Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of July 8.
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|2||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||13.4|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||13.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||12.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||det al||12.1|
|6||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||12.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||12.0|
|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|
Also Wednesday, Mike Trout of the Angels earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day and now leads American League batters in Box-Toppers points for the season. Plus, two players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors—Clayton Kershaw and David Ortiz.
Player of the Day—deGrom pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out 10, in the 4-1 win over the Giants.
deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.4 for the season, rising to third place in player rankings. He ranks second among National League pitchers behind overall leader Max Scherzer of the Nationals (14.0 Box-Toppers points).
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer struck out nine over eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits, in the 4-2 win over the Astros.
National League Batter of the Day—Carlos Gomez of the Brewers hit two home runs and went 2-for-3, driving in four runs, in the 6-5 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Lorenzo Cain of the Royals homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-7 win over the Rays.
Rankings—Mike Trout of the Angels rose to top AL batters in Box-Toppers points for the season after earning Player of the Game honors for the second straight day Wednesday.
Trout (2HR 2-3 2R 2BI in the 3-2 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.5 for the season, rising to first place among AL batters. He passes previous leader Prince Fielder of the Rangers, who also has 7.5 Box-Toppers points, but Trout beats Fielder on a tiebreaker because he had more Box-Toppers points in 2014 (8.5 vs. 1.0). Trout ranks 27th among all players.
Trout was also Player of the Game in Tuesday’s win over the Rockies.
Streak—David Ortiz of the Red Sox has now earned Box-Toppers points for 16 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Ortiz (2-R HR 2B 2-4 2R 2BI in the 6-3 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Ortiz earned his first Box-Toppers point in 1997 with the Twins, but earned no points in 1999. His 16-year streak started in 2000 with the Twins. Ortiz has led American League batters in Box-Toppers points in two seasons, both with the Red Sox. In 2005, he had 14.7 Box-Toppers points and in 2006, his best season, he had 16.7 Box-Toppers points. In 2014, he had 7.0 Box-Toppers points with the Red Sox.
Ortiz has 134.4 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 24th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He trails 23rd-place player Zack Greinke (134.7). Ortiz ranks seventh among all batters since 1995 and ranks third among active batters, behind Alex Rodriguez (185.3 Box-Toppers points) and Albert Pujols (171.3).
Notable—Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw now has 142.6 career Box-Toppers points, 20th-most among players since 1995, after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Kershaw (CG 0R 8H 13K W in the 5-0 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season, ranking seventh among NL pitchers this season.
Kershaw trails 19th-place player on Box-Toppers’ “all-time” list, Jim Thome (146.7 Box-Toppers points). Kershaw’s 142.6 career Box-Toppers points ranks 14th among pitchers since 1995 and fourth among active pitchers.
Debut—Jefry Marte of the Tigers made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Marte (HR 2B 2-4 2R 2BI in the 5-4 win over the Mariners) made his Major League debut July 5 and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,529th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bauer earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Gomez and Cain each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||15.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W,9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||1||10|
|14.0||Dodgers||Clayton Kershaw (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||8||0||0||0||13|
|AL||7.0||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W,8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||0||9|
|BAT||5.0||Brewers||Carlos Gomez, CF||3||2||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Royals||Lorenzo Cain, CF||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Pirates||Deolis Guerra (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Dbacks||A.J. Pollock, CF||4||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Yankees||Mark Teixeira, 1B||3||2||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Mike Trout, CF||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Tommy Milone (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||2||5|
|2.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, 1B||4||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Jefry Marte, 1B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||Adam Eaton, CF||4||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cardinals||Pete Kozma, PR-2B||0||1||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|