Rays pitcher Matt Andriese 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 May 14:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||9.0|
|2||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||7.7|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||6.7|
|4||Machado, Manny 3087||3b ss||bal al||6.7|
|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||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||5.7|
|9||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||5.5|
|10||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
Also Saturday, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta rose to second in Box-Toppers season player rankings and David Ortiz of the Red Sox extended his consecutive season streak earning Box-Toppers points to 17.
Player of the Day—Andriese pitched a complete game two-hit shutout, striking out five, in the 6-0 win over the Athletics.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struck out 11 over eight innings, allowing two runs and three hits, in the 8-2 win over the Pirates.
Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season and rising from fourth to second in season player rankings, trailing Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (9.0).
American League Batter of the Day—Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in the 9-3 win over the Tigers. Schoop went 2-for-3 with five total RBIs.
National League Batter of the Day—Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins tripled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-1 win over the Nationals.
Rankings—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola rose to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Nola (7IP 5H 2R 9K W in the 4-3 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Box-Toppers season streaksHere are the players who have earned Box-Toppers points in the most consecutive seasons. Jason Giambi earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 19 straight seasons from 1995 to 2013, more than any other player. (Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.) Players are listed by duration of their streak. Also shown is the duration of their streak and their career Box-Toppers point (BTP) total.
|2||18||Jim Thome||1b dh||1995-2012||146.7|
|7||17||Mariano Rivera||pi cp||1995-2011||126.4|
|7||17||Tim Hudson||pi sp||1999-2015||157.0|
|13||16||Andy Pettitte||pi sp||1995-2010||138.5|
|13||16||Jamie Moyer||pi sp||1995-2010||104.0|
|13||16||Kevin Millwood||pi sp||1997-2012||108.3|
|13||16||Derek Lowe||pi sp||1998-2013||91.5|
|13||16||Mark Buehrle*||pi sp||2000-2015||116.7|
|13||16||Albert Pujols*||dh 1b||2001-2016||175.3|
|13||16||CC Sabathia*||pi sp||2001-2016||180.0|
* Active streak
Streak—Two players extended notable streaks of consecutive seasons earning Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday:
- David Ortiz of the Red Sox (HR 3B 2B 3-5 R 3BI in the 6-5 win over the Astros) has now earned Box-Toppers points in 17 straight seasons—only six players in Box-Toppers tracking history (going back to 1995) have longer streaks.
Ortiz had his first Box-Toppers points in 1997 with the Twins, but his current 17-season streak began in 2000 with the Twins. He has 138.9 career Box-Toppers points and rises to 23rd among all players since 1995, passing Andy Pettitte (138.5) on the “all-time” list. Ortiz now trails 22nd-ranked player Bartolo Colon of the Mets (142.1). Ortiz ranks seventh among all batters since 1995 and third among active batters.
Ortiz had his best seasons in 2005 and 2006 with the Red Sox, when he led AL batters in Box-Toppers points both seasons (14.7 in 2005 and 16.7 in 2006). He had 4.5 points in 2015 with the Red Sox.
- Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (6IP 3H R 5K ND in the 8-7 win over the Brewers) has now earned Box-Toppers points in 15 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2002 with the Padres and has 137.8 career points, 25th among all players since 1995. He trails 24th-ranked player Andy Pettitte (138.5). Peavy’s best season was 2007 with the Padres when he had 23.4 Box-Toppers points, first among NL pitchers. He had 5.0 points in 2015 with the Giants.
Debut—Juan Centeno of the Twins made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Centeno (HR 2B 2-3 2R 2BI in the 6-3 win over the Indians) made his Major League debut Sept. 18, 2013, and was playing in his 28th career game. He is the 3,635th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Andriese earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arrieta earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Schoop and Ozuna 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||12.0||Rays||Matt Andriese (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||0||0||0||5|
|NL||10.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,7-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||2||2||2||11|
|7.0||Phillies||Aaron Nola (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||1||1||9|
|BAT||6.0||Orioles||Jonathan Schoop, 2B||3||2||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Braves||Mike Foltynewicz (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||0||0||0||4|
|4.2||Dodgers||Scott Kazmir (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||5||3||2||1||7|
|4.0||Angels||Kole Calhoun, RF||4||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Twins||Juan Centeno, C||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Yankees||Aroldis Chapman (S,2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, DH||5||1||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||Marlins||Marcell Ozuna, CF||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Nationals||Michael Taylor, CF||3||2||2||0||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`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 (+/-).
|Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||7.7||36.8||64.5||67.5||-21.4|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||5.7||7.7||7.7||7.7||3.7|
|Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||2.7||10.4||28.6||40||-5|
|Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||lad nl||2.0||14.7||42.6||98.4||-10.7|
|LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||2.0||9.0||15.0||15.0||-5.0|
|Calhoun, Kole 3279||rf||ana al||2.0||5.2||12.7||12.7||-1.2|
|Andriese, Matt 3505||pi mr||tb al||2.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||-1.0|
|Ozuna, Marcell 3190||cf||fla nl||1.5||4.5||15.0||15.0||-1.5|
|Schoop, Jonathan 3307||2b||bal al||1.5||4.0||6.5||6.5||-1.0|
|Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||nyy al||1.0||9.0||39.0||40.0||-7.0|
|Taylor, Michael 3447||cf||dc nl||1.0||6.5||6.5||6.5||-4.5|
|Peavy, Jake 1635||pi sp||sf nl||1.0||6.0||34.1||137.8||-4.0|
|Ortiz, David||dh||bos al||1.0||5.5||36.9||138.9||-3.5|
|Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||1.0||3.7||3.7||3.7||-1.7|
|Hand, Brad 2907||pi mr sp||sd nl||1.0||2.0||6.0||6.0||0.0|
|Centeno, Juan 3635||ca||min al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|