Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is Tuesday’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 June 13:
|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||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||8.0|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|9||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
|10||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.5|
Also Tuesday, Royals pitcher Jason Vargas rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Lester struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, five hits and one walk, in the 14-3 win over the Mets.
Lester earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 147.2 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 22nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Tuesday, he passes three players on the “all-time” list—David Ortiz (145.9), Jim Thome (146.7) and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (146.9). Lester now trails 21st-ranked player Javier Vazquez (148.3).
Lester also rises to seventh among active players in career Box-Toppers points, passing Cabrera. He trails sixth-ranked active player Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon (151.2). Lester has 4.0 Box-Toppers points on the season.
American League Player of the Day—Eddie Rosario of the Twins hit three home runs and went 4-for-5, driving in five runs, in the 20-7 win over the Mariners.
National League Batter of the Day—Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers hit two home runs, including a three-run homer, in the 7-5 win over the Indians. Bellinger also doubled and went 3-for-4, driving in four runs.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Eddie Rosario.
Rankings—Royals pitcher Jason Vargas rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Vargas (7IP 5H R BB 6K W in the 8-1 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season. He ranks third among AL pitchers, behind Ervin Santana of the Twins (11.4) and Chris Sale of the Red Sox (8.4).
Debut—Franchy Cordero of the Padres made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Cordero (2HR 3-5 3R 2BI in the 6-2 win over the Reds) made his Major League debut May 27 and was playing in his 16th career game. He is the 3,821st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Lester earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rosario earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Bellinger earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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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|6/13||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||9.0||CHC 14, NYM 3||Jon Lester (W,4-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||10|
|AL||7.0||MIN 20, SEA 7||Eddie Rosario, LF||5||3||4||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||STL 6, MIL 0||Lance Lynn (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||0||0||4||8|
|5.1||TB 8, TOR 1||Jacob Faria (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||1||8|
|BAT||5.0||LAD 7, CLE 5||Cody Bellinger, 1B||4||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||WSH 10, ATL 5||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||4||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||KC 8, SF 1||Jason Vargas (W,9-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||TEX 4, HOU 2||Rougned Odor, 2B||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIL 8, STL 5||Keon Broxton, CF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIA 8, OAK 1||Jose Urena (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||4|
|3.0||ARI 7, DET 6||Brandon Drury, 2B||5||1||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SD 6, CIN 2||Franchy Cordero, CF||5||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||PIT 5, COL 2||Andrew McCutchen, CF||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CHW 6, BAL 1||Matt Davidson, 3B||4||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||`LAA 3, NYY 2 (F/11)||JC Ramirez||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||2||2||3||7|
|0.0||BOS 4, PHI 3 (F/12)||Andrew Benintendi, LF||5||0||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|Player of the Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||8.0||9.0||34.4||55.2||7.0|
|Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||stl nl||4.7||4.7||60.6||60.6||4.7|
|Zimmerman, Ryan 2180||1b||dc nl||4.5||6.0||25.7||60.8||3.0|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||4.0||26.1||71.6||147.2||-18.1|
|Ramirez, JC 3778||pi sp||ana al||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Rosario, Eddie 3542||lf||min al||3.7||6.7||8.2||8.2||0.7|
|Bellinger, Cody 3781||1b lf||lad nl||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5|
|Broxton, Keon 3785||cf||mil nl||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5|
|McCutchen, Andrew 2637||cf||pit nl||3.0||10.0||41.5||56.9||-4.0|
|Benintendi, Andrew 3815||lf||bos al||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Urena, Jose 3492||pi sp||fla nl||2.0||4.7||5.7||5.7||-0.7|
|Drury, Brandon 3744||2b lf||ari nl||2.0||3.5||3.5||3.5||0.5|
|Faria, Jacob 3816||pi sp||tb al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Odor, Rougned 3336||2b||tex al||1.0||7.5||12.0||12.0||-5.5|
|Davidson, Matt 3292||3b||chi al||1.0||1.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Cordero, Franchy 3821||cf||sd nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
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.