Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin 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 July 5:
|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|
Eflin pitched a complete game, allowing one run, six hits and no walks, striking out six, in the 5-1 win over the Braves.
This was Eflin’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Eflin made his Major League debut June 14 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,679th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing six hits and one walk, striking out six, in the 9-0 win over the White Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 5-2 win over the Mets.
American League Batter of the Day—Andrelton Simmons of the Angels tripled, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 13-5 win over the Rays.
Notable—Pirates pitcher Juan Nicasio has the most 2016 Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Nicasio (2IP H 0R BB 2K W in the 5-2 win over the Cardinals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season, 34th among all players, 16th among NL pitchers.
Scoring—Elfin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Tanaka earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Stanton and Simmons each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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
|7/5||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||7.0||PHI 5/ATL 1||Zach Eflin (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||1||1||0||6|
|AL||6.2||NYY 9/CHW 0||Masahiro Tanaka (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||7.2||6||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||6.0||MIA 5/NYM 2||Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||TOR 8/KC 3||R.A. Dickey (W,6-9)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||0||3||8|
|BAT||4.0||LAA 13/TB 5||Andrelton Simmons, SS||5||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||CIN 9/CHC 5||Joey Votto, 1B||1||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||`BAL 4/LAD 1||Brad Brach (H,14)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||CLE 12/DET 1||Lonnie Chisenhall, RF||5||1||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIL 5/DC 2||Aaron Hill, 2B||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ARI 7/SD 5||Jean Segura, 2B||4||3||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||TEX 7/BOS 2||Elvis Andrus, SS||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||COL 7/SF 3||DJ LeMahieu, 2B||4||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIN 11/OAK 4||Kennys Vargas, 1B||4||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||HOU 5/SEA 2||Dallas Keuchel (W,6-9)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||1||6|
|2.0||PIT 5/STL 2||Juan Nicasio (W,7-6)||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||1||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||+/-|
|Nicasio, Juan 2888||pi sp mr||pit nl||7.0||8.0||23.4||23.4||6.0|
|Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||6.7||14.7||27.4||27.4||-1.3|
|LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||5.5||12.5||18.5||18.5||-1.5|
|Hill, Aaron 2056||2b||mil nl||5.5||8.5||22.5||41.5||2.5|
|Andrus, Elvis 2582||ss||tex al||4.7||4.7||12.2||15.2||4.7|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5||10.0||31.7||37.2||-1.0|
|Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.0||25.4||39.8||39.8||-17.4|
|Dickey, R.A. 1734||pi sp||tor al||4.0||9.0||53.2||74.9||-1.0|
|Chisenhall, Lonnie 2959||rf||cle al||3.5||3.5||13.5||13.5||3.5|
|Votto, Joey 2366||1b||cin nl||3.0||8.0||24.7||56.7||-2.0|
|Segura, Jean 3173||2b||ari nl||2.0||4.0||8.5||8.5||0.0|
|Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Simmons, Andrelton 3165||ss||ana al||1.5||5.5||7.0||7.0||-2.5|
|Brach, Brad 3374||pi mr||bal al||1.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||-2.0|
|Vargas, Kennys 3511||1b||min al||1.0||2.5||2.5||2.5||-0.5|