Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is Thursday’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 June 9:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
|6||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7|
|7||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|8||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||8.4|
|9||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4|
|10||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||8.0|
De La Rosa pitched four scoreless innings of middle relief, allowing no hits and striking out five, in the 11-5 win over the Pirates.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over six innings, striking out five, in the 3-1 win over the Nationals.
National League Batter of the Day—Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 10-3 win over the Twins.
American League Batter of the Day—Mitch Moreland of the Rangers doubled and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in one run, in the 5-3 win over the Astros.
Notable—Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright now has 105.3 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday.
Wainwright (6IP 2H 2R 9K ND in the 3-2 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point and maintains his rank of 60th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 59th-ranked player Aramis Ramirez (105.8).
Wainwright has 3.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, 33rd among NL pitchers.
Debut—Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Bundy (2.1IP H 0R 3K W in the 6-5 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut Sept. 23, 2012, and was playing in his 19th career game. He is the 3,655th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—De La Rosa earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gonzalez earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ozuna and Moreland each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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
|6/8||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||9.0||COL 11/PIT 5||Jorge De La Rosa (W,2-4)||-||-||-||-||4.0||0||0||0||0||5|
|8.0||`STL 3/CIN 2||Adam Wainwright||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||2||2||1||9|
|AL||6.0||CHW 3/DC 1||Miguel Gonzalez (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||0||5|
|3.1||BAL 6/TOR 5||Dylan Bundy (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||3.0||MIA 10/MIN 3||Marcell Ozuna, CF||5||1||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||NYM 5/MIL 2||Jeurys Familia (S,20)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||NYY 6/LAA 3||Aroldis Chapman (S,11)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.1||CLE 5/SEA 3||Cody Allen (S,13)||-||-||-||-||1.1||2||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||0.0||TEX 5/HOU 3||Mitch Moreland, 1B||4||1||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 (+/-).
|Player of Game||Pos||Team||16||15-16||11-16||Career||+/-|
|Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||3.5||6.5||54.6||105.3||0.5|
|Allen, Cody 3265||pi mr cp||cle al||3.0||7.0||12.0||12.0||-1.0|
|Ozuna, Marcell 3190||cf||fla nl||3.0||6.0||16.5||16.5||0.0|
|Moreland, Mitch 2799||1b||tex al||2.5||8.7||16.7||17.7||-3.7|
|Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||nyy al||2.0||10.0||40.0||41.0||-6.0|
|Familia, Jeurys 3446||pi cp||nym nl||2.0||10.0||10.0||10.0||-6.0|
|De La Rosa, Jorge 1970||pi sp mr||col nl||2.0||8.0||21.8||48.6||-4.0|
|Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||chi al||1.7||8.4||30.5||30.5||-5.0|
|Bundy, Dylan 3655||pi mr||bal al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|