Royals pitcher Chris Young is Friday’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 22:
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||5.0|
|2||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||4.4|
|3||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|4||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|5||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||3.7|
|6||Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||3.5|
|7||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||3.4|
|8||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||3.0|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|10||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
Young struck out 10 over six innings, allowing two runs and four hits, in the 4-2 win over the Orioles.
National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola struck out seven over seven innings, allowing one run and four hits, in the 5-2 win over the Brewers.
National League Batter of the Day—Curtis Granderson of the Mets hit two homers, including a grand slam, and went 3-for-5, in the 6-3 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox tripled, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in a run, in the 6-2 win over the Astros. Betts earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, most of any of Friday’s Players of the Games. He ranks second among AL batters in season rankings, behind Robinson Cano of the Mariners (3.5). He ranks 11th among all players.
Notable—Cubs pitcher Jon Lester rises to 36th place in Box-Toppers “all-time” player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Lester (7IP 5H R 4K W in the 8-1 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 123.1 career points. Lester rises to 36th place among all players since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began), passing Angels pitcher Jered Weaver (123.1), beating him on a tiebreaker. He trails 35th-ranked player Gary Sheffield (124.1). Lester now has 2.0 Box-Toppers points this season.
Scoring—Young earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Nola earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Granderson and Betts each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||7.0||Royals||Chris Young (W,1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||1||10|
|NL||6.0||Phillies||Aaron Nola (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|BAT||5.0||Mets||Curtis Granderson, RF||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||4|
|4.2||Giants||Jeff Samardzija (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||1||1||0||5|
|4.1||Yankees||Ivan Nova (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|4.0||Padres||Wil Myers, 1B||3||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||Indians||Josh Tomlin (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||1||1||1||4|
|BAT||3.0||Red Sox||Mookie Betts, RF||5||3||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Nationals||Jose Lobaton, C||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||Nolan Arenado, 3B||3||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cubs||Jon Lester (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||4|
|2.0||Pirates||Jordy Mercer, SS||4||2||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Athletics||Chris Coghlan, 3B||4||2||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Mariners||Joel Peralta (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top playersHere 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 (+/-).
|Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||3.0||6.0||8.0||8.0||0.0|
|Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||2.5||11.0||12.5||12.5||-6.0|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||2.0||14.0||60.2||123.1||-10.0|
|Young, Chris R. 1933||pi sp||kc al||2.0||10.0||26.1||76.1||-6.0|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||2.0||8.0||26.8||26.8||-4.0|
|Tomlin, Josh 2771||pi sp||cle al||2.0||6.7||19.4||21.4||-2.7|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||1.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||-0.3|
|Granderson, Curtis 2051||rf||nym nl||1.5||5.5||30.4||62.8||-2.5|
|Samardzija, Jeff 2495||pi sp||sf nl||1.0||10.4||39.1||40.1||-8.4|
|Myers, Wil 3228||1b cf||sd nl||1.0||4.0||9.5||9.5||-2.0|
|Coghlan, Chris 2610||3b lf||oak al||1.0||2.0||8.5||15.0||0.0|
|Lobaton, Jose 3216||ca||dc nl||1.0||2.0||6.5||6.5||0.0|
|Nova, Ivan 2796||pi mr sp||nyy al||1.0||2.0||23.1||24.1||0.0|
|Mercer, Jordy 3206||ss||pit nl||1.0||1.0||7.0||7.0||1.0|
|Peralta, Joel 2292||pi mr||sea al||1.0||1.0||10.0||11.0||1.0|