Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Friday’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 30:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||18.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.0|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||12.1|
|5||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|6||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||10.0|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||9.4|
|8||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||9.4|
|9||McCullers, Lance 3488||pi sp||hou al||9.4|
|10||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||9.0|
Also Friday, two players rise in Box-Toppers top 10 season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors—Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood rises to sixth place and Royals pitcher Jason Vargas rises to 10th.
Player of the Day—deGrom struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, in the 2-1 win over the Phillies.
deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks 16th among all players and seventh among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Brett Gardner of the Yankees hit a grand slam, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in six runs, in the 13-4 win over the Astros.
National League Batter of the Day—Hunter Pence of the Giants went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in five runs, in the 13-5 win over the Pirates.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Friday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Brett Gardner.
Rankings—Two players rose in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday:
- Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood (6IP 2H R 3BB 8K W in the 10-4 win over the Padres) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He becomes the sixth player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. It is the first season he has earned 10.0 points, his previous high was 8.7 in 2014 with the Braves. Wood rises from ninth to sixth place in season player rankings, fourth among NL pitchers.
- Royals pitcher Jason Vargas (7IP 2H R 4BB 4K W in the 8-1 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season, rising to 10th place in season player rankings, fifth among AL pitchers.
Debut—Deven Marrero of the Red Sox made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Marrero (2-4 R 3BI in the 7-4, 11-inning win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut June 28, 2015, and was playing in his 80th career game. He is the 3,842nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gardner earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Pence earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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
|6/30||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||13.0||NYM 2, PHI 1||Jacob deGrom, W (8-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||1||12|
|10.0||CIN 5, CHC 0||Scott Feldman, W (7-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||7|
|9.0||ATL 3, OAK 1||Mike Foltynewicz (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||1||1||4||8|
|AL||7.0||NYY 13, HOU 4||Brett Gardner (LF)||5||3||3||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||SEA 10, LAA 0||Ariel Miranda (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|7.0||LAD 10, SD 4||Alex Wood (W, 9-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||3||8|
|BAT||5.0||SF 13, PIT 5||Hunter Pence (RF)||4||1||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||MIL 3, MIA 2||Stephen Vogt (C)||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||COL 6, ARI 3||Jon Gray (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||7||2||2||1||10|
|4.0||CHW 8, TEX 7||Anthony Swarzak (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||`TB 6, BAL 4 (F/10)||Jacob Faria||-||-||-||-||6.2||4||3||2||0||6|
|3.0||STL 8, WSH 1||Yadier Molina (C)||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||KC 8, MIN 1||Jason Vargas (W, 12-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||1||1||4||4|
|2.0||BOS 7, TOR 4 (F/11)||Deven Marrero (3B)||4||1||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||+/-|
|Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||10.0||11.0||29.4||29.4||9.0|
|Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||9.0||10.0||35.4||56.2||8.0|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||7.7||17.4||52.8||52.8||-2.0|
|Miranda, Ariel 3738||pi sp||sea al||6.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||4.0|
|Feldman, Scott 2632||pi sp||cin nl||6.0||6.0||22.7||30.7||6.0|
|Faria, Jacob 3816||pi sp||tb al||4.7||4.7||4.7||4.7||4.7|
|Molina, Yadier 1967||ca||stl nl||3.0||7.0||16.5||37.7||-1.0|
|Swarzak, Anthony 2603||pi mr cp||chi al||3.0||3.0||7.0||10.7||3.0|
|Pence, Hunter 2287||rf||sf nl||2.5||6.0||22.0||54.7||-1.0|
|Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||2.0||6.0||8.7||8.7||-2.0|
|Gardner, Brett 2486||lf||nyy al||1.7||1.7||9.7||20.2||1.7|
|Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||1.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||-6.0|
|Vogt, Stephen 3503||ca||mil nl||1.0||5.0||7.5||7.5||-3.0|
|Marrero, Deven 3842||3b||bos al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|