Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey is Friday’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 12:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||9.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||6.7|
|3||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||6.7|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||6.0|
|5||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||6.0|
|6||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||5.7|
|7||De La Rosa, Rubby 3342||pi sp||ari nl||5.7|
|8||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||5.5|
|9||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
|10||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||5.0|
Also Friday, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rose to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors, passing Manny Machado of the Orioles for the lead among all American League players.
Player of the Day—Dickey pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out six, in the 5-0 win over the Rangers.
National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson struck out nine over seven innings, allowing two runs (both unearned), in the 3-2 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—George Springer of the Astros hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 7-6 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—David Ross of the Cubs hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice, in the 9-4 win over the Pirates. This was Ross’ first Player of the Game honor in more than three years. He last earned Box-Toppers points on April 26, 2013, when he was AL Batter of the Day while playing for the Red Sox.
Rankings—White Sox pitcher Chris Sale rose to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Sale (CG 6H R 6K W in the 7-1 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.7 for the season. Sale also passes Manny Machado of the Orioles (6.7 points) to lead all AL players in Box-Toppers points. Though both Sale and Machado have 6.7 points, Sale wins the tiebreaker because he had more 2015 Box-Toppers points—18.8 vs. 7.5.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in their careers they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Brewers pitcher Junior Guerra (6IP 2H 0R 4K W in the 1-0 win over the Padres) made his Major League debut June 12, 2015, and was playing in his sixth career game. He is the 3,633rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Rockies pitcher Jon Gray (7IP 5H 2R 8K W in the 5-2 win over the Mets) made his Major League debut Aug. 4, 2015, and was playing in his 14th career game. He is the 3,634th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Dickey earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hellickson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Springer and Ross each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||Blue Jays||R.A. Dickey (W,2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|NL||9.0||Phillies||Jeremy Hellickson (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||0||1||9|
|7.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W,8-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||1||1||0||6|
|7.0||Orioles||Chris Tillman (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||7|
|6.0||Brewers||Junior Guerra (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|5.0||Rockies||Jon Gray (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||8|
|BAT||4.0||Astros||George Springer, RF||5||2||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Cubs||David Ross, C||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Joe Panik, 2B||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Nationals||Bryce Harper, RF||2||1||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Fernando Salas (S,1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Indians||Zach McAllister (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Dodgers||Yasiel Puig, RF||5||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Athletics||Danny Valencia, 3B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer, 1B||1||1||1||0||3||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 (+/-).
|Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||6.7||25.5||77.7||79.7||-12.1|
|Hellickson, Jeremy 2778||pi sp||phi nl||4.4||9.4||33.1||36.1||-0.6|
|Tillman, Chris 2754||pi sp||bal al||4.0||8.7||37.8||39.8||-0.7|
|Springer, George 3337||rf||hou al||2.5||3.5||6.5||6.5||1.5|
|Dickey, R.A. 1734||pi sp||tor al||2.0||7.0||51.2||72.9||-3.0|
|Panik, Joe 3401||2b||sf nl||2.0||6.0||7.0||7.0||-2.0|
|Ross, David 1729||ca||chi nl||1.5||1.5||10.0||26.1||1.5|
|Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||1.0||10.0||23.5||23.5||-8.0|
|Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||1.0||10.0||25.4||25.4||-8.0|
|Puig, Yasiel 3193||rf||lad nl||1.0||4.5||7.0||7.0||-2.5|
|Valencia, Danny 2772||3b||oak al||1.0||4.5||6.5||9.5||-2.5|
|McAllister, Zach 3088||pi mr sp||cle al||1.0||2.0||12.7||12.7||0.0|
|Salas, Fernando 2853||pi cp||ana al||1.0||2.0||9.0||9.0||0.0|
|Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Guerra, Junior 3633||pi sp||mil nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|