Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, maintaining his spot in second place in season player rankings.
Fernandez struck out 14 over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, in the 1-0 win over the Mets.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 5:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7|
|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|
Fernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.7 for the season. He becomes the second player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points and trails only season leader Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (15.0 Box-Toppers points).
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, in the 7-0 win over the Royals.
American League Batter of the Day—Evan Longoria of the Rays hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 7-5 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—Corey Seager of the Dodgers hit two home runs and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-6 win over the Braves.
Notable—Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander rose to 32nd place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began.
Verlander was Player of the Game Sunday in the 5-2 win over the White Sox (7IP 5H 2R 8K W). He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 127.6 for his career. With his point Sunday, he passes Roy Oswalt (127.2) on the “all-time” list and now trails 31st-ranked player, A.J. Burnett (127.8).
Debut—Nationals pitcher Sammy Solis made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Solis (3IP H 0R 6K W in the 10-9 win over the Reds) made his Major League debut April 30, 2015, and was playing in his 31st career game. He is the 3,651st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Fernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Kluber earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Longoria and Seager each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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
|6/5||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||17.0||MIA 1/NYM 0||Jose Fernandez (W,9-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||0||14|
|9.0||COL 10/SD 3||Jon Gray (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||12|
|AL||8.0||CLE 7/KC 0||Corey Kluber (W,5-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||2||6|
|7.0||DC 10/CIN 9||Sammy Solis (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||5.0||TB 7/MIN 5||Evan Longoria, 3B||4||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||DET 5/CHW 2||Justin Verlander (W,5-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||8|
|5.0||PHI 8/MIL 1||Aaron Nola (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||8||0||0||2||9|
|4.2||LAA 5/PIT 4||Deolis Guerra (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||LAD 12/ATL 6||Corey Seager, SS||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TOR 5/BOS 4||Marco Estrada (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||2||2||3||5|
|4.0||TEX 3/SEA 2||Derek Holland (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||2||6|
|3.0||ARI 3/CHC 2||Patrick Corbin (W,3-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||0||5|
|2.0||BAL 3/NYY 1||Matt Wieters, C||1||0||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||HOU 5/OAK 2||Will Harris (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||STL 6/SF 3||Matt Carpenter, 3B||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||+/-|
|Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||11.7||16.4||42.4||42.4||7.0|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||6.7||8.7||8.7||8.7||4.7|
|Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||6.1||19.5||50.3||50.3||-7.3|
|Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||5.0||13.0||37.1||37.1||-3.0|
|Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b||stl nl||4.5||10.0||24.5||24.5||-1.0|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||4.5||5.5||23.5||29.2||3.5|
|Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||det al||3.0||9.4||72.6||127.6||-3.4|
|Holland, Derek 2634||pi sp||tex al||3.0||5.7||37.8||44.8||0.3|
|Seager, Corey 3587||ss||lad nl||3.0||4.5||4.5||4.5||1.5|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||2.0||7.4||30.8||30.8||-3.4|
|Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Longoria, Evan 2423||3b||tb al||1.5||4.5||21.0||42.0||-1.5|
|Harris, Will 3093||pi cp mr||hou al||1.0||4.7||6.7||6.7||-2.7|
|Guerra, Deolis 3521||pi mr cp||ana al||1.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||-1.0|
|Solis, Sammy 3651||pi mr||dc nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|