Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is Sunday’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 19:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|3||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|5||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||10.0|
|6||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|8||Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||9.4|
|9||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||9.0|
|10||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||8.8|
Teheran pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking none, in the 6-0 win over the Mets.
American League Player of the Day—Royals pitcher Chris Young struck out seven over six innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, in the 2-1, 13-inning win over the Tigers. Young did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was tied 1-1 when he exited.
American League Batter of the Day—Matt Wieters of the Orioles homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 11-6 win over the Blue Jays.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no National League Batter of the Day for Sunday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Streak—Angels pitcher Jered Weaver has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers points for 11 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday, his first of the season.
Weaver (CG 3H 0R BB K W in the 2-0 win over the Athletics) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Angels and has 124.1 points for his career, rising to 37th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his point Sunday, he passes one player on the “all-time” list, Gary Sheffield (124.1).
Weaver’s best season was 2011 with the Angels when he had 22.8 Box-Toppers points, second-most among AL pitchers. He had four straight seasons with 15.0 or more points (2009—15.0, 2010—19.4, 2011—22.8, 2012—15.4) all with the Angels. Weaver had 7.7 points in 2015 with the Angels.
Notable—In addition to Weaver, two other players with more than 100 career Box-Toppers points also earned Player of the Game honors Sunday:
- Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (6IP 4H R BB 8K ND in the 5-1 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 140.8 for his career. He ranks 24th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began, and trails 23rd-ranked player David Ortiz of the Red Sox (141.4). Peavy has 4.0 points on the season.
- Red Sox pitcher David Price (8IP 8H R 0BB 7K W in the 2-1 win over the Mariners) becomes the 72nd player since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began) with 100 or more career Box-Toppers points. He earns 1.0 point, giving him 100.5 for his career, rising to 70th among all players and passing two players—Larry Walker (100.1) and Jeff Bagwell (100.4)—on the “all-time” list. He now trails 69th-ranked player Paul Konerko (100.7). Price also has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of Sunday’s 15 Players of the Games. Price has 6.7 points on the season, ranking 22nd among all players, seventh among AL pitchers.
Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debuts Sunday, the first time in their careers they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Max Kepler of the Twins (HR 2B 3-4 3R 2BI in the 7-4 win over the Yankees) made his Major League debut Sept. 27, 2015, and was playing in his 30th career game. He is the 3,664th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Jurickson Profar of the Rangers (1-1 2BI in the 5-4 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Sept. 2, 2012, and was playing in his 115th career game. He is the 3,665th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Teheran earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Young earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Wieters earns 1.5 Box-Toppers 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
|6/19||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||15.0||ATL 6/NYM 0||Julio Teheran (W,3-7)||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||0||0||0||7|
|9.0||CHC 10/PIT 5||Kyle Hendricks (W,5-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||7||1||1||0||12|
|7.0||`SF 5/TB 1||Jake Peavy||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|AL||7.0||`KC 2/DET 1||Chris Young||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||6.0||BAL 11/TOR 6||Matt Wieters, C||5||3||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||LAA 2/OAK 0||Jered Weaver (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||1|
|5.2||HOU 6/CIN 0||Mike Fiers (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||BOS 2/SEA 1||David Price (W,8-4)||-||-||-||-||8.0||8||1||1||0||7|
|5.0||ARI 5/PHI 1||Archie Bradley (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||0||2||5|
|4.0||MIN 7/NYY 4||Max Kepler, RF||4||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIA 3/COL 0||Tom Koehler (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||6||6|
|4.0||SD 6/DC 3||Fernando Rodney (S,14)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.1||`LAD 2/MIL 1||Kenta Maeda||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||3||8|
|3.0||`CLE 3/CHW 2||Cody Allen||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||TEX 5/STL 4||Jurickson Profar, PH||1||0||1||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||+/-|
|Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||6.7||27.8||83.8||100.5||-14.4|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||6.0||7.0||25.0||30.7||5.0|
|Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||5.0||14.7||19.7||19.7||-4.7|
|Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||5.0||12.7||40.8||40.8||-2.7|
|Peavy, Jake 1635||pi sp||sf nl||4.0||9.0||37.1||140.8||-1.0|
|Allen, Cody 3265||pi mr||cle al||4.0||8.0||13.0||13.0||0.0|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Young, Chris R. 1933||pi sp||kc al||3.7||11.7||27.8||77.8||-4.3|
|Rodney, Fernando 1803||pi cp||sd nl||3.0||4.0||21.0||33.0||2.0|
|Fiers, Michael 3029||pi sp||hou al||2.0||9.0||23.1||23.1||-5.0|
|Koehler, Tom 3159||pi sp||fla nl||2.0||6.0||14.0||14.0||-2.0|
|Bradley, Archie 3438||pi sp||ari nl||2.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Weaver, Jered 2178||pi sp||ana al||1.0||8.7||63.3||124.1||-6.7|
|Kepler, Max 3664||rf||min al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Profar, Jurickson 3665||ph||tex al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|