Yankees' Luis Severino tops players for Sunday, Sept. 3, rises to 5th in Box-Toppers rankings

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Yankees pitcher Luis Severino is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of Sept. 3:  


Player Pos Team BTP
1 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 23.1
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 23.0
3 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 22.1
4 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 17.1
5 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 17.1
6 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 16.1
7 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 16.1
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 16.0
9 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 14.7
10 Santana, Ervin 2005 pi sp min al 14.4
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Meanwhile, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale had the chance to take the lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings, but did not earn Player of the Game honors Sunday and remains ranked third.

Player of the Day—Severino struck out nine over six innings, allowing one run, two hits and no walks, in the 9-2 win over the Red Sox.

Severino earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 17.1 for the season, rising from eighth to fifth place among all players. He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind Chris Sale of the Red Sox (22.1), the starting pitcher the Yankees beat Sunday.

National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson struck out seven over six innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks, in the 3-1, 12-inning win over the Marlins. Thompson did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was tied, 1-1, when he exited.

This was Thompson’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Thompson made his Major League debut Aug. 6, 2016, and was playing in his 17th career game. He is the 3,905th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

American League Batter of the Day—Jose Ramirez of the Indians hit two homers and doubled, going 5-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 11-1 win over the Tigers.

National League Batter of the Day—Domingo Santana of the Brewers homered twice and went 2-for-2, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 7-2 win over the Nationals.

Sale—Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale had the chance to take the Box-Toppers season player rankings lead Sunday if he earned AL Player of the Day or overall Player of the Day honors. But the Red Sox lost and Sale did not earn any Box-Toppers points.

Sale (4.1IP 7H 3R 2BB 6K L in the 9-2 loss to the Yankees) had a Box-Toppers game score of -4.9. Player of the Game was overall Player of the Day, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino with a Box-Toppers game score of +12.0.

Sale has 22.1 Box-Toppers points on the season and ranks third. If he had earned AL Player of the Day (worth 1.7 points) or overall Player of the Day (worth 2.0 points), he would have passed Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the current season Box-Toppers point leader (23.1).

Top 10 watch—Twins pitcher Ervin Santana (14.4 Box-Toppers points, ranked 10th) failed to earn Player of the Game honors in his start Sunday.

Santana (6.2IP 8H 4R BB 2K ND in the 5-4 loss to the Royals) had a Box-Toppers game score Sunday of -8.8. Player of the Game was Lorenzo Cain of the Royals (3B 3-4 2R 2BI) with a Box-Toppers game score of +3.0.

Debut—Rio Ruiz of the Braves made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Ruiz (2-4 3BI in the 5-1 win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut Sept. 18, 2016, and was playing in his 39th career game. He is the 3,906th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Severino earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Thompson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Ramirez and Santana each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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 

9/3 Score Game Player of the Game AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 12.0 NYY 9, BOS 2 Luis Severino (W, 12-6) - - - - 6.0 2 1 0 0 9
11.0 CHW 6, TB 2 Lucas Giolito (W, 2-1) - - - - 7.0 3 1 1 1 10
NL 8.0 `PHI 3, MIA 1 (F/12) Jake Thompson - - - - 6.0 3 1 1 0 7
7.0 SEA 10, OAK 2 Andrews Albers (W, 3-1) - - - - 6.0 1 1 1 1 5
BAT 6.0 CLE 11, DET 1 Jose Ramírez 2B 5 3 5 3 - - - - - -
BAT 6.0 MIL 7, WSH 2 Domingo Santana RF 2 3 2 3 - - - - - -
6.0 STL 7, SF 3 Luke Weaver (W, 4-1) - - - - 7.0 4 2 2 2 9
5.0 SD 6, LAD 4 Jhoulys Chacín (W, 12-10) - - - - 7.0 5 3 2 0 8
5.0 ARI 5, COL 1 Jimmie Sherfy (S, 1) - - - - 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
3.0 KC 5, MIN 4 Lorenzo Cain CF 4 2 3 2 - - - - - -
3.0 HOU 8, NYM 6 Josh Reddick RF 3 1 2 3 - - - - - -
3.0 PIT 3, CIN 1 Trevor Williams (W, 6-7) - - - - 7.0 8 0 0 1 5
2.0 BAL 5, TOR 4 (F/12) Wellington Castillo C 5 2 3 2 - - - - - -
2.0 TEX 7, LAA 6 Elvis Andrus SS 5 2 2 3 - - - - - -
1.0 ATL 5, CHC 1 Rio Ruiz 3B 4 0 2 3 - - - - - -
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 17.1 19.1 22.1 22.1 15.1
Chacin, Jhoulys 2711 pi sp sd nl 8.7 14.4 21.1 36.5 3.0
Andrus, Elvis 2582 ss tex al 8.5 17.7 22.7 28.2 -0.7
Reddick, Josh 2936 rf lf cf hou al 8.0 11.5 31.4 32.4 4.5
Ramirez, Jose 3436 3b 2b cle al 7.5 9.0 12.5 12.5 6.0
Santana, Domingo 3507 rf mil nl 6.0 6.0 7.5 7.5 6.0
Cain, Lorenzo 3171 cf kc al 5.5 12.0 26.2 26.2 -1.0
Castillo, Wellington 3251 ca bal al 5.0 10.0 16.5 16.5 0.0
Weaver, Luke 3719 pi sp stl nl 5.0 6.7 6.7 6.7 3.3
Williams, Trevor 3792 pi sp pit nl 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Giolito, Lucas 3900 pi sp chi al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Sherfy, Jimmie 3891 pi mr cp ari nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Thompson, Jake 3905 pi sp phi nl 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Albers, Andrew 3249 pi sp min al 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.0
Ruiz, Rio 3906 3b atl nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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