Victor Caratini of the Cubs is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in the day’s only scheduled game.
Caratini went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in one run, in the 9-6 win over the Cardinals.Read More
The 2018 All-Star Game is an almost perfect example of why Box-Toppers is an antidote to shortsighted baseball thinking.
Two players were honored in the game—one who earned the game’s Most Valuable Player award and the other who earned the win. But Box-Toppers metrics say neither of those players really deserve the honors.Read More
Freddie Freeman of the Braves may be seeded seventh among the eight players in Monday’s Home Run Derby, but he has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points in the group.
Freeman has 6.5 Box-Toppers points this season and ranks third among National League batters in Box-Toppers season player rankings. However, his 16 home runs this season is seventh-most among the eight derby participants and has him seeded seventh in the tournament-style derby.Read More
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino maintains his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Severino has 16.7 Box-Toppers points at the All-Star break through the game of July 15. He picked up no points since the last player rankings report July 5 and continues his lead over second-place player, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (16.4 points).Read More
The Houston Astros maintain top spot in Box-Toppers team rankings for the fifth straight week.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks regain a slim lead among National League teams and the Boston Red Sox are the hottest team since July 5.Read More
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Thursday, Albert Pujols of the Angels has now earned Box-Toppers points in 18 consecutive seasons, tied with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia for the longest active season streak; it is tied for the third-longest streak since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began.
In addition Thursday, Box-Toppers’ two top-ranked players for 2018 started Thursday but neither earned Player of the Game honors in their teams’ wins. Neither top-ranked Luis Severino of the Yankees nor second-ranked Max Scherzer of the Nationals were top players in their games.Read More
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth place in season player rankings.
Verlander struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 6-5, 11-inning win over the Athletics. Verlander did not earn the win or save, picking up a no-decision, because the Athletics tied the game after he exited.Read More
Clayton Kershaw is having a career-low season in Box-Toppers points and his record streak of seven straight seasons with 20.0 or more Box-Toppers points could come to an end.
Through the games of July 9, Dodgers pitcher Kershaw has just 4.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018, the fewest he’s had at this point in any full season he’s played. (His first full season was 2009).Read More
Mark Reynolds of the Nationals is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, recording the highest Box-Toppers game score for a batter this season.
Also Saturday, Rays pitcher Blake Snell rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.Read More
Severino has 16.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up 1.0 point in the past week, rising from second place last week. He continues to lead American League pitchers in 2018 Box-Toppers points.Read More
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.