Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Sunday, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings. Plus, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver earned Player of the Game honors, giving him 120.4 career Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 8.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||17.4|
|2||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||16.1|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|4||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
|5||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|6||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|8||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||14.4|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||14.4|
|10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||14.0|
Player of the Day—Kluber pitched a three-hit complete game, allowing one run and striking out 10, in the 8-1 win over the Twins. Kluber had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning.
Kluber earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season and ranks 12th among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out six, in the 2-0 win over the Giants.
Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 14.4 for the season, rising to eighth place among players this season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the 7-2 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—Francisco Cervelli of the Pirates homered, tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 13-6 win over the Dodgers.
Notable—Angels pitcher Jered Weaver rose to 36th place among all players since 1995 after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Weaver (5IP 4H 2R 7K ND in the 5-4 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 120.4 for his career. With his point Sunday, Weaver passes Justin Verlander (119.9) on the “all-time” list (Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995). Weaver trails 35th-ranked player Cole Hamels (120.8). Weaver’s 120.4 career Box-Toppers points ranks fourth among active AL pitchers. He has 5.0 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Richie Shaffer of the Rays made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Shaffer (HR 3-3 3R BI in the 4-3 win over the Mets) made his Major League debut Aug. 3 and was playing in his fourth career game. He is the 3,555th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Kluber earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Bradley and Cervelli 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
|MLB||13.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W,7-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||1||1||1||10|
|NL||7.2||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,13-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||0||0||2||6|
|6.1||Blue Jays||Marco Estrada (W,10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||0||0||3||6|
|BAT||6.0||Red Sox||Jackie Bradley, CF||3||2||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Pirates||Francisco Cervelli, C||4||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Brewers||Khris Davis, LF||4||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rays||Richie Shaffer, DH||3||3||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Marlins||Brad Hand (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||2||3|
|3.0||Phillies||Jerome Williams (W,4-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||3|
|2.0||Dbacks||David Peralta, LF||5||1||5||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||1||0||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mariners||Jesus Montero, 1B||3||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|