Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to 10th place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of July 14:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||21.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||17.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||13.1|
|4||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|5||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||12.0|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||11.4|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||11.4|
|8||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|9||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
|10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7|
deGrom struck out 11 over eight innings, allowing two runs, four hits and one walk, in the 14-2 win over the Rockies.
deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season, rising to 10th place in player rankings, seventh place among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits, one walk and striking out five, in the 5-0 win over the Indians.
National League Batter of the Day—Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers hit two homers, including a ninth-inning, three-run shot, in the 6-4 win over the Marlins. Puig went 2-for-4, driving in four total runs.
Puig earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.5 Box-Toppers points for 2017, which is his highest single-season total of his five-season career. His previous best seasons were 2015 and 2016 when he had 3.5 each season. He had just 1.5 points in 2013 and just 1.0 point in 2014.
American League Batter of the Day—Adrian Beltre of the Rangers hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, in the 5-3 win over the Royals.
Beltre earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 113.8 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 49th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Friday, he passes four players on the “all-time” list—Kevin Brown (112.8), Sammy Sosa (113.2), Dan Haren (113.2) and Chris Carpenter (113.3). Beltre now trails 48th-ranked player Josh Beckett (114.9).
Passing Sosa, Beltre now ranks 15th among all batters since 1995, trailing 14th-ranked Torii Hunter (115.9). Beltre also ranks 15th among active players in career Box-Toppers points, trailing 14th-ranked player, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (117.5). He ranks third among active batters in career points, behind second-ranked Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (146.9).
Beltre has 2.5 Box-Toppers points on the season.
Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gray earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Puig and Beltre each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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
|7/14||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||NYM 14, COL 2||Jacob deGrom (W, 10-3)||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||2||1||1||11|
|8.1||WSH 5, CIN 0||Gio Gonzalez (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||8.1||4||0||0||2||6|
|AL||8.0||OAK 5, CLE 0||Sonny Gray (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|6.0||SEA 4, CHW 2||James Paxton (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||2||0||9|
|BAT||4.0||LAD 6, MIA 4||Yasiel Puig (RF)||4||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||PIT 5, STL 2||Josh Bell (1B)||3||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||`BOS 5, NYY 4||Matt Barnes||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||TEX 5, KC 3||Adrian Beltre (3B)||3||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHC 9, BAL 8||Wade Davis (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||HOU 10, MIN 5||Marwin Gonzalez (LF)||5||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||MIL 9, PHI 6||Ryan Braun (LF)||4||1||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||TOR 7, DET 2||Jose Bautista (RF)||3||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||ATL 4, ARI 3||Jim Johnson (S, 20)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||TB 2, LAA 1 (F/10)||Alex Colome (S, 26)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||SF 5, SD 4||Gorkys Hernandez (LF)||4||1||4||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.7||19.4||54.8||54.8||0.0|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||8.0||12.4||19.1||19.1||3.6|
|Johnson, Jim 2417||pi cp||atl nl||6.0||10.0||21.0||27.7||2.0|
|Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||5.7||6.7||38.5||38.5||4.7|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||tb al||5.0||14.0||22.7||22.7||-4.0|
|Puig, Yasiel 3193||rf||lad nl||4.5||8.0||14.0||14.0||1.0|
|Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||3.0||9.0||60.1||89.5||-3.0|
|Barnes, Matt 3466||pi mr cp||bos al||3.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||3.0|
|Beltre, Adrian 1141||3b||tex al||2.5||12.0||45.9||113.8||-7.0|
|Bautista, Jose 2169||rf||tor al||2.5||3.5||26.5||65.4||1.5|
|Gonzalez, Marwin 3078||lf||hou al||2.5||3.5||8.0||8.0||1.5|
|Hernandez, Goryks 3758||cf lf||sf nl||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Braun, Ryan J. 2300||lf||mil nl||2.0||12.5||38.0||90.2||-8.5|
|Davis, Wade 2681||pi cp||chi nl||2.0||6.0||21.0||28.0||-2.0|
|Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||1.0||2.5||2.5||2.5||-0.5|