Orioles' Chris Tillman tops players for Friday, April 27; Yankees' Severino rises to 1st in player rankings

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Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of April 27:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 7.7
2 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
3 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 6.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 6.0
6 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
7 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
8 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou 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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Also Friday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino reclaims first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Plus, Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea rises to sixth place in player rankings after he earns Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—Tillman pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks and striking out five, in the 6-0 win over the Tigers.

National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run, three hits and two walks, in the 3-2 win over the Brewers. Darvish picked up a no-decision and did not pick up the win because the Brewers tied the game after he exited.

2018 lead changes

Here 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.  
 
Date Leader Team BTP
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
4/27 Luis Severinio nyy al 7.7
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National League Batter of the Day—A.J. Pollock of the Diamondbacks homered, tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 5-4 win over the Nationals.

American League Batter of the Day—Nomar Mazara of the Rangers doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Rankings—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises from third to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.

Severino (7IP 5H 3R BB 8K ND in the 4-3, 10-inning win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.7 for the season. He passes previous leader, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (7.0) and extends his lead among AL pitchers, over second-place Jose Berrios of the Twins (6.0).

This is the third time this season Severino has led Box-Toppers season player rankings. He led on the season’s first day, March 29 and took the lead again April 4, holding it for five days.

Also Friday, Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea rises from eighth to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Manaea (7IP 4H R BB 7K W in the 8-1 win over the Astros) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.7 for the season. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers.

Debut—Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Glasnow (3IP 2H 0R BB 4K ND in the 6-5, 11-inning win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut July 7, 2016, and was playing in his 29th career game. He is the 3,948th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Tillman earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Darvish earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Pollock and Mazara each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
 
4/27 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 BAL 6, DET 0 Chris Tillman (W, 1‑4) 7.0 1 0 0 2 5
NL 8.0 `CHC 3, MIL 2 Yu Darvish 6.0 3 1 0 2 8
7.1 NYM 5, SD 1 Jacob deGrom (W, 3‑0) 7.1 5 0 0 3 8
7.0 OAK 8, HOU 1 Sean Manaea (W, 4‑2) 7.0 4 1 1 1 7
6.1 TB 4, BOS 3 Blake Snell (W, 4‑1) 7.1 5 2 2 1 9
5.2 CLE 6, SEA 5 Corey Kluber (W, 4‑1) 8.2 4 3 3 3 10
5.2 COL 1, MIA 0 Antonio Senzatela (W, 2‑1) 3.2 1 0 0 1 4
BAT 4.0 ARI 5, WSH 4 A.J. Pollock (CF) 4 3 3 2
4.0 PHI 7, ATL 3 Odubel Herrera (CF) 4 2 2 4
4.0 `PIT 6, STL 5 (F/11) Tyler Glasnow 3.0 2 0 0 1 4
3.0 CIN 15, MIN 9 Jose Peraza (SS) 6 3 4 2
BAT 3.0 TEX 6, TOR 4 Nomar Mazara (RF) 4 2 3 2
3.0 `NYY 4, LAA 3 (F/10) Luis Severino 7.0 5 3 3 1 8
3.0 SF 6, LAD 4 Hunter Strickland (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 CHW 7, KC 4 (F/11) Matt Davidson (DH) 5 2 2 3
MLB—Overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day, worth 2.0 total Box-Toppers points.
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 players

Here 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 +/‑
Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 7.7 28.8 33.8 33.8 -13.4
Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7 13.1 19.8 19.8 -1.7
Davidson, Matt 3292 dh 1b chi al 4.2 7.2 9.2 9.2 1.2
Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 4.0 26.0 91.4 91.4 -18.0
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0 9.0 13.0 13.0 -1.0
Darvish, Yu 3003 pi sp chi nl 3.4 16.4 55.2 72.0 -9.6
Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 3.0 8.0 15.0 15.0 -2.0
deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 2.0 17.7 62.8 62.8 -13.7
Tillman, Chris 2754 pi sp bal al 2.0 4.0 35.4 47.8 0.0
Strickland, Hunter 3546 pi cp mr sf nl 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 2.0
Pollock, A.J. 3142 cf ari nl 1.5 4.0 18.7 18.7 -1.0
Herrera, Odubel 3449 cf phi nl 1.0 4.0 11.5 11.5 -2.0
Senzatela, Antonio 3760 pi mr sp col nl 1.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 -2.0
Peraza, Jose 3691 ss cin nl 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 0.0
Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi mr pit nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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