Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu tops players for Tuesday, April 10; Red Sox' Betts tops AL players

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Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season as of April 10:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 3.7
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 3.0
3 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 3.0
4 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 3.0
6 Taillon, Jameson 3658 pi sp pit nl 2.7
7 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 2.7
8 Price, David 2593 pi sp bos al 2.7
9 Polanco, Gregory 3361 rf pit nl 2.5
10 Bogaerts, Xander 3383 ss bos al 2.5
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Ryu struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the Athletics.

American League Player of the Day—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox hit a grand slam and doubled twice in the 14-1 win over the Yankees. Betts went 4-for-5, scoring five times and driving in four runs.

National League Batter of the Day—Francisco Cervelli of the Pirates hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, in the 8-5 win over the Cubs.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Mookie Betts.

Streaks—Two players extended streaks of 10 or more consecutive seasons earning Box-Toppers points after earning their first Player of the Game honor of the season Tuesday:

Box-Toppers season streaks

Here are the players who have earned Box-Toppers points in the most consecutive seasons. Joe Mauer Tuesday extended his streak earning Box-Toppers points to 15 straight seasons, tied for the 24th-longest since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995. It is tied for the third-longest active streak. Players are listed by length of their streak. Also shown is the duration of their streak and their career Box-Toppers point (BTP) total.
 


Streak

Player

Pos

Duration
Career
BTP
1 19 Jason Giambi 1b 1995‑2013 133.4
1 19 Carlos Beltran rf 1999‑2017 108.6
3 18 Jim Thome 1b dh 1995‑2012 146.7
3 18 Chipper Jones 3b 1995‑2012 149.0
3 18 Johnny Damon lf 1995‑2012 63.0
3 18 Alex Rodriguez 3b 1996‑2013 187.0
7 17 Mariano Rivera pi cp 1995‑2011 126.4
7 17 Derek Jeter ss 1996‑2012 76.4
7 17 Paul Konerko 1b 1998‑2014 100.7
7 17 Tim Hudson pi sp 1999‑2015 157.0
7 17 Torii Hunter cf 1999‑2015 115.9
7 17 David Ortiz dh 2000‑2016 145.9
7 17 CC Sabathia* pi sp 2001‑2017 192.7
7 17 Albert Pujols* dh 1b 2001‑2017 187.8
15 16 Manny Ramirez lf 1995‑2010 167.2
15 16 Andy Pettitte pi sp 1995‑2010 138.5
15 16 Jamie Moyer pi sp 1995‑2010 104.0
15 16 Scott Rolen 3b 1996‑2011 97.6
15 16 Kevin Millwood pi sp 1997‑2012 108.3
15 16 Derek Lowe pi sp 1998‑2013 91.5
15 16 Aramis Ramirez 3b 2000‑2015 105.8
15 16 Mark Buehrle pi sp 2000‑2015 116.7
15 16 Ichiro Suzuki rf 2001‑2016 53.7
24 15 Randy Johnson pi sp 1995‑2009 278.8
24 15 Garret Anderson lf 1995‑2009 86.5
24 15 Ivan Rodriguez ca 1995‑2009 79.0
24 15 Tony Clark 1b 1995‑2009 63.8
24 15 Gary Sheffield lf 1995‑2009 124.1
24 15 Jason Kendall ca 1996‑2010 40.9
24 15 Vladimir Guerrero rf 1997‑2011 128.3
24 15 Bobby Abreu rf 1997‑2011 95.5
24 15 Mike Cameron cf 1997‑2011 70.3
24 15 Miguel Tejada ss 1997‑2011 102.3
24 15 Jorge Posada ca 1997‑2011 79.5
24 15 Livan Hernandez pi sp 1997‑2011 76.7
24 15 Kyle Lohse pi sp 2001‑2015 89.0
24 15 Jake Peavy pi sp 2002‑2016 141.8
24 15 Miguel Cabrera* 1b 2003‑2017 146.9
24 15 Joe Mauer* 1b 2004‑2018 78.1
BTP: Box-Toppers points
* Active streak of a player active in 2018.
Details
  • Joe Mauer has now earned Box-Toppers points for 15 straight seasons (all with the Twins), tied for the third-longest active streak, after earning Player of the Game honors in the 4-1 win over the Astros (2-3 R 2BI). Mauer earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2004 and has 78.1 career points, 57th among all batters since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He ranks sixth among active AL batters. Mauer’s best season was 2008 when he had 9.5 points, eighth among AL batters. In 2017, he had 6.5 points, 26th among AL batters. His 15-season streak earning Box-Toppers points is tied for the 24th-longest since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995 and is tied for the third-longest active streak with Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, who earned Box-Toppers points each season from 2003 to 2017. Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Albert Pujols of the Angels have the longest active streaks of 17 seasons each—both are seeking to extend the streak to 18 in 2018.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets has now earned Box-Toppers points in 12 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors in the 8-6 win over the Marlins (2HR 2-4 2R 2BI). Cabrera earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2007 with the Indians and has 46.7 career points, 15th among active NL batters. His best season was 2011 with the Indians, when he had 14.7 points, first among AL batters. That was an anomalous year because in his second-best season he had more than 10 fewer points—4.5 in both 2008 and 2009. In 2017, he had 3.0 points with the Mets.

Notable—Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg now has 106.4 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday (8IP 3H 0R 2BB 8K W in the 4-1 win over the Braves). Strasburg rises to 64th among players in career Box-Toppers points (since 1995, when tracking began), passing two players on the “all-time” list—Aramis Ramirez (105.8) and Frank Thomas (106.2). Strasburg now trails 63rd-ranked player, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (107.7).

Also notable—Andrew McCutchen of the Giants is Box-Toppers’ highest-ranked player among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday. McCutchen (1-3 R 2BI in the 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks) has 2.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, ranked 17th in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Debut—Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.

Lucchesi (6IP 4H 2R BB 8K W in the 5-2 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut March 30 and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3, 3936th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Ryu earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Betts earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Cervelli earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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 (BTG)
 
4/10 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 12.0 LAD 4, OAK 0 Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 1‑0) 6.0 1 0 0 1 8
11.0 WSH 4, ATL 1 Stephen Strasburg (W, 2‑1) 8.0 3 0 0 2 8
AL 9.0 BOS 14, NYY 1 Mookie Betts (RF) 4 5 4 4
8.0 TB 6, CHW 5 Blake Snell (W, 1‑1) 6.0 1 1 1 5 10
6.0 PHI 6, CIN 1 Aaron Nola (W, 1‑0) 8.0 3 1 1 3 6
5.0 SD 5, COL 2 Joey Lucchesi (W, 1‑0) 6.0 4 2 2 1 8
BAT 3.0 PIT 8, CHC 5 Francisco Cervelli (C) 4 1 3 3
3.0 LAA 11, TEX 1 Justin Upton (LF) 1 2 1 1
3.0 STL 5, MIL 3 (F/11) Dominic Leone (W, 1‑2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 SEA 8, KC 3 Jean Segura (SS) 5 2 3 2
2.0 NYM 8, MIA 6 Asdrubal Cabrera (2B) 4 2 2 2
2.0 MIN 4, HOU 1 Joe Mauer (1B) 3 1 2 2
2.0 CLE 2, DET 1 Roberto Perez (C) 2 1 2 1
2.0 TOR 2, BAL 1 Aaron Sanchez (W, 1‑1) 8.0 3 1 1 5 4
1.0 SF 5, ARI 4 Andrew McCutchen (RF) 3 1 1 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 (’18). also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’17-18), the period 2013-2018 (’13-18) and each players’ career point total. also shown is how their 2018 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2017 total (+/-).
 
Player of Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
McCutchen, Andrew 2637 cf rf sf nl 2.0 11.0 41.0 64.9 -7.0
Upton, Justin 2411 lf ana al 2.0 9.5 37.9 60.6 -5.5
Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 2.0 7.0 28.1 28.1 -3.0
Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 1.7 7.7 18.9 18.9 -4.3
Cervelli, Francisco 3387 ca pit nl 1.5 4.5 10.5 10.5 -1.5
Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 1.0 23.5 77.3 106.4 -21.5
Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 1.0 10.2 30.9 30.9 -8.2
Mauer, Joe 1869 1b min al 1.0 7.5 21.5 78.1 -5.5
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 1.0 6.0 10.0 10.0 -4.0
Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362 2b 3b nym nl 1.0 4.0 12.5 46.7 -2.0
Leone, Dominic 3335 pi cp stl nl 1.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 -1.0
Segura, Jean 3173 ss 2b sea al 1.0 2.0 13.0 13.0 0.0
Perez, Roberto 3379 ca cle al 1.0 2.0 4.5 4.5 0.0
Sanchez, Aaron 3392 pi sp tor al 1.0 1.0 15.7 15.7 1.0
Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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