Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Thursday’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 30:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||13.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||12.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||11.7|
|5||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||10.8|
|6||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|7||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7|
|8||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||10.5|
|9||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||10.4|
|10||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||10.0|
Carrasco struck out 14 over 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run, three hits and two walks, in the 4-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season (most of any of Thursday’s 11 Players of the Games), rising to 31st place among all players, ninth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Danny Espinosa of the Nationals hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in the 13-4 win over the Reds. Espinosa went 2-for-4, driving in seven runs.
American League Batter of the Day—Cameron Maybin of the Tigers doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 10-7 win over the Rays.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the NL Player of the Day was batter Danny Espinosa.
Debut—Mets pitcher Erik Goeddel made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Goeddel (1.2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K W in the 4-3 win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut Sept. 1, 2014, and was playing in his 48th career game. He is the 3,672nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Espinosa earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Maybin earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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
|6/30||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.1||CLE 4/TOR 1||Carlos Carrasco (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||1||1||2||14|
|11.0||`NYY 2/TEX 1||Michael Pineda||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||3||12|
|NL||7.0||DC 13/CIN 4||Danny Espinosa, SS||4||2||2||7||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.1||SEA 5/BAL 3||Taijuan Walker (W,4-6)||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||1||1||0||5|
|5.0||LAD 8/MIL 1||Kenta Maeda (W,7-5)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|BAT||4.0||DET 10/TB 7||Cameron Maybin, CF||4||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||NYM 4/CHC 3||Erik Goeddel (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||ATL 8/MIA 5||Brandon Snyder, PH||1||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHW 6/MIN 5||David Robertson (S,21)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||SF 12/OAK 6||Brandon Belt, 1B||5||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||KC 4/STL 2||Kendrys Morales, RF||4||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`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||+/-|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||6.7||24.7||40.8||40.8||-11.3|
|Walker, Taijuan 3453||pi sp||sea al||5.7||19.4||19.4||19.4||-8.0|
|Belt, Brandon 2943||1b||sf nl||5.0||6.5||18.5||18.5||3.5|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0|
|Robertson, David 2774||pi cp||chi al||4.0||12.0||24.0||25.0||-4.0|
|Pineda, Michael 2841||pi sp||nyy al||3.0||13.7||31.1||31.1||-7.7|
|Morales, Kendrys 2142||dh||kc al||3.0||7.7||17.7||33.7||-1.7|
|Espinosa, Danny 2804||ss 2b||dc nl||1.7||4.7||13.4||15.4||-1.3|
|Maybin, Cameron 2672||cf||det al||1.5||2.5||10.0||14.0||0.5|
|Snyder, Brandon 3017||3b ph||atl nl||1.0||1.0||2.7||2.7||1.0|
|Goeddel, Erik 3672||pi mr||nym nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|