Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez 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 May 9:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|2||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||6.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||5.7|
|4||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||5.7|
|5||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||5.7|
|6||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
|7||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||5.0|
|8||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||5.0|
|9||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||5.0|
|10||Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||5.0|
Fernandez struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, in the 4-1 win over the Brewers. Fernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, ranking 21st among all players, the highest ranking of any of Monday’s 11 Players of the Games.
American League Player of the Day—Todd Frazier of the White Sox hit two home runs, including a 12-inning, tie-breaking grand slam, in the 8-4 win over the Twins. Frazier also went 4-for-6.
National League Batter of the Day—Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 10-5 win over the Rockies.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall AL Player of the Day was batter Todd Frazier.
Debut—Ketel Marte of the Mariners made his Box-Toppers debut Monday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Marte (HR 2B 4-5 3R 3BI in the 5-2 win over the Rays) made his Major League debut July 31, 2015, and was playing in his 87th career game. He is the 3,630th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Fernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Frazier earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day and Lamb earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||10.0||Marlins||Jose Fernandez (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||4||11|
|AL||6.0||White Sox||Todd Frazier, 3B||6||2||4||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Red Sox||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||5||2||3||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||6.0||Dbacks||Jake Lamb, 3B||3||3||2||4||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Mariners||Ketel Marte, SS||5||3||4||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Astros||Mike Fiers (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||4|
|2.2||Yankees||Kirby Yates (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Nationals||Daniel Murphy, 2B||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Aaron Sanchez (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||5||5|
|2.0||Mets||Jeurys Familia (S,11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Reds||Joey Votto, 1B||2||1||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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 (+/-).
|Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||4.0||8.7||34.7||34.7||-0.7|
|Sanchez, Aaron 3392||pi sp||tor al||3.7||5.7||7.7||7.7||1.7|
|Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||2.5||4.0||26.0||27.5||1.0|
|Votto, Joey 2366||1b||cin nl||2.0||7.0||23.7||55.7||-3.0|
|Yates, Kirby 3628||pi mr||nyy al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||chi al||1.7||10.6||24.6||24.6||-7.2|
|Lamb, Jake 3517||3b||ari nl||1.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||0.5|
|Bradley, Jackie Jr. 3293||cf||bos al||1.0||10.5||11.5||11.5||-8.5|
|Familia, Jeurys 3446||pi cp||nym nl||1.0||9.0||9.0||9.0||-7.0|
|Fiers, Michael 3029||pi sp||hou al||1.0||8.0||22.1||22.1||-6.0|
|Marte, Ketel 3630||ss||sea al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|