Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is Wednesday’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 24:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||6.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|6||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|7||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
|8||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|9||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||6.0|
|10||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||6.0|
Gray struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 4-1 win over the Marlins.
National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight and allowing one hit, in the 7-2 win over the Phillies.
National League Batter of the Day—Adam Frazier of the Pirates hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-2, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 12-5, 10-inning win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Iglesias of the Tigers homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 6-3 win over the Astros.
Notable—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Severino (8IP 4H 0R BB 7K W in the 3-0 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 4.7 for the season, ranked 20th among all players this season. He ranks 11th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Chatwood earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Frazier and Iglesias each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|5/24||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||OAK 4, MIA 1||Sonny Gray (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||11|
|10.0||NYY 3, KC 0||Luis Severino (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|NL||10.0||COL 7, PHI 2||Tyler Chatwood (W,4-6)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||4||8|
|7.0||STL 6, LAD 1||Mike Leake (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||0||5|
|BAT||6.0||PIT 12, ATL 5 (F/10)||Adam Frazier, LF-CF||2||3||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||WSH 5, SEA 1||Tanner Roark (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||8||1||1||0||8|
|BAT||4.0||DET 6, HOU 3||Jose Iglesias, SS||4||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||CHC 5, SF 4||Anthony Rizzo, 1B||3||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TB 5, LAA 2||Steven Souza Jr., RF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||`ARI 8, CHW 6||J.J. Hoover (H,6)||-||-||-||-||1.1||2||0||0||0||4|
|3.0||TOR 8, MIL 4||Ryan Goins, SS||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||BOS 9, TEX 4||Mitch Moreland, PH-1B||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SD 6, NYM 5||Matt Szczur, CF||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||MIN 4, BAL 3||Jose Berrios (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||3||3||2||7|
|1.0||CIN 4, CLE 3||Arismendy Alcantara, PR||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||4.7||6.7||9.7||9.7||2.7|
|Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||4.4||11.4||18.1||21.1||-2.6|
|Frazier, Adam 3771||lf cf||pit nl||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5|
|Leake, Mike 2709||pi sp||stl nl||3.0||8.0||38.4||47.6||-2.0|
|Goins, Ryan 3478||ss||tor al||3.0||4.5||9.0||9.0||1.5|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||2.5||5.5||29.5||29.5||-0.5|
|Iglesias, Jose 3532||ss||det al||2.5||2.5||3.5||3.5||2.5|
|Roark, Tanner 3261||pi sp||dc nl||2.0||14.7||30.7||30.7||-10.7|
|Souza, Steven Jr. 3461||rf||tb al||2.0||7.7||13.2||13.2||-3.7|
|Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||2.0||3.0||34.8||34.8||1.0|
|Moreland, Mitch 2799||1b ph||bos al||1.0||4.5||17.7||19.7||-2.5|
|Szczur, Matt 3704||cf||sd nl||1.0||2.5||2.5||2.5||-0.5|
|Hoover, J.J. 3163||pi mr||ari nl||1.0||1.0||10.0||10.0||1.0|
|Alcantara, Arismendy 3378||2b pr||cin nl||1.0||1.0||2.5||2.5||1.0|