Marlins pitcher Dan Straily is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of April 22:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||5.0|
|2||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||4.7|
|4||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||4.7|
|5||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||4.0|
|6||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||4.0|
|7||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7|
|8||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi mr sp||sd nl||3.7|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||3.4|
|10||Morrison, Logan 2794||1b||tb al||3.2|
Straily struck out 14 over seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, in the 6-3, 11-inning win over the Padres. Straily picked up a no decision and did not earn the win because the game was tied when he exited.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits, in the 7-0 win over the White Sox.
Carrasco earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season and rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
National League Batter of the Day—Willson Contreras of the Cubs hit a grand slam, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 12-8 win over the Reds.
This was Contreras’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Contreras made his Major League debut June 17, 2016, and was playing in his 91st career game. He is the 3,776th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Carter of the Yankees hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 11-5 win over the Pirates.
Scoring—Straily earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Carrasco earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Contreras and Carter 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.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|4/22||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||13.0||`MIA 6, SD 3 (F/11)||Dan Straily||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||0||14|
|AL||12.0||CLE 7, CHW 0||Carlos Carrasco (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||8|
|BAT||6.0||CHC 12, CIN 8||Willson Contreras, C||4||3||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||STL 4, MIL 1||Lance Lynn (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||2||7|
|6.0||`PHI 4, ATL 3 (F/10)||Jerad Eickhoff||-||-||-||-||5.0||2||1||1||2||7|
|5.1||WSH 3, NYM 1||Gio Gonzalez (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||6.1||2||1||1||3||6|
|4.1||TB 6, HOU 3||Austin Pruitt (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||2.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|4.0||COL 12, SF 3||Mark Reynolds, 1B||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||ARI 11, LAD 5||Yasmany Tomas, LF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||NYY 11, PIT 5||Chris Carter, PH||1||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||OAK 4, SEA 3||Ryan Madson (S,1)||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||LAA 5, TOR 4||Andrelton Simmons, SS||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`TEX 2, KC 1||Nick Martinez||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||3|
|1.0||DET 5, MIN 4||Nicholas Castellanos, 3B||5||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||BAL 4, BOS 2||Jonathan Schoop, 2B||3||1||2||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 the Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7||16.1||44.8||50.2||-8.7|
|Straily, Dan 3080||pi sp||fla nl||3.0||10.0||20.7||20.7||-4.0|
|Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||2.7||2.7||58.6||58.6||2.7|
|Reynolds, Mark 2297||1b||col nl||2.5||6.5||21.2||53.9||-1.5|
|Schoop, Jonathan 3307||2b||bal al||2.0||6.5||11.5||11.5||-2.5|
|Pruitt, Austin 3773||pi cp mr||tb al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Carter, Chris 2828||1b ph||nyy al||1.5||11.0||29.9||30.9||-8.0|
|Contreras, Willson 3776||ca||chi nl||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Eickhoff, Jerad 3566||pi sp||phi nl||1.0||9.0||14.0||14.0||-7.0|
|Tomas, Yasmany 3489||lf||ari nl||1.0||8.7||12.2||12.2||-6.7|
|Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||1.0||7.0||58.1||87.5||-5.0|
|Castellanos, Nick 3349||3b||det al||1.0||6.5||14.7||14.7||-4.5|
|Madson, Ryan 1841||pi cp||oak al||1.0||4.0||4.0||24.7||-2.0|
|Simmons, Andrelton 3165||ss||ana al||1.0||2.5||8.0||8.0||-0.5|
|Martinez, Nick 3430||pi sp||tex al||1.0||1.0||4.7||4.7||1.0|