Dbacks' Patrick Corbin tops players for Tuesday, April 17, rises to 3rd in player rankings

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Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third 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 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 5.0
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 5.0
5 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 4.0
6 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 3.7
7 Ramirez, Hanley 2119 1b dh bos al 3.5
8 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 3.2
9 Kershaw, Clayton 2494 pi sp lad nl 3.0
10 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 3.0
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Corbin pitched a one-hit, complete-game shutout, striking out eight and allowing one walk, in the 1-0 win over the Giants.

Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, rising to third place in season player rankings, trailing overall leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (5.7 points) and Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (5.0). (Though both Severino and Corbin have 5.0 points this season, Severino ranks ahead because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points—21.1 vs. 9.7.)

American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Mariners.

American League Batter of the Day—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox hit three solo homers in the 10-1 win over the Angels. Betts went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in three runs.

Betts earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.2 for the season, rising to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, second place among AL batters, behind teammate Hanley Ramirez (3.5 points).

National League Batter of the Day—J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-1 win over the Yankees.

Streaks—Three players extended streaks of 10 or more straight seasons earning Box-Toppers points after they each earned their first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Tuesday:

  • Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers has now earned Box-Toppers points in 12 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors in the 7-2 win over the Rays (HR 1-2 4R 2BI). Choo earned his first point in 2007 with the Indians and has 54.7 career points, 20th among active AL batters. His best season was 2010 with the Indians, when he had 9.0 Box-Toppers points, seventh among AL batters. In 2017, he had 6.0 Box-Toppers points with the Rangers, fifth among AL designated hitters.
  • Cardinals pitcher Bud Norris has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors in the 5-3 win over the Cubs (1.2IP H 0R 0BB 3K Sv). Norris earned his first points in 2009 with the Astros and has 53.1 career points, 16th among active NL pitchers and first among active NL pitchers currently serving as closers. His best season was 2014 with the Orioles when he had 10.7 points, 23rd among AL pitchers. In 2017, he had 6.0 points with the Angels, fourth among AL closing pitchers.
  • Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors in the 10-2 win over the White Sox (7IP 5H R 0ER 2BB 8K W). Cahill earned his first points in 2009 with the Athletics and has 47.6 career points, 36th among active AL pitchers. His best season was 2010 with the Athletics when he had 10.4 points, 14th among AL pitchers. In 2017, he had 6.4 points with the Padres and Royals, 35th among AL pitchers.

Notable—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Kluber (6.2IP 5H R 2BB 6K W in the 6-1 win over the Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers.

Debut—Scott Kingery of the Phillies made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Kingery (1-1 R 2BI in the 5-1, 10-inning win over the Braves) made his Major League debut March 30 and was playing in his 15th career game. He is the 3,938th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and McCullers earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Betts and Realmuto each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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)
 
4/17 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 15.0 ARI 1, SF 0 Patrick Corbin (W, 3‑0) 9.0 1 0 0 1 8
AL 14.0 HOU 4, SEA 1 Lance McCullers Jr. (W, 2‑1) 7.0 1 1 1 1 11
8.2 `MIL 2, CIN 0 Junior Guerra 5.2 1 0 0 3 7
8.1 `LAD 7, SD 3 (F/12) Alex Wood 5.1 2 1 0 1 7
7.0 OAK 10, CHW 2 Trevor Cahill (W, 1‑0) 7.0 5 1 0 2 8
BAT 6.0 BOS 10, LAA 1 Mookie Betts (RF) 3 3 3 3
5.0 TEX 7, TB 2 Shin‑Soo Choo (DH) 2 4 1 2
BAT 4.0 MIA 9, NYY 1 J.T. Realmuto (C) 4 2 2 4
4.0 TOR 11, KC 3 Yangervis Solarte (3B) 3 1 2 4
3.2 CLE 6, MIN 1 Corey Kluber (W, 2‑1) 6.2 5 1 1 2 6
3.2 STL 5, CHC 3 Bud Norris (S, 4) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3
3.1 COL 2, PIT 0 Chad Bettis (W, 3‑0) 7.1 5 0 0 2 3
3.0 PHI 5, ATL 1 (F/10) Scott Kingery (PH‑SS) 1 1 1 2
3.0 WSH 5, NYM 2 Sean Doolittle (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 DET 4, BAL 2 Victor Martinez (DH) 4 1 3 2
2.0 TOR 5, KC 4 (F/10) Luke Maile (C) 4 1 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 +/‑
Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 5.0 14.7 41.2 47.2 -4.7
Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 3.2 9.2 20.4 20.4 -2.8
Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 3.0 25.0 90.4 90.4 -19.0
McCullers, Lance 3488 pi sp hou al 2.7 12.1 24.9 24.9 -6.7
Martinez, Victor 1695 dh det al 2.5 3.5 25.2 75.6 1.5
Guerra, Junior 3633 pi sp mil nl 2.0 2.0 11.0 11.0 2.0
Realmuto, J.T. 3491 ca fla nl 1.5 5.5 16.0 16.0 -2.5
Wood, Alex 3246 pi sp lad nl 1.0 16.7 36.1 36.1 -14.7
Cahill, Trevor 2658 pi sp oak al 1.0 7.4 17.4 47.6 -5.4
Norris, Bud 2638 pi cp stl nl 1.0 7.0 28.4 53.1 -5.0
Choo, Shin-Soo 2267 dh rf tex al 1.0 7.0 23.5 54.7 -5.0
Doolittle, Sean 3052 pi cp dc nl 1.0 7.0 19.0 20.0 -5.0
Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b tor al 1.0 4.0 13.0 13.0 -2.0
Bettis, Chad 3481 pi sp col nl 1.0 3.0 15.1 15.1 -1.0
Maile, Luke 3709 ca tor al 1.0 1.0 2.5 2.5 1.0
Kingery, Scott 3938 ss ph phi nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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