White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija, pitching a one-hitter, is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 21.
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||23.1|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.7|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||21.1|
|4||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||20.4|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||20.4|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||19.7|
|7||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||19.4|
|8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||18.0|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|10||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||17.0|
Also Monday, Blue Jays pitcher David Price rose to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings, maintaining his lead among American League pitchers in Box-Toppers points. Plus, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel rises to second among AL pitchers, fifth overall and becomes the fifth player this season with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Player of the Day—Samardzija pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout, striking out six, in the 2-0 win over the Tigers. Samardjiza allowed only one baserunner when he allowed a single in the fifth inning.
National League Player of the Day—Jorge Soler of the Cubs hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the 9-5 win over the Brewers.
American League Batter of the Day—Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox hit a grand slam, doubled and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 8-7 win over the Rays.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall NL Player of the Day was batter Jorge Soler.
Rankings—Two players rose in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
- Blue Jays pitcher David Price rose to third place and maintained his lead among AL pitchers. Price (7IP 2H 0R 7K W in the 4-2 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 21.1 for the season. Price now trails two players in Box-Toppers season player rankings—Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta (23.1) and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22.7).
- Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel rose to fifth place and second place among AL pitchers, behind Price. Keuchel (7.2IP 6H R 6K W in the 6-3 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 20.4 for the season. Keuchel becomes the fifth player this season with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points. With his point Monday, Keuchel passes Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke (19.7) and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (19.4) in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Scoring—Samardjiza earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Soler earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Bogaerts earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL 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||14.0||White Sox||Jeff Samardzija (W,10-13)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||0||0||0||6|
|11.0||Blue Jays||David Price (W,17-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||7|
|4.2||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W,18-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Red Sox||Xander Bogaerts, SS||5||2||2||5||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||4.0||Cubs||Jorge Soler, PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||White Sox||Erik Johnson (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||2||9|
|3.0||Pirates||Starling Marte, LF||5||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Jonathon Niese (W,9-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||2||2|
|1.0||Dbacks||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||4||2||2||1||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|