Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and becomes the 12th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points.
Also Sunday, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer regained the Box-Toppers season points lead and also earned his 100th career Box-Toppers point. Plus, Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray rose to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 12.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||14.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||13.4|
|4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||13.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||13.1|
|6||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|8||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||11.7|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||hou al||11.1|
|10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||11.0|
Player of the Day—Arrieta pitched a two-hit complete game, allowing one run and striking out nine, in the 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 points for the season. He is the 12th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points and ranks 13th among all players, seventh among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout, striking out six, in the 2-0 win over the Indians.
Gray earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 11.1 for the season. He is the 13th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points and rises to ninth in season player rankings, fifth among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets hit three homers and drove in four runs in the 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
American League Batter of the Day—Omar Infante of the Royals doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 11-10 win over the Blue Jays.
Rankings—Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer regained the top spot in Box-Toppers player rankings Sunday after earning Player of the Game honors.
Scherzer (8.2IP 4H 2R 7K W in the 3-2 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.0 for the season. He passes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (14.4 Box-Toppers points) for first place in Box-Toppers rankings. Scherzer previously led players in Box-Toppers points this season from June 26 to July 8, when he both took the lead from and lost the lead to Hernandez.
Scherzer also now has 100.0 career Box-Toppers points, becoming the 67th player with 100 since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Scherzer ranks 67th among all players and trails 66th-place player Larry Walker (100.1).
Scoring—Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gray earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Nieuwenhuis and Infante each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s 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||14.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,10-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||1||1||0||9|
|AL||12.0||Athletics||Sonny Gray (W,10-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|7.2||Nationals||Max Scherzer (W,10-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||4||2||2||0||7|
|7.2||Padres||Tyson Ross (W,6-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||0||0||2||6|
|7.0||Angels||Andrew Heaney (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||6.0||Mets||Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF||4||3||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Twins||Kyle Gibson (W,8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||0||2||6|
|4.2||Giants||Chris Heston (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||7||1||1||0||7|
|3.0||Rockies||Charlie Blackmon, CF||5||1||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Marlins||Justin Bour, 1B||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Kenley Jansen (S,16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Royals||Omar Infante, 2B||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Gregory Polanco, RF||4||1||3||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Yankees||Brian McCann, C||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rays||David DeJesus, LF||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|