The top two active career leaders in Box-Toppers points were Wednesday’s Box-Toppers top two players.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of June 7:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||12.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||8.4|
|5||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||8.0|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||7.7|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||7.4|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||7.4|
|9||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|10||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||7.0|
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia—second in active career points—is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day. And Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw—first in active career points—is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers National League Player of the Day. Kershaw also extends his lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings.
Player of the Day—Sabathia pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out five, in the 8-0 win over the Red Sox.
Sabathia earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points, giving him 190.0 career points, fifth among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails fourth-ranked player Curt Schilling (194.1). Sabathia ranks second among active players in career points, trailing Kershaw (198.1). Sabathia has 5.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 13th among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Kershaw struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and three walks, in the 2-1 win over the Nationals.
Kershaw earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 14.4 for the season, extending his lead in season player rankings ahead of second-place player, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (12.0).
Kershaw also now has 198.1 career Box-Toppers points, third among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails second-ranked player Pedro Martinez (244.8). Kershaw ranks first among active players in career points.
Kershaw had a Box-Toppers game score Wednesday of +8.0, same as Sabathia. But Sabathia beat Kershaw to earn Player of the Game honors because he had more innings pitched (8.0 vs. 7.0).
American League Batter of the Day—Trey Mancini of the Orioles hit two home runs and went 2-for-2, driving in five runs, in the 9-6, 11-inning win over the Pirates.
National League Batter of the Day—Dansby Swanson of the Braves hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 14-1 win over the Phillies.
Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debuts Wednesday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
Rays pitcher Jacob Faria (6.1IP 3H R 2BB 5K W in the 3-1 win over the White Sox) was also making his Major League debut Wednesday. He is the 3,816th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Patrick Kivlehan of the Reds (pinch-hit 3-R HR 1-1 R 3BI in the 6-4 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Aug. 20, 2016, and was playing in his 49th career game. He is the 3,817th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Sabathia earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Kershaw earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Mancini and Swanson each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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
|6/7||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||8.0||NYY 8, BOS 0||CC Sabathia (W,7-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||0||5|
|NL||8.0||LAD 2, WSH 1||Clayton Kershaw (W,8-2)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||3||9|
|7.2||DET 4, LAA 0||Buck Farmer (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||7.0||BAL 9, PIT 6 (F/11)||Trey Mancini, PH-LF||2||2||2||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||ATL 14, PHI 1||Dansby Swanson, SS||4||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||SEA 6, MIN 5||Mike Zunino, C||3||3||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.1||TB 3, CHW 1||Jacob Faria (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.1||3||1||1||2||5|
|4.0||CIN 6, STL 4||Patrick Kivlehan, PH||1||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||COL 8, CLE 1||Kyle Freeland (W,7-3)||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||1||1||0||5|
|3.0||NYM 4, TEX 3||Jay Bruce, DH||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ARI 7, SD 4||Jake Lamb, 3B||2||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||KC 7, HOU 5||Kelvin Herrera (S,13)||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||MIL 6, SF 3||Corey Knebel (S,7)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||TOR 7, OAK 5 (F/10)||Justin Smoak, 1B||5||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.1||MIA 6, CHC 5||AJ Ramos (S,9)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||1||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||+/-|
|Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||14.4||38.8||138.5||198.1||-10.0|
|Smoak, Justin 2731||1b||tor al||5.5||9.0||22.2||28.4||2.0|
|Bruce, Jay 2453||rf||nym nl||5.0||13.5||30.7||63.8||-3.5|
|Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||nyy al||5.0||11.0||37.5||190.0||-1.0|
|Mancini, Trey 3766||lf ph||bal al||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2|
|Freeland, Kyle 3763||pi sp||col nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Lamb, Jake 3517||3b||ari nl||3.5||7.5||8.5||8.5||-0.5|
|Ramos, A.J. 3210||pi cp||fla nl||3.0||5.0||15.0||15.0||1.0|
|Knebel, Corey 3757||pi cp mr||mil nl||3.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||2.0|
|Farmer, Buck 3809||pi sp||det al||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Swanson, Dansby 3751||ss||atl nl||2.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||1.5|
|Zunino, Mike 3390||ca||sea al||2.5||2.5||6.0||6.0||2.5|
|Herrera, Kelvin 3149||pi cp||kc al||1.0||2.0||6.0||6.0||0.0|
|Faria, Jacob 3816||pi sp||tb al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Kivlehan, Patrick 3817||ph||cin nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|