Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Carrasco pitched a complete game shutout, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out seven, in the 6-0 win over the Tigers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 26:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|3||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|5||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|
National League Player of the Day—Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing four hits and no walks, in the 3-0 win over the Reds.
Pomeranz earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season, most among Saturday’s 16 Players of the Games. Pomeranz ranks 20th among all players, 13th among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Altuve of the Astros hit a three-run homer, two doubles and went 4-for-5, scoring three times, in the 13-5 win over the Royals.
Altuve earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 7.5 for the season and ranks second among AL batters. In addition, Altuve passed his Box-Toppers points total for 2015 (7.0), his previous best season.
National League Batter of the Day—Tony Wolters of the Rockies homered, doubled and went 3-for-3, driving in four runs, in the 11-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
This was Wolters’ Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Wolters made his Major League debut April 5 and was playing in his 36th career game. He is the 3,668th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Pomeranz earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Altuve and Wolters each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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
|6/25||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||CLE 6/DET 0||Carlos Carrasco (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|10.2||BAL 5/TB 0||Kevin Gausman (W,1-5)||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||0||0||0||7|
|NL||9.0||SD 3/CIN 0||Drew Pomeranz (W,7-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|9.0||`NYY 2/MIN 1||Michael Pineda||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||1||8|
|6.0||`NYM 1/ATL 0||Jacob deGrom||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||0||0||1||6|
|5.1||`SEA 5/STL 4||Mike Montgomery (H,2)||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||HOU 13/KC 5||Jose Altuve, 2B||5||3||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||TOR 10/CHW 8||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||4||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||OAK 7/LAA 3||Coco Crisp, LF||4||4||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||COL 11/ARI 6||Tony Wolters, C||3||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||BAL 8/TB 6||Matt Wieters, C||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PIT 6/LAD 1||Andrew McCutchen, CF||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIA 9/CHC 6||Giancarlo Stanton, RF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIL 6/DC 5||Chris Carter, 1B||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||TEX 10/BOS 3||Cesar Ramos (W,2-3)||-||-||-||-||2.2||1||0||0||1||3|
|1.0||PHI 3/SF 2||Cameron Rupp, C||3||1||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||+/-|
|Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||sd nl||7.7||10.7||18.7||18.7||4.7|
|Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||7.5||14.5||24.0||24.0||0.5|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||7.0||8.0||26.0||31.7||6.0|
|Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||6.0||7.0||24.9||25.9||5.0|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||tor al||5.0||15.4||43.6||64.1||-5.4|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||4.7||22.7||38.8||38.8||-13.3|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||3.0||25.4||38.4||38.4||-19.4|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||3.0||8.5||30.2||35.7||-2.5|
|Ramos, Cesar 3168||pi mr sp||tex al||3.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||3.0|
|Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||2.7||8.4||16.1||16.1||-3.0|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||2.5||13.0||43.7||49.4||-8.0|
|Pineda, Michael 2841||pi sp||nyy al||2.0||12.7||30.1||30.1||-8.7|
|Montgomery, Mike 3513||pi cp mr||sea al||2.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||-2.0|
|Crisp, Coco 1876||lf||oak al||2.0||4.0||20.5||37.7||0.0|
|Rupp, Cameron 3556||ca||phi nl||2.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Wolters, Tony 3668||ca||col nl||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|