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Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel is Box-Toppers Player of the Day for Tuesday, Aug. 25 and rises to sixth place in player rankings.
Also Tuesday, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rose to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning NL Player of the Day honors.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 25.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|2||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||17.1|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||17.1|
|5||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||16.7|
|6||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||16.7|
|7||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||16.0|
|9||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
|10||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
Player of the Day—Keuchel pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine, in the 15-1 win over the Yankees.
Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 16.7 for the season, rising to sixth place in player rankings. He ranks third among AL pitchers, behind David Price of the Blue Jays and Chris Sale of the White Sox (both with 17.1 Box-Toppers points).
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run and four hits, in the 8-5 win over the Giants.
Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 17.1 for the season, rising to fourth place in player rankings. He ranks second among NL pitchers behind Jacob deGrom of the Mets (19.4 Box-Toppers points).
American League Batter of the Day—Michael Brantley of the Indians hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 11-6 win over the Brewers.
National League Batter of the Day—DJ LaMahieu of the Rockies went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 5-1 win over the Braves.
Scoring—Keuchel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Brantley and LeMahieu each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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||13.0||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W,15-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||0||9|
|NL||8.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,16-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||0||1||8|
|BAT||6.0||Indians||Michael Brantley, LF||4||3||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W,8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||2||2||1||7|
|5.0||Cardinals||Jaime Garcia (W,6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||`White Sox||Zach Duke (MR) (H,21)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S,34)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Wade Davis (S,12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Angels||Erick Aybar, SS||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dodgers||Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Miguel Sano, DH||4||2||1||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Roberto Osuna (S,15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Mariners||Austin Jackson, CF||4||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Justin Bour, 1B||4||1||2||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|