Yankees||Brian McCann C||4||1||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Greg Holland (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Marlins||A.J. Ramos (S, 10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Padres||Justin Upton LF||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||2||2||1||6|