Red Sox' Eduardo Rodriguez tops players for Thursday, May 10; Phillies' Velasquez tops NL players

Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez is Thursday’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 May 10:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
3 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.4
4 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 6.4
6 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
7 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 5.7
8 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
9 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 5.7
10 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
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Rodriguez struck out eight over five scoreless innings, allowing one hit and walking three, in the 5-4 win over the Yankees. 

Rodriguez picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the Yankees took the lead after he exited.

National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez struck out 12 over six innings, allowing three runs, five hits and one walk, in the 6-3 win over the Giants.

American League Batter of the Day—Adam Jones of the Orioles homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 11-6 win over the Royals.

Jones has now earned Box-Toppers points in 12 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018. He earned his first points in 2007 with the Mariners and has 57.0 career Box-Toppers points, third-most among active AL outfielders, behind Curtis Granderson of the Blue Jays (70.5) and Justin Upton of the Angels (61.6). His best season was 2014 with the Orioles when he had 11.5 points, third among AL batters. In 2017, he had 6.0 points, 12th among AL outfielders.

National League Batter of the Day—Freddie Freeman of the Braves homered and went 5-for-5, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 9-2 win over the Twins.

Freeman earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, most among the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. He rises to 26th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, second among NL batters. He trails Eugenio Suarez of the Reds, who also has 4.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018, but ranks ahead of Freeman because he has more 2017 points (3.5 vs. 3.0).

Scoring—Rodriguez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Velasquez earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Jones and Freeman each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
 
5/10 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 `BOS 5, NYY 4 Eduardo Rodriguez 5.0 1 0 0 3 8
NL 6.0 PHI 6, SF 3 Vince Velasquez (W, 3‑4) 6.0 5 3 3 1 12
5.0 `WSH 2, ARI 1 (F/11) Tanner Roark 7.0 4 1 1 0 4
4.1 CIN 4, LAD 1 Raisel Iglesias (S, 5) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
BAT 4.0 BAL 11, KC 6 Adam Jones CF 5 3 3 3
4.0 SEA 9, TOR 3 Kyle Seager 3B 5 2 2 5
4.0 MIL 5, COL 2 Jeremy Jeffress (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
BAT 3.0 ATL 9, MIA 2 Freddie Freeman 1B 5 1 5 2
3.0 LAA 7, MIN 4 Ian Kinsler 2B 4 2 3 2
2.2 STL 2, SD 1 Miles Mikolas (W, 5‑0) 6.2 5 1 1 1 4
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 +/‑
Freeman, Freddie 2887 1b atl nl 4.0 7.0 36.7 45.7 1.0
Velasquez, Vince 3611 pi sp phi nl 3.7 4.7 12.7 12.7 2.7
Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480 pi sp bos al 3.0 11.7 22.4 22.4 -5.7
Mikolas, Miles 3034 pi sp stl nl 3.0 3.0 4.7 5.7 3.0
Seager, Kyle 3031 3b sea al 2.0 4.0 28.5 32.5 0.0
Kinsler, Ian 2144 2b ana al 2.0 3.5 26.5 65.6 0.5
Jeffress, Jeremy 3473 pi cp mil nl 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 2.0
Jones, Adam 2347 cf bal al 1.5 7.5 33.5 57.0 -4.5
Roark, Tanner 3261 pi sp dc nl 1.0 8.0 36.7 36.7 -6.0
Iglesias, Raisel 3467 pi cp cin nl 1.0 7.0 12.7 12.7 -5.0
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