Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Tuesday, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rose to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, Giants pitcher Chris Heston became the 16th player this season with 10 Box-Toppers points and Matt Holliday of the Cardinals earned Box-Toppers points for the 12th straight season.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 21.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||14.4|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||14.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||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|
Player of the Day—Shoemaker pitched six scoreless innings, striking out 10 and allowing two hits, in the 7-0 win over the Twins.
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Chris Heston pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out six, in the 9-3 win over the Padres.
Heston earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season, rising to 15th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, ninth among NL pitchers. He is the 16th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points.
American League Batter of the Day—Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers hit for the cycle and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three, in the 9-0 win over the Rockies.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Holliday of the Cardinals hit a grand slam and went 2-for-4, scoring two runs, in the 8-5 win over the White Sox.
Holliday earned 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, his first points of the season, and has now earned Box-Toppers points for 12 straight seasons. He earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2004 with the Rockies. His best season was 2007 with the Rockies when he had 16.2 points, first among NL batters and seventh among all players. In 2014, he had 7.5 points with the Cardinals, eighth among NL batters.
Holliday has 91.8 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 88th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Holliday ranks first among active NL outfielders in career Box-Toppers points and third among active NL batters, behind Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers (103.3) and Ryan Howard of the Phillies (93.2).
Rankings—Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rose to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
deGrom (6IP 3H 2R 8K W in the 7-2 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.4 for the season. He ranks second among NL pitchers behind overall leader Max Scherzer of the Nationals (15.0).
Debut—Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Schwarber hit two home runs—a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth and a go-ahead homer in the 13th—in the 5-4 win over the Reds. Schwarber (4-7 2R 4BI) made his Major League debut June 16 and was playing in his 11th career game. He is the 3,536th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Shoemaker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Heston earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Choo and Holliday each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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||Angels||Matt Shoemaker (W,5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||3||10|
|NL||10.1||Giants||Chris Heston (W,10-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||1||0||0||2||6|
|9.0||Marlins||Mat Latos (W,4-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|7.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W,10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||2||2||0||8|
|BAT||5.0||Rangers||Shin-Soo Choo, RF||5||3||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Mariners||Franklin Gutierrez, PH-LF||1||1||1||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday, DH||4||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rays||Nathan Karns (W,5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||0||0||2||4|
|3.0||Cubs||Kyle Schwarber, C||7||2||4||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Brewers||Jean Segura, SS||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Chris Carter, DH||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||`Yankees||Dellin Betances (H,15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Russell Martin, C||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Braves||Chris Johnson, 1B||4||0||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|