White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is Friday’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 19:
|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||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|7||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0|
|8||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.4|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||5.4|
Also Friday, Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Quintana allowed one run and one hit over eight innings, striking out seven and walking one, in the 2-1, 10-inning win over the Mariners. Quintana picked up the no-decision and did not earn the win because he exited with the score tied, 1-1.
National League Player of the Day—Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, in the 3-0 win over the Angels.
American League Batter of the Day—Wellington Castillo of the Orioles hit two homers, including the game-winning, walk-off, two-run homer in the 10th inning, in the 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. Castillo went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs.
National League Batter of the Day—Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks hit two homers, going 2-for-5 and driving in five runs, in the 10-1 win over the Padres.
Rankings—Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Wood (7.1IP 6H 0R 2BB 4K W in the 7-2 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season. He ranks third among NL pitchers.
Streak—Evan Longoria of the Rays has now earned Box-Toppers points for 10 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor for 2017 on Friday.
Longoria (2B 4-5 2R BI in the 5-4 win over the Yankees) earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2008 with the Rays and has 48.0 career points, second among active AL third basemen (behind Adrian Beltre of the Rangers who has 111.3). Longoria’s best season was 2009 with the Rays when he had 8.5 points, second among AL third basemen. In 2016, he had 6.5 points with the Rays, sixth among AL third basemen.
Scoring—Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and deGrom earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Castillo and Lamb each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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
|5/19||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||`CHW 2, SEA 1 (F/10)||Jose Quintana||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||1||1||1||7|
|NL||9.0||NYM 3, LAA 0||Jacob deGrom (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||3||9|
|6.0||MIL 6, CHC 3||Wily Peralta (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||BAL 5, TOR 3 (F/10)||Welington Castillo, C||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||ARI 10, SD 1||Jake Lamb, 3B||5||2||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||LAD 7, MIA 2||Alex Wood (W,5-0)||-||-||-||-||7.1||6||0||0||2||4|
|3.0||COL 12, CIN 6||Alexi Amarista, SS||5||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ATL 7, WSH 4||Dansby Swanson, SS||2||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIN 4, KC 3 (F/10)||Kennys Vargas, PH||1||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||TEX 5, DET 3||Nick Martinez (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||0||1||4|
|3.0||SF 6, STL 5||Bryan Morris (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||1.-||-||-||-||-||2|
|2.2||CLE 5, HOU 3||Trevor Bauer (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||5.2||5||3||3||1||9|
|2.0||TB 5, NYY 4||Evan Longoria, 3B||5||2||4||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||OAK 3, BOS 2 (F/10)||Mark Canha, RF||4||1||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||PHI 7, PIT 2||Jeremy Hellickson (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||2||1||1||2|
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||+/-|
|Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||6.0||7.0||25.4||25.4||5.0|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||4.0||14.4||39.2||39.2||-6.4|
|Hellickson, Jeremy 2778||pi sp||phi nl||3.0||16.1||37.1||47.8||-10.1|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||2.7||12.4||47.8||47.8||-7.0|
|Lamb, Jake 3517||3b||ari nl||2.5||6.5||7.5||7.5||-1.5|
|Vargas, Kennys 3511||dh 1b ph||min al||2.5||5.0||6.5||6.5||0.0|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||2.0||13.4||31.5||31.5||-9.4|
|Peralta, Wily 3123||pi sp||mil nl||2.0||3.0||21.0||21.0||1.0|
|Canha, Mark 3454||cf rf||oak al||2.0||2.0||4.5||4.5||2.0|
|Martinez, Nick 3430||pi sp||tex al||2.0||2.0||5.7||5.7||2.0|
|Amarista, Alexi 3032||ss ph||col nl||2.0||2.0||11.0||11.0||2.0|
|Castillo, Wellington 3251||ca||bal al||1.5||6.5||13.0||13.0||-3.5|
|Longoria, Evan 2423||3b||tb al||1.0||7.5||20.0||48.0||-5.5|
|Swanson, Dansby 3751||ss||atl nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Morris, Bryan 3369||pi mr||sf nl||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||1.0|