Yankees' Luis Severino tops players for Monday, April 16, rises to 2nd in player rankings

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

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 16:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 5.7
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 5.0
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 5.0
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 4.0
5 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 3.7
6 Ramirez, Hanley 2119 1b dh bos al 3.5
7 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 3.0
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 3.0
9 Sano, Miguel 3527 3b min al 3.0
10 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 3.0
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Severino struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 12-1 win over the Marlins.

Severino earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season and rising to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, behind overall leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (5.7 points). While Severino has the same Box-Toppers point total as third-place player, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole (5.0), Severino ranks ahead because he has more 2017 points (21.1 vs. 7.0).

National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out nine over six innings, allowing two runs, three hits and no walks, in the 10-3 win over the Padres.

Ryu earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, rising to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

National League Batter of the Day—Bryce Harper of the Nationals homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-6 win over the Mets.

Harper earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.0 points for the season and rises to first place among NL batters. He ranks 11th among all players.

Harper had a Box-Toppers game score Monday of +3.0, tied with Billy Hamilton, who was Box-Toppers Player of the Game in the Reds 10-4 win over the Brewers. And while both Harper and Hamilton had identical lines (2-4 2R 3BI), Harper ranked ahead to earn NL Batter of the Day honors because he hit a homer, while Hamilton hit singles.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.

Scoring—Severino earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ryu earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Harper earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)
 
4/16 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 12.0 NYY 12, MIA 1 Luis Severino (W, 3‑1) 6.0 1 0 0 1 8
8.1 TB 8, TEX 4 Blake Snell (W, 2‑1) 6.1 5 1 1 0 9
NL 8.0 LAD 10, SD 3 Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 2‑0) 6.0 3 2 2 0 9
5.0 OAK 8, CHW 1 Daniel Mengden (W, 2‑2) 8.0 6 1 1 1 6
5.0 ATL 2, PHI 1 Julio Teheran (W, 1‑1) 6.0 5 1 1 3 9
5.0 SEA 2, HOU 1 James Paxton (W, 1‑1) 6.0 3 1 1 3 7
4.0 COL 6, PIT 2 German Marquez (W, 1‑1) 6.0 2 2 2 2 6
BAT 3.0 WSH 8, NYM 6 Bryce Harper (RF) 4 2 2 3
3.0 CIN 10, MIL 4 Billy Hamilton (CF) 4 2 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 (’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 +/‑
Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 5.0 26.1 31.1 31.1 -16.1
Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 3.7 8.7 29.8 29.8 -1.3
Harper, Bryce 3011 rf dc nl 3.0 10.0 31.4 37.4 -4.0
Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 2.0 15.7 26.8 26.8 -11.7
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 2.0 7.0 11.0 11.0 -3.0
Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 2.0 6.7 6.7 6.7 -2.7
Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 1.0 6.0 52.5 52.5 -4.0
Mengden, Daniel 3741 pi sp oak al 1.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 -3.0
Hamilton, Billy 3287 cf cin nl 1.0 3.0 11.5 11.5 -1.0
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