Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer 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 21:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|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|
|6||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|7||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||9.8|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||9.7|
|10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4|
Also Wednesday, Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Bauer pitched a complete game, allowing one run, three hits, one walk and striking out 10, in the 6-1 win over the Rays.
National League Player of the Day—Marlins pitcher Adam Conley pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out four, in the 3-0 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Melky Cabrera of the White Sox homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 8-6 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Aledmys Diaz of the Cardinals hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice, in the 7-2 win over the Cubs.
Rankings—Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Hamels (6IP 5H R 2BB 8K W in the 6-4 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.4 for the season. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Hamels also now has 135.6 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his rank of 27th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 26th-ranked player Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (136.9).
Streak—Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of the season Wednesday.
Cabrera (HR 2-3 2R 2BI in the 4-3 win over the Royals) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2007 with the Indians and has 41.7 career points, first among active NL shortstops. His best season was 2011 with the Indians, when he had 14.7 points, first among AL batters. That season was a career anomaly, however, as his next-highest season point total was 4.5, which he earned in both 2008 and 2009 with the Indians. Cabrera had 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Rays.
Scoring—Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Conley earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Melky Cabrera and Diaz 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
|6/22||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||13.0||CLE 6/TB 1||Trevor Bauer (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||1||1||1||10|
|NL||7.0||MIA 3/ATL 0||Adam Conley (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||5.0||CHW 8/BOS 6||Melky Cabrera, LF||5||2||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||MIL 4/OAK 2||Junior Guerra (W,4-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||8|
|5.0||TEX 6/CIN 4||Cole Hamels (W,8-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||2||8|
|4.2||DET 5/SEA 1||Kyle Ryan (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||STL 7/CHC 2||Aledmys Diaz, SS||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||NYM 4/KC 3||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||3||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||NYY 9/COL 8||Chase Headley, 3B||3||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SF 7/PIT 6||Derek Law (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||2.0||2||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||BAL 7/SD 2||Mark Trumbo, RF||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIN 6/PHI 5||Trevor Plouffe, DH||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||TOR 5/ARI 2||Russell Martin, C||3||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||HOU 3/LAA 2||Luke Gregerson (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||LAD 4/DC 3||Corey Seager, SS||4||1||3||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||+/-|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4||24.8||76.4||135.6||-6.0|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||6.7||16.1||24.8||24.8||-2.7|
|Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||6.0||11.0||27.5||48.5||1.0|
|Conley, Adam 3594||pi sp||fla nl||5.7||8.7||8.7||8.7||2.7|
|Trumbo, Mark 2851||rf||bal al||5.2||7.7||30.9||30.9||2.7|
|Diaz, Aledmys 3612||ss||stl nl||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Seager, Corey 3587||ss||lad nl||4.0||5.5||5.5||5.5||2.5|
|Cabrera, Melky 2143||lf||chi al||4.0||5.0||19.5||30.5||3.0|
|Guerra, Junior 3633||pi sp||mil nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Plouffe, Trevor 2869||3b dh||min al||3.5||6.5||22.5||22.5||0.5|
|Gregerson, Luke 2563||pi cp mr||hou al||3.0||9.0||13.0||18.0||-3.0|
|Headley, Chase 2552||3b||nyy al||2.5||4.5||16.0||26.5||0.5|
|Law, Derek 3657||pi sp mr||sf nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Ryan, Kyle 3639||pi mr||det al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362||ss||nym nl||1.0||4.0||25.7||41.7||-2.0|