Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Saturday, Blue Jays pitcher David Price rose to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and now leads AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Player of the Day—Strasburg struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 6-1 win over the Rockies.
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||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||14.4|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||14.0|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||13.7|
American League Player of the Day—Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, in the 5-0 win over the Angels.
American League Batter of the Day—Abraham Almonte of the Indians homered, hit two doubles and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 17-4 win over the Twins.
This was Almonte’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. He made his Major League debut Aug. 30, 2013, and was playing in his 116th career game. He is the 3,554th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Francisco Liriano of the Pirates hit a three-run homer in the 6-5 win over the Dodgers. Liriano is the seventh pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 10.9 for the season and becomes the 23rd player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. He ranks 17th among all players and ninth among NL pitchers.
Rankings—Blue Jays pitcher David Price rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Price (7IP 3H 0R 7K W in the 6-0 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.1 for the season. He trails overall leader, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (17.4 Box-Toppers points). Price takes the Box-Toppers points lead among AL pitchers, passing Sonny Gray of the Athletics (15.8), who only took the AL pitching lead Friday.
Scoring—Strasburg earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Jimenez earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Almonte and Liriano each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||14.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W,6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||12|
|AL||11.0||Orioles||Ubaldo Jimenez (W,9-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|8.0||Blue Jays||David Price (W,11-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||7|
|6.0||Cardinals||Jaime Garcia (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||4||5|
|BAT||4.0||Indians||Abraham Almonte, CF||5||3||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Pirates||Francisco Liriano, P||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rangers||Shawn Tolleson (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||2||5|
|4.0||Royals||Greg Holland (S,25)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Cubs||Kris Bryant, 3B||3||2||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Ken Giles (S,5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Braves||Andrelton Simmons, SS||2||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Bruce Rondon (S,1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||Reds||Aroldis Chapman (S,24)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Rays||Grady Sizemore, LF||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Coco Crisp, LF||0||1||0||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|