Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to 10th in player rankings.
Also Tuesday, Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who earned his first Box-Toppers Player of the Game honor of the season, has now earned Box-Toppers points for 11 straight seasons.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 7.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||12.4|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||12.1|
|5||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|7||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||11.4|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||10.7|
|9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||10.7|
|10||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||9.8|
Player of the Day—Cueto pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking one, in the 5-0 win over the Nationals.
Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.8 for the season, rising to 10th in Box-Toppers player rankings. He ranks fifth among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven, in the 2-0 win over the Astros.
American League Batter of the Day—Alex Gordon of the Royals doubled and went 4-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 7-1 win over the Rays.
National League Batter of the Day—Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-4 win over the Cardinals.
Streak—Giants pitcher Matt Cain has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 11 straight seasons.
Cain was Player of the Game in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over the Mets (6IP 2H 0R 7K W) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Cain earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2005 with the Giants. His best season was 2010 with the Giants, when he had 16.1 Box-Toppers points, seventh among NL pitchers. In 2014, he had 1.0 Box-Toppers point with the Giants.
Cain has 96.0 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 45th among all pitchers since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. His 96.0 career points ranks 15th among active NL pitchers.
Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Paulo Orlando of the Royals (HR 2-5 2R 4BI in the 9-5 win over the Rays) made his Major League debut April 19 and was playing in his 33rd career game. He is the 3,526th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Miguel Sano of the Twins (HR 2-3 R 3BI in the 8-3 win over the Orioles) made his Major League debut July 2 and was playing in his sixth career game. He is the 3,527th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Cubs pitcher Dallas Beeler (5IP 4H 2R 6K ND in the 5-3 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut July 28, 2014, and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,528th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Kluber earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Gordon and Rizzo 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||17.0||Reds||Johnny Cueto (W,6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||1||11|
|9.0||Giants||Matt Cain (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||2||7|
|AL||6.2||Indians||Corey Kluber (W,4-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||0||0||2||7|
|4.2||Dbacks||Robbie Ray (W,3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||2||0||1||4|
|4.0||Braves||Jason Grilli (S,24)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||Blue Jays||Felix Doubront (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Royals||Alex Gordon, LF||5||0||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Paulo Orlando, CF||5||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Mike Trout, CF||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Austin Jackson, CF||4||2||1||4||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Miguel Sano, DH||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo, 1B||3||2||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Red Sox||Koji Uehara (S,20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Phillies||Jeff Francoeur, LF||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Athletics||Drew Pomeranz (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|