Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 13:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||17.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|5||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8|
|6||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
|8||Machado, Manny 3087||ss 3b||bal al||8.7|
|9||Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||8.7|
|10||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||8.4|
Scherzer struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run, two hits and no walks, in the 4-1 win over the Cubs.
Scherzer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season. He becomes the third player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. It is the sixth season—and fifth straight season—Scherzer has had 10 or more points in a season.
Scherzer also rises to 44th place in career Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Monday, Scherzer now has 116.0 career Box-Toppers points and passes three players on the “all-time” list—Josh Beckett (114.9), Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum (115.0) and Torii Hunter (115.9). Scherzer trails 43rd-ranked player, Cubs pitcher John Lackey (116.2).
American League Player of the Day—Khris Davis of the Athletics hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 14-5 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Martin Prado of the Marlins hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-3, driving in three total runs, in the 13-4 win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall AL Player of the Day was batter Khris Davis.
Debut—Giants pitcher Derek Law made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Law (1.1IP H 0R 2K Sv in the 3-2 win over the the Dodgers) made his Major League debut April 15 and was playing in his 22nd career game. He is the 3,657th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Scherzer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Davis earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Prado earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter 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
|6/13||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||DC 4/CHC 1||Max Scherzer (W,8-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||0||11|
|AL||6.0||OAK 14/TEX 5||Khris Davis, LF||4||3||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||MIA 13/SD 4||Martin Prado, 3B||3||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||KC 2/CIN 1||Edinson Volquez (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||4||3|
|4.0||PHI 7/TOR 0||Jerad Eickhoff (W,4-8)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||4||5|
|3.0||CHW 10/DET 9||Adam Eaton, CF||5||2||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||ARI 3/LAD 2||Brad Ziegler (S,13)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.1||SF 11/MIL 5||Derek Law (S,1)||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||MIN 9/LAA 4||Robbie Grossman, LF||4||3||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||CIN 9/ATL 8||Adam Duvall, LF||4||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0||31.0||95.6||116.0||-11.0|
|Eickhoff, Jerad 3566||pi sp||phi nl||6.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||1.0|
|Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||5.4||12.4||37.1||63.2||-1.6|
|Duvall, Adam 3573||lf||cin nl||4.5||6.0||6.0||6.0||3.0|
|Davis, Khris 3242||lf||oak al||3.2||7.2||13.2||13.2||-0.8|
|Eaton, Adam 3253||rf cf||chi al||2.0||7.5||10.0||10.0||-3.5|
|Prado, Martin 2511||3b||fla nl||1.5||7.5||21.0||27.5||-4.5|
|Ziegler, Brad 2504||pi cp||ari nl||1.0||4.0||10.0||13.0||-2.0|
|Grossman, Robbie 3267||lf||min al||1.0||1.0||8.0||8.0||1.0|
|Law, Derek 3657||pi sp||sf nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|