Twins pitcher Jose Berrios is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to first place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 18:
|1||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||6.0|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||5.7|
|4||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||5.0|
|5||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||5.0|
|6||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||3.7|
|7||Ramirez, Hanley 2119||1b dh||bos al||3.5|
|8||Stratton, Chris 3883||pi sp||sf nl||3.4|
|9||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||3.2|
|10||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||3.0|
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Also Wednesday, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Berrios pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing three hits and no walks, in the 2-1, 16-inning win over the Indians. Berrios picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the game was in a scoreless tie when he exited.
Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, the third time this season he has earned overall Player of the Game honors. He rises from fifth to first in season player rankings. It is the second time this season Berrios has led Box-Toppers rankings. He previously led on April 12.
Berrios passes previous Box-Toppers season player rankings leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (5.7 Box-Toppers points). Scherzer falls to third place.
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Chris Stratton struck out eight over seven innings, allowing one run, five hits and no walks, in the 4-3, 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks. Stratton picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because after he exited, the Diamondbacks tied the game, 2-2.
Stratton earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 3.4 points for the season, rising to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
American League Batter of the Day—Curtis Granderson of the Blue Jays hit a grand slam and went 2-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 15-5 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Flaherty of the Braves hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 7-3 win over the Phillies.
Notable—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Cole (7IP 5H R 0ER 2BB 5K W in the 7-1 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season, rising from fourth to second place in player rankings. While he is tied with overall leader Berrios with 6.0 points, Cole ranks lower because he has fewer 2017 Box-Toppers points than Berrios (7.0 vs. 9.0).
Debuts—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors:
Athletics pitcher Lou Trivino (3IP 2H 0R 0BB 4K W in the 12-11, 14-inning over the White Sox) made his Major League debut April 17 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,939th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Mets pitcher Paul Sewald (3IP H R 0BB 5K ND in the 11-5 win over the Nationals) made his Major League debut April 8, 2017, and was playing in his 61st career game. He is the 3,940th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Brewers pitcher Jacob Barnes (2IP 0H 0R BB 3K Sv in the 2-0 win over the Reds) made his Major League debut June 3, 2016, and was playing in his 109th career game. He is the 3,941st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
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. Granderson and Flaherty 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||`MIN 2, CLE 1 (F/16)||Jose Berrios||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|NL||8.0||`SF 4, ARI 3 (F/10)||Chris Stratton||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||1||1||0||8|
|6.0||BOS 9, LAA 0||Rick Porcello (W, 4‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||0||0||0||6|
|5.1||`DET 6, BAL 5||Matthew Boyd||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||2||1||1||3||6|
|BAT||5.0||TOR 15, KC 5||Curtis Granderson (DH)||4||3||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||OAK 12, CHW 11 (F/14)||Lou Trivino (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||2||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||`NYM 11, WSH 5||Paul Sewald||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||1||1||1||0||5|
|4.0||HOU 7, SEA 1||Gerrit Cole (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||1||0||2||5|
|4.0||TB 4, TEX 2||Jake Faria (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||MIL 2, CIN 0||Jacob Barnes (S, 2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.0||LAD 13, SD 4||Corey Seager (SS)||5||1||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||3.0||ATL 7, PHI 3||Ryan Flaherty (3B)||4||1||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||PIT 10, COL 2||Sean Rodriguez (LF)||2||1||1||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||+/‑|
|Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||6.0||15.0||15.0||15.0||-3.0|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||6.0||13.0||48.9||48.9||-1.0|
|Stratton, Chris 3883||pi sp||sf nl||3.4||7.1||7.1||7.1||-0.3|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||2.0||5.0||31.7||47.7||-1.0|
|Granderson, Curtis 2051||dh rf lf||tor al||1.5||4.7||16.7||70.5||-1.7|
|Flaherty, Ryan 3211||3b||atl nl||1.5||1.5||6.5||6.5||1.5|
|Seager, Corey 3587||ss||lad nl||1.0||8.0||13.5||13.5||-6.0|
|Faria, Jacob 3816||pi sp||tb al||1.0||5.7||5.7||5.7||-3.7|
|Boyd, Matthew 3550||pi sp||det al||1.0||4.0||11.1||11.1||-2.0|
|Rodriguez, Sean 2729||lf||pit nl||1.0||1.0||8.0||19.5||1.0|
|Barnes, Jacob 3941||pi cp||mil nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Sewald, Paul 3940||pi mr||nym nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Trivino, Lou 3939||pi cp||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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.