Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is Wednesday’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 27:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|4||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|5||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||12.5|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|7||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||12.1|
|8||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||11.0|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||11.0|
|10||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||10.7|
Also Wednesday, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Cole pitched a complete game, allowing one run, three hits, no walks and striking out six, in the 10-1 win over the Mariners.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Lance McCullers struck out 10 over six innings, allowing one run, five hits and two walks, in the 4-1 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Freddie Freeman of the Braves homered and went 4-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 9-7 win over the Twins.
American League Batter of the Day—Khris Davis of the Athletics hit two home runs, doubled and went 3-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 6-4 win over the Rangers.
Rankings—Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Strasburg (7IP 3H 0R 2BB 7K W in the 4-1 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Debut—Cardinals closing pitcher Seung Hwan Oh made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Oh (1IP 0H 0R 0BB K Sv in the 5-4 win over the Mets) made his Major League debut April 3 and was playing in his 52nd career game. He is the 3,693rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Cole earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and McCullers earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Freeman and Davis each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|7/27||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||PIT 10, SEA 1||Gerrit Cole (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||1||1||0||6|
|9.0||WSH 4, CLE 1||Stephen Strasburg (W,14-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||7|
|AL||7.0||HOU 4, NYY 1||Lance McCullers (W,6-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||2||10|
|6.2||CIN 2, SF 1||Dan Straily (W,6-6)||-||-||-||-||7.2||3||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||6.0||ATL 9, MIN 7||Freddie Freeman, 1B||4||1||4||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||CHC 8, CHW 1||Jason Hammel (W,10-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||2||7|
|4.0||ARI 8, MIL 1||Yasmany Tomas, RF||5||2||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||OAK 6, TEX 4||Khris Davis, DH||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SD 8, TOR 4||Brett Wallace, 1B||3||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.2||TB 3, LAD 1||Matt Moore (W,7-7)||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||1||0||4||5|
|2.0||MIA 11, PHI 1||Don Kelly, 1B||5||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||DET 4, BOS 3||Victor Martinez, DH||4||0||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||KC 7, LAA 5||Paulo Orlando, RF||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||COL 3, BAL 1||Carlos Estevez (S,10)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||STL 5, NYM 4||Seung Hwan Oh (S,6)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
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||+/-|
|Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4||26.4||72.5||80.2||-1.6|
|Hammel, Jason 2235||pi sp||chi nl||7.0||16.7||40.1||53.2||-2.7|
|Moore, Matt 2975||pi sp||tb al||6.7||6.7||32.2||32.2||6.7|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.5||25.5||35.9||35.9||-12.5|
|McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||6.1||12.8||12.8||12.8||-0.6|
|Martinez, Victor 1695||dh 1b||det al||6.0||9.5||29.4||69.6||2.5|
|Davis, Khris 3242||lf||oak al||5.7||9.7||15.7||15.7||1.7|
|Tomas, Yasmany 3489||lf rf||ari nl||4.5||8.0||8.0||8.0||1.0|
|Estevez, Carlos 3641||pi cp||col nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Freeman, Freddie 2887||1b||atl nl||3.0||6.0||34.2||34.2||0.0|
|Orlando, Paulo 3526||rf||kc al||2.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Straily, Dan 3080||pi sp||cin nl||2.0||2.0||12.7||12.7||2.0|
|Wallace, Brett 2837||3b 1b||sd nl||2.0||2.0||4.5||4.5||2.0|
|Kelly, Don 2890||1b||fla nl||1.0||1.0||5.5||5.5||1.0|
|Oh, Seung Hwan 3693||pi cp||stl nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|