Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is Monday’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 July 31:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||22.1|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||20.0|
|3||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||17.1|
|4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.4|
|5||Wood, Alex 3246||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||12.7|
|7||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||12.4|
|8||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||12.4|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||11.4|
|10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||10.7|
Gonzalez lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning, pitching eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit, three walks and striking out five, in the 1-0 win over the Marlins.
American League Player of the Day—Jake Marisnick of the Astros hit two homers, including a three-run shot, in the 14-7 win over the Rays. Marisnick also doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring four times and driving in five runs.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because AL batter Marisnick was overall AL Player of the Day.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batters earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino Monday became the 14th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors.
Severino (5IP 4H R 3BB 8K W in the 7-3 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season, most among the nine who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. Severino ranks 11th among all players in 2017 Box-Toppers points, fifth among AL pitchers.
Debut—Yolmer Sanchez of the White Sox made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Sanchez (HR 2-2 R BI in the 7-6 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut July 13, 2014, and was playing in his 290th career game. He is the 3,864th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Gonzalez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Marisnick earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. There are no AL or NL Batters of the Day for Monday; they would each receive 1.5 points. All of Saturday’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
|7/31||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||9.0||WSH 1, MIA 0||Gio Gonzalez (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||8.0||1||0||0||3||5|
|AL||8.0||HOU 14, TB 7||Jake Marisnick (CF)||4||4||3||5||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.2||SEA 6, TEX 4||David Phelps (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||PHI 7, ATL 6||Nick Pivetta (W, 4-6)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||NYY 7, DET 3||Luis Severino (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||3||8|
|4.0||`BAL 2, KC 1||Ubaldo Jimenez||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||2||6|
|3.0||OAK 8, SF 5||Marcus Semien (SS)||5||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||CHW 7, TOR 6||Yolmer Sanchez (2B)||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||BOS 6, CLE 2||Doug Fister (W, 1-5)||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||2||2||2||5|
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||+/-|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||10.7||12.7||15.7||15.7||8.7|
|Gonzalez, Gio 2626||pi sp||dc nl||6.0||12.0||63.1||92.5||0.0|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Jimenez, Ubaldo 2349||pi sp||bal al||3.0||7.7||39.6||82.5||-1.7|
|Marisnick, Jake 3428||cf||hou al||2.7||3.7||6.7||6.7||1.7|
|Phelps, David 2994||pi mr sp||sea al||2.0||8.7||25.5||25.5||-4.7|
|Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||1.0||7.0||10.5||10.5||-5.0|
|Fister, Doug 2688||pi sp||bos al||1.0||5.0||42.1||56.2||-3.0|
|Sanchez, Yolmer 3864||2b||chi al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|