Blue Jays pitcher David Price is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth in player rankings.
Price struck out 11 over eight innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 5-1 win over the Twins in his debut with the Blue Jays. Price, previously with the Tigers, was Box-Toppers’ highest-ranked player traded prior to the July trade deadline.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 2.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||16.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|3||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||15.1|
|5||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|7||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||14.1|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||13.7|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|10||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||13.0|
Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Game, giving him 15.1 for the season. He ranks fourth among all players and second among American League pitchers, behind Felix Hernandez of the Mariners (15.4).
National League Player of the Day—Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Godley pitched six scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing three hits, in the 6-4 win over the Nationals.
American League Batter of the Day—Adrian Beltre of the Rangers hit for the cycle (home run, triple, double, single), going 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 12-9 win over the Astros.
National League Batter of the Day—Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-7 win over the Marlins.
Cespedes earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.2 for the season, rising to second place among NL batters, behind Randal Grichuk of the Cardinals (9.5).
Scoring—Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Godley earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Beltre and Cespedes 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||12.0||Blue Jays||David Price (W,10-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||2||11|
|NL||7.0||Dbacks||Zack Godley (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||4.0||Rangers||Adrian Beltre, 3B||5||2||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Mets||Yoenis Cespedes, CF||5||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Padres||Yangervis Solarte, 3B||4||2||2||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||Angels||Garrett Richards (W,11-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||4||4||3||11|
|3.0||Braves||Jace Peterson, 2B||5||2||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager, 3B||4||3||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Caleb Joseph, C||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|