Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom 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 Aug. 13:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||18.7|
|3||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||16.4|
|4||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||16.2|
|5||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|6||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||14.1|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||14.1|
|8||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||13.4|
|9||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||12.7|
|10||Altuve, Jose 3007||2b||hou al||12.5|
deGrom struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, in the 3-2, 11-inning win over the Padres. deGrom did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because when he exited the game, the Mets trailed.
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out three, in the 2-0 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Daniel Murphy of the Nationals homered and went 1-for-3, driving in four runs, in the 7-6 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Russell Martin of the Blue Jays hit a three-run home run and went 1-for-2, in the 4-2 win over the Astros.
Notable—Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Bumgarner (7IP 3H 0R 3BB 8K in the 6-2 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He ranks 12th among all players in Box-Toppers points and eighth among NL pitchers.
Bumgarner also now has 104.7 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 62nd place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his point Saturday, he passes Jamie Moyer (104.0) on the “all-time” list and now trails 61st-ranked player, Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir (105.1).
Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
- Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes (3IP H 0R BB 3K W in the 8-4 win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut Aug. 9 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,706th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger (5.2IP H R 4BB 3K W in the 5-1 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut May 18 and was playing in his sixth career game. He is the 3,707th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- White Sox pitcher Chris Beck (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K W in the 8-7 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut May 28, 2015, and was playing in his eighth career game. He is the 3,708th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Boyd earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Murphy and Martin 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
|8/13||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||`NYM 3, SD 2 (11)||Jacob deGrom||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||9|
|9.0||SF 6, BAL 2||Madison Bumgarner (W,11-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||8|
|AL||6.0||DET 2, TEX 0||Matt Boyd (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|4.0||STL 8, CHC 4||Alex Reyes (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||3.0||WSH 7, ATL 6||Daniel Murphy, 1B||3||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PHI 6, COL 3||Maikel Franco, 3B||3||2||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||TOR 4, HOU 2||Russell Martin, C||2||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CIN 11, MIL 5||Joey Votto, 1B||5||1||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||LAD 8, PIT 4||Joc Pederson, CF||5||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||NYY 8, TB 4||Aaron Hicks, LF||4||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||BOS 6, ARI 3||Brock Holt, LF||4||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIN 5, KC 3||Tyler Duffey (W,8-8)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||2||2||1||6|
|2.0||SEA 4, OAK 3||Edwin Diaz (S,6)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.2||CLE 5, LAA 1||Mike Clevinger (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||5.2||1||1||1||4||3|
|1.1||CHW 8, MIA 7||Chris Beck (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|`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||+/-|
|Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||12.0||29.0||99.0||104.7||-5.0|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7||32.1||45.1||45.1||-12.7|
|Martin, Russell 2202||ca||tor al||8.5||13.5||30.0||51.0||3.5|
|Votto, Joey 2366||1b||cin nl||7.5||12.5||29.2||61.2||2.5|
|Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||6.5||8.0||30.0||31.5||5.0|
|Duffey, Tyler 3558||pi sp||min al||6.0||10.0||10.0||10.0||2.0|
|Boyd, Matt 3550||pi sp||det al||4.4||5.4||5.4||5.4||3.4|
|Diaz, Edwin 3690||pi cp||sea al||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Franco, Maikel 3510||3b||phi nl||3.5||6.7||6.7||6.7||0.3|
|Pederson, Joc 3621||cf||lad nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Holt, Brock 3340||3b lf||bos al||2.5||3.5||4.5||4.5||1.5|
|Hicks, Aaron 3170||lf||nyy al||1.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||-1.0|
|Beck, Chris 3708||pi mr||chi al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Reyes, Alex 3706||pi mr||stl nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|