Mets’ Zack Wheeler tops players for Tuesday, April 23; Cubs’ Quintana rises to 4th in player rankings

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—rising to first among National League pitchers—after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg tops players for Sunday, April 21, rises to 10th in season player rankings

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to 10th place in season player rankings.

Strasburg struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 5-0 win over the Marlins.

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Blue Jays’ Gaviglio tops players for Saturday, April 20; Greinke passes Pujols on ’all-time’ points list

Blue Jays pitcher Sam Gaviglio is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Reds pitcher Luis Castillo rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke now has the sixth-most career Box-Toppers points since 1995, passing Albert Pujols on the “all-time” list, after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.

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Cubs’ Hendricks tops players for Friday, April 19; Astros’ Verlander passes Scherzer on career points list

Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Friday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995, passing former teammate, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who had passed Verlander on the career points list nearly two years ago.

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Indians’ Carlos Carrasco tops players for Wednesday, April 17; Carrasco, Hamels rise in players rankings top 10

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

Also Wednesday, Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—and rises two spots to 13th place on the “all-time” career points list—after earning National League Player of the Day honors.

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Box-Toppers top 10 players in 2018 includes 8 AL pitchers; WAR top 10 has none

American League pitchers occupied eight of the top 10 spots in Box-Toppers’ 2018 season player rankings. But there were no AL pitchers among the top 10 in baseball’s Wins Above Replacement statistic.

AL teams dominated baseball in 2018 with three of its teams winning 100 or more games (Red Sox, Astros and Yankees), the Red Sox cruised to a relatively easy World Series win and it was AL pitchers who most helped those teams win all those games.

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Yankees’ James Paxton tops players for Tuesday, April 16; 3 players rise in top 10 player rankings

Yankees pitcher James Paxton is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Meanwhile, three players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday: Christian Yelich of the Brewers rises to third place, Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana rises to eighth place and Indians pitcher Shane Bieber rises to ninth place.

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Brewers’ Christian Yelich tops players for Monday, April 15; Indians’ Bauer rises to lead player rankings

Christian Yelich of the Brewers is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.

Also Monday, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Rockies’ German Marquez tops players for Sunday, April 14, rises to 3rd in season player rankings

Rockies pitcher German Marquez is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in season player rankings.

Marquez pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none, in the 4-0 win over the Giants.

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Astros’ Verlander tops player for Saturday, April 13; Sabathia earns Box-Toppers points in 19th straight season, tying all-time record

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to ninth in season player rankings.

Also Saturday, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia ties Box-Toppers’ all-time record by earning at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 19 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Cubs’ Cole Hamels tops players for Friday, April 12, rises to 15th on Box-Toppers career points list

Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to 15th place in career Box-Toppers points since 1995.

Hamels struck out six over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and no walks, in the 5-1 win over the Angels.

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Cubs’ Jose Quintana tops players for Thursday, April 11; Mets’ Matz rises to 10th in player rankings

Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Thursday, Mets pitcher Steven Matz rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Rays’ Tyler Glasnow tops players for Wednesday, April 10, rises to 6th in season player rankings

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in season player rankings.

Glasnow struck out 11 over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 9-1 win over the White Sox.

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Reds’ Luis Castillo tops players for Tuesday, April 9, rises to 8th in season player rankings

Reds pitcher Luis Castillo is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Castillo struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 14-0 win over the Marlins.

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