Mariners pitcher Vidal Nuno is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Wednesday, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom became the third player this season with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points and maintains his rank of third place in player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 9.
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||21.7|
|2||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||21.1|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||20.4|
|4||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||19.4|
|5||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||19.1|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|7||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||17.4|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|9||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||17.0|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||16.8|
Player of the Day—Nuno pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 10, in the 6-0 win over the Rangers.
National League Player of the Day—Pirates pitcher J.A. Happ struck out 10 over six innings, allowing two runs and three hits, in the 5-4 win over the Reds.
Happ earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 12.1 for the season, rising to 20th in player rankings. He ranks 11th among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Ryan Hanigan of the Red Sox doubled twice and went 3-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 10-4 win over the Blue Jays.
National League Batter of the Day—Michael Bourn of the Braves tripled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-1 win over the Phillies.
Rankings—Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom became the third player this season with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Gamed honors Wednesday. deGrom (7IP 5H 2R 9K W in the 5-3 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 20.4 for the season, maintaining his third-place ranking among players this season. He also ranks third among NL pitchers.
Notable—Angels pitcher Garrett Richards became the 34th player with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers poitns this season after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Richards (7.2IP 4H 2R 11K ND in the 3-2 win over the Dodgers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 31st among all players and 16th among AL pitchers.
Debut—Francisco Lindor of the Indians made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Lindor (HR 3B 3-5 2R BI in the 6-4 win over the White Sox) made his Major League debut June 14 and was playing in his 76th career game. He is the 3,586 player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Nuno earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Happ earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Hanigan and Bourn each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||Mariners||Vidal Nuno (W,1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||2||10|
|NL||9.0||Pirates||J.A. Happ (W,9-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||2||2||0||10|
|8.0||Marlins||Tom Koehler (W,9-13)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||2||2||2||10|
|5.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W,13-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||2||9|
|5.0||Orioles||Ubaldo Jimenez (W,11-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||3||3||0||8|
|5.0||Rays||Jake Odorizzi (W,7-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Red Sox||Ryan Hanigan, C||3||1||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dbacks||Zack Godley (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||Cardinals||Jonathan Broxton (MR) (W,2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Braves||Michael Bourn, CF||5||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Wil Myers, 1B||5||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Hank Conger, C||4||0||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Miguel Sano, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Indians||Francisco Lindor, SS||5||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|