Jose Abreu of the White Sox is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 23:
|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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Monday was a slightly unusual day in which batters won both overall Player of the Day (Abreu) and NL Player of the Day honors (Carlos Asuaje of the Padres). In five of the nine games played, batters earned Player of the Game honors. And in the four games in which pitchers earned Player of the Game, their Box-Toppers game scores were relatively low, allowing batters to carry the day.
Player of the Day—Abreu hit two home runs and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 10-4 win over the Mariners.
It is the second time this season that a batter has earned overall Player of the Day honors. The other time was April 3, when Didi Gregorius of the Yankees was Player of the Day.
Abreu had a Box-Toppers game score Monday of +5.0. It is the lowest Box-Toppers game score to earn Player of the Day honors so far this season. Abreu’s game score was tied with two other players:
Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees, Player of the Game in the 14-1 win over the Twins (HR 4-4 3R 2BI).
Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, Player of the Game in the 2-0 win over the Astros (7IP 4H 0R BB 3K W).
However, Abreu beat Stanton for Player of the Day because he had more at bats (five vs. four) and he beat Skaggs because in cases of Box-Toppers game score ties, batters beat pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Carlos Asuaje of the Padres homered and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs in the 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Asuaje had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.0, tied with two other NL players Monday:
Scott Schebler of the Reds, Player of the Game in the 10-4 win over the Braves (HR 2-5 2R 3BI).
Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, Player of the Game in the 2-1 win over the Marlins (5IP 4H 0R 3BB 5K ND).
But Asuaje beat Schebler for NL Player of the Day because he had more runs batted in (four vs. three) and he beat Buehler because in cases of Box-Toppers game score ties, batters beat pitchers.
Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL or NL Batters of the Day for Monday because batters won both overall Player of the Day (Abreu) and NL Player of the Day (Asauje).
Debut—Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Buehler (5IP 4H 0R 3BB 5K ND in the 2-1 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut Sept. 17, 2017, and was playing in his ninth career game. He is the 3,943rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Abreu earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Asuaje earns 1.7 points for being NL Player 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||5.0||CHW 10, SEA 4||Jose Abreu (1B)||5||3||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||NYY 14, MIN 1||Giancarlo Stanton (DH)||4||3||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||LAA 2, HOU 0||Tyler Skaggs (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|4.1||CLE 2, BAL 1||Carlos Carrasco (W, 4‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||6||1||1||2||7|
|NL||3.0||SD 13, COL 5||Carlos Asuaje (2B)||5||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||CIN 10, ATL 4||Scott Schebler (RF)||5||3||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||`LAD 2, MIA 1||Walker Buehler||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||4||0||0||3||5|
|2.0||OAK 9, TEX 4||Jake Smolinski (PH‑CF)||2||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||SF 4, WSH 2||Hunter Strickland (S, 4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||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||+/‑|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||2.7||24.5||65.6||71.0||-19.1|
|Skaggs, Tyler 3183||pi sp||ana al||2.0||5.0||17.4||17.4||-1.0|
|Abreu, Jose 3308||1b||chi al||2.0||3.0||23.0||23.0||1.0|
|Asuaje, Carlos 3845||2b||sd nl||1.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||0.7|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||nyy al||1.0||15.2||38.9||54.4||-13.2|
|Schebler, Scott 3897||rf||cin nl||1.0||3.5||3.5||3.5||-1.5|
|Strickland, Hunter 3546||pi cp mr||sf nl||1.0||1.0||3.0||3.0||1.0|
|Smolinski, Jake 3424||cf ph||oak al||1.0||1.0||4.5||4.5||1.0|
|Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||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.