Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Kluber pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, allowing no walks and striking out 11, in the 12-0 win over the Orioles.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of June 19:
|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|
Kluber earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, most among the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. Kluber ranks 22nd among all players in season Box-Toppers points, ninth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, striking out six, in the 9-0 win over the Giants.
National League Batter of the Day—Justin Turner of the Dodgers homered and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 10-6 win over the Mets.
American League Batter of the Day—Mike Zunino of the Mariners hit two home runs and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 6-2 win over the Tigers.
Rankings—Box-Toppers season player rankings leader Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers struck out 10 and earned the win, but did not earn Player of the Game honors Monday.
Kershaw (6.1IP 6H 6R BB 10K W in the 10-6 win over the Mets) had a Box-Toppers game score of -2.9, mainly because he gave up six runs and six hits, despite striking out 10. Justin Turner, who had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.0, was Player of the Game in the Dodgers’ win and also earned NL Batter of the Day honors.
Kershaw has 14.4 Box-Toppers points on the season, leading second-place player Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (13.0), and has led all players since May 17.
Notable—Cubs pitcher Jon Lester now has 148.2 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Lester (6IP 5H 2R BB 7K ND in the 3-2 win over the Padres) ranks 22nd in career Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 21st-ranked player Javier Vazquez (148.3). Lester ranks seventh among active players in career Box-Toppers points, sixth among active pitchers.
Lester has 5.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 15th among NL pitchers.
Scoring—Kluber earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Dickey earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Turner and Zunino each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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.
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
|6/19||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||17.0||CLE 12, BAL 0||Corey Kluber (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||0||11|
|AL||9.0||ATL 9, SF 0||R.A. Dickey (W,5-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||6.0||LAD 10, NYM 6||Justin Turner, 3B||4||2||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.2||HOU 4, OAK 1||Brad Peacock (W,4-1)||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||5.0||SEA 6, DET 2||Mike Zunino, C||3||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||PIT 8, MIL 1||Gerrit Cole (W,5-6)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||5|
|4.2||`TOR 7, TEX 6||Aaron Loup||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||MIA 8, WSH 7||Justin Bour, 1B||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`CHC 3, SD 2||Jon Lester||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|2.0||CIN 7, TB 3||Scooter Gennett, 2B||4||2||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||KC 4, BOS 2||Eric Hosmer, 1B||2||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||6.0||27.2||71.4||71.4||-15.2|
|Lester, Jon 2173||pi sp||chi nl||5.0||27.1||72.6||148.2||-17.1|
|Peacock, Brad 2968||pi sp||hou al||4.7||4.7||11.4||14.1||4.7|
|Bour, Justin 3433||1b||fla nl||4.5||7.0||17.0||17.0||2.0|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||4.0||10.5||39.9||39.9||-2.5|
|Zunino, Mike 3390||ca||sea al||4.0||4.0||7.5||7.5||4.0|
|Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b lf||cin nl||3.5||6.0||15.0||15.0||1.0|
|Dickey, R.A. 1734||pi sp||atl nl||2.7||9.7||49.9||80.6||-4.3|
|Hosmer, Eric 2886||1b||kc al||1.0||9.5||29.5||32.0||-7.5|
|Turner, Justin 2865||3b||lad nl||1.0||3.5||9.5||13.0||-1.5|
|Loup, Aaron 3146||pi mr||tb al||1.0||1.0||8.0||8.0||1.0|