Orioles pitcher Tyler Wilson 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 16:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|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||10.0|
|5||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|6||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||9.4|
|7||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|8||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8|
|9||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|10||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||8.7|
Wilson pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out six, in the 5-1 win over the Red Sox.
National League Player of the Day—Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, in the 6-4 win over the Pirates.
Colon earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 143.8 for his career. Colon ranks 22nd in career points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 21st-ranked player Jim Thome (146.7). Colon has 3.7 Box-Toppers points for the season.
American League Batter of the Day—Victor Martinez of the Tigers hit three solo home runs, going 3-for-5, in the 10-4 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Freddie Freeman of the Braves hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice, in the 7-2 win over the Reds.
Notable—Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis has the most 2016 Box-Toppers points of any of Thursday’s 10 Players of the Games.
Lewis (CG 2H R BB 4K W in the 5-1 win over the Athletics) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks 18th among all players and fifth among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Wilson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Colon earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Martinez and Freeman 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
|6/16||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||BAL 5/BOS 1||Tyler Wilson (W,3-5)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|8.0||TEX 5/OAK 1||Colby Lewis (W,6-0)||-||-||-||-||9.0||2||1||1||1||4|
|6.0||TOR 13/PHI 2||J.A. Happ (W,8-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||0||2||5|
|NL||4.2||NYM 6/PIT 4||Bartolo Colon (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||2||2||0||8|
|BAT||4.0||DET 10/KC 4||Victor Martinez, DH||5||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||NYY 4/MIN 1||Didi Gregorius, SS||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||ATL 7/CIN 2||Freddie Freeman, 1B||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SEA 6/TB 4||Dae-Ho Lee, 1B||3||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||DC 8/SD 5||Bryce Harper, RF||4||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIL 8/LAD 6||Tyler Thornburg (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
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||+/-|
|Lewis, Colby 1567||pi sp||tex al||7.7||15.4||33.6||45.0||0.0|
|Lee, Dae-Ho 3627||1b ph||sea al||6.7||6.7||6.7||6.7||6.7|
|Martinez, Victor 1695||dh 1b||det al||5.0||8.5||28.4||68.6||1.5|
|Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||4.0||17.1||32.5||40.5||-9.1|
|Colon, Bartolo||pi sp||nym nl||3.7||10.4||52.3||143.8||-3.0|
|Wilson, Tyler 3608||pi mr sp||bal al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||2.0||11.0||26.4||26.4||-7.0|
|Gregorius, Didi 3184||ss||nyy al||2.0||4.5||6.5||6.5||-0.5|
|Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||1.5||4.5||32.7||32.7||-1.5|
|Thornburg, Tyler 3195||pi mr||mil nl||1.0||1.0||7.0||7.0||1.0|