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Billy Hamilton of the Reds is Thursday, Aug. 13’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Hamilton homered and went 4-for-4, scoring four times and driving in two runs, in the 10-3 win over the Dodgers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 13.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||18.4|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||16.7|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||16.1|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|5||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
|6||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||15.4|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|10||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||14.4|
American League Player of the Day—Mitch Moreland of the Rangers hit a two-run homer and a two-run double, going 4-for-4, in the 6-5 win over the Twins.
American League and National League Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day for Thursday because the overall Players of the Day were batters—Billy Hamilton and Mitch Moreland. In fact, batters were unusually dominant Thursday and were Players of the Game in seven of the nine games played.
Notable—Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was the highest-ranked player to earn Player of the Game honors Thursday. Vogelsong (5IP 3H R 8K W in the 3-1 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season and ranks 40th among all players, 17th among NL pitchers.
Scoring—Hamilton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Moreland earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. All of Thursday’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||6.0||Reds||Billy Hamilton, CF||4||4||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||5.0||Rangers||Mitch Moreland, 1B||4||1||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Cubs||Kyle Schwarber, LF||4||2||3||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Yankees||Stephen Drew, 2B||3||4||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mets||Juan Lagares, PH-CF||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Giants||Ryan Vogelsong (W,8-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||4||8|
|2.2||Angels||Jose Alvarez (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Pirates||Pedro Alvarez, 1B||4||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Ryan Goins, SS||3||1||1||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|