Dbacks' Patrick Corbin tops players for Thursday, Aug. 17; Yankees' Severino rises to 6th in player rankings

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Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of Aug. 17:  


Player Pos Team BTP
1 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 22.1
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 22.0
3 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 21.1
4 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 15.4
5 Santana, Ervin 2005 pi sp min al 14.4
6 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy nl 14.1
7 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 14.0
8 Wood, Alex 3246 pi sp lad nl 14.0
9 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 13.7
10 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 13.4
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Also Thursday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Player of the Day—Corbin pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing four hits and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the Astros.

American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run, four hits and three walks, in the 7-5 win over the Mets.

Severino earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 14.1 for the season and rising into the top 10 in Box-Toppers season player rankings, into sixth place. He ranks third among AL pitchers, behind Chris Sale of the Red Sox (21.1) and Ervin Santana of the Twins (14.4).

With his rise into the top 10, Severino pushes Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (12.7) from Box-Toppers top 10 into 11th place.

National League Batter of the Day—Phillip Ervin of the Reds homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 13-10 win over the Cubs.

This was Ervin’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Ervin made his Major League debut April 22 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,866th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

American League Batter of the Day—Yan Gomes of the Indians hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-3 win over the Twins.

Top 10 watch—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who was ranked ninth in Box-Toppers season player rankings going into Thursday, did not earn Player of the Game honors in his team’s 9-3 win over the Twins.

Carrasco (5IP 5H R BB 9K W) had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.0, which was tied with teammate Yan Gomes (HR 3-3 2R 4BI). However, Gomes earned Player of the Game honors over Carrasco because in cases of game score ties between pitchers and batters, batters have the edge.

Carrasco has 13.4 Box-Toppers points on the season and now ranks 10th among all players, sixth among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Severino earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ervin and Gomes each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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 

8/17 Score Game Player of the Game AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 10.2 ARI 4, HOU 0 Patrick Corbin (W, 10-11) - - - - 8.2 4 0 0 1 7
AL 7.1 NYY 7, NYM 5 Luis Severino (W, 10-5) - - - - 6.1 4 1 0 3 9
BAT 6.0 CIN 13, CHC 10 Phillip Ervin RF 4 3 3 4 - - - - - -
BAT 6.0 CLE 9, MIN 3 Yan Gomes C 3 2 3 4 - - - - - -
5.0 STL 11, PIT 7 Dexter Fowler CF 3 3 2 3 - - - - - -
4.0 TEX 9, CHW 8 Nomar Mazara RF 4 1 2 5 - - - - - -
4.0 ATL 10, COL 4 Ender Inciarte CF 3 3 2 2 - - - - - -
4.0 TOR 5, TB 3 Josh Donaldson 3B 3 3 2 2 - - - - - -
3.0 WSH 2, SD 1 Sean Doolittle (S, 10) - - - - 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.2 MIN 4, CLE 2 Matt Belisle (S, 3) - - - - 0.2 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 SF 5, PHI 4 Jarrett Parker LF 3 1 2 2 - - - - - -
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 +/-
Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 14.1 16.1 19.1 19.1 12.1
Fowler, Dexter 2698 cf stl nl 6.0 7.5 21.5 24.0 4.5
Inciarte, Ender 3360 cf atl nl 5.5 7.5 11.5 11.5 3.5
Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 5.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 -2.0
Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 5.0 8.7 37.5 37.5 1.3
Donaldson, Josh 3144 3b tor al 4.5 14.2 44.1 44.1 -5.2
Gomes, Yan 3177 ca cle al 4.5 5.5 13.7 13.7 3.5
Doolittle, Sean 3052 pi cp dc nl 4.0 5.0 17.0 17.0 3.0
Parker, Jarrett 3600 lf sf nl 3.0 3.0 4.5 4.5 3.0
Belisle, Matt 1975 pi cp min al 2.0 2.0 6.0 18.0 2.0
Ervin, Phillip 3866 rf cin nl 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
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