Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, becoming the 22nd player this season with 10.0 Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of Aug. 14:
|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|
Fulmer pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none, in the 7-0 win over the Rangers.
Fulmer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.7 for the season, rising to 17th place in season player rankings, fifth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks and striking out eight, in the 5-1 win over the Padres.
Matz earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 12.1 Box-Toppers points for the season, most of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. Matz rises to 12th place in season player rankings, eighth among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox hit three home runs and went 4-for-6, scoring four times and driving in eight runs, in the 16-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Betts had a Box-Toppers game score Sunday of +10.0, tied with two others for the highest score for any batter earning Player of the Game honors this season. Betts’ performance Sunday ranks second for the season, just behind C.J. Cron of the Angels, who on July 2 also had a score of +10. Cron’s score ranks higher because he had more hits than Betts—six vs. four. Betts’ performance ranks ahead of Kris Bryant of the Cubs, who on June 27 also had a score of +10, because Betts had more at bats—six vs. five.
National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Braun of the Brewers hit two homers and a double, going 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in six runs, in the 7-3 win over the Reds.
Braun earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, rising to second among NL batters, behind leader Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (8.5).
Scoring—Fulmer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Matz earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Betts and Braun each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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
|8/14||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||DET 7, TEX 0||Michael Fulmer (W,10-3)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||0||9|
|NL||12.1||NYM 5, SD 1||Steven Matz (W,9-8)||-||-||-||-||7.1||1||0||0||2||8|
|BAT||10.0||BOS 16, ARI 2||Mookie Betts, RF||6||4||4||8||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||8.0||MIL 7, CIN 3||Ryan Braun, LF||4||3||3||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.1||TOR 9, HOU 2||Marcus Stroman (W,9-5)||-||-||-||-||6.1||5||2||1||0||8|
|5.0||KC 11, MIN 4||Paulo Orlando, CF||5||3||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.2||STL 6, CHC 4||Seung Hwan Oh (S,11)||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||4|
|4.0||TB 12, NYY 3||Evan Longoria, 3B||4||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PIT 11, LAD 3||Sean Rodriguez, RF||4||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PHI 7, COL 6||Jimmy Paredes, LF||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||WSH 9, ATL 1||Anthony Rendon, 3B||3||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CLE 5, LAA 4||Cody Allen (S,22)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||BAL 8, SF 7||Matt Wieters, C||5||2||5||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SEA 8, OAK 4||Kyle Seager, 3B||5||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIA 5, CHW 4||Mike Dunn (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
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||+/-|
|Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||12.1||15.6||15.6||15.6||8.6|
|Fulmer, Michael 3640||pi sp||det al||10.7||10.7||10.7||10.7||10.7|
|Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||8.0||13.0||44.0||85.7||3.0|
|Wieters, Matt 2643||ca||bal al||8.0||9.0||27.0||32.7||7.0|
|Seager, Kyle 3031||3b||sea al||7.0||12.0||26.0||26.0||2.0|
|Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||6.2||9.2||11.2||11.2||3.2|
|Stroman, Marcus 3327||pi sp||tor al||5.7||8.4||22.1||22.1||3.0|
|Allen, Cody 3265||pi mr cp||cle al||5.0||9.0||14.0||14.0||1.0|
|Orlando, Paulo 3526||rf cf||kc al||3.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||2.0|
|Longoria, Evan 2423||3b||tb al||2.5||5.5||22.0||43.0||-0.5|
|Rendon, Anthony 3258||3b||dc nl||2.0||3.0||8.5||8.5||1.0|
|Dunn, Michael 2867||pi mr cp||fla nl||2.0||2.0||10.0||10.0||2.0|
|Rodriguez, Sean 2729||rf1b 2b||pit nl||2.0||2.0||13.5||18.5||2.0|
|Oh, Seung Hwan 3693||pi cp||stl nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Paredes, Jimmy 3278||lf||phi nl||1.0||3.5||6.0||6.0||-1.5|