Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Thursday, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings. Plus, Torii Hunter of the Twins rose to 46th place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995 after earning AL 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 4.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||10.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|4||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||9.0|
|5||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.4|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|8||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||7.7|
|9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||7.7|
Player of the Day—Arrieta struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Nationals.
American League Player of the Day—Orioles pitcher Zach Britton struck out three over 1 2/3 scoreless innings and picked up the save in the 3-2 win over the Astros.
American League Batter of the Day—Torii Hunter of the Twins hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-5 with two runs in the 8-4 win over the Red Sox.
Hunter earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 112.9 career Box-Toppers points. He rises to 46th place among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began, passing Kevin Brown (112.8 Box-Toppers points). Hunter’s 112.9 career Box-Toppers points ranks fifth among active batters currently in the AL. Hunter also has 5.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, third-most among AL batters, behind Prince Fielder (6.5) and Josh Donaldson (5.2).
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day because no NL batters earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors.
Rankings—Mets pitcher Matt Harvey rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday. Harvey (7IP 6H R 8K W in the 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Notable—Rays pitcher Kevin Jepsen received a Box-Toppers point for the first time in more than five years after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday. Jepsen (1IP 0R 2K Sv in the 2-1 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point. The only other time in his career he received Box-Toppers points was July 31, 2009 with the Angels, when he was AL Player of the Day.
Scoring—Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Britton earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Hunter earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL 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||6.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||0||8|
|5.0||Mets||Matt Harvey (W, 6-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||2||1||9|
|AL||4.2||Orioles||Zach Britton (S, 14)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Athletics||Jesse Hahn (W, 3-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S, 10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Twins||Torii Hunter DH||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Michael Wacha (W, 8-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||0||5|
|2.0||Rays||Kevin Jepsen (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|1.0||Indians||Brandon Moss RF||3||1||1||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|