Rays pitcher Chris Archer is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to second in player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of June 7.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||12.4|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||11.0|
|4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
|5||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||9.7|
|6||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||9.0|
|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|
Also Sunday, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole maintains his lead among National League pitchers, but falls from second to third in overall player rankings, despite earning Player of the Game honors. In addition, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rises to fourth place in player rankings. Plus, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia now has 175.3 career Box-Toppers points, the most of any active pitcher.
Player of the Day—Archer struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one unearned run and six hits, in the 3-1 win over the Mariners.
Archer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.0 for the season, rising to second among all players, behind overall leader, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (12.4 Box-Toppers points). Archer also ranks second among AL pitchers behind Hernandez. Archer is the third player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
National League Player of the Day—Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 4-0 win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring three times, in the 7-6 win over the Astros.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Sunday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Rankings—Two other players in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings earned Player of the Game honors Sunday:
- Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole maintained his lead among NL pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors. Cole (7IP 6H 0R 7K W in the 3-0 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season.
While Cole maintains his lead among NL pitchers, he actually falls from second to third in overall player rankings because he was passed by Sunday’s overall Player of the Day Chris Archer. Cole and Archer both have 11.0 Box-Toppers points for the season but Archer holds the tiebreaker because he has more Box-Toppers points in 2014—12.4 vs. 5.7.
- Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rose to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings. deGrom (7IP 10K W in the 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.7 for the season. He ranks second among NL pitchers, behind Cole.
Notable—Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia now has 175.3 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Sabathia (6IP 2R 7K W in the 6-2 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point and now has 2.0 for the season. His 175.3 career Box-Toppers points ranks fifth among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He ranks fourth among pitchers, behind Curt Schilling (194.1) and second among active players, behind Alex Rodriguez (183.8). He is the top-ranked active pitcher in Box-Toppers points.
Debut—Marlins pitcher Jose Urena made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Urena (6IP R 4K ND in the 3-2 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut April 14 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,492nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Archer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Cueto earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Bautista earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for AL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||11.0||Rays||Chris Archer (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||0||0||11|
|NL||10.0||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W, 4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||9|
|6.0||Twins||Mike Pelfrey (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||8||0||0||1||7|
|5.0||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W, 9-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||3||7|
|4.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||3||2||3||10|
|BAT||4.0||Blue Jays||Jose Bautista RF||4||3||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Orioles||Bud Norris (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|4.0||Cardinals||Kevin Siegrist (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||Phillies||Ken Giles (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.1||Red Sox||Steven Wright (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.1||1||0||0||1||2|
|3.0||Tigers||Tyler Collins LF||3||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Yankees||CC Sabathia (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|2.1||`Cubs||Justin Grimm (H, 4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|