Angels pitcher Alex Meyer is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Meyer pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out seven, in the 7-0 win over the Nationals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of July 19:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|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||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|6||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|7||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||11.4|
|8||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||11.4|
|9||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||10.0|
|10||Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||10.0|
National League Player of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies hit three home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 18-4 win over the Padres. Arenado went 5-for-6, scoring four times and driving in seven runs.
Arenado had a Box-Toppers game score of +10.0, the third-highest game score for a batter in 2017 and only the fourth that was +10.0 or greater. The others:
- On April 30, Anthony Rendon of the Nationals had a Box-Toppers game score of +15.0, in what appears to be the highest game score for a batter in the 23 years of Box-Toppers player tracking.
- On June 6, Scooter Gennett of the Reds had a Box-Toppers game score of +14.0.
- On July 4, Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox had a Box-Toppers game score of +10.0. Arenado’s Wednesday game score ranks higher than Benintendi’s because he had more at bats in his game (6 vs. 5).
American League Batter of the Day—Brandon Moss of the Royals homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 4-3 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Wednesday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Nolan Arenado.
Notable—Mariners pitcher James Paxton has the most 2017 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Paxton (7IP 6H R BB 7K W in the 4-1 win over the Astros) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season and ranks 13th among all players, fifth among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Meyer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arenado earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Moss earns 1.5 points for being AL 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
|7/19||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||12.0||LAA 7, WSH 0||Alex Meyer (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||7.0||1||0||0||1||7|
|NL||10.0||COL 18, SD 4||Nolan Arenado (3B)||6||4||5||7||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|9.0||`PIT 3, MIL 2 (F/10)||Gerrit Cole||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||10|
|6.0||BAL 10, TEX 2||Kevin Gausman (W, 6-7)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||2||8|
|6.0||CHC 8, ATL 2||Mike Montgomery (W, 2-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||1||5|
|5.0||SEA 4, HOU 1||James Paxton (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||7|
|4.0||LAD 9, CHW 1 (F/8)||Corey Seager (SS)||4||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||KC 4, DET 3||Brandon Moss (DH)||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CIN 4, ARI 3 (F/11)||Michael Lorenzen (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|2.1||NYM 7, STL 3||Addison Reed (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||PHI 10, MIA 3||Maikel Franco (3B)||4||1||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||BOS 5, TOR 1||Dustin Pedroia (2B)||3||0||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SF 5, CLE 4||Buster Posey (PH)||1||0||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||MIN 6, NYY 1||Jose Berrios (W, 9-3)||-||-||-||-||6.2||6||1||1||2||5|
|1.0||OAK 7, TB 2||Yonder Alonso (1B)||2||0||2||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||+/-|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||9.0||13.4||20.1||20.1||4.6|
|Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||7.2||17.9||27.9||27.9||-3.5|
|Meyer, Alex 3742||pi sp||ana al||7.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||6.0|
|Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||6.5||10.0||35.0||39.5||3.0|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0||12.5||41.9||41.9||-0.5|
|Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||bal al||5.4||16.2||29.6||29.6||-5.4|
|Seager, Corey 3587||ss||lad nl||5.0||9.0||10.5||10.5||1.0|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0|
|Alonso, Yonder 2945||1b||oak al||4.0||6.0||15.5||17.0||2.0|
|Moss, Brandon 2520||dh||kc al||3.5||7.5||28.5||30.5||-0.5|
|Montgomery, Mike 3513||pi sp cp||chi nl||3.0||8.0||12.0||12.0||-2.0|
|Lorenzen, Michael 3479||pi cp||cin nl||3.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||2.0|
|Franco, Maikel 3510||3b||phi nl||2.7||7.2||10.4||10.4||-1.8|
|Pedroia, Dustin 2320||2b||bos al||2.0||7.0||20.0||39.5||-3.0|
|Reed, Addison 3023||pi cp mr||nym nl||1.0||3.0||12.0||12.0||-1.0|