Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to seventh place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 27:
|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||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||8.0|
|5||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||6.7|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||6.4|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||6.4|
|9||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|10||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||6.0|
Also Saturday, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Strasburg struck out 15 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 3-0 win over the Padres.
Strasburg earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.4 for the season, rising to seventh in player rankings, fifth among National League pitchers.
With Strasburg's rise, there are now three Nationals players in Box-Toppers top 10 season player rankings—Max Scherzer in fourth with 8.0 points, Bryce Harper in 10th with 6.0 and Strasburg in seventh with 6.4.
American League Player of the Day—Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer struck out 11 over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, in the 4-3 win over the White Sox.
This was Farmer’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Farmer made his Major League debut Aug. 13, 2014, and was playing in his 33rd career game. He is the 3,809th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Nick Hundley of the Giants homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-3 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Andrelton Simmons of the Angels doubled and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 5-2 win over the Marlins.
Rankings—Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Keuchel (6IP 4H R 2BB 8K W in the 5-2 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.4 for the season. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Notable—Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright now has 114.5 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Wainwright (7IP 3H 0R BB 6K W in the 3-0 win over the Rockies) ranks 45th among all players in career Box-Toppers points since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began). He trails 44th-ranked player Josh Beckett (114.9). Wainwright has 2.5 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.
Johnson (CG 5H 0R 0BB 8K W in the 6-0 win over the Mariners) made his Major League debut July 21, 2015, and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,810th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Strasburg earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Farmer earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Hundley and Simmons 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
|5/27||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||18.0||WSH 3, SD 0||Stephen Strasburg (W,6-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||15|
|14.0||MIL 6, ARI 1||Chase Anderson (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||3||11|
|AL||12.1||DET 4, CHW 3||Buck Farmer (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||0||0||2||11|
|12.0||BOS 6, SEA 0||Brian Johnson (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||9.0||5||0||0||0||8|
|9.0||STL 3, COL 0||Adam Wainwright (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|9.0||LAD 5, CHC 0||Brandon McCarthy (W,5-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|7.0||TOR 3, TEX 1||Marco Estrada (W,4-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|6.0||HOU 5, BAL 2||Dallas Keuchel (W,8-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||2||8|
|4.2||NYY 3, OAK 2||Dellin Betances (S,5)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||SF 6, ATL 3||Nick Hundley, C||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PIT 5, NYM 4 (F/10)||Andrew McCutchen, CF||3||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHW 3, DET 0||David Robertson (S,6)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||`KC 5, CLE 2||Joakim Soria||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||PHI 4, CIN 3||Hector Neris (W,2-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||1.0||LAA 5, MIA 2||Andrelton Simmons, SS||4||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||MIN 5, TB 3||Eddie Rosario, LF||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||+/-|
|Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||6.4||21.5||80.6||89.3||-8.7|
|Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||6.4||13.4||49.2||49.2||-0.6|
|Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||4.0||15.0||44.1||47.1||-7.0|
|Betances, Dellin 3333||pi mr cp||nyy al||4.0||8.0||16.7||16.7||0.0|
|McCarthy, Brandon 2082||pi sp||lad nl||4.0||6.7||26.4||40.5||1.3|
|Soria, Joakim 2258||pi mr||kc al||3.0||4.0||12.7||48.7||2.0|
|Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.5||12.7||63.8||114.5||-7.7|
|Simmons, Andrelton 3165||ss||ana al||2.5||4.0||9.5||9.5||1.0|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||2.0||9.0||18.0||18.0||-5.0|
|Robertson, David 2774||pi cp||chi al||2.0||7.0||24.0||28.0||-3.0|
|Rosario, Eddie 3542||lf||min al||2.0||5.0||6.5||6.5||-1.0|
|Neris, Hector 3553||pi mr||phi nl||2.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||0.0|
|Farmer, Buck 3809||pi sp||det al||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7|
|Hundley, Nick 2497||ca||sf nl||1.5||2.5||13.5||24.0||0.5|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||1.0||8.0||39.5||54.9||-6.0|
|Johnson, Brian 3810||pi sp||bos al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|