Rays pitcher Chris Archer is Monday’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 25:
|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||bal 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|
Archer struck out 10 over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits, in the 2-0 win over the Orioles.
National League Player of the Day—Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing five hits, in the 6-1 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers hit two homers (including a three-run shot), a double and went 4-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 7-3 win over the Athletics.
Cabrera earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day and now has 134.4 career points, rising to 26th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes Jason Giambi (133.4) on the “all-time” list and trails 25th-place player, Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (136.8). Passing Giambi, Cabrera rises to eighth among all batters in Box-Toppers points since 1995 and ranks fourth among active batters, behind Alex Rodriguez (187.0), Albert Pujols (175.3) and David Ortiz (137.9).
Cabrera also has now earned Box-Toppers points in 14 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2003 with the Marlins. His best year was 2013 with the Tigers when he had 16.9 points, leading AL batters. He also led AL batters in 2009 with the Tigers, when he had 16.5. In 2015, he had 4.7 points with the Tigers, his lowest point total since his 2003 rookie year when he had 3.0.
National League Batter of the Day—Michael Conforto of the Mets homered, doubled and went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in a run, in the 5-3 win over the Reds.
This is the second straight day Conforto earned Player of the Game honors. He made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, April 24, earning Player of the Game honors in the Mets win over the Braves.
Box-Toppers season streaksHere are the players who have earned Box-Toppers points in the most consecutive seasons. Jason Giambi earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 19 straight seasons from 1995 to 2013, more than any other player. (Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.) Players are listed by duration of their streak. Also shown is the duration of their streak and their career Box-Toppers point (BTP) total.
|2||18||Jim Thome||1b dh||1995-2012||146.7|
|7||17||Mariano Rivera||pi cp||1995-2011||126.4|
|7||17||Tim Hudson||pi sp||1999-2015||157.0|
|12||16||Andy Pettitte||pi sp||1995-2010||138.5|
|12||16||Jamie Moyer||pi sp||1995-2010||104.0|
|12||16||Kevin Millwood||pi sp||1997-2012||108.3|
|12||16||Derek Lowe||pi sp||1998-2013||91.5|
|12||16||Mark Buehrle*||pi sp||2000-2015||116.7|
|12||16||Albert Pujols*||dh 1b||2001-2016||175.3|
* Active streak
Streak—Albert Pujols of the Angels has now earned Box-Toppers points in 16 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
The 16-year streak is tied for the 12th-longest streak in Box-Toppers history (since 1995) with nine other players.
Pujols (2HR 2-4 3R 2BI in the 6-1 win over the Royals) earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2001 with the Cardnals. His best year was 2009 with the Cardinals, when he had 16.7 Box-Toppers points to lead NL batters. Pujols led NL batters five times, the most a batter has led his league in Box-Toppers points since 1995:
In 2015, Pujols had 7.0 Box-Toppers points with the Angels, ranked 20th among AL batters.
Pujols, earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game Monday, now has 175.3 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his rank of sixth place among all players since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995. He trails fifth-place player, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (179.0). Pujols ranks second among all batters, behind Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees (187.0).
Scoring—Archer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Locke earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Cabrera and Conforto each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||11.2||Rays||Chris Archer (W,1-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||0||0||0||10|
|9.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||11|
|9.0||Yankees||Nathan Eovaldi (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||6|
|NL||7.0||Pirates||Jeff Locke (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||2||8|
|6.1||Red Sox||Rick Porcello (W,4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||6.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera, 1B||4||2||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Mets||Michael Conforto, LF||3||3||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||2||2||2||9|
|3.1||White Sox||Zach Putnam (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Dbacks||Chris Owings, CF||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Albert Pujols, 1B||4||3||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Giancarlo Stanton, RF||3||1||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`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 (+/-).
|Walker, Taijuan 3453||pi sp||sea al||2.7||16.4||16.4||16.4||-11.0|
|Conforto, Michael 3622||lf||nym nl||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||2.0||18.0||42.1||42.1||-14.0|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||2.0||6.0||27.7||36.7||-2.0|
|Locke, Jeff 3133||pi sp||pit nl||1.7||7.7||19.1||19.1||-4.3|
|Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||1.5||6.2||54.8||134.4||-3.2|
|Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||1.0||18.0||88.0||93.7||-16.0|
|Pujols, Albert 1438||1b dh||ana al||1.0||8.0||38.0||175.3||-6.0|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||1.0||6.5||28.2||33.7||-4.5|
|May, Trevor 3417||pi mr sp cp||min al||1.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||-2.0|
|Eovaldi, Nathan 2928||pi sp||nyy al||1.0||3.0||20.1||20.1||-1.0|
|Owings, Chris 3347||cf||ari nl||1.0||2.0||4.5||4.5||0.0|
|Putnam, Zach 3426||pi mr||chi al||1.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|