Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Hendricks pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, no walks and striking out five, in the 1-0 win over the Brewers.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 26:
|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||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|8||Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|9||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||4.4|
|10||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||4.2|
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American League Player of the Day—Matt Davidson of the White Sox hit two homers and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-3 win over the Royals.
Davidson earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 3.2 for the season, most among the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. He ranks 16th among all players in Box-Toppers season player rankings, third among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-4 win over the Reds.
This was Acuña’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Acuña made his Major League debut April 25 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 3,947th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the AL Player of the Day is batter Matt Davidson.
Scoring—Hendricks earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Davidson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Acuña earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||8.0||CHC 1, MIL 0||Kyle Hendricks (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|7.0||`PIT 1, DET 0||Ivan Nova||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||6||0||0||0||5|
|AL||4.0||CHW 6, KC 3||Matt Davidson (1B)||3||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||STL 4, NYM 3 (F/13)||John Gant (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|4.0||NYY 4, MIN 3||Dellin Betances (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||`SEA 5, CLE 4||James Paxton||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||2||2||3||10|
|BAT||3.0||ATL 7, CIN 4||Ronald Acuna Jr. (LF)||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||ARI 8, PHI 2||David Peralta (LF)||3||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||TB 9, BAL 5||Wilson Ramos (C)||4||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||BOS 5, TOR 4||J.D. Martinez (RF)||4||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Davidson, Matt 3292||dh 1b||chi al||3.2||6.2||8.2||8.2||0.2|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||3.0||16.7||27.8||27.8||-10.7|
|Martinez, J.D. 2922||lf||bos al||2.0||7.5||20.7||24.7||-3.5|
|Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||2.0||5.7||33.8||33.8||-1.7|
|Acuña, Ronald Jr. 3947||lf||atl nl||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||8.0||26.0||39.1||-6.0|
|Betances, Dellin 3333||pi cp mr||nyy al||1.0||6.0||18.7||18.7||-4.0|
|Ramos, Wilson 2904||ca||tb al||1.0||4.5||16.5||20.5||-2.5|
|Peralta, David 3370||lf||ari nl||1.0||3.0||14.9||14.9||-1.0|
|Gant, John 3660||pi cp||stl nl||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||1.0|
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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.