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Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays is Box-Toppers Player of the Day for Saturday, Aug. 29 and rises to first place among batters in season Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 29.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.7|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||18.1|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||17.1|
|5||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||17.1|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||16.7|
|8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||16.4|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|10||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
Encarnacion hit three home runs, scored four times and drove in nine runs, in the 15-1 win over the Tigers.
Encarnacion earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season. He passes Mike Trout of the Angels (10.0 Box-Toppers points) to take the lead among AL batters. He ranks 24th among all players. He becomes the 28th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points, the second batter.
National League Player of the Day—Jay Bruce of the Reds homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 12-9 win over the Brewers.
AL and NL Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day for Saturday because the overall Player of the Day and NL Player of the Day were batters (Encarnacion and Bruce).
Notable—Aramis Ramirez of the Pirates earned Player of the Game honors and now has 105.8 career Box-Toppers points, ranked 56th among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers record keeping began. Ramirez (HR 1-4 R 3BI in the 4-3 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point. He trails 55th-ranked player Frank Thomas (106.2 Box-Toppers points). Ramirez has 6.0 Box-Toppers points this season, 14th among NL batters.
Debut—Phillies pitcher Adam Morgan made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Morgan (6IP 4H 2R 3K W in the 4-3 win over the Padres) made his Major League debut June 21 and was playing in his 12th career game. He is the 3,572nd player to to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Encarnacion earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bruce earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player 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||11.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion, DH||5||4||3||9||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||4.0||Reds||Jay Bruce, RF||5||3||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Athletics||Stephen Vogt, C||3||1||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Indians||Yan Gomes, C||3||1||1||5||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Yankees||Luis Severino (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||5|
|3.1||`Royals||Franklin Morales (MR) (H,8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Cardinals||Stephen Piscotty, LF||4||2||4||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Andre Ethier, RF||1||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Mike Fiers (W,7-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||3||5|
|3.0||Phillies||Adam Morgan (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||0||0||3|
|1.0||Mariners||Robinson Cano, 2B||4||1||4||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rangers||Adrian Beltre, 3B||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Pirates||Aramis Ramirez, 3B||4||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Nationals||Ian Desmond, SS||3||1||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Red Sox||Jean Machi (S,3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|