Albert Pujols of the Angels is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and now has 173.3 career Box-Toppers points, sixth-most among all players since 1995.
Pujols hit two homers, scored three runs and drove in three, in the 7-3 win over the Red Sox.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 20.
|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|
Pujols earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season and ranks fifth among AL batters this season.
Pujols ranks sixth in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, when record keeping began. He trails fifth-place player CC Sabathia (176.3). He ranks second in “all-time” Box-Toppers points among batters behind Alex Rodriguez (185.3).
Monday was the fifth time in his career that Pujols earned overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
National League Player of the Day—Travis Ishikawa of the Pirates hit a homer, two doubles and drove in four runs in the 10-7 win over the Royals.
AL and NL Batters of the Day—Since Monday’s overall Player of the Day and NL Player of the Day are batters, there are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day for Monday.
Notable—Angels pitcher Hector Santiago is the highest-ranked of the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Monday.
Santiago (5IP 8H R 10K W in the 11-1 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season. He ranks 40th among all players and 16th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Pujols earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ishikawa earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. All of Monday’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||5.0||Angels||Albert Pujols, 1B||3||3||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Hector Santiago (W,7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||8||1||1||1||10|
|NL||3.0||Pirates||Travis Ishikawa, 1B||5||1||3||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Ian Kinsler, 2B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Nick Markakis, RF||3||2||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Jonathan Papelbon (S,16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S,19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Dbacks||Brad Ziegler (S,15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||Nationals||Clint Robinson, 1B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Matt Kemp, RF||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rockies||Troy Tulowitzki, SS||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|