Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa is Thursday’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 28:
|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||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||4.2|
|5||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||4.0|
|7||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
|8||De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp mr||ari nl||4.0|
|9||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|10||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||3.7|
De La Rosa struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in the 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
De La Rosa earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season and rises to eighth in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
American League Player of the Day—Manny Machado of the Orioles hit a grand slam and doubled, going 2-for-4 with three runs and five RBIs, in the 10-2 win over the White Sox.
Machado earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 4.2 for the season and rises to fourth in Box-Toppers season player rankings, first among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Nick Markakis of the Braves doubled and went 4-for-5, driving in three runs, in the 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day because the overall AL Player of the Day was a batter, Manny Machado.
Debut—Anthony Gose of the Tigers made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Gose (HR 2B 2-4 2R 2BI in the 7-3 win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut July 17, 2012, and was playing in his 360th career game. He is the 3,623rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—De La Rosa earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Machado earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day and Markakis earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||13.0||Dbacks||Rubby De La Rosa (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||10|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||Manny Machado, 3B-SS||4||3||2||5||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Braves||Nick Markakis, RF||5||0||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Anthony Gose, CF||4||2||2||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Kris Bryant, LF||1||2||1||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Jose Fernandez (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||3||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 (+/-).
|Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||4.2||11.7||15.2||15.2||-3.3|
|De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp mr||ari nl||4.0||10.0||14.0||14.0||-2.0|
|Markakis, Nick 2116||rf||atl nl||3.0||7.5||18.5||45.1||-1.5|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||2.7||4.7||4.7||4.7||-7.0|
|Bryant, Kris 3465||3b lf||chi nl||2.0||10.5||10.5||10.5||-6.5|
|Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||2.0||6.7||32.7||32.7||-2.7|
|Gose, Anthony 3623||cf||det al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|