White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Other highlights Friday:
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 24.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|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||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|7||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||13.0|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|10||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
- Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez regains the lead in Box-Toppers player rankings.
- Randal Grichuk of the Cardinals takes the Box-Toppers points lead among National League batters after earning NL Batter of the Day honors for the second straight day.
- Rays pitcher Chris Archer rises to seventh in Box-Toppers player rankings.
- Pitcher Scott Kazmir, newly traded from the Athletics to the Astros, becomes the 18th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points.
Player of the Day—Quintana pitched a seven-hit, complete-game shutout, striking out eight, in the 6-0 win over the Indians.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Ian Thomas allowed one run on three hits in five innings, striking out five, in the 7-2 win over the Mets.
This was Thomas’ Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Thomas made his Major League debut March 31, 2014, and was playing in his 24th career game. He is the 3,539th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Randal Grichuk of the Cardinals hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-3, scoring twice, in the 4-2 win over the Braves. It is the second straight day Grichuk has earned NL Batter of the Day honors and the third time since July 18, meaning he’s earned 4.5 Box-Toppers points in eight days.
Grichuk also rose to top NL batters in Box-Toppers points. He earned 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.5 for the season and passes previous leader Todd Frazier of the Reds (7.2 Box-Toppers points). Grichuk ranks 24th among all players in Box-Toppers points this season.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no AL Batter of the Day for Friday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
New leader—Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez rose to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Hernandez (7IP 6H 2R 7K W in the 5-2 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.4 for the season. He rises from second to first in player rankings, passing previous leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (15.0 Box-Toppers points).
It is the fourth separate time this season Hernandez has led players in Box-Toppers points. He led from April 6 to April 12, April 18 to June 26 and July 9 to July 11.
Hernandez also now has 158.7 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his 12th-place rank among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 11th-place player John Smoltz (160.9 Box-Toppers points).
Rankings—Rays pitcher Chris Archer rose to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Archer (6IP 5H R 9K ND in the 3-1 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers.
Notable—Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir became the 18th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Kazmir, in his first start since being traded from the Athletics (7IP 3H 0R 3K W in the 4-0 win over the Royals), earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He ranks 14th among all players and seventh among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Thomas earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Grichuk earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL 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||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W,5-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||7||0||0||0||8|
|6.2||Rangers||Colby Lewis (W,10-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||2||2||1||9|
|6.0||Astros||Scott Kazmir (W,6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||3|
|6.0||`Red Sox||Rick Porcello||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|NL||5.0||Dodgers||Ian Thomas (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||0||5|
|4.0||Mariners||Felix Hernandez (W,12-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||1||1||7|
|4.0||Brewers||Jimmy Nelson (W,8-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||3||5|
|4.0||Padres||Andrew Cashner (W,4-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||3.0||Cardinals||Randal Grichuk, CF-LF||3||2||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Phil Hughes (W,9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Giants||Hunter Pence, RF||5||1||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Carlos Gonzalez, RF||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Gregory Polanco, RF||4||1||2||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Phillies||Cody Asche, LF||4||0||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|