Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff is Tuesday’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 7:
|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||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||8.0|
|10||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||8.0|
Also Tuesday, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Eickhoff struck out eight over seven innings, allowing one run and two hits, in the 3-2 win over the Cubs.
American League Player of the Day—Mark Trumbo of the Orioles homered, doubled and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-1 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Chris Carter of the Brewers hit two homers and went 2-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 5-4 win over the Athletics.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Mark Trumbo.
Rankings—Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Grienke rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Greinke (CG 3H 0R 2K in the 5-0 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
Greinke also now has 154.4 career Box-Toppers points, maintaining his rank of 16th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. (See list of Box-Toppers’ updated top 20 players since 1995.) Greinke trails 15th-ranked player, Mike Mussina (155.6).
Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in their careers they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias (4IP 3H R 7K ND in the 5-3 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut May 27 and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,652nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Twins pitcher Fernando Abad (1IP H 0R 3K ND in the 6-4 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut July 28, 2010, and was playing in his 284th career game. He is the 3,653rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Reds pitcher John Lamb (7.1IP 4H 3R 5K ND in the 7-6 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Aug. 14, 2015, and was playing in his 17th career game. He is the 3,654th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Eickhoff earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Trumbo earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Carter earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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
|6/7||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||9.0||PHI 3/CHC 2||Jerad Eickhoff (W,3-8)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||2||8|
|6.0||ARI 5/TB 0||Zack Greinke (W,8-3)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||2||2|
|BAT||5.0||MIL 5/OAK 4||Chris Carter, 1B||4||2||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||PIT 3/NYM 1||Juan Nicasio (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||2||7|
|5.0||`LAD 5/COL 3||Julio Urias||-||-||-||-||4.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|AL||4.0||BAL 9/KC 1||Mark Trumbo, RF||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||SEA 7/CLE 1||Nelson Cruz, RF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||DC 10/CHW 5||Anthony Rendon, 3B||5||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PIT 3/NYM 1||Jonathon Niese (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||2|
|3.0||`MIN 6/MIA 4||Fernando Abad||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.1||`CIN 7/STL 6||John Lamb||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||3||1||2||5|
|2.0||TEX 4/HOU 3||Jake Diekman (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||DET 3/TOR 2||Justin Wilson (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||BOS 5/SF 3||Junichi Tazawa (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||NYY 6/LAA 3||Starlin Castro, 2B||4||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||SD 4/ATL 3||Matt Thornton (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|`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||+/-|
|Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||8.0||28.7||93.8||154.4||-12.7|
|Eickhoff, Jerad 3566||pi sp||phi nl||5.0||10.0||10.0||10.0||0.0|
|Carter, Chris 2828||1b||mil nl||5.0||6.0||23.9||24.9||4.0|
|Nicasio, Juan 2888||pi sp||pit nl||5.0||6.0||21.4||21.4||4.0|
|Trumbo, Mark 2851||rf dh||bal al||4.2||6.7||29.9||29.9||1.7|
|Castro, Starlin 2767||ss 2b||nyy al||3.0||7.5||20.5||21.5||-1.5|
|Cruz, Nelson 2224||dh rf||sea al||3.0||5.0||30.7||50.2||1.0|
|Niese, Jonathon 2531||pi sp||pit nl||2.0||8.0||23.7||30.7||-4.0|
|Rendon, Anthony 3258||3b||dc nl||1.0||2.0||7.5||7.5||0.0|
|Tazawa, Junichi 3151||pi mr||bos al||1.0||2.0||7.0||7.0||0.0|
|Wilson, Justin 3140||pi cp||det al||1.0||2.0||6.0||6.0||0.0|
|Diekman, Jake 3266||pi mr||tex al||1.0||1.0||4.0||4.0||1.0|
|Thornton, Matt 1928||pi cp mr||sd nl||1.0||1.0||4.7||26.4||1.0|
|Abad, Fernando 3653||pi mr||min al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Lamb, John 3654||pi sp||cin nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Urias, Julio 3652||pi sp||lad nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|