Indians' Carlos Carrasco tops players for Wednesday, Sept. 6, rises to 4th in Box-Toppers rankings

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Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth place in season player rankings.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of Sept. 6:  


Player Pos Team BTP
1 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 23.1
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 23.0
3 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 22.1
4 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 18.1
5 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 18.1
6 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 17.8
7 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 17.1
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 16.0
9 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 14.7
10 Santana, Ervin 2005 pi sp min al 14.4
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Carrasco pitched a complete game, allowing one run, three hits, no walks and striking out nine, in the 5-1 win over the White Sox.

Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Game, giving him 18.1 for the season, rising from seventh to fourth in player rankings. He rises to second place among American League pitchers behind Chris Sale of the Red Sox (22.1).

National League Player of the Day—Reds pitcher Luis Castillo struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and no walks, in the 7-1 win over the Brewers.

National League Batter of the Day—Joe Panik of the Giants doubled and went 5-for-6, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 11-3 win over the Rockies.

American League Batter of the Day—Elvis Andrus of the Rangers homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, driving in three runs, in the 12-8 win over the Braves.

Andrus becomes the 25th player—and fifth batter—this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. Andrus earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 24th among all players and second among AL batters, behind Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians (12.1).

This is the first season Andrus has earned 10.0 Box-Toppers points. His previous best season was 2016 with the Rangers when he had 9.2 Box-Toppers points, 10th among AL batters.

Debut—Cardinals pitcher Ryan Sherriff makes his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Sherriff (2IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K W in the 3-1 win over the Padres) made his Major League debut Aug. 25 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,907th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. 

Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Castillo earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Panik and Andrus each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score 

9/6 Score Game Player of the Game AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 13.0 CLE 5, CHW 1 Carlos Carrasco (W, 14-6) - - - - 9.0 3 1 1 0 9
NL 12.0 CIN 7, MIL 1 Luis Castillo (W, 3-7) - - - - 8.0 4 1 1 0 10
7.0 BOS 6, TOR 1 Doug Fister (W, 5-7) - - - - 7.0 4 1 1 3 9
5.0 `CHC 1, PIT 0 Jose Quintana - - - - 6.0 6 0 0 1 6
BAT 4.0 SF 11, COL 3 Joe Panik 2B 6 3 5 2 - - - - - -
4.0 OAK 3, LAA 1 Sean Manaea (W, 10-9) - - - - 6.0 5 0 0 3 6
3.1 MIN 10, TB 6 Taylor Rogers (W, 6-3) - - - - 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
BAT 3.0 TEX 12, ATL 8 Elvis Andrus SS 5 1 4 3 - - - - - -
3.0 WSH 8, MIA 1 Ryan Zimmerman 1B 5 3 3 2 - - - - - -
3.0 KC 13, DET 2 Salvador Pérez C 4 2 2 3 - - - - - -
3.0 NYM 6, PHI 3 (F/6) Asdrubal Cabrera 3B 3 2 3 1 - - - - - -
3.0 ARI 3, LAD 1 Fernando Rodney (S, 36) - - - - 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 HOU 5, SEA 3 Cameron Maybin PH-CF 2 1 1 2 - - - - - -
2.0 STL 3, SD 1 Ryan Sherriff (W, 1-1) - - - - 2.0 0 0 0 2 2
1.0 ATL 5, TEX 4 Ender Inciarte CF 3 1 2 1 - - - - - -
MLB—Overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day, worth 2.0 total Box-Toppers points.
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 players

Here 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 +/-
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 18.1 30.5 59.2 64.6 5.7
Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 13.0 23.4 48.2 48.2 2.6
Andrus, Elvis 2582 ss tex al 10.0 19.2 24.2 29.7 0.8
Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp cin nl 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
Zimmerman, Ryan 2180 1b dc nl 7.2 8.7 28.4 63.5 5.7
Perez, Salvador 2972 ca kc al 6.5 10.5 25.7 28.2 2.5
Inciarte, Ender 3360 cf atl nl 6.5 8.5 12.5 12.5 4.5
Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 6.4 13.1 13.1 13.1 -0.3
Rodney, Fernando 1803 pi cp ari nl 6.0 11.0 29.0 41.0 1.0
Fister, Doug 2688 pi sp bos al 5.0 9.0 46.1 60.2 1.0
Maybin, Cameron 2672 cf lf hou al 5.0 8.0 13.5 20.5 2.0
Panik, Joe 3401 2b sf nl 3.0 8.5 13.5 13.5 -2.5
Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362 2b 3b nym nl 3.0 5.0 15.0 45.7 1.0
Rogers, Taylor 3648 pi mr min al 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.0
Sherriff, Ryan 3907 pi mr stl nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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