Angels' Andrew Heaney tops players for Monday, May 14; Braves' Flowers tops NL players

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Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney is Monday’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 14:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 11.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 10.7
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
4 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 8.4
5 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
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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Heaney struck out 10 over eight innigs, allowing  one run, four hits and one walk, in the 2-1 win over the Astros.

National League Player of the Day—Tyler Flowers of the Braves homered and went 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 6-5 win over the Cubs.

American League Batter of the Day—Niko Goodrum of the Tigers hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 6-3 win over the Indians.

National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Tyler Flowers.

Notable—Rays pitcher Alex Colome has the highest 2018 Box-Toppers point total among the nine who earned Player of the Game honors Monday.

Colome (1IP H 0R 0BB K Sv in the 2-1 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season. He ranks 53rd among all players in season player rankings, 19th among AL pitchers and first among AL closers.

Scoring—Heaney earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Flowers earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Goodrum earns 1.5 points for being AL 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
 
5/14 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 11.0 LAA 2, HOU 1 Andrew Heaney (W, 2‑2) 8.0 4 1 1 1 10
7.0 `SEA 1, MIN 0 Wade LeBlanc 6.0 3 0 0 0 4
BAT 5.0 DET 6, CLE 3 Niko Goodrum RF 4 2 2 5
NL 4.0 ATL 6, CHC 5 Tyler Flowers C 2 2 2 2
3.0 SF 10, CIN 7 Brandon Belt 1B 5 2 3 3
3.0 MIL 7, ARI 2 Jonathan Villar 2B 4 3 3 1
1.0 OAK 6, BOS 5 Matt Olson 1B 4 2 2 1
1.0 COL 6, SD 4 Gerardo Parra LF 4 1 1 3
1.0 TB 2, KC 1 Alex Colome (S, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
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 +/‑
Colome, Alex 3189 pi cp tb al 3.0 9.0 26.7 26.7 -3.0
Belt, Brandon 2943 1b sf nl 2.5 5.0 21.0 25.5 0.0
Goodrum, Niko 3932 1b rf pr det al 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi sp cp mr  sea al 2.0 6.0 9.0 16.0 -2.0
Heaney, Andrew 3515 pi sp ana al 2.0 3.0 7.0 7.0 1.0
Flowers, Tyler 3101 ca atl nl 1.7 5.2 14.2 16.2 -1.8
Parra, Gerardo 2746 lf col nl 1.0 10.0 21.0 31.0 -8.0
Villar, Jonathan 3233 2b mil nl 1.0 4.5 10.5 10.5 -2.5
Olson, Matt 3836 1b oak al 1.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 -0.5
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