Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman is Friday’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 27:
|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 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|
|4/27||Luis Severinio||nyy al||7.7|
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).
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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
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.