Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is Sunday’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 22:
|1||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||7.0|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.7|
|3||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||6.7|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||6.0|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||6.0|
|6||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||5.4|
|7||Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|8||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||4.4|
|9||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||4.0|
|10||Richards, Garrett 3042||pi sp||ana al||3.7|
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Corbin struck out 11 over six innings, allowing two runs, two hits and one walk, in the 4-2 win over the Padres.
Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, rising from sixth to first place in season player rankings, passing previous leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (6.7).
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino struck out six over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and two walks, in the 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Severino earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season. He rises from fifth to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, trailing only Player of the Day Corbin (7.0). Severino rises past Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (6.0 points) to take the Box-Toppers points lead among AL pitchers.
2018 lead changesHere are the season’s lead changes among players in Box-Toppers points. Chart shows the date and the player’s Box-Toppers point (BTP) total when they took the lead.
|3/29||Luis Severino||nyy al||2.0|
|3/30||Max Scherzer||dc nl||2.0|
|4/02||Paul DeJong||stl nl||2.5|
|4/04||Luis Severino||nyy al||3.0|
|4/09||Max Scherzer||dc nl||3.7|
|4/12||Jose Berrios||min al||4.0|
|4/13||Gerrit Cole||hou al||5.0|
|4/14||Max Scherzer||dc nl||5.7|
|4/18||Jose Berrios||min al||6.0|
|4/20||Max Scherzer||dc nl||6.7|
|4/22||Patrick Corbin||ari nl||7.0|
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Ramirez of the Indians homered twice and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—Tommy La Stella of the Cubs went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 9-7 win over the Rockies.
Rankings—Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Pivetta (6.1IP 5H 2R 2BB 7K ND in the 3-2, 11-inning win over the Pirates) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 4.0 for the season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.
Notable—Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto now has 103.8 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Cueto (6IP 2H 0R 2BB 7K W in the 4-2 win over the Angels) ranks 70th among all players in Box-Toppers points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 69th-ranked Jamie Moyer (104.0).
Scoring—Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Severino earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ramirez and La Stella each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||10.0||ARI 4, SD 2||Patrick Corbin (W, 4‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||2||2||1||11|
|9.0||SF 4, LAA 2||Johnny Cueto (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||0||0||2||7|
|AL||6.0||NYY 5, TOR 1||Luis Severino (W, 4‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|4.2||OAK 4, BOS 1||Blake Treinen (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||STL 9, CIN 2||Miles Mikolas (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||2||1||1||6|
|4.0||TB 8, MIN 6||Alex Colome (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||CLE 7, BAL 3||Jose Ramirez (3B)||4||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||KC 8, DET 5||Abraham Almonte (CF)||3||1||1||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||TEX 7, SEA 4||Joey Gallo (1B)||2||2||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.1||`PHI 3, PIT 2 (F/11)||Nick Pivetta||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||5||2||2||2||7|
|BAT||2.0||CHC 9, COL 7||Tommy La Stella (2B)||3||2||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||HOU 7, CHW 1||Carlos Correa (SS)||2||1||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||LAD 4, WSH 3||Yasmani Grandal (C)||3||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||MIL 4, MIA 2||Junior Guerra (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||5||1||1||1||4|
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||+/‑|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||7.0||16.7||43.2||49.2||-2.7|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||6.7||27.8||32.8||32.8||-14.4|
|Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||4.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||-4.0|
|La Stella, Tommy 3367||2b ph||chi nl||2.5||2.5||6.5||6.5||2.5|
|Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||sf nl||2.0||4.0||59.6||103.8||0.0|
|Treinen, Blake 3495||pi cp||oak al||2.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||1.0|
|Ramirez, Jose 3436||3b||cle al||1.5||11.5||16.5||16.5||-8.5|
|Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||1.0||8.0||22.9||22.9||-6.0|
|Gallo, Joey 3485||1b 3b||tex al||1.0||7.5||9.0||9.0||-5.5|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||tb al||1.0||7.0||24.7||24.7||-5.0|
|Grandal, Yasmani 3058||ca||lad nl||1.0||2.5||16.7||19.7||-0.5|
|Almonte, Abraham 3554||cf||kc al||1.0||2.0||5.5||5.5||0.0|
|Guerra, Javy 2925||pi sp||fla nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||3.0||0.0|
|Mikolas, Miles 3034||pi sp||stl nl||1.0||1.0||2.7||3.7||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.