Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez extended his lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings and rose to 12th place among all players since 1995. In addition, Tigers pitcher David Price rose to eighth in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 6.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|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||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||8.1|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||7.7|
Player of the Day—Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 11, in the 2-0 win over the Cardinals.
Kershaw earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 140.6 career Box-Toppers points, ranking 20th among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He ranks 14th among all pitchers.
Kershaw also now has 7.0 Box-Toppers points for the season and ranks 12th among all players in season player rankings, sixth among NL pitchers. Last year, he led all players with 31.5 Box-Toppers points, the fourth-highest single-season total since 1995. And although he still is not in the top 10 player rankings, he is actually ahead of his pace from 2014—on June 7, 2014, Kershaw had 6.7 Box-Toppers points.
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher David Price pitched a complete game, allowing one run and striking out 11, in the 7-1 win over the White Sox. Price earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 8.1 for the season and rising to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Kemp of the Padres homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 9-7 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Brett Gardner of the Yankees went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the 8-2 win over the Angels.
Rankings—Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez extended his lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Hernandez (7IP 2H R 6K W in the 2-1 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. Hernandez has led Box-Toppers player rankings all but six days this season.
With the point earned Saturday, Hernandez now rises to 12th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995 when record keeping began. Hernandez now has 155.7 career Box-Toppers points and passes two players on the “all-time” list Saturday—Tim Hudson (155.0) and Mike Mussina (155.6). Hernandez trails the 11th-place player on the list, John Smoltz (160.9). Hernandez also rises to ninth place among all pitchers since 1995.
Scoring—Kershaw earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Price earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Kemp and Gardner each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||16.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||0||0||2||11|
|AL||11.0||Tigers||David Price (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||5||1||1||2||11|
|8.0||Indians||Danny Salazar (W, 6-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||10|
|BAT||6.0||Padres||Matt Kemp RF||4||2||3||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W, 9-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||3||6|
|4.0||Rockies||Wilin Rosario 1B||5||3||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cubs||Jason Hammel (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||2||7|
|4.0||Red Sox||Joe Kelly (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||2||6|
|3.0||Brewers||Carlos Gomez CF||4||0||4||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Christian Bethancourt C||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Norichika Aoki LF||3||1||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rangers||Wandy Rodriguez (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||4|
|2.1||Blue Jays||Drew Hutchison (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||1||5|
|2.0||Dbacks||Welington Castillo C||2||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||1.0||Yankees||Brett Gardner CF||4||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|