Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season as of April 11:
|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||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||3.0|
|7||Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||2.7|
|8||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||2.7|
|9||Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||2.7|
|10||Polanco, Gregory 3361||rf||pit nl||2.5|
Wheeler struck out seven over seven innings, allowing one run, two hits and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Marlins.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco pitched a complete-game, three-hitter, allowing one run, two walks and striking out six, in the 5-1 win over the Tigers.
Carrasco earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, his first points of the season.
American League Batter of the Day—Gary Sanchez of the Yankees homered twice and doubled in the 10-7 win over the Red Sox. Sanchez went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs.
National League Batter of the Day—Javier Baez of the Cubs homered twice and went 2-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 13-5 win over the Pirates.
Streak—Kurt Suzuki of the Braves has now earned Box-Toppers points in 12 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Wednesday.
Suzuki (2HR 3-6 2R 2BI in the 5-3, 12-inning win over the Nationals) earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2007 with the Athletics and has 38.5 career points, 13th among all catchers since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He ranks fifth among all active catchers and third among active NL catchers, behind Buster Posey of the Giants (42.5) and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals (40.2). Suzuki’s best season was 2009 with the Athletics when he had 6.0 Box-Toppers points, fourth among AL catchers. In 2017, he had 5.5 points with the Braves, third among NL catchers.
Notable—Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta is Box-Toppers highest-ranking player among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Pivetta (7IP 5H 2R 0BB 7K ND in the 4-3, 12-inning win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season and rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Scoring—Wheeler earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Carrasco earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Sanchez and Baez each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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 (BTG)
|MLB||9.0||NYM 4, MIA 1||Zack Wheeler (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||1||7|
|AL||8.0||CLE 5, DET 1||Carlos Carrasco (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||9.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|6.0||`COL 6, SD 4||German Marquez||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||NYY 10, BOS 7||Gary Sanchez (C)||5||3||3||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||5.0||CHC 13, PIT 5||Javier Baez (2B)||4||3||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||`PHI 4, CIN 3 (F/12)||Nick Pivetta||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||2||2||0||7|
|5.0||`SEA 4, KC 2||James Paxton||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|4.0||OAK 16, LAD 6||Marcus Semien (SS)||5||3||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||MIN 9, HOU 8||Max Kepler (RF)||4||3||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||ARI 7, SF 3||John Ryan Murphy (C)||3||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||LAA 7, TEX 2||Kole Calhoun (RF)||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||CHW 2, TB 1||Nate Jones (S, 1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|1.1||MIL 3, STL 2||Junior Guerra (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||1||1||2||4|
|1.0||ATL 5, WSH 3 (F/12)||Kurt Suzuki (C)||6||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||BAL 5, TOR 3||Jonathan Schoop (2B)||4||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 (’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||+/‑|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||3.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||-5.0|
|Wheeler, Zack 3204||pi sp||nym nl||2.0||3.0||14.7||14.7||1.0|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||1.7||23.5||64.6||70.0||-20.1|
|Baez, Javier 3395||2b 3b||chi nl||1.5||6.7||11.2||11.2||-3.7|
|Sanchez, Gary 3701||ca dh||nyy al||1.5||5.0||9.5||9.5||-2.0|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||1.0||14.7||25.8||25.8||-12.7|
|Schoop, Jonathan 3307||2b||bal al||1.0||7.0||16.5||16.5||-5.0|
|Suzuki, Kurt 2344||ca||atl nl||1.0||6.5||17.0||38.5||-4.5|
|Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||1.0||5.7||5.7||5.7||-3.7|
|Calhoun, Kole 3279||rf||ana al||1.0||4.5||20.2||20.2||-2.5|
|Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||1.0||3.5||13.0||13.0||-1.5|
|Kepler, Max 3664||rf||min al||1.0||2.5||9.0||9.0||-0.5|
|Jones, Nate 3125||pi cp||chi al||1.0||2.0||13.0||14.0||0.0|
|Guerra, Junior 3633||pi sp||mil nl||1.0||1.0||10.0||10.0||1.0|
|Murphy, John Ryan 3321||ca||ari nl||1.0||1.0||2.5||2.5||1.0|
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.