Matt Joyce of the Pirates 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 16:
|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||Santiago, Hector 3109||pi sp||ana al||5.4|
Joyce homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-5 win over the Braves.
American League Player of the Day—Desmond Jennings of the Rays homered and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 13-2 win over the Blue Jays.
American League and National League Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day for Monday because the overall Player of the Day is NL batter Matt Joyce and the overall AL Player of the Day is AL batter Desmond Jennings. In fact, most of Monday’s Players of the Games are batters—only one of eight is a pitcher.
Notable—Albert Pujols of the Angels, who ranks sixth among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995, now has 176.3 points after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Pujols (3-4 3BI in the 7-6 win over the Dodgers) trails the fifth-ranked player on the “all-time” Box-Toppers points list, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (180.0). Pujols ranks second among all batters since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began), behind Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees (187.0). Pujols has 2.0 Box-Toppers points for the season.
Debut—Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea made his Box-Toppers debut Monday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Manaea (6.2IP 4H R 3K W in the 3-1 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut April 29 and was playing in his fourth career game. He is the 3,637th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Joyce earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Jennings earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. All of Monday’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||4.0||Pirates||Matt Joyce, RF||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||3.0||Rays||Desmond Jennings, LF||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Indians||Marlon Byrd, RF||5||3||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dbacks||Jake Lamb, 3B||4||1||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||J.D. Martinez, RF||4||2||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||Athletics||Sean Manaea (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||1||1||1||3|
|2.0||Angels||Albert Pujols, 1B||4||0||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Ichiro Suzuki, PH||0||1||0||0||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 (+/-).
|Byrd, Marlon 1751||rf||cle al||2.5||7.5||16.5||41.0||-2.5|
|Martinez, J.D. 2922||rf||det al||2.5||4.2||14.2||14.2||0.8|
|Lamb, Jake 3517||3b||ari nl||2.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||1.5|
|Pujols, Albert 1438||1b dh||ana al||2.0||9.0||39.0||176.3||-5.0|
|Suzuki, Ichiro 1467||rf ph||fla nl||2.0||3.0||10.5||53.7||1.0|
|Joyce, Matt 2480||lf rf dh||pit nl||2.0||2.0||18.2||27.7||2.0|
|Jennings, Desmond 2919||lf||tb al||1.7||1.7||11.2||11.2||1.7|
|Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|