Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to the top of season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 26.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||16.4|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|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||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||13.0|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||12.7|
|10||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||12.7|
Also Sunday, Mike Trout of the Angels becomes the first batter with 10 Box-Toppers points, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to eighth place in season Box-Toppers player rankings and David Ortiz of the Red Sox now has 135.9 career Box-Toppers points.
Player of the Day—deGrom pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight, in the 3-2, 10-inning win over the Dodgers. deGrom picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because after he exited, the Dodgers tied the game, 2-2.
deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 16.4 Box-Toppers points for the season, rising from fourth to first place in season player rankings. DeGrom passes previous Box-Toppers points leader, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (15.4 Box-Toppers points) who only regained the overall lead on Friday.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out nine and allowing five hits, in the 2-1 win over the Indians.
American League Batter of the Day—David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit two three-run homers and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in seven runs, in the 11-1 win over the Tigers.
Ortiz earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 135.9 career Box-Toppers points. He ranks 24th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 23rd-place player Bartolo Colon (136.4). Ortiz has 2.5 Box-Toppers points this season.
National League Batter of the Day—Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring four times and driving in six runs, in the 17-7 win over the Reds.
Gonzalez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.5 for the season, fourth among NL batters.
Lead changesHere are the season’s lead changes among players in Box-Toppers points. Chart shows the date and the player’s Box-Toppers point (BTP) total when they took the lead.
|4/5||Adam Wainwright||stl nl||2.0|
|4/6||Felix Hernandez||sea al||2.0|
|4/13||Scott Kazmir||oak al||3.7|
|4/18||Felix Hernandez||sea al||4.0|
|6/26||Max Scherzer||dc nl||14.0|
|7/9||Felix Hernandez||sea al||14.4|
|7/12||Max Scherzer||dc nl||15.0|
|7/24||Felix Hernandez||sea al||15.4|
|7/26||Jacob deGrom||nym nl||16.4|
Notable—Mike Trout of the Angels is the first batter this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Trout (2HR GS 4-4 3R 5BI in the 13-7 win over the Rangers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 Box-Toppers points for the season. He maintains his rank as first among AL batters and ranks 21st among all players. Trout is the 21st overall player with 10 Box-Toppers points this season.
Rankings—Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to eighth in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Cole (7.2IP 7H R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rodon earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Ortiz and Gonzalez 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
|AL||10.2||White Sox||Carlos Rodon (W,4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||0||0||0||9|
|BAT||9.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, DH||5||3||4||7||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||9.0||Rockies||Carlos Gonzalez, RF||4||4||3||6||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|8.0||Angels||Mike Trout, CF||4||3||4||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.2||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W,14-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||1||1||0||8|
|5.0||Dbacks||Jeremy Hellickson (W,7-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||6|
|4.0||Royals||Yordano Ventura (W,5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||5|
|3.0||Yankees||Chase Headley, 3B||4||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Odrisamer Despaigne (W,4-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||2||3|
|3.0||Orioles||Zach Britton (S,25)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Phillies||Domonic Brown, RF||5||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Giants||Matt Duffy, 3B||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mariners||Joe Beimel (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|