Mariners pitcher Wade Miley is Saturday’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 30:
|1||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||5.0|
|2||Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||cf lf dh ph||nym nl||4.5|
|3||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||4.4|
|4||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||4.4|
|5||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||4.2|
|6||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||4.0|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||4.0|
|8||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
|9||De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp mr||ari nl||4.0|
|10||Nicasio, Juan 2888||pi sp||pit nl||4.0|
Miley pitched a complete game shutout, allowing five hits and striking out four, in the 6-0 win over the Royals.
National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin struck out six over five scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in the 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Rusin did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the Diamondbacks tied the game after he exited.
National League Batter of the Day—Michael Conforto of the Mets homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-5 win over the Giants. Conforto earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, the most of any of Saturday’s 14 Players of the Games. Conforto now ranks 11th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, second among NL batters, behind teammate Yoenis Cespedes (4.5).
American League Batter of the Day—Logan Forsythe of the Rays homered and went 3-for-3, driving two runs, in the 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Streak—Jason Werth of the Nationals has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 consecutive seasons after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Werth (HR 2-3 R 4BI in the 6-1 win over the Cardinals) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2002 with the Blue Jays, but his current 10-year streak began in 2007 with the Phillies. He has 45.2 career Box-Toppers points, which ranks 13th among active NL outfielders. His best year was 2010 with the Phillies when he had 9.0 Box-Toppers points, seventh among NL batters. He had 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Nationals.
Scoring—Miley earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rusin earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Conforto and Forsythe 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||8.0||Mariners||Wade Miley (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||5||0||0||0||4|
|7.0||Red Sox||Rick Porcello (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|6.0||Tigers||Jordan Zimmermann (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||7|
|5.2||Pirates||Francisco Liriano (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||1||1||0||6|
|5.2||Athletics||Jesse Hahn (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||4.0||Mets||Michael Conforto, LF||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Nationals||Jayson Werth, LF||3||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Rays||Logan Forsythe, 2B||3||1||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rangers||Derek Holland (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||0||1|
|2.1||White Sox||Nate Jones (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Phillies||Freddy Galvis, SS||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Wil Myers, 1B||3||2||2||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||5||1||4||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 (+/-).
|Conforto, Michael 3622||lf||nym nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Liriano, Francisco 2104||pi sp||pit nl||3.0||17.9||58.4||98.2||-11.9|
|Zimmermann, Jordan 2612||pi sp||det al||3.0||10.0||59.4||60.4||-4.0|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||3.0||7.0||28.7||37.7||-1.0|
|Forsythe, Logan 3364||2b||tb al||2.5||4.0||5.5||5.5||1.0|
|Miley, Wade 3006||pi sp||sea al||2.0||9.0||32.4||32.4||-5.0|
|Myers, Wil 3228||1b cf||sd nl||2.0||5.0||10.5||10.5||-1.0|
|Holland, Derek 2634||pi sp||tex al||2.0||4.7||36.8||43.8||-0.7|
|Rusin, Chris 3236||pi sp||col nl||1.7||2.7||4.7||4.7||0.7|
|Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||1.0||5.5||5.5||5.5||-3.5|
|Hahn, Jesse 3354||pi sp||oak al||1.0||5.0||11.7||11.7||-3.0|
|Galvis, Freddy 3202||ss||phi nl||1.0||5.0||9.0||9.0||-3.0|
|Werth, Jayson 1664||lf||dc nl||1.0||4.0||18.0||45.2||-2.0|
|Jones, Nate 3125||pi cp||chi al||1.0||2.0||9.0||9.0||0.0|