Mets pitcher Steven Matz is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 17:
|1||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|2||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||3.4|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||3.0|
|4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||3.0|
|5||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
|6||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||2.7|
|7||Bettis, Chad 3481||pi sp||col nl||2.7|
|8||Ross, Joe 3499||pi sp||dc nl||2.7|
|9||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||2.7|
|10||Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||tb al||2.7|
Matz struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, in the 6-0 win over the Indians. Matz had a Box-Toppers game score of 11.0, tied with Rockies Tyler Chatwood, Player of the Game in his team’s 2-0 win over the Cubs (7IP 2H 0R 7K W), but Matz wins Player of the Day on a tiebreaker because he had more strikeouts—9 vs. 7.
American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Matt Moore struck out 10 over 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, in the 3-2 win over the White Sox. Moore earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 2.7 for the season, rising to 10th place in season player rankings.
National League Batter of the Day—Yasmany Tomas of the Diamondbacks hit a pair of homers and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Altuve of the Astros homered and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 5-4 win over the Tigers.
Notable—Phillies pitcher Charlie Morton rose to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Morton (6IP 4H R 6K ND in the 3-2 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season.
Debut—Twins closing pitcher Michael Tonkin made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Tonkin (2IP 0H 0R 4K W in the 3-2 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut July 11, 2013, and was playing in his 63rd career game. He is the 3,615th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Matz earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Moore earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Tomas and Altuve each earn 1.5 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||11.0||Mets||Steven Matz (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||9|
|11.0||Rockies||Tyler Chatwood (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||7|
|AL||7.1||Rays||Matt Moore (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||2||2||0||10|
|6.0||Blue Jays||Aaron Sanchez (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||4||7|
|6.0||Twins||Michael Tonkin (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||Dbacks||Yasmany Tomas, LF||4||3||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Dodgers||Kenta Maeda (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||3||7|
|4.1||Cardinals||Kevin Siegrist (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Yankees||Andrew Miller (S,3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Pirates||Gregory Polanco, RF||4||3||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Braves||Jace Peterson, 2B||4||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Astros||Jose Altuve, 2B||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Jed Lowrie, DH||1||0||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|
Box-Toppers point totals of Players of the GamesHere are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Players of the Game. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (16). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (15-16), the period 2011-2016 (11-16) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2016 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2015 total (+/-).
|Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||phi nl||3.0||9.7||22.7||27.7||-3.7|
|Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||tb al||2.7||2.7||28.2||28.2||2.7|
|Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||2.5||9.5||19.0||19.0||-4.5|
|Miller, Andrew 2436||pi cp||nyy al||2.0||6.0||10.0||17.0||-2.0|
|Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||2.0||5.5||5.5||5.5||-1.5|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Tomas, Yasmany 3489||lf||ari nl||1.5||5.0||5.0||5.0||-2.0|
|Siegrist, Kevin 3260||pi mr||stl nl||1.0||5.0||7.0||7.0||-3.0|
|Peterson, Jace 3469||2b||atl nl||1.0||4.5||4.5||4.5||-2.5|
|Polanco, Gregory 3361||rf||pit nl||1.0||4.0||8.0||8.0||-2.0|
|Lowrie, Jed 2437||dh ss||oak al||1.0||3.5||16.5||27.0||-1.5|
|Sanchez, Aaron 3392||pi sp||tor al||1.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||-1.0|
|Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||1.0||1.0||10.7||10.7||1.0|
|Tonkin, Michael 3615||pi cp||min al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|