Kris Bryant of the Cubs is Monday’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 27:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||13.4|
|3||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|4||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7|
|6||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|7||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
|8||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||9.8|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.7|
|10||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||9.4|
Bryant hit three homers and two doubles, going 5-for-5, scoring four times and driving in six runs, in the 11-8 win over the Reds.
Bryant’s Box-Toppers game score Monday of +10 was the highest for a batter this season. The highest Box-Toppers game score earned by a batter in 2015 was +11.0, done by four players.
American League Player of the Day—Royals pitcher Danny Duffy struck out eight over eight innings, allowing two runs, six hits and no walks, in the 6-2 win over the Cardinals.
American League Batter of the Day—Nick Franklin of the Rays homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, driving in five runs, in the 13-7 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall Player of the Day was NL batter Kris Bryant.
Notable—Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez has the highest season Box-Toppers point total of all 11 of Monday’s Players of the Game. Velasquez (5IP 5H 0R 0BB 7K W in the 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season. He ranks 27th among all players and 14th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Rangers pitcher Tony Barnette made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor Monday.
Barnette (1.2IP H 0R BB 3K W in the 9-6 win over the Yankees) made his Major League debut April 5 and was playing in his 30th career game. He is the 3,670th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Bryant earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Duffy earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Franklin earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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
|6/27||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||CHC 11/CIN 8||Kris Bryant, 3B-RF-LF||5||4||5||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||PHI 8/ARI 0||Vince Velasquez (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||5.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|AL||6.0||KC 6/STL 2||Danny Duffy (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||2||2||0||8|
|BAT||4.0||TB 13/BOS 7||Nick Franklin, DH||5||1||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||COL 9/TOR 5||Carlos Gonzalez, RF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||DC 11/NYM 4||Ben Revere, CF||5||3||4||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||OAK 8/SF 3||Marcus Semien, SS||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||TEX 9/NYY 6||Tony Barnette (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||1||3|
|2.1||LAD 5/PIT 4||Kenley Jansen (S,22)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||CLE 8/ATL 3||Lonnie Chisenhall, RF||4||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||HOU 4/LAA 2||Jake Marisnick, PR-DH||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0|
|Bryant, Kris 3465||lf 3b rf||chi nl||5.5||14.0||14.0||14.0||-3.0|
|Duffy, Danny 2915||pi sp||kc al||4.7||8.7||23.7||23.7||0.7|
|Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||3.5||15.0||43.7||56.7||-8.0|
|Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||3.5||3.5||7.0||7.0||3.5|
|Jansen, Kenley 2871||pi cp||lad nl||3.0||7.0||33.4||33.4||-1.0|
|Chisenhall, Lonnie 2959||rf 3b||cle al||2.5||2.5||12.5||12.5||2.5|
|Franklin, Nick 3238||dh ss||tb al||1.5||2.5||6.0||6.0||0.5|
|Marisnick, Jake 3428||dh cf pr||hou al||1.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||-1.0|
|Revere, Ben 2886||cf||dc nl||1.0||2.0||11.0||11.0||0.0|
|Barnette, Tony 3670||pi mr||tex al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|