Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 19.
|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||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|8||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|9||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|10||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||11.7|
Also Sunday, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rose to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and now has 137.7 career Box-Toppers points. Plus, CC Sabathia of the Yankees, who leads active pitchers in career Box-Toppers points, earned Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Keuchel pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 13 and allowing two hits, in the 10-0 win over the Rangers.
Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points, giving him 12.7 for the season and rises to sixth place in player rankings. He ranks fourth among American League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez pitched six scoreless innings, striking out nine and allowing three hits, in the 14-1 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—Jeff Francoeur of the Phillies hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the 8-7 win over the Marlins. Francoeur went 2-for-2 and scored twice.
American League Batter of the Day—Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 9-3 win over the Tigers.
Rankings—Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rose to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Greinke (8IP 3H 0R 11K W in the 5-0 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He ranks third among NL pitchers, behind Max Scherzer of the Nationals (15.0) and Jacob deGrom of the Mets (13.4).
Greinke now has 137.7 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 22nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 21st-place player Andy Pettitte (138.5 Box-Toppers points). Greinke ranks fifth among active pitchers in career Box-Toppers points.
Notable—Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, the Box-Toppers career points leader among active pitchers, earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Sabathia (6IP 6H R 7K ND in the 2-1 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 176.3 for his career. Sabathia ranks fifth among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails fourth-place player Alex Rodriguez (185.3 Box-Toppers points). Sabathia has 3.0 Box-Toppers points for the season.
Scoring—Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Chavez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Francoeur and Schoop 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||18.0||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W,12-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||0||13|
|15.0||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W,9-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||11|
|11.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,11-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||10|
|AL||11.0||Athletics||Jesse Chavez (W,5-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||1||9|
|10.0||Blue Jays||Marco Estrada (W,7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Phillies||Jeff Francoeur, LF||2||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Danny Duffy (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||1||4|
|BAT||2.0||Orioles||Jonathan Schoop, 2B||4||1||2||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Taylor Jungmann (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||3||5|
|1.0||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W,10-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||1||3|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|