Angels pitcher Alex Meyer is Saturday’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 17:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||13.0|
|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||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||8.0|
|8||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||8.0|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|10||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||7.7|
Also Saturday, Matt Adams of the Braves rises to lead National League batters in Box-Toppers points after earning NL Batter of the Day honors.
Player of the Day—Meyer struck out nine over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 9-0 win over the Royals.
National League Player of the Day—Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet struck out 12 over six innings, allowing three runs, four hits and no walks, in the 7-5, 11-inning win over the Brewers. Lamet earned a no-decision and did not pick up the win because the game was tied, 3-3, when he exited.
American League Batter of the Day—Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles hit two home runs and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 15-7 win over the Cardinals.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Adams of the Braves homered and doubled twice in the 8-7, 10-inning win over the Marlins. Adams went 3-for-4, driving in four runs.
Adams earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.5 for the season. He rises to lead NL batters in season Box-Toppers points, passing previous leader Jay Bruce of the Mets (6.0). Adams ranks 19th among all players in season player rankings.
Notable—Ryon Healy of the Athletics has the most 2017 Box-Toppers points of any of the 16 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Healy (2HR 3-4 2R 2BI in the 5-2 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.2 for the season. He ranks 16th among all players and second among AL batters, behind Aaron Judge of the Yankees (8.2).
Debut—Astros pitcher David Paulino made his Box-Toppers debut with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Paulino (6IP 3H R BB 4K W in the 7-1 win over the Red Sox) made his Major League debut Sept. 8, 2016, and was playing in his seventh career game. He is the 3,828th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Meyer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lamet earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Schoop and Adams 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
|6/17||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||LAA 9, KC 0||Alex Meyer (W,3-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||9|
|NL||8.0||`SD 7, MIL 5 (F/11)||Dinelson Lamet||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||3||3||0||12|
|BAT||6.0||BAL 15, STL 7||Jonathan Schoop, 2B||5||3||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||CHW 5, TOR 2||Mike Pelfrey (W,3-5)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||0||5|
|4.0||CLE 9, MIN 3||Jose Ramirez, 3B||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||ATL 8, MIA 7 (F/10)||Matt Adams, 1B||4||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||TEX 10, SEA 4||Mike Napoli, DH||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||CLE 6, MIN 2||Lonnie Chisenhall, RF||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||HOU 7, BOS 1||David Paulino (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||4|
|3.2||`ARI 5, PHI 1||Zack Godley||-||-||-||-||5.2||5||1||1||3||8|
|3.0||LAD 10, CIN 2||Cody Bellinger, 1B||5||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||OAK 5, NYY 2||Ryon Healy, DH||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||TB 3, DET 2||Chris Archer (W,5-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||2||2||1||8|
|2.0||PIT 4, CHC 3||Gregory Polanco, RF||3||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||WSH 7, NYM 4||Jose Lobaton, C||3||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||COL 5, SF 1||Carlos Gonzalez, RF||2||2||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.
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||+/-|
|Healy, Ryon 3685||dh 1b 3b||oak al||7.2||10.2||10.2||10.2||4.2|
|Adams, Matt 3220||1b||atl nl||6.5||7.5||16.0||16.0||5.5|
|Godley, Zack 3538||pi sp||ari nl||6.0||7.0||10.7||10.7||5.0|
|Schoop, Jonathan 3307||2b||bal al||4.5||9.0||14.0||14.0||0.0|
|Bellinger, Cody 3781||1b||lad nl||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||4.0||13.0||53.1||53.1||-5.0|
|Meyer, Alex 3742||pi sp||ana al||4.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||3.0|
|Ramirez, Jose 3436||3b||cle al||3.5||5.0||8.5||8.5||2.0|
|Lamet, Dinelson 3808||pi sp||sd nl||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Napoli, Mike 2161||dh 1b||tex al||2.0||8.5||31.7||59.7||-4.5|
|Gonzalez, Carlos 2460||rf||col nl||2.0||7.5||40.7||60.7||-3.5|
|Polanco, Gregory 3361||lf rf||pit nl||2.0||7.5||14.5||14.5||-3.5|
|Chisenhall, Lonnie 2959||cf rf||cle al||2.0||5.5||13.5||15.5||-1.5|
|Lobaton, Jose 3216||ca||dc nl||1.0||2.0||7.5||7.5||0.0|
|Pelfrey, Mike 2364||pi sp||chi al||1.0||1.0||8.0||31.8||1.0|
|Paulino, David 3828||pi sp||hou al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|