Mariners pitcher James Paxton is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of April 26:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||6.0|
|2||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||5.7|
|3||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||4.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||4.0|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||4.0|
|7||Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||4.0|
|8||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||4.0|
|9||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7|
|10||Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi mr sp||sd nl||3.7|
Paxton struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 8-0 win over the Tigers.
Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to sixth in season player rankings, fourth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Maikel Franco of the Phillies hit a grand slam and went 3-for-4, in the 7-4 win over the Marlins.
American League Batter of the Day—Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers hit a three-run homer and tripled, going 3-for-5, scoring three times, in the 14-3 win over the Twins.
Choo has now earned Box-Toppers points in 11 straight seasons. He earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2007 with the Indians and has 49.2 career points, sixth among active AL outfielders. His best season was 2010 with the Indians, when he had 9.0 points, seventh among AL batters. He had 1.0 point in 2016 with the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Wednesday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Maikel Franco.
Streaks—Two players have now earned Box-Toppers points for 12 straight seasons after both earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday:
- Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals (HR 3-5 2R 3BI in the 11-4 win over the Rockies) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Nationals and has 57.3 career points, sixth among NL first basemen. His best season was 2013 with the Nationals, when he had 9.2 points, sixth among NL batters. He had 1.5 points in 2016 with the Nationals.
- Nick Markakis of the Braves (3-4 2R BI in the 8-2 win over the Mets) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Orioles and now has 48.1 career points, 11th among NL outfielders. His best season was 2009 with the Orioles, when he had 7.7 points, sixth among AL outfielders. In 2016, he had 5.0 points.
Scoring—Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Franco earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Choo earns 1.5 points for being AL 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|4/26||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||11.0||SEA 8, DET 0||James Paxton (W,3-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|8.0||NYY 3, BOS 1||Luis Severino (W,2-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|6.0||CHW 5, KC 2||Jose Quintana (W,1-4)||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||2||1||2||10|
|BAT||4.0||TEX 14, MIN 3||Shin-Soo Choo, RF||5||3||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||4.0||PHI 7, MIA 4||Maikel Franco, 3B||4||1||3||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||CLE 7, HOU 6||Cody Allen (S,4)||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||WSH 11, COL 4||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||5||2||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||LAA 8, OAK 5||Cameron Maybin, LF||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||MIL 9, CIN 4||Jett Bandy, C||4||2||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SD 8, ARI 5||Ryan Schimpf, 3B||2||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||ATL 8, NYM 2||Nick Markakis, RF||4||2||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||PIT 6, CHC 5||Josh Harrison, 3B||3||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SF 4, LAD 3 (F/10)||Michael Morse, PH||1||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||BAL 5, TB 4 (F/11)||Craig Gentry, PR||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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||+/-|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||4.0||8.4||15.1||15.1||-0.4|
|Schimpf, Ryan 3686||3b 2b||sd nl||2.0||7.2||7.2||7.2||-3.2|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp mr||nyy al||2.0||4.0||7.0||7.0||0.0|
|Franco, Maikel 3510||3b||phi nl||1.7||6.2||9.4||9.4||-2.8|
|Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||rf||tex al||1.5||2.5||22.5||49.2||0.5|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi al||1.0||11.4||36.2||36.2||-9.4|
|Allen, Cody 3265||pi cp mr||cle al||1.0||8.0||17.0||17.0||-6.0|
|Markakis, Nick 2116||rf||atl nl||1.0||6.0||19.0||48.1||-4.0|
|Maybin, Cameron 2672||lf||ana al||1.0||4.0||9.5||16.5||-2.0|
|Harrison, Josh 2947||3b 2b||pit nl||1.0||3.0||7.5||9.0||-1.0|
|Zimmerman, Ryan 2180||1b||dc nl||1.0||2.5||22.2||57.3||-0.5|
|Bandy, Jett 3711||ca||mil nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Morse, Michael 2020||lf 1b ph||sf nl||1.0||1.0||11.0||24.0||1.0|
|Gentry, Craig 2977||lf cf pr||bal al||1.0||1.0||5.0||6.0||1.0|