Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth 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 16:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||21.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||19.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||13.1|
|4||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|5||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|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||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||10.0|
|10||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
Quintana, making his debut for the Cubs after being traded from the White Sox during the All-Star break, struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 8-0 win over the Orioles.
Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season, rising to ninth place among all players, sixth place among National League pitchers. Quintana is the 10th player this season to reach 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Mike Fiers struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing two hits, four hits and no walks, in the 5-3 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—Daniel Murphy of the Nationals hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 14-4 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no AL Batter of the Day for Sunday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Two players with 100.0 or more career Box-Toppers points earned Player of the Game honors Sunday:
- Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (6IP 2H 0R 5BB 3K W in the 3-0 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 191.0 career points, fifth-most among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails fourth-ranked player Curt Schilling (194.1). Sabathia has 6.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 13th among AL pitchers.
- Red Sox pitcher David Price (8IP 7H 0R 0BB 8K W in the 3-0 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 109.9 career points, rising to 55th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He passes two players on the “all-time” list—Jeff Kent (109.7) and Twins pitcher Ervin Santana (109.7). Price has 3.7 Box-Toppers points on the season, 46th among AL pitchers.
Debut—Nick Williams of the Phillies made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Williams (HR 2-4 R 4BI in the 5-2 win over the Brewers) made his Major League debut June 30 and was playing in his 13th career game. He is the 3,852nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Fiers earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Murphyearns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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
|7/16||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||16.0||CHC 8, BAL 0||Jose Quintana, W (5-8)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||0||12|
|AL||10.0||HOU 5, MIN 3||Mike Fiers (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||2||2||0||11|
|9.0||BOS 3, NYY 0||David Price (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||0||0||0||8|
|7.0||LAD 3, MIA 2||Rich Hill (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||5.0||5||1||1||0||9|
|BAT||6.0||WSH 14, CIN 4||Daniel Murphy (2B)||4||2||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||ATL 7, ARI 1||Jaime Garcia (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||3||7|
|4.0||SEA 7, CHW 6 (F/10)||Edwin Diaz (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.2||SD 7, SF 1||Trevor Cahill (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||6.2||8||1||1||1||8|
|3.1||`LAA 4, TB 3||Parker Bridwell||-||-||-||-||6.1||6||2||2||1||8|
|3.0||PHI 5, MIL 2||Nick Williams (RF)||4||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||COL 13, NYM 4||Gerardo Parra (RF)||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||OAK 7, CLE 3||Sean Manaea (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||3||8|
|2.2||`KC 4, TEX 3||Ian Kennedy||-||-||-||-||6.2||5||2||2||1||6|
|2.0||NYY 3, BOS 0||CC Sabathia (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||5||3|
|2.0||PIT 4, STL 3||Wade LeBlanc (W, 4-2)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||`DET 6, TOR 5 (F/11)||Bruce Rondon||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
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 nl||10.0||20.4||45.2||45.2||-0.4|
|Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||lad nl||7.7||22.1||26.1||45.8||-6.7|
|Cahill, Trevor 2658||pi sp||sd nl||6.4||9.4||24.1||46.6||3.4|
|Murphy, Daniel 2589||2b||dc nl||6.0||13.5||34.5||38.5||-1.5|
|Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||nyy al||6.0||12.0||38.5||191.0||0.0|
|Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||5.4||12.1||12.1||12.1||-1.3|
|Kennedy, Ian 2723||pi sp||kc al||5.0||15.0||46.1||71.5||-5.0|
|Parra, Gerardo 2746||rf||col nl||5.0||7.5||19.5||26.0||2.5|
|Fiers, Michael 3029||pi sp||hou al||4.4||9.4||30.5||30.5||-0.6|
|Diaz, Edwin 3690||pi cp||sea al||4.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||-3.0|
|Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||3.7||16.1||78.1||109.9||-8.7|
|LeBlanc, Wade 2669||pi cp mr sp||pit nl||3.0||6.0||6.0||13.0||0.0|
|Garcia, Jaime 2508||pi sp||atl nl||2.0||10.0||28.1||45.8||-6.0|
|Bridwell, Parker 3844||pi sp||ana al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Rondon, Bruce 3245||pi mr||det al||1.0||1.0||5.0||5.0||1.0|
|Williams, Nick 3852||rf||phi nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|