Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer is Friday’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 1:
|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|
Fulmer pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 and allowing two hits and one walk, in the 10-2 win over the Rays.
Fulmer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season, most of any of Friday’s 15 Players of the Games. Fulmer ranks 17th among all players and fifth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Bud Norris of the Dodgers performed in a very “Kershavian” manner, pitching six scoreless innings, striking out eight and allowing two hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Rockies.
This was Norris’ first start with the Dodgers after being traded from the Braves to fill in for the injured ace Clayton Kershaw (20.0 Box-Toppers points and leader in player rankings). Norris now has 4.7 Box-Toppers points on the season.
National League Batter of the Day—Wil Myers of the Padres homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-6 win over the Yankees.
Myers earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 7.2 for the season, rising to second place among NL batters, behind Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (7.5).
American League Batter of the Day—David Ortiz of the Red Sox homered and went 3-for-4, in the 5-4 win over the Angels. His homer was his 522nd for his career, putting him in 19th place on the all-time list.
Ortiz earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 142.9 for his career, 23rd-most of any player since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 22nd-ranked player, Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon (143.8). Ortiz ranks eighth in career points among all active players and third among active batters, behind Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees (187.0) and Albert Pujols of the Angels (176.3).
Ortiz has 5.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 15th among AL batters.
Debut—Rangers pitcher Matt Bush made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Bush (2IP H 0R 0BB 2K W in the 3-2 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut May 13 and was playing in his 23rd career game. He is the 3,673rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Fulmer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Norris earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Myers and Ortiz each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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
|7/1||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||DET 10/TB 2||Michael Fulmer (W,8-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||1||10|
|NL||11.0||LAD 5/COL 0||Bud Norris (W,4-7)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||8|
|6.0||NYM 10/CHC 2||Jacob deGrom (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|5.0||`DC 3/CIN 2||Sammy Solis||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||STL 7/MIL 1||Jaime Garcia (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||4||6|
|4.0||PHI 4/KC 3||Jeremy Hellickson (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||HOU 5/CHW 0||Mike Fiers (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||3.0||SD 7/NYY 6||Wil Myers, 1B||3||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SEA 5/BAL 2||Wade LeBlanc (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||2||2||1||5|
|3.0||CLE 2/TOR 1||Trevor Bauer (W,7-2)||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||0||0||3||3|
|3.0||TEX 3/MIN 2||Matt Bush (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||MIA 7/ATL 5||Marcell Ozuna, CF||6||1||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SF 6/ARI 4||Conor Gillaspie, 3B||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||1.0||BOS 5/LAA 4||David Ortiz, DH||4||1||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||PIT 7/OAK 3||Jordy Mercer, SS||4||1||2||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||+/-|
|Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||8.7||8.7||8.7||8.7||8.7|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||7.7||17.1||25.8||25.8||-1.7|
|Myers, Wil 3228||1b||sd nl||7.2||10.2||15.7||15.7||4.2|
|Garcia, Jaime 2508||pi sp||stl nl||6.0||15.4||33.1||41.8||-3.4|
|Hellickson, Jeremy 2778||pi sp||phi nl||5.4||10.4||34.1||37.1||0.4|
|Ortiz, David||dh||bos al||5.0||9.5||40.9||142.9||0.5|
|Norris, Bud 2638||pi sp||lad nl||4.7||5.7||36.1||45.1||3.7|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||4.0||26.4||39.4||39.4||-18.4|
|Ozuna, Marcell 3190||cf||fla nl||4.0||7.0||17.5||17.5||1.0|
|Fiers, Michael 3029||pi sp||hou al||3.0||10.0||24.1||24.1||-4.0|
|Mercer, Jordy 3206||ss||pit nl||2.0||2.0||8.0||8.0||2.0|
|LeBlanc, Wade 2669||pi sp||sea al||2.0||2.0||2.0||9.0||2.0|
|Solis, Sammy 3651||pi mr||dc nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Gillaspie, Conor 3218||3b||sf nl||1.0||1.0||7.5||7.5||1.0|
|Bush, Matt 3673||pi mr||tex al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|