Twins pitcher Jose Berrios is Thursday’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 May 17:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||8.7|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||7.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|5||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
|6||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0|
|7||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.4|
|9||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.4|
|10||Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
Also Thursday, Rockies closing pitcher Greg Holland rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Berrios struck out 11 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 2-0 win over the Rockies.
National League Player of the Day—Javier Baez of the Cubs hit a grand slam and went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 9-5 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Darrell Ceciliani of the Blue Jays hit a homer and doubled, going 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-0 win over the Braves.
This was Ceciliani’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Ceciliani made his Major League debut May 19, 2015, and was playing in his 55th career game. He is the 3,801st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Javier Baez.
Rankings—Rockies closing pitcher Greg Holland rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday.
Holland (0.1IP 0H 0R 0BB K Sv in the 5-1 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season, third among NL pitchers and most among all relief pitchers.
Debut—Mariners pitcher Sam Gaviglio made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Gaviglio (5IP 3H 0R BB 2K ND in the 5-4 win over the White Sox) made his Major League debut May 11 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,802nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Baez earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Ceciliani earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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
|5/18||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||15.2||MIN 2, COL 0||Jose Berrios (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||7.2||2||0||0||1||11|
|12.0||KC 5, NYY 1||Danny Duffy (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||10|
|NL||7.0||CHC 9, CIN 5||Javier Baez, 2B||3||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||TEX 8, PHI 4||Martin Perez (W,2-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||0||8|
|5.1||LAD 7, MIA 2||Kenley Jansen (S,8)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||TOR 9, ATL 0||Darrell Ceciliani, CF||2||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||DET 6, BAL 5||J.D. Martinez, RF||1||2||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PIT 10, WSH 4||Adam Frazier, LF||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIL 4, SD 2||Eric Sogard, 2B||4||0||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`SEA 5, CHW 4||Sam Gaviglio||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||OAK 8, BOS 3||Trevor Plouffe, 3B||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||COL 5, MIN 1||Greg Holland (S,18)||-||-||-||-||0.1||0||0||0||0||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||+/-|
|Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0||6.0||36.0||39.0||6.0|
|Baez, Javier 3395||2b 3b||chi nl||3.2||5.2||7.7||7.7||1.2|
|Sogard, Eric 3174||ss 3b 2b||mil nl||3.0||3.0||7.0||7.0||3.0|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Martinez, J.D. 2922||rf||det al||2.5||8.0||17.7||19.7||-3.0|
|Duffy, Danny 2915||pi sp||kc al||2.0||12.7||30.7||31.7||-8.7|
|Jansen, Kenley 2871||pi cp mr||lad nl||2.0||8.0||33.7||38.4||-4.0|
|Frazier, Adam 3771||lf||pit nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Ceciliani, Darrell 3801||cf||tor al||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Plouffe, Trevor 2869||3b||oak al||1.0||5.5||21.5||24.5||-3.5|
|Perez, Martin 3213||pi sp||tex al||1.0||3.0||14.0||14.0||-1.0|
|Gaviglio, Sam 3802||pi sp||sea al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|