Matt Adams of the Braves is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Adams homered twice and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 11-10 win over the Nationals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of June 12:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||12.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||11.4|
|4||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|5||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|6||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||8.2|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|8||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|9||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.5|
|10||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||7.4|
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Jake Petricka pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless middle relief, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out four, in the 10-7 win over the Orioles.
American League Batter of the Day—Nelson Cruz of the Mariners doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 14-3 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall Player of the Day is NL batter Matt Adams.
Notable—Rangers pitcher Yu Davish is Box-Toppers’ highest ranked player among the nine who earned Player of the Game honors Monday.
Darvish (7IP H R 3BB 4K W in the 6-1 win over the Astros) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season and ranks 21st among all players, ninth among AL pitchers.
Also notable—Jay Bruce of the Mets rises to lead NL batters in Box-Toppers points for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Bruce (HR 2B 3-3 2R 2BI in the 6-1 win over the Cubs) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season. He passes Bryce Harper of the Nationals for the NL batting lead in Box-Toppers points. Though both Harper and Bruce have 6.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, Bruce ranks ahead because he has more 2016 Box-Toppers points—8.5 vs. 3.0. Bruce ranks 22nd among all players in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Scoring—Adams earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Petricka earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Cruz earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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
|6/12||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||6.0||ATL 11, WSH 10||Matt Adams, 1B||4||3||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||5.1||CHW 10, BAL 7||Jake Petricka (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||2.1||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||SEA 14, MIN 3||Nelson Cruz, DH||3||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||TEX 6, HOU 1||Yu Darvish (W,6-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||1||1||3||4|
|4.2||`NYY 5, LAA 3||Masahiro Tanaka||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||3||1||2||8|
|4.0||NYM 6, CHC 1||Jay Bruce, RF||3||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||BOS 6, PHI 5 (F/11)||Matt Barnes (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||2.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|3.0||SD 9, CIN 3||Austin Hedges, C||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PIT 7, COL 2||Jameson Taillon (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||5.0||5||0||0||2||5|
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||+/-|
|Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||tex al||6.0||16.4||61.6||61.6||-4.4|
|Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||nym nl||6.0||14.5||31.7||64.8||-2.5|
|Adams, Matt 3220||1b||atl nl||5.0||6.0||14.5||14.5||4.0|
|Cruz, Nelson 2224||dh rf||sea al||3.5||10.0||31.0||57.2||-3.0|
|Hedges, Austin 3790||ca||sd nl||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5|
|Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||2.7||16.8||37.5||37.5||-11.4|
|Barnes, Matt 3466||pi mr cp||bos al||2.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||2.0|
|Petricka, Jake 3388||pi mr||chi al||1.7||1.7||3.7||3.7||1.7|
|Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||-4.0|