Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Roark struck out 15 over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in the 2-0 win over the Twins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 23:
|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||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||3.7|
|6||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||3.7|
|7||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||ba al||3.5|
|8||Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||3.5|
|9||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||3.5|
|10||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||3.4|
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing one run and two hits, in the 10-1 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs in the 13-5 win over the Cubs.
Suarez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.5 for the season and rising to ninth in player rankings. He also rises to lead all NL batters in Box-Toppers points for the season.
American League Batter of the Day—Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-3 win over the Athletics.
Rankings—Besides Suarez, two other players rose in Box-Toppers top 10 season player rankings Saturday after earning Player of the Game honors:
- Angels pitcher Hector Santiago (6IP 4H 2R 7K W in the 4-2 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.7 for the season, rising to fifth among all players and second among AL pitchers (behind Edinson Volquez of the Royals with 4.4).
- Chris Davis of the Orioles (HR 4-5 3R 2BI in the 8-3 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.5 for the season, rising to seventh among all players and first among AL batters.
Debut—Kelby Tomlinson of the Giants made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Tomlinson (1-1 R BI in the 7-2 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut Aug. 3, 2015, and was playing in his 61st career game. He is the 3,619th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Roark earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Kluber earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Suarez and Donaldson each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter 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||17.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||15|
|AL||14.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W,1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||1||1||0||10|
|10.1||Dodgers||Kenta Maeda (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||0||0||1||8|
|BAT||6.0||Reds||Eugenio Suarez, 3B||4||3||3||4||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Dbacks||Rubby De La Rosa (W,2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||6|
|5.2||`White Sox||Carlos Rodon||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||2||2||2||7|
|BAT||5.0||Blue Jays||Josh Donaldson, 3B||4||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Phillies||Odubel Herrera, CF||4||4||3||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Orioles||Chris Davis, 1B||5||3||4||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus, LF||4||1||2||5||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Aledmys Diaz, SS||5||1||5||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Hector Santiago (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||2||7|
|2.0||Giants||Kelby Tomlinson, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||Mets||Steven Matz (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||9||2||2||0||8|
|`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 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 (+/-).
|Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||3.7||11.7||24.1||24.1||-4.3|
|Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||3.5||14.5||45.4||53.9||-7.5|
|Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||3.5||6.5||9.0||9.0||0.5|
|Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||3.0||6.5||6.5||6.5||-0.5|
|Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||3.0||4.0||19.0||19.0||2.0|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||tor al||2.5||12.4||32.4||32.4||-7.4|
|Rasmus, Colby 2608||lf||hou al||2.5||8.5||22.7||34.2||-3.5|
|Rodon, Carlos 3494||pi sp||chi al||2.0||10.1||10.1||10.1||-6.1|
|De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi mr||ari nl||2.0||8.0||12.0||12.0||-4.0|
|Diaz, Aledmys 3612||ss||stl nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||1.7||15.1||45.9||45.9||-11.7|
|Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||1.0||9.0||21.7||21.7||-7.0|
|Herrera, Odubel 3449||cf||phi nl||1.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||-3.0|
|Tomlinson, Kelby 3619||ph||sf nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|