Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Monday, Paul DeJong of the Cardinals becomes the first to earn Player of the Game honors for the second time this season (doing it two days in a row) and takes the early lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Player of the Day—Mahle struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks, in the 1-0 win over the Cubs.
This was Mahle’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Mahle made his Major League debut Aug. 27, 2017, and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,929th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Charlie Morton struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, in the 6-1 win over the Orioles.
National League Batter of the Day—Bryce Harper of the Nationals hit a three-run homer and went 1-for-2, scoring three times, in the 8-1 win over the Braves.
American League Batter of the Day—Victor Martinez of the Tigers doubled and went 2-for-3, driving in three runs, in the 6-1 win over the Royals.
Notable—Paul DeJong of the Cardinals Monday became the first player to earn Player of the Game honors twice in the 2018 season and rises to the early lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings. Monday was the fifth day of the season.
DeJong (HR 3-4 2R 3BI in the 8-4 win over the Brewers) was also NL Batter of the Day Sunday. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game Monday and now has 2.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, rising to first place among all players, passing previous leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who earned his 2.0 Box-Toppers points by being Player of the Day on Friday, March 30.
Scoring—Mahle earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Morton earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Harper and Martinez each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter 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||10.0||CIN 1, CHC 0||Tyler Mahle (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||0||0||2||7|
|AL||7.0||HOU 6, BAL 1||Charlie Morton (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|6.1||PIT 5, MIN 4||Jameson Taillon (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||2||2||0||9|
|BAT||5.0||WSH 8, ATL 1||Bryce Harper (RF)||2||3||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||`TOR 4, CHW 2||Jaime Garcia||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|4.1||CLE 6, LAA 0||Mike Clevinger (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||0||0||2||5|
|4.0||STL 8, MIL 4||Paul DeJong (SS)||4||2||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||`OAK 3, TEX 1||Andrew Triggs||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|BAT||2.0||DET 6, KC 1||Victor Martinez (DH)||3||0||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||COL 7, SD 4||Charlie Blackmon (CF)||5||2||3||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||BOS 7, MIA 3||Hanley Ramirez (1B)||5||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||ARI 8, LAD 7 (F/15)||Jeff Mathis (PH)||1||0||1||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Dejong, Paul 3827||ss||stl nl||2.5||7.0||7.0||7.0||-2.0|
|Mahle, Tyler 3929||pi sp||cin nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||1.7||9.4||26.1||37.1||-6.0|
|Harper, Bryce 3011||rf||dc nl||1.5||8.5||29.9||35.9||-5.5|
|Martinez, Victor 1695||dh||det al||1.5||2.5||24.2||74.6||0.5|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||1.0||12.4||15.4||15.4||-10.4|
|Taillon, Jameson 3658||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||10.0||15.0||15.0||-8.0|
|Blackmon, Charlie 2891||cf||col nl||1.0||6.7||17.2||18.7||-4.7|
|Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||1.0||6.4||7.4||7.4||-4.4|
|Garcia, Jaime 2508||pi sp||tor al||1.0||5.0||27.4||48.8||-3.0|
|Ramirez, Hanley 2119||1b dh||bos al||1.0||3.0||19.5||60.6||-1.0|
|Mathis, Jeff 2412||ca ph||ari nl||1.0||1.0||5.5||12.5||1.0|
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.