Marlins pitcher Edison Volquez, pitching a no-hitter, 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 3:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||12.7|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||7.4|
|7||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.4|
|8||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||7.0|
|9||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|10||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||7.0|
Also Saturday, Albert Pujols of the Angels hit his 600th career home run and also earned Player of the Game honors, bolstering his status as top active batter in career Box-Toppers points with 184.3.
Player of the Day—Volquez pitched a no-hitter in the 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks, allowing two walks and striking out 10.
American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher David Price struck out eight over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and one walk, in the 5-2 win over the Orioles.
Price now has 107.9 career Box-Toppers points. With his points Saturday, he rises to 59th place among all players in career points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes two players on the “all-time” list—Twins pitcher Ervin Santana (106.7) and Carlos Beltran of the Astros (107.6). Price now trails 58th-ranked player Lance Berkman (108.1).
American League Batter of the Day—Mike Zunino of the Mariners hit a grand slam and doubled in the 9-2 win over the Rays. Zunino went 3-for-4 and drove in seven runs.
National League Batter of the Day—Chris Taylor of the Dodgers hit a go-ahead, ninth-inning grand slam in the 10-8 win over the Brewers. Taylor also doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times.
Rankings—Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood has the most season Box-Toppers points of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Chatwood (8IP 4H R BB 8K W in the 10-1 win over the Padres) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.4 for the season. He ranks 21st among all players and ninth among NL pitchers.
Notable—Albert Pujols of the Angels now has 184.3 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday, a game in which he hit his 600th career home run.
Pujols (GS 1-4 R 4BI in the 7-2 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 2.0 for the season. His 184.3 career Box-Toppers points ranks seventh among all players since 1995 when Box-Toppers tracking began, trailing sixth-place player Alex Rodriguez (187.0). Pujols is second among all batters since 1995 in Box-Toppers points behind Rodriguez. He is also third among active players in career Box-Toppers points, behind Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (196.4) and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (188.0).
Debut—Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Montgomery (6IP 3H 0R 3BB 5K W in the 7-0 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut April 12 and was playing in his 10th career game. He is the 3,814th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Volquez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Price earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Zunino and Taylor 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
|6/3||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||17.0||MIA 3, ARI 0||Edinson Volquez (W,2-7)||-||-||-||-||9.0||0||0||0||2||10|
|9.0||COL 10, SD 1||Tyler Chatwood (W,5-7)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|AL||8.0||BOS 5, BAL 2||David Price (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||7.0||SEA 9, TB 2||Mike Zunino, C||4||1||3||7||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||6.0||LAD 10, MIL 8||Chris Taylor, CF||4||3||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||OAK 10, WSH 4||Ryon Healy, 3B||4||2||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||NYY 7, TOR 0||Jordan Montgomery (W,3-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||3||5|
|4.0||ATL 6, CIN 5 (F/12)||Matt Adams, 1B||6||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||KC 12, CLE 5||Lorenzo Cain, CF||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||DET 10, CHW 1||Jose Iglesias, SS||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||HOU 6, TEX 5||Chris Devenski (W,4-3)||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||CHC 5, STL 3||Kyle Schwarber, LF||3||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||LAA 7, MIN 2||Albert Pujols, DH||4||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||NYM 4, PIT 2||Neil Walker, 2B||3||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||PHI 5, SF 3||Odubel Herrera, CF||4||0||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Chatwood, Tyler 2856||pi sp||col nl||5.4||12.4||19.1||22.1||-1.6|
|Healy, Ryon 3685||1b 3b dh||oak al||4.5||7.5||7.5||7.5||1.5|
|Devenski, Chris 3702||pi mr||hou al||4.0||7.7||7.7||7.7||0.3|
|Iglesias, Jose 3532||ss||det al||3.5||3.5||4.5||4.5||3.5|
|Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||fla nl||3.0||9.4||39.1||67.2||-3.4|
|Adams, Matt 3220||1b ph||atl nl||3.0||4.0||12.5||12.5||2.0|
|Pujols, Albert 1438||dh 1b||ana al||2.0||10.0||34.5||184.3||-6.0|
|Schwarber, Kyle 3536||lf ca||chi nl||2.0||2.0||7.0||7.0||2.0|
|Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||1.7||14.1||76.1||107.9||-10.7|
|Taylor, Chris 3684||cf||lad nl||1.5||3.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|
|Zunino, Mike 3390||ca||sea al||1.5||1.5||5.0||5.0||1.5|
|Cain, Lorenzo 3171||cf||kc al||1.0||7.5||21.7||21.7||-5.5|
|Walker, Neil 2756||2b||nym nl||1.0||4.5||23.5||31.5||-2.5|
|Herrera, Odubel 3449||cf||phi nl||1.0||4.5||8.5||8.5||-2.5|
|Montgomery, Jordan 3814||pi sp||nyy al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|