Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani 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. 27:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||20.7|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||20.0|
|3||Fernandez, Jose 3147||pi sp||fla nl||18.4|
|4||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||17.2|
|5||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||16.8|
|6||Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||15.4|
|7||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||14.4|
|8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||14.1|
|9||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||14.0|
|10||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||13.7|
Also Saturday, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—DeSclafani pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking one, in the 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, five hits and one walk, in the 9-3 win over the Mariners.
American League Batter of the Day—Starlin Castro of the Yankees homered and went 4-for-6, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 13-5 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies hit two homers and went 3-for-6, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 9-4, 11-inning win over the Nationals.
Rankings—Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Syndergaard (7IP 2H R 2BB 7K W in the 12-1 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.0 for the season, rising from 10th to ninth place for the season. He ranks seventh among NL pitchers.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in their careers they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Athletics pitcher Daniel Coulombe (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K W in the 3-2 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Sept. 16, 2014, and was playing in his 43rd career game. He is the 3,720th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Alex Bregman of the Astros (HR 2-4 2R 3BI in the 6-2 win over the Rays) made his Major League debut July 25 and was playing in his 30th career game. He is the 3,721st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—DeSclafani earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Quintana earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Castro and Blackmon 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
|8/27||Score||Game||Player of Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||13.0||CIN 13, ARI 0||Anthony DeSclafani (W,8-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|8.0||NYM 12, PHI 1||Noah Syndergaard (W,12-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||2||7|
|7.0||`PIT 9, MIL 6||Juan Nicasio (H,4)||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||5|
|AL||6.2||CHW 9, SEA 3||Jose Quintana (W,11-9)||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||2||1||1||8|
|6.0||TEX 7, CLE 0||A.J. Griffin (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|5.2||ATL 3, SF 1||Mike Foltynewicz (W,7-5)||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||1||1||1||6|
|5.0||LAA 3, DET 2||Jhoulys Chacin (W,5-8)||-||-||-||-||4.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|4.1||OAK 3, STL 2||Daniel Coulombe (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||NYY 13, BAL 5||Starlin Castro, 2B||6||3||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TOR 8, MIN 7||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||LAD 3, CHC 2||Julio Urias (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||3.0||COL 9, WSH 4 (11)||Charlie Blackmon, CF||6||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||HOU 6, TB 2||Alex Bregman, 3B||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SD 1, MIA 0||Kevin Quackenbush (S,1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||BOS 8, KC 3||Dustin Pedroia, 2B||5||1||4||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||+/-|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||14.0||24.4||24.4||24.4||3.6|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||9.4||15.4||34.2||34.2||3.4|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh 1b||tor al||8.0||18.4||46.6||67.1||-2.4|
|Nicasio, Juan 2888||pi sp mr||pit nl||8.0||9.0||24.4||24.4||7.0|
|Castro, Starlin 2767||2b ss||nyy al||7.0||11.5||24.5||25.5||2.5|
|Griffin, A.J. 3074||pi sp||tex al||4.7||4.7||19.4||19.4||4.7|
|DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||4.0||11.7||11.7||11.7||-3.7|
|Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||4.0||6.7||6.7||6.7||1.3|
|Blackmon, Charlie 2891||cf||col nl||4.0||6.5||12.0||12.0||1.5|
|Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi mr sp||ana al||4.0||4.0||18.4||26.1||4.0|
|Urias, Julio 3652||pi sp||lad nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Pedroia, Dustin 2320||2b||bos al||3.0||3.0||23.4||35.5||3.0|
|Quackenbush, Kevin 3462||pi mr cp||sd nl||2.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||0.0|
|Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Coulombe, Daniel 3720||pi mr||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|