Rays pitcher Matt Moore is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Sunday, Indians pitcher Danny Salazar rises to lead American League pitchers in Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 12:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|4||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8|
|5||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
|7||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7|
|8||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|9||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||8.4|
|10||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4|
Player of the Day—Moore pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 and allowing two hits, in the 5-0 win over the Astros.
National League Player of the Day—Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing three hits, in the 6-0 win over the Marlins.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Holliday of the Cardinals homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-3 win over the Pirates.
Sunday was the second straight day Holliday earned NL Batter of the Day honors. He has 6.0 Box-Toppers points on the season (3.0 earned in two days) and ranks third among NL batters.
American League Batter of the Day—Russell Martin of the Blue Jays hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice, in the 10-9 win over the Orioles.
Rankings—Indians pitcher Danny Salazar rises to lead AL pitchers in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Salazar (5.2IP 3H R 8K W in the 8-3 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.8 for the season. He passes White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (8.7) for the lead among AL pitchers. Salazar now ranks fourth among all players.
Notable—Three players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors Sunday:
- Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (6IP 4H 0R 3K W in the 2-1 win over the Dodgers) now has 139.8 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his rank of 24th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 23rd-ranked player David Ortiz of the Red Sox (141.4). Peavy has 3.0 Box-Toppers points this season.
- Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels (7IP 4H R 5K W in the 6-4 win over the Mariners) now has 133.6 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 27th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes Jason Giambi (133.4) on the “all-time” list and now trails 26th-ranked player Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (136.9). Hamels has 7.4 Box-Toppers points this season, fifth among AL pitchers.
- Cubs pitcher Jon Lester (7IP 5H R 7K W in the 13-2 win over the Braves) now has 129.1 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 30th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes Vladimir Guerrero (128.3) on the “all-time” list and now trails 29th-ranked player Trevor Hoffman (129.4). Lester has 8.0 Box-Toppers points this season, 10th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Anderson (6.1IP 6H R 6K ND in the 2-1 win over the Padres) was also making his Major League debut. He is the 3,656th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Moore earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ray earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Holliday and Martin each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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
|6/12||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||TB 5/HOU 0||Matt Moore (W,3-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||10|
|NL||9.2||ARI 6/MIA 0||Robbie Ray (W,3-5)||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||0||0||1||6|
|9.0||KC 3/CHW 1||Yordano Ventura (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||10|
|8.0||CHC 13/ATL 2||Jon Lester (W,8-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||0||0||7|
|7.0||MIL 5/NYM 3||Zach Davies (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|4.2||CLE 8/LAA 3||Danny Salazar (W,7-3)||-||-||-||-||5.2||3||1||1||4||8|
|4.1||`COL 2/SD 1||Tyler Anderson||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||0||6|
|4.0||`DC 5/PHI 4||Joe Ross||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||3||3||0||8|
|4.0||TEX 6/SEA 4||Cole Hamels (W,6-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|4.0||DET 4/NYY 1||Michael Fulmer (W,7-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||3||3|
|4.0||SF 2/LAD 1||Jake Peavy (W,3-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||3.0||STL 8/PIT 3||Matt Holliday, LF||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||2.0||TOR 10/BAL 9||Russell Martin, C||5||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||OAK 6/CIN 1||Fernando Rodriguez (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||MIN 7/BOS 4||Michael Tonkin (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|`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||+/-|
|Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8||22.2||31.6||31.6||-4.6|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||8.0||20.0||66.2||129.1||-4.0|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||7.4||22.8||74.4||133.6||-8.0|
|Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||6.7||6.7||6.7||6.7||6.7|
|Holliday, Matt 1836||1b lf dh||stl nl||6.0||7.5||37.7||97.8||4.5|
|Ross, Joe 3499||pi sp||dc nl||5.7||10.7||10.7||10.7||0.7|
|Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||5.0||10.0||26.5||47.5||0.0|
|Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||tb al||4.7||4.7||30.2||30.2||4.7|
|Davies, Zach 3581||pi sp||mil nl||4.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||1.0|
|Ventura, Yordano 3294||pi sp||kc al||3.0||14.7||24.4||24.4||-8.7|
|Peavy, Jake 1635||pi sp||sf nl||3.0||8.0||36.1||139.8||-2.0|
|Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||2.7||6.7||6.7||6.7||-1.3|
|Rodriguez, Fernando 3537||pi mr||oak al||2.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Tonkin, Michael 3615||pi cp||min al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Anderson, Tyler 3656||pi sp||col nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|