The Minnesota Twins visit the New York Yankeesin the American League one-game Wild Card playoff game Tuesday.
Starting pitchers are:
Twins—Ervin Santana, 16.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked ninth among all players, fifth among AL pitchers.
Yankees—Luis Severino, 21.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh among all players, fourth among AL pitchers.
The Yankees rank fifth in overall Box-Toppers team rankings with its players accumulating 121.7 Box-Toppers points in 2017, third among AL teams and most among all four wild card teams. The Twins accumulated 99.2 Box-Toppers points in 2017, 13th among all teams, the lowest ranked of the 10 postseason teams. They finished behind three teams that did not make the postseason.
But both teams finished the season relatively hot. In the final 10 days of the season, the Yankees gained 7.7 Box-Toppers points and the Twins gained 7.5.
Tuesday’s starter for the Yankees, Luis Severino, is the highest-ranked player on either team. His 21.1 Box-Toppers points ranks eighth among all players. Twins starter Ervin Santana is the Twins’ highest-ranked player. His 16.1 points ranks 10th among all players.
Yankees top batter is outfielder Aaron Judge. His 11.2 Box-Toppers points ranks second among AL batters. Twins top batter is third baseman Miguel Sano. His 8.5 points ranks ninth among AL batters.
The winner of the AL Wild Card game will face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-five AL Division Series beginning Thursday in Cleveland. The Indians are Box-Toppers top-ranked team with 140.9 Box-Toppers points.
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Twins vs. YankeesHere are players for both teams in the AL Wild Card Game Tuesday. Players are listed for both teams ranked by Box-Toppers points earned in 2017. All players listed were on active Major or Minor League rosters at the end of the season—not necessarily all of them will be included on postseason rosters.
|Minnesota Twins||New York Yankees|
|Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||16.1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||21.1|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||9.0||Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||11.4|
|Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||8.5||Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||11.2|
|Mauer, Joe 1869||1b||6.5||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||8.4|
|Rosario, Eddie 3542||lf||6.2||Sabathia, C.C. 1492||pi sp||7.7|
|Buxton, Byron 3604||cf||5.5||Robertson, David 2774||pi cp||6.0|
|Dozier, Brian 3219||2b||5.5||Montgomery, Jordan 3814||pi sp||6.0|
|Colon, Bartolo||pi sp||4.7||Castro, Starlin 2767||2b||5.0|
|Polanco, Jorge 3739||ss||4.0||Betances, Dellin 3333||pi cp mr||5.0|
|Mejia, Adalberto 3812||pi sp||4.0||Garcia, Jaime 2508||pi sp||4.0|
|Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b ss||3.7||Pineda, Michael 2841||pi sp||4.0|
|Hildenberger, Trevor 3846||pi mr cp||3.0||Green, Chad 3675||pi mr||4.0|
|Vargas, Kennys 3511||dh 1b ph||2.5||Sanchez, Gary 3701||ca dh||3.5|
|Gimenez, Chris 2870||ca||2.5||Bird, Greg 3562||1b||3.5|
|Gee, Dillon 2808||pi sp||2.0||Holliday, Matt 1836||dh 1b lf||3.0|
|Gibson, Kyle 3312||pi sp||2.0||Hicks, Aaron 3170||cf||3.0|
|Rogers, Taylor 3648||pi mr||2.0||Headley, Chase 2552||3b ph||2.0|
|Belisle, Matt 1975||pi cp||2.0||Warren, Adam 3169||pi mr||2.0|
|Kepler, Max 3664||rf||1.5||Gregorius, Didi 3184||ss||2.0|
|Duffey, Tyler 3558||pi mr sp||1.0||Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||1.7|
|Grossman, Robbie 3267||rf||1.0||Gardner, Brett 2486||lf||1.7|
|Castro, Jason 2743||ca||1.0||Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||1.5|
|Hughes, Phil 2272||pi sp||1.0||Shreve, Chasen 3482||pi mr||1.0|
|Pressly, Ryan 3186||pi mr||1.0||Andujar, Miguel 3839||dh||1.0|
|Adrianza, Ehire 3902||ph||1.0||Frazier, Clint 3847||lf||1.0|
|Busentiz, Alan 3877||pi mr||1.0||Romine, Austin 3832||ca||1.0|
|Granite, Zack 3917||lf pr||1.0|