Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth in player rankings.
Also Sunday, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel rises to lead American League pitchers in Box-Toppers points, rising to fourth place in overall player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Sept. 6.
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||21.1|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.7|
|3||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||19.4|
|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||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
Player of the Day—Cole pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven, in the 7-1 win over the Cardinals.
Cole earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 17.0 for the season and rising to ninth in season player rankings. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel struck out 12 over eight innings, allowing three runs and five hits, in the 8-5 win over the Twins.
Keuchel earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 19.4 for the season. He rises to first place among AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points, passing previous leader David Price of the Blue Jays (19.1). Keuchel also rises to fourth place among all players in season player rankings.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays homered, doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-4 win over the Orioles.
Bautista earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, rising to seventh place among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Miguel Montero of the Cubs hit a grand slam and went 2-for-3 in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Notable—David Ortiz of the Red Sox now has 136.9 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Ortiz (HR 1-1 R 3BI in the 6-2 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point and maintains his rank of 24th among all players since 1995 (when Box-Toppers record keeping began). Ortiz trails 23rd-ranked player Andy Pettitte (138.5). Ortiz has 3.5 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Nationals pitcher Felipe Rivero made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Rivero (1.1IP 0H 0R 2K W in the 8-4 win over the Braves) made his Major League debut April 17 and was playing in his 35th career game. He is the 3,579th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Cole earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Keuchel earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Bautista and Montero each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||9.0||Pirates||Gerrit Cole (W,16-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||7|
|AL||7.0||Astros||Dallas Keuchel (W,17-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||3||3||2||12|
|6.0||Indians||Cody Anderson (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|BAT||5.0||Blue Jays||Jose Bautista, RF||3||3||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Cubs||Miguel Montero, C||3||1||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, DH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||Nationals||Felipe Rivero (MR) (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Reds||Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||2||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Santiago Casilla (S,32)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||White Sox||Adam Eaton, CF||5||3||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Yankees||Brian McCann, C||3||1||1||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Justin Bour, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Hector Santiago (W,8-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||6||3|
|1.1||Mariners||Hisashi Iwakuma (W,7-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||1||1||1||3|
|0.0||Dodgers||Justin Turner, 2B||4||2||2||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|