Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Cueto pitched a complete game shutout, striking out eight and allowing four hits, in the 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 10.
|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|
Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Game, giving him 12.8 for the season, rising to 15th in player rankings. He ranks eighth among American League pitchers. Monday marked the first time Cueto earned Box-Toppers points since his trade last month from the Reds.
National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out six, in the 8-3 win over the Dodgers.
American League Batter of the Day—Avisail Garcia of the White Sox hit two home runs and drove in four in the 8-2 win over the Angels.
National League Batter of the Day—Wellington Castillo of the Diamondbacks homered and hit a three-run triple in the 13-3 win over the Phillies. Castillo went 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs.
Scoring—Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gonzalez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Garcia and Castillo each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||Royals||Johnny Cueto (W,8-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||8|
|NL||6.0||Nationals||Gio Gonzalez (W,9-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||0||0||1||6|
|5.1||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||1||1||2||5|
|BAT||4.0||White Sox||Avisail Garcia, RF||4||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Dbacks||Welington Castillo, C||4||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S,31)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||`Padres||Shawn Kelley (H,4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|