Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Nelson pitched a complete game, allowing one run (no earned runs), six hits, two walks and striking out 10, in the 2-1 win over the Padres.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of June 18:
|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|
American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Jacob Faria struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, six hits and one walk, in the 9-1 win over the Tigers.
American League Batter of the Day—Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 5-2 win over the Twins.
Encarnacion earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.2 for the season, most among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. Encarnacion ranks 21st among all players and fourth among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies hit a walk-off three-run homer to complete hitting for the cycle in the 7-5 win over the Giants. Arenado also tripled, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring once and driving in four runs.
Debut—Johan Camargo of the Braves made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Camargo (2-2 2R BI in the 5-4 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut April 11 and was playing in his 20th career game. He is the 3,829th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Nelson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Faria earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Encarnacion and Arenado each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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.
Box-Toppers strives for accuracy. See a mistake in a post? A wrong name, wrong team, grammar error, spelling goof, etc.? Thanks for pointing it out! Contact Box-Toppers here. Let's fix it and make it right.
Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|6/18||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.0||MIL 2, SD 1||Jimmy Nelson (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||9.0||6||1||0||2||10|
|8.0||NYM 5, WSH 1||Jacob deGrom (W,6-3)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||0||2||6|
|AL||7.0||TB 9, DET 1||Jacob Faria (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||9|
|BAT||6.0||CLE 5, MIN 2||Edwin Encarnacion, DH||4||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-||5.0||BOS 6, HOU 5||Xander Bogaerts, SS||4||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||COL 7, SF 5||Nolan Arenado, 3B||5||1||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||LAD 8, CIN 7||Kenta Maeda (W,5-3)||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||ARI 5, PHI 4 (F/10)||Fernando Rodney (S,20)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||SEA 7, TEX 3||Kyle Seager, 3B||5||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHC 7, PIT 1||Anthony Rizzo, 1B||5||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ATL 5, MIA 4||Johan Camargo, 3B||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||KC 7, LAA 3||Salvador Perez, C||5||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||BAL 8, STL 5||Seth Smith, RF||5||3||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||TOR 7, CHW 3||Steve Pearce, O||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||OAK 4, NYY 3||Sean Doolittle (S,3)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||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||+/-|
|Encarnacion, Edwin 2098||dh||cle al||6.2||14.2||49.3||73.3||-1.8|
|Nelson, Jimmy 3299||pi sp||mil nl||6.0||9.0||19.4||19.4||3.0|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||4.7||14.4||49.8||49.8||-5.0|
|Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||4.5||15.2||25.2||25.2||-6.2|
|Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||4.5||7.5||31.5||31.5||1.5|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||4.0||14.0||14.0||14.0||-6.0|
|Rodney, Fernando 1803||pi cp||ari nl||4.0||9.0||27.0||39.0||-1.0|
|Faria, Jacob 3816||pi sp||tb al||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7|
|Smith, Seth 2489||rf lf||bal al||3.0||8.0||20.5||41.2||-2.0|
|Bogaerts, Xander 3383||ss||bos al||2.5||3.5||9.0||9.0||1.5|
|Seager, Kyle 3031||3b||sea al||2.0||11.5||30.5||30.5||-7.5|
|Perez, Salvador 2972||ca||kc al||2.0||6.0||21.2||23.7||-2.0|
|Pearce, Steve 2371||lf||tor al||1.0||3.0||15.0||17.0||-1.0|
|Doolittle, Sean 3052||pi cp||oak al||1.0||2.0||14.0||14.0||0.0|
|Camargo, John 3829||3b||atl nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|