Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Boyd pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out six, in the 2-1 win over the Twins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of April 11:
|1||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|2||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||det al||2.7|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||2.7|
|4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|5||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||2.0|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||2.0|
|7||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|8||Finnegan, Brandon 3535||pi sp||cin nl||2.0|
|9||Mazara, Nomar 3614||rf||tex al||2.0|
|10||Boyd, Matthew 3550||pi sp||det al||2.0|
Boyd earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first of the season, and rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
National League Player of the Day—Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins hit two homers and went 2-for-2, driving in six runs, in the 8-4 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Christian Vazquez of the Red Sox tripled, doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-1 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall NL Player of the Day was batter Marcell Ozuna.
Rankings—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Carrasco (7IP 4H R 0BB 7K ND in the 2-1, 10-inning win over the White Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 2.0 for the season.
Notable—Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets hit three home runs and earned Player of the Game honors the 14-4 win over the Phillies. However, Cespedes had the fourth-highest Box-Toppers game score (+6.0) among all players and the second-highest among NL batters (Ozuna had a Box-Toppers game score of +8.0). So, despite Cespedes’s three home runs, he did not earn Box-Toppers bonus points for being overall Player of the Day, NL Player of the Day or NL Batter of the Day. In addition to his home runs, Cespedes doubled and went 4-for-6, scoring three times and driving in five runs.
It was the second time in his career Cespedes hit three home runs in a game. He also did it on Aug. 21, 2015, when he had a Box-Toppers game score of +11.0, which was the highest game score for a batter in all of 2015.
Scoring—Boyd earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ozuna earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Vazquez earns 1.5 points for being AL 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.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||9.0||DET 2, MIN 1||Matthew Boyd (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||2||6|
|NL||8.0||MIA 8, ATL 4||Marcell Ozuna, LF||2||2||2||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|8.0||`CLE 2, CHW 1 (F/10)||Carlos Carrasco||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|6.0||NYM 14, PHI 4||Yoenis Cespedes, LF||6||3||4||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||WSH 8, STL 3||Daniel Murphy, 2B||5||2||4||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.2||ARI 4, SF 3||Robbie Ray (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||0||0||5||8|
|BAT||4.0||BOS 8, BAL 1||Christian Vazquez, C||4||2||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||CIN 6, PIT 2||Scooter Gennett, 2B||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||HOU 7, SEA 5||Evan Gattis, PH||1||0||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`MIL 4, TOR 3||Corey Knebel (H,1)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||COL 3, SD 2||Antonio Senzatela (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||5|
|1.0||LAA 6, TEX 5 (F/10)||Carlos Perez, C||1||0||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` 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 (’17). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’16-17), the period 2012-2017 (’12-17) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2017 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2016 total (+/-).
|Player of Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||2.0||14.4||43.1||48.5||-10.4|
|Boyd, Matthew 3550||pi sp||det al||2.0||8.1||9.1||9.1||-4.1|
|Senzatela, Antonio 3760||pi sp||col nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||fla nl||1.7||6.7||20.2||20.2||-3.3|
|Vazquez, Christian 3380||ca||bos al||1.5||2.5||5.5||5.5||0.5|
|Cespedes, Yoenis 3008||lf||nym nl||1.0||9.0||40.9||40.9||-7.0|
|Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||1.0||8.5||29.5||33.5||-6.5|
|Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||1.0||7.7||11.7||11.7||-5.7|
|Gattis, Evan 3179||ca ph||hou al||1.0||6.0||12.0||12.0||-4.0|
|Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||cin nl||1.0||3.5||12.5||12.5||-1.5|
|Perez, Carlos 3484||ca||ana al||1.0||2.5||3.5||3.5||-0.5|
|Knebel, Corey 3757||pi mr||mil nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|