Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is Saturday’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 July 16:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||14.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||13.4|
|5||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||11.4|
|7||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|8||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
|9||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||10.7|
|10||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||10.5|
Shoemaker pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 13 and allowing six hits and no walks, in the 1-0 win over the White Sox.
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, allowing two walks and striking out five, in the 5-0 win over the Marlins.
Wainwright earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 109.0 for his career, rising to 54th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Saturday, Wainwright passes three players on the “all-time” list—Lance Berkman (108.1), Kevin Millwood (108.3) and Billy Wagner (108.7). Wainwright now trails 53rd-place player Jeff Kent (109.7). Wainwright has 7.2 Box-Toppers points on the season, 14th among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Sandy Leon of the Red Sox hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 5-2 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Schimpf of the Padres homered, tripled and went 2-for-3, driving in two runs, in the 7-6, 10-inning win over the Giants.
This was Schimpf’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Schimpf made his Major League debut June 14 and was playing in his 23rd career game. He is the 3,686th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Notable—Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Roark (8IP 5H 0R BB 5K W in the 6-0 win over the Pirates) has 8.7 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranking 21st among all players, 13th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Ryon Healy of the Athletics made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday,the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Healy (three-run HR 2-3 3BI in the 5-4 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut July 15 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,685th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Shoemaker earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Wainwright earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Leon and Schimpf each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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
|7/16||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||16.0||LAA 1/CHW 0||Matt Shoemaker (W,5-9)||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||0||0||0||13|
|12.0||SEA 1/HOU 0||Hisashi Iwakuma (W,10-6)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||8|
|NL||9.0||STL 5/MIA 0||Adam Wainwright (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||2||5|
|7.0||DC 6/PIT 0||Tanner Roark (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||1||5|
|7.0||CHC 3/TEX 1||Jason Hammel (W,8-5)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|6.0||MIL 9/CIN 1||Jimmy Nelson (W,6-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||2||7|
|BAT||3.0||BOS 5/NYY 2||Sandy Leon, C||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||OAK 5/TOR 4||Ryon Healy, 3B||3||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||BAL 2/TB 1||Zach Britton (S,29)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||SD 7/SF 6||Ryan Schimpf, 2B||3||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||`MIN 5/CLE 4||Fernando Abad||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||PHI 4/NYM 2||Jeanmar Gomez (S,25)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||COL 4/ATL 3||Carlos Estevez (S,5)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||`ARI 2/LAD 1||Tyler Clippard||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||KC 8/DET 4||Eric Hosmer, 1B||4||1||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`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||+/-|
|Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||8.7||9.7||24.7||24.7||7.7|
|Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||7.2||10.2||58.3||109.0||4.2|
|Hammel, Jason 2235||pi sp||chi nl||6.0||15.7||39.1||52.2||-3.7|
|Shoemaker, Matt 3290||pi sp||ana al||6.0||11.7||24.4||24.4||0.3|
|Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||4.0||13.0||26.5||26.5||-5.0|
|Nelson, Jimmy 3299||pi sp||mil nl||3.0||11.4||13.4||13.4||-5.4|
|Clippard, Tyler 2291||pi mr||ari nl||3.0||4.0||19.0||30.4||2.0|
|Gomez, Jeanmar 2759||pi cp||phi nl||3.0||3.0||8.0||10.0||3.0|
|Leon, Sandy 3676||ca||bos al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi 3048||pi sp||sea al||2.0||15.1||50.2||50.2||-11.1|
|Britton, Zachary 2835||pi cp||bal al||2.0||10.7||30.1||30.1||-6.7|
|Abad, Fernando 3653||pi mr||min al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Estevez, Carlos 3641||pi mr cp||col nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Schimpf, Ryan 3686||3b||sd nl||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Healy, Ryon 3685||3b||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|