Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto is Tuesday’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 26:
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||5.0|
|2||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||4.4|
|3||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||4.4|
|4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||4.0|
|6||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
|7||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|8||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||3.7|
|9||Latos, Mat 2644||pi sp||chi al||3.7|
|10||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||3.5|
Cueto pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 11 and allowing seven hits and one walk, in the 1-0 win over the Padres.
Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Rich Hill struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, in the 5-1 win over the Tigers.
Hill earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 4.4 for the season, rising to third in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
National League Batter of the Day—Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates hit three homers and went 3-for-5, driving in five runs, in the 9-4 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—Johnny Giavotella of the Angels hit a three-run homer in the 9-4 win over the Royals. Giavotella also doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times.
Rankings—White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rose to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Sale (8IP 4H R 6K W in the 10-1 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 4.0 for the season.
Scoring—Cueto earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hill earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. McCutchen and Giavotella each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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||12.0||Giants||Johnny Cueto (W,4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||7||0||0||1||11|
|AL||11.0||Athletics||Rich Hill (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||0||8|
|10.0||Red Sox||David Price (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||2||14|
|8.0||Cardinals||Carlos Martinez (W,4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||4|
|8.0||Mariners||Nathan Karns (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||6|
|BAT||6.0||Pirates||Andrew McCutchen, CF||5||3||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||2||6|
|6.0||Rangers||A.J. Griffin (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||5.0||Angels||Johnny Giavotella, 2B||4||3||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Cubs||Adam Warren (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Mets||Yoenis Cespedes, PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Andres Blanco, SS||4||2||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||Rays||Alex Colome (S,5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Marlins||Christian Yelich, LF||5||2||3||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 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 (+/-).
|Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||4.4||8.4||8.4||28.1||0.4|
|Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||4.0||22.8||75.0||77.0||-14.8|
|Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||4.0||16.8||68.0||87.4||-8.8|
|Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||3.0||24.1||80.1||96.8||-18.1|
|Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf dh ph||nym nl||3.0||13.9||34.9||34.9||-7.9|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||2.0||15.7||16.7||16.7||-11.7|
|Nolasco, Ricky 2125||pi sp||min al||2.0||4.0||24.7||77.8||0.0|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||1.5||12.0||42.7||48.4||-9.0|
|Giavotella, Johnny 2931||2b||ana al||1.5||5.0||8.0||8.0||-2.0|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp sp mr||tb al||1.0||6.0||9.7||9.7||-4.0|
|Karns, Nathan 3414||pi sp||sea al||1.0||6.0||7.0||7.0||-4.0|
|Warren, Adam 3169||pi mr sp||chi nl||1.0||4.7||8.7||8.7||-2.7|
|Yelich, Christian 3334||lf||fla nl||1.0||3.5||11.0||11.0||-1.5|
|Blanco, Andres 2980||ss||phi nl||1.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|
|Griffin, A.J. 3074||pi sp||tex al||1.0||1.0||15.7||15.7||1.0|