Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer 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 May 10:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|2||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||6.7|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||6.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||5.7|
|5||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||5.7|
|6||De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp||ari nl||5.7|
|7||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
|8||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||5.0|
|9||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||5.0|
|10||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||5.0|
Also Tuesday, Manny Machado of the Orioles rose to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, taking the lead among all American League players.
Player of the Day—Bauer struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, in the 4-0 win over the Astros.
National League Player of the Day—Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, striking out six, in the 5-1 win over the Rockies.
De La Rosa earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 for the season and rises to sixth in season player rankings, third among NL pitchers, behind Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers (7.0) and Jake Arrieta of the Cubs (6.0).
American League Batter of the Day—Travis Shaw of the Red Sox hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 13-5 win over the Athletics.
National League Batter of the Day—Ben Zobrist of the Cubs went 4-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 8-7 win over the Padres.
Rankings—Manny Machado of the Orioles rose to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Machado (HR 3-3 2R BI in the 5-3 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.7 for the season. He passes White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (5.7) for the AL lead in Box-Toppers points and trails only Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (7.0).
Debut—Ryan Rua of the Rangers made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Rua (HR 3-5 2R 4BI in the 13-11 win over the White Sox) made his Major League debut Aug. 29, 2014, and was playing in his 71st career game. He is the 3,631st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and De La Rosa earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Shaw and Zobrist 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||8.0||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||7|
|NL||6.1||Dbacks||Rubby De La Rosa (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||6.0||Red Sox||Travis Shaw, 1B||4||2||3||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Cubs||Ben Zobrist, 2B||4||3||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.2||Blue Jays||J.A. Happ (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||6||0||0||3||5|
|4.0||Rangers||Ryan Rua, 1B-LF||5||2||3||4||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||Mike Leake (W,1-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||Phillies||Adam Morgan (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||4|
|3.0||Orioles||Manny Machado, SS||3||2||3||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||Mariners||Steve Cishek (S,11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Brewers||Aaron Hill, 2B||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Yankees||Didi Gregorius, SS||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Tigers||Victor Martinez, 1B||5||2||4||0||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 (+/-).
|Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||6.7||14.2||17.7||17.7||-0.8|
|De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp||ari nl||5.7||11.7||15.7||15.7||-0.3|
|Martinez, Victor 1695||dh 1b ph||det al||3.5||7.0||26.9||67.1||0.0|
|Hill, Aaron 2056||3b 2b||mil nl||3.0||6.0||20.0||39.0||0.0|
|Cishek, Steve 2997||pi cp||sea al||3.0||4.0||23.0||23.0||2.0|
|Zobrist, Ben 2216||rf 2b||chi nl||2.5||3.5||21.5||30.5||1.5|
|Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||2.0||15.1||30.5||38.5||-11.1|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||2.0||11.4||20.1||20.1||-7.4|
|Shaw, Travis 3544||1b||bos al||1.5||5.7||5.7||5.7||-2.7|
|Leake, Mike 2709||pi sp||stl nl||1.0||11.0||36.1||40.6||-9.0|
|Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||1.0||8.7||19.4||19.4||-6.7|
|Gregorius, Didi 3184||ss||nyy al||1.0||3.5||5.5||5.5||-1.5|
|Morgan, Adam 3572||pi sp||phi nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Rua, Ryan 3631||1b lf||tex al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|