Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Lester pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out nine and allowing four hits, in the 6-4 win over the Phillies.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of June 6:
|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|
Lester earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 128.1 for his career, rising to 31st among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Monday, he passes four players on Box-Toppers “all-time” list—Mariano Rivera (126.4), Roy Oswalt (127.2), Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (127.6) and A.J. Burnett (127.8). Lester now trails 30th-ranked player Vladimir Guerrero (128.3).
Lester ranks 12th among all active players in career Box-Toppers points.
Lester has 7.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranked 14th among all players and 10th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer struck out 10 over 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run and five hits, in the 3-1 win over the Mariners.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Kemp of the Padres doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-2 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Nomar Mazara of the Rangers went 4-for-4, scoring twice, in the 6-5 win over the Astros.
Scoring—Lester earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bauer earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Kemp and Mazara each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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
|6/6||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||13.0||CHC 6/PHI 4||Jon Lester (W,7-3)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||9|
|AL||9.2||CLE 3/SEA 1||Trevor Bauer (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||1||1||1||10|
|6.0||COL 6/LAD 1||Tyler Chatwood (W,7-4)||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||1||1||4||5|
|6.0||DET 11/TOR 0||Michael Fulmer (W,6-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||3||5|
|4.0||TB 6/ARI 4||Chris Archer (W,4-7)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||3||3||3||12|
|4.0||NYY 5/LAA 2||Andrew Miller (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||SD 7/ATL 2||Matt Kemp, RF||3||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||BAL 4/KC 1||Mike Wright (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||0||2||4|
|BAT||2.0||TEX 6/HOU 5||Nomar Mazara, RF||4||2||4||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||+/-|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||7.0||19.0||65.2||128.1||-5.0|
|Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||5.7||5.7||5.7||5.7||5.7|
|Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||5.0||5.0||14.7||14.7||5.0|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||4.0||20.0||44.1||44.1||-12.0|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||3.7||13.1||21.8||21.8||-5.7|
|Kemp, Matt 2151||rf||sd nl||3.0||8.5||33.0||54.6||-2.5|
|Miller, Andrew 2436||pi cp mr||nyy al||3.0||7.0||11.0||18.0||-1.0|
|Mazara, Nomar 3614||rf||tex al||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Wright, Mike 3471||pi sp||bal al||1.0||2.7||2.7||2.7||-0.7|