White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Quintana struck out nine over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and no walks, in the 9-0 win over the Twins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of June 22:
|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||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||10.1|
|5||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||9.4|
|7||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||8.2|
|8||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||8.0|
|9||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||8.0|
|10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, most among the 12 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Quintana ranks 19th among all players and eighth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola struck out eight over 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run, four hits and two walks, in the 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
American League Batter of the Day—Carlos Gomez of the Rangers hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 11-4 win over the Blue Jays. Gomez also went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in five runs.
Gomez has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons with his first Player of the Game honor of 2017. He earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2008 with the Twins and has 33.5 career points, 15th among active AL outfielders. His best season was 2015 with the Brewers and Astros, when he had 6.0 Box-Toppers points, seventh among AL outfielders. In 2016, he had 4.5 points with the Astros and Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Nick Markakis of the Braves homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 12-11 win over the Giants.
Scoring—Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Nola earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Gomez and Markakis each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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
|6/22||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||10.2||CHW 9, MIN 0||Jose Quintana (W,4-8)||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||0||0||0||9|
|NL||7.1||PHI 5, STL 1||Aaron Nola (W,4-5)||-||-||-||-||7.1||4||1||1||2||8|
|BAT||7.0||TEX 11, TOR 4||Carlos Gomez, CF||4||3||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||SEA 9, DET 6||Robinson Cano, 2B||4||2||2||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||MIL 4, PIT 2||Chase Anderson (W,6-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||2||2||2||7|
|5.0||LAA 10, NYY 5||Yusmeiro Petit (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||ATL 12, SF 11||Nick Markakis, RF||5||2||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||CHC 11, MIA 1||Addison Russell, SS||5||3||4||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||ARI 10, COL 3||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||5||2||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||HOU 12, OAK 9||Josh Reddick, RF||4||4||3||1||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||CLE 6, BAL 3||Austin Jackson, CF-LF||5||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||LAD 6, NYM 3||Joc Pederson, CF||2||1||2||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||+/-|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||7.0||17.4||42.2||42.2||-3.4|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||5.7||12.7||21.7||21.7||-1.3|
|Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||ari nl||4.7||9.2||40.6||44.6||0.2|
|Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||4.0||12.0||41.5||79.4||-4.0|
|Russell, Addison 3559||ss||chi nl||3.5||7.0||9.5||9.5||0.0|
|Reddick, Josh 2936||rf lf||hou al||3.0||6.5||26.4||27.4||-0.5|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||2.7||9.4||11.4||11.4||-4.0|
|Markakis, Nick 2116||rf||atl nl||2.5||7.5||20.5||49.6||-2.5|
|Gomez, Carlos 2397||cf||tex al||1.5||6.0||20.5||33.5||-3.0|
|Pederson, Joc 3621||cf||lad nl||1.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||-3.0|
|Petit, Yusmeiro 2337||pi mr||ana al||1.0||3.0||10.0||19.7||-1.0|
|Jackson, Austin 2694||cf lf||cle al||1.0||1.0||9.5||15.0||1.0|