Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Friday, Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson became the 14th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points.
Player of the Day—Lynn struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, in the 3-2 win over the Mets.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 17.
|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|
American League Player of the Day—Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out four, in the 1-0 win over the Red Sox.
Wilson earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 10.1 for the season. He ranks 13th among all players and seventh among AL pitchers. He is the 14th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points.
National League Batter of the Day—Jeff Francoeur of the Phillies hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 6-3 win over the Marlins.
American League Batter of the Day—Justin Smoak of the Blue Jays hit a three-run homer, doubled and scored two runs in the 6-2 win over the Rays.
Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Jose Iglesias of the Tigers (HR 1-3 2R 3BI in the 7-3 win over the Orioles) made his Major League debut May 8, 2011, and was playing in his 222nd career game. He is the 3,532nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino (1IP 0R 0H K W in the 4-2 win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut Aug. 10, 2011, and was playing in his 27th career game. He is the 3,533rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Wilson earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Francoeur and Smoak 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||10.0||Cardinals||Lance Lynn (W,7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||9|
|8.0||Brewers||Mike Fiers (W,5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||4.0||Phillies||Jeff Francoeur, PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Reds||Marlon Byrd, LF||4||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Blue Jays||Justin Smoak, 1B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Trevor Plouffe, 3B||4||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Jose Iglesias, SS||3||2||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||David Robertson (S,20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||`Padres||Joaquin Benoit (H,12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Braves||Arodys Vizcaino (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Giants||Hunter Pence, RF||6||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Yankees||Chris Young, RF||4||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Astros||Luke Gregerson (S,19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|0.0||Royals||Alex Rios, RF||3||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|