Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, pitching a no-hitter and rising to seventh 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 21:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.7|
|2||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||6.0|
|3||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||5.4|
|5||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||5.0|
|6||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||5.0|
|7||Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|8||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||4.4|
|9||Richards, Garrett 3042||pi sp||ana al||3.7|
|10||Ramirez, Hanley 2119||1b dh||bos al||3.5|
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Also Saturday, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards rises to ninth place in player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Player of the Day—Manaea pitched the first no-hitter of 2018 in the 3-0 win over the Red Sox. He struck out 10 and allowed two walks.
Manaea earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.7 for the season, rising to seventh place in season player rankings, fourth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, in the 4-0 win over the Nationals.
Ryu earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 5.4 for the season, rising from seventh to fourth in season player rankings, second among NL pitchers, behind overall leader Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (6.7 points).
American League Batter of the Day—Josh Reddick of the Astros hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in the 10-1 win over the White Sox. Reddick went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in five runs.
National League Batter of the Day—Travis Shaw of the Brewers homered and went 1-for-2, scoring three times and driving in one run, in the 6-5 win over the Marlins.
Streak—Robinson Cano of the Mariners has now earned Box-Toppers points in 14 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Saturday.
Cano (HR 3-5 3R 2BI in the 9-7 win over the Rangers) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2005 with the Yankees and has 80.4 career points, 51st among all batters since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He ranks fourth among active AL batters. His best season was 2013 with the Yankees when he had 12.5 Box-Toppers points, fourth among AL batters. In 2017, he had 4.0 points with the Mariners.
Notable—Angels pitcher Garrett Richards rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Richards (6IP 5H 2R BB 11K W in the 4-3 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.7 for the season, sixth among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Manaea 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. Reddick and Shaw each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||17.0||OAK 3, BOS 0||Sean Manaea (W, 3‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||9.0||0||0||0||2||10|
|NL||10.0||LAD 4, WSH 0||Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||0||0||3||8|
|8.0||CLE 4, BAL 0||Mike Clevinger (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||9.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|8.0||`ATL 4, NYM 3||Julio Teheran||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||7.0||HOU 10, CHW 1||Josh Reddick (RF)||3||3||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|7.0||LAA 4, SF 3||Garrett Richards (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||2||2||1||11|
|7.0||`STL 4, CIN 3||Carlos Martinez||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||3||7|
|6.0||PHI 6, PIT 2||Aaron Nola (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||2||2||0||9|
|6.0||TB 10, MIN 1||Blake Snell (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|3.1||DET 12, KC 4||Warwick Saupold (S, 1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|3.0||SEA 9, TEX 7||Robinson Cano (2B)||5||3||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||NYY 9, TOR 1||Aaron Judge (RF)||4||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||3.0||MIL 6, MIA 5||Travis Shaw (3B)||2||3||1||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.1||ARI 6, SD 2||Zack Godley (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||6||2||2||1||8|
|2.0||`COL 5, CHC 2||Jake McGee (H, 6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
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||+/‑|
|Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||5.4||10.4||31.5||31.5||0.4|
|Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||4.7||12.1||18.8||18.8||-2.7|
|Richards, Garrett 3042||pi sp||ana al||3.7||4.7||36.1||38.1||2.7|
|Godley, Zack 3538||pi sp||ari nl||3.0||14.0||18.7||18.7||-8.0|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||3.0||12.5||39.6||39.6||-6.5|
|Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||3.0||8.0||12.0||12.0||-2.0|
|Shaw, Travis 3544||3b||mil nl||2.5||10.5||21.7||21.7||-5.5|
|Reddick, Josh 2936||rf lf||hou al||2.5||10.5||30.2||34.9||-5.5|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||2.0||17.8||26.5||26.5||-13.8|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||2.0||13.4||16.4||16.4||-9.4|
|Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||2.0||7.0||53.5||53.5||-3.0|
|Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||1.0||12.2||12.2||12.2||-10.2|
|Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||1.0||5.0||38.5||80.4||-3.0|
|Saupold, Warwick 3636||pi cp||det al||1.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|
|McGee, Jake 3385||pi mr||col nl||1.0||1.0||5.0||5.0||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.