Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz is Friday’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 3:
|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||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||8.0|
|10||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||7.8|
Also Friday, two players rose into Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list—Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and Indians pitcher Danny Salazar. Plus, Eugenio Suarez of the Reds earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day to take the season Box-Toppers points lead among National League batters, passing Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets.
Player of the Day—Pomeranz pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight and allowing two hits, in the 4-0 win over the Rockies.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Danny Salazar struck out nine over eight innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 6-1 win over the Royals.
Salazar earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 7.8 for the season, rising to 10th place in season player rankings, third among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Corey Seager of the Dodgers hit three home runs, going 3-for-4, in the 4-2 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Adrian Beltre of the Rangers hit a three-run homer and doubled, going 2-for-3 and driving in five total runs, in the 7-3 win over the Mariners.
Beltre earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 105.8 for his career, rising to 58th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes Aramis Ramirez (105.8) on the “all-time” list and now trails 57th-ranked player Frank Thomas (106.2). Beltre ranks fifth in career Box-Toppers points among active AL batters.
Rankings—Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Syndergaard (7IP 6H 2R 9K W in the 6-2 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
Suarez—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day Friday and takes the Box-Toppers points lead among NL batters, passing Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets.
Suarez (HR 3-4 2R 2BI in the 7-2 win over the Nationals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season, passing previous NL batting leader, Cespedes (6.0). Suarez ranks 14th among all players.
Notable—Cubs pitcher John Lackey now has 114.5 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Lackey (6.2IP 5H 0R 9K W in the 6-0 win over the Diamondbacks) maintains his rank of 46th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 45th-ranked player Josh Beckett (114.9). Lackey has 6.7 Box-Toppers points for the season, 10th-most among NL pitchers.
Debut—James McCann of the Tigers made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
McCann (HR 3B 3-4 2R 2BI in the 10-3 win over the White Sox) made his Major League debut Sept. 1, 2014, and was playing in his 149th career game. He is the 3,649th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Pomeranz earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Salazar earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Seager and Beltre each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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
|6/3||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||SD 4/COL 0||Drew Pomeranz (W,5-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||8|
|8.2||CHC 6/ARI 0||John Lackey (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||0||0||2||9|
|AL||7.0||CLE 6/KC 1||Danny Salazar (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||5||9|
|BAT||5.0||LAD 4/ATL 2||Corey Seager, SS||4||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||TEX 7/SEA 3||Adrian Beltre, 3B||3||1||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||NYM 6/MIA 2||Noah Syndergaard (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||2||1||9|
|4.0||HOU 12/OAK 2||Evan Gattis, C||5||1||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||DET 10/CHW 3||James McCann, C||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CIN 7/DC 2||Eugenio Suarez, 3B||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PHI 6/MIL 3||Cameron Rupp, C||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||TOR 5/BOS 2||R.A. Dickey (W,3-6)||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||1||0||5||4|
|2.0||LAA 9/PIT 2||Kole Calhoun, RF||4||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||BAL 6/NYY 5||Mychal Givens (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||SF 5/STL 1||Kelby Tomlinson, PH||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||TB 4/MIN 2||Erasmo Ramirez (W,7-4)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||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||+/-|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||8.0||18.4||18.4||18.4||-2.4|
|Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||7.8||21.2||30.6||30.6||-5.6|
|Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||7.0||10.0||12.5||12.5||4.0|
|Lackey, John 1640||pi sp||chi nl||6.7||16.4||36.1||114.5||-3.0|
|Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp mr||sd nl||6.0||9.0||17.0||17.0||3.0|
|Beltre, Adrian 1141||3b||tex al||4.0||16.5||42.4||105.8||-8.5|
|Dickey, R.A. 1734||pi sp||tor al||3.0||8.0||52.2||73.9||-2.0|
|Calhoun, Kole 3279||rf||ana al||3.0||6.2||13.7||13.7||-0.2|
|Ramirez, Erasmo 1786||pi sp mr||tb al||2.7||9.7||11.7||13.7||-4.3|
|Tomlinson, Kelby 3619||ph||sf nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Seager, Corey 3587||ss||lad nl||1.5||3.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|
|Gattis, Evan 3179||ca dh||hou al||1.0||5.0||7.0||7.0||-3.0|
|Givens, Mychal 3599||pi mr||bal al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Rupp, Cameron 3556||ca||phi nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|McCann, James 3649||ca||det al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|