Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 5.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||11.4|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||10.0|
|3||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||9.0|
|6||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.4|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||7.7|
|10||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||7.7|
Martinez struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 2-1 win over the Dodgers. Martinez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season, rising from ninth to third in Box-Toppers player rankings. He ranks second among NL pitchers, behind Gerrit Cole of the Pirates (10.0).
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout in the 4-0 win over the Royals. This was Gonzalez’ Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. He made his Major League debut May 30 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,490th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Adam Lind of the Brewers hit a three-run homer and drove in six total runs in the 10-5 win over the Twins. Lind also doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice.
American League Batter of the Day—Stephen Drew of the Yankees hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 8-7 win over the Angels.
Debut—J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Realmuto (3B 4-4 R BI in the 6-2 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut June 5, 2014, and was playing in his 53rd career game. He is the 3,491st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Martinez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gonzalez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Lind and Drew each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||Cardinals||Carlos Martinez (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||4||11|
|BAT||6.0||Brewers||Adam Lind DH||5||2||3||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||6.0||Rangers||Chi Chi Gonzalez (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||2||2|
|5.0||Pirates||Starling Marte LF||3||3||2||3||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||`White Sox||David Robertson||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Dbacks||A.J. Pollock CF||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Yankees||Stephen Drew 2B, 3B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Nationals||Danny Espinosa 2B||4||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||Red Sox||Wade Miley (W, 5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||2||2||1||6|
|2.0||Marlins||J.T. Realmuto C||4||1||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Aaron Sanchez (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||1||0||3|
|2.0||Giants||Santiago Casilla (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Padres||Will Middlebrooks 3B||3||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|