Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Wednesday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Corbin struck out 12 over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 3-0 win over the Dodgers.
Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 points for the season and rising to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run over eight innings, striking out four and allowing three hits and one walk, in the 6-2 win over the Rangers.
National League Player of the Day—Brandon Belt of the Giants homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 10-1 win over the Mariners.
American League Batter of the Day—Miguel Sano of the Twins doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-3 win over the Pirates.
Rankings—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Severino (7.1IP 5H 2R BB 7K W in the 7-2 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season, passing previous leader Paul DeJong of the Cardinals (2.5). Both Severino and Player of the Day Corbin have 3.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, but Severino ranks higher because he had more 2017 Box-Toppers points (21.2 vs. 9.7). Severino was Box-Toppers Player of the Day on March 29.
Scoring—Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Manaea earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Belt and Sano each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||17.1||ARI 3, LAD 0||Patrick Corbin (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||1||0||0||1||12|
|12.1||STL 6, MIL 0||Carlos Martinez (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.1||4||0||0||2||10|
|10.0||COL 5, SD 2||Jon Gray (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|AL||6.0||OAK 6, TEX 2||Sean Manaea (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||3||1||1||1||4|
|6.0||HOU 3, BAL 2||Brad Peacock (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||2||0||0||0||5|
|5.1||ATL 7, WSH 1||Mike Foltynewicz (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||1||1||2||8|
|5.0||NYM 4, PHI 2||Robert Gsellman (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.1||NYY 7, TB 2||Luis Severino (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||5||2||2||1||7|
|BAT||3.0||SF 10, SEA 1||Brandon Belt (1B)||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||CHW 4, TOR 3||Joakim Soria (S, 2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||MIN 7, PIT 3||Miguel Sano (3B)||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||`LAA 3, CLE 2 (F/13)||Keynan Middleton||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||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||+/‑|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||3.0||24.1||29.1||29.1||-18.1|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||3.0||12.7||39.2||45.2||-6.7|
|Manaea, Sean 3637||pi sp||oak al||1.7||9.1||15.8||15.8||-5.7|
|Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||1.5||10.0||19.0||19.0||-7.0|
|Belt, Brandon 2943||1b||sf nl||1.5||4.0||20.0||24.5||-1.0|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||1.0||10.5||37.6||37.6||-8.5|
|Peacock, Brad 2968||pi cp sp||hou al||1.0||8.4||15.1||17.8||-6.4|
|Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||1.0||5.7||12.7||12.7||-3.7|
|Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||1.0||5.0||11.7||11.7||-3.0|
|Gsellman, Robert 3748||pi mr sp||nym nl||1.0||4.0||5.7||5.7||-2.0|
|Soria, Joakim 2258||pi cp mr||chi al||1.0||4.0||13.7||49.7||-2.0|
|Middleton, Kenyan 3918||pi mr||ana al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
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.