Brewers pitcher Zach Davies is Wednesday’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 1:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||9.7|
|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||Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||oak al||8.4|
|9||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc al||7.0|
|10||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||7.0|
Also Wednesday, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Davies pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine, in the 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Angels.
National League Batter of the Day—Alexei Ramirez of the Padres hit two homers and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 14-6 win over the Mariners.
American League Batter of the Day—Lorenzo Cain of the Royals went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 6-3 win over the Rays. Cain earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.5 for the season ranking second among AL batters, behind Manny Machado of the Orioles (8.7).
Rankings—Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Scherzer (8IP 5H 2R 11K W in the 7-2 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
Scherzer also now has 113.0 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 50th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes Kevin Brown (112.8) on the “all-time” list and now trails 49th-ranked player Sammy Sosa (113.2).
Notable—Cubs pitcher Jon Lester now has 126.1 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Lester (CG 4H R 10K W in the 2-1 win over the Dodgers) maintains his rank of 35th place among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 34th-ranked player Mariano Rivera (126.4). Lester has 5.0 Box-Toppers points for the season.
Also notable—Matt Albers of the White Sox became the fourth pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting. He is the first AL pitcher to earn Player of the Game honors for batting in nearly seven years.
Albers (2B 1-1 R in the 2-1, 13-inning win over the Mets) had a Box-Toppers game score of +1.0 for batting and a score of 0.0 for pitching (2IPH 0R 2BB K W).
The last time an AL pitcher won Player of the Game honors for batting was June 12, 2009, by Rick Porcello of the Tigers.
Scoring—Davies earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Fulmer earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ramirez and Cain each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|6/1||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||MIL 3/STL 1||Zach Davies (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||0||9|
|13.0||CHC 2/LAD 1||Jon Lester (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||1||1||0||10|
|AL||11.2||DET 3/LAA 0||Michael Fulmer (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||7.2||2||0||0||2||8|
|10.0||`MIA 3/PIT 2||Adam Conley||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||3||9|
|8.0||DC 7/PHI 2||Max Scherzer (W,6-4)||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||2||2||2||11|
|BAT||6.0||SD 14/SEA 6||Alexei Ramirez, SS||5||3||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||HOU 5/ARI 4||Michael Feliz (W,4-1)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|4.0||OAK 5/MIN 1||Sean Manaea (W,2-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||3||8|
|3.2||TOR 7/NYY 0||Aaron Sanchez (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||6.2||7||0||0||2||6|
|3.0||ATL 5/SF 4||Chris Withrow (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||KC 6/TB 3||Lorenzo Cain, CF||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||BAL 13/BOS 9||Matt Wieters, C||3||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`CLE 5/TEX 4||Dan Otero||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||CIN 7/COL 2||Billy Hamilton, CF||5||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||CHW 2/NYM 1||Matt Albers, P||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`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||+/-|
|Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||7.0||28.0||92.6||113.0||-14.0|
|Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||6.5||14.7||20.7||20.7||-1.7|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||5.0||17.0||63.2||126.1||-7.0|
|Sanchez, Aaron 3392||pi sp||tor al||4.7||6.7||8.7||8.7||2.7|
|Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||4.7||4.7||4.7||4.7||4.7|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||3.5||4.5||22.5||28.2||2.5|
|Conley, Adam 3594||pi sp||fla nl||3.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||0.0|
|Davies, Zach 3581||pi sp||mil nl||3.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||0.0|
|Feliz, Michael 3632||pi cp||hou al||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Ramirez, Alexei 2537||ss||sd nl||1.5||3.5||22.0||34.0||-0.5|
|Hamilton, Billy 3287||cf||cin nl||1.0||3.0||7.5||7.5||-1.0|
|Otero, Dan 3365||pi mr||cle al||1.0||2.7||3.7||3.7||-0.7|
|Albers, Matt 2274||pi cp||chi al||1.0||2.0||3.0||5.0||0.0|
|Withrow, Chris 3273||pi cp||atl nl||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||1.0|