Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of May 22:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||10.0|
|2||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||8.0|
|5||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||7.7|
|6||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||7.0|
|7||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||6.7|
|8||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||6.7|
|9||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||6.4|
|10||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||6.4|
Also Sunday, Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels rose to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and five players with 100 or more career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors—Zack Greinke, David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera, Cole Hamels and Max Scherzer.
Player of the Day—Syndergaard struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run (none earned) and six hits, in the 3-1 win over the Brewers.
Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, rising to sixth in player rankings, fourth among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels struck out 11 over eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and five hits, in the 9-2 win over the Astros.
Hamels earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 6.4 for the season, rising to ninth in player rankings, second among AL pitchers, behind Chris Sale of the White Sox (8.7).
Hamels also now has 132.6 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his spot in 28th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 27th-ranked player Jason Giambi (133.4).
American League Batter of the Day—Carlos Perez of the Angels hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 10-2 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Sunday because no NL batters earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Five players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. In addition to Hamels, mentioned previously (132.6 points, 28th “all-time”), they are:
- Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke (8IP 6H 2R 8K W in the 7-2 win over the Cardinals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 151.4 career points, maintaining his rank of 18th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 17th-ranked player Greg Maddux (151.7).
- David Ortiz of the Red Sox (HR 2B 4-4 R 3BI in the 5-2 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 139.9 career points, maintaining his rank of 23rd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 22nd-ranked player, Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon (142.1).
- Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (HR 3-3 R 2BI in the 9-4 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 135.4 career points, maintaining his rank of 26th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 25th-ranked player, Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (137.8).
- Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (8IP 6H 2R 8K W in the 8-2 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 112.0 for his career, maintaining his rank of 51st among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 50th-ranked player, Cubs pitcher John Lackey (112.5).
Scoring—Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hamels earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Perez earns 1.5 points for being AL 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||11.0||Mets||Noah Syndergaard (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||0||0||11|
|AL||9.0||Rangers||Cole Hamels (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||1||2||11|
|8.2||Giants||Madison Bumgarner (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||0||0||2||6|
|7.0||Dbacks||Zack Greinke (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||1||7|
|6.0||Nationals||Max Scherzer (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||0||8|
|BAT||5.0||Angels||Carlos Perez, C||4||1||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz, DH||4||1||4||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Phillies||Jerad Eickhoff (W,2-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||3|
|3.2||Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||1||1||2||3|
|3.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera, 1B||3||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||David Robertson (S,11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Mariners||Steve Cishek (S,12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||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 (+/-).
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||7.0||17.4||17.4||17.4||-3.4|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||6.4||21.8||73.4||132.6||-9.0|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0||27.0||91.6||112.0||-15.0|
|Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||6.0||23.0||93.0||98.7||-11.0|
|Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||5.0||25.7||90.8||151.4||-15.7|
|Cishek, Steve 2997||pi cp||sea al||4.0||5.0||24.0||24.0||3.0|
|Robertson, David 2774||pi cp||chi al||3.0||11.0||23.0||24.0||-5.0|
|Eickhoff, Jerad 3566||pi sp||phi nl||3.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||-2.0|
|Stroman, Marcus 3327||pi sp||tor al||2.7||5.4||19.1||19.1||0.0|
|Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||2.5||7.2||55.8||135.4||-2.2|
|Ortiz, David||dh||bos al||2.0||6.5||37.9||139.9||-2.5|
|Howell, J.P. 2016||pi mr||lad nl||2.0||3.0||3.0||20.0||1.0|
|Perez, Carlos 3484||ca||ana al||1.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||0.5|
|Betances, Dellin 3333||pi mr cp||nyy al||1.0||5.0||9.7||9.7||-3.0|