Twins pitcher Jose Berrios is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to first place in season player rankings.
Berrios struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the White Sox.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season as of April 12:
|1||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||4.0|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||3.7|
|3||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||3.0|
|4||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||3.0|
|5||Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||3.0|
|6||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||3.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||3.0|
|8||Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||2.7|
|9||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||2.7|
|10||Martinez, Jose 3830||1b||stl nl||2.5|
Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, passing previous leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (3.7 points).
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Chris Stratton allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings, striking out four and walking three, in the 7-0 win over the Padres.
National League Batter of the Day—Jose Martinez of the Cardinals homered and doubled twice in the 13-4 win over the Reds. Martinez went 4-for-5, scored once and drove in six runs.
Martinez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 2.5 for the season, rising to 10th place in season player rankings.
American League Batter of the Day—Francisco Lindor of the Indians homered, doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 9-3 win over the Tigers.
Streak—Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Thursday.
Porcello (7IP 2H 0R 0BB 6K W in the 6-3 win over the Yankees) earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2009 with the Tigers and has 46.7 career points, which ranks 34th among active AL pitchers. His best year was 2014 with the Tigers when he had 8.7 Box-Toppers points, 32nd among AL pitchers. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2016, but had only 8.0 Box-Toppers points, 31st among AL pitchers. While he led all pitchers in wins that season, he simply wasn’t his team’s dominant player in many of those victories. In 2017, Porcello had 3.0 Box-Toppers points, 83rd among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Stratton earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Martinez and Lindor 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||15.0||MIN 4, CHW 0||Jose Berrios (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||0||11|
|11.0||BOS 6, NYY 3||Rick Porcello (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||0||0||0||6|
|NL||7.0||SF 7, SD 0||Chris Stratton (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||3||4|
|BAT||6.0||STL 13, CIN 4||Jose Martinez (1B)||5||1||4||6||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||COL 5, WSH 1||DJ LeMahieu (2B)||5||2||4||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.2||LAA 7, KC 1||Nick Tropeano (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||6||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||4.0||CLE 9, DET 3||Francisco Lindor (SS)||4||3||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||PIT 6, CHC 1||Trevor Williams (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||1||1||1||5|
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||+/‑|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||4.0||13.0||13.0||13.0||-5.0|
|Martinez, Jose 3830||1b||stl nl||2.5||6.5||6.5||6.5||-1.5|
|Stratton, Chris 3883||pi sp||sf nl||1.7||5.4||5.4||5.4||-2.0|
|Lindor, Francisco 3586||ss||cle al||1.5||5.0||13.0||13.0||-2.0|
|Williams, Trevor 3792||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||-4.0|
|LeMahieu, DJ 3091||2b||col nl||1.0||5.5||24.5||26.5||-3.5|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||1.0||4.0||30.7||46.7||-2.0|
|Tropeano, Nick 3451||pi sp||ana al||1.0||1.0||6.7||6.7||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.