Padres' Jordan Lyles tops players for Tuesday, May 15; Twins' Berrios rises to 5th in player rankings

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Padres pitcher Jordan Lyles is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Twins pitcher Jose Berrios rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 15:  

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 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 7.7
6 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
7 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
8 Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 5.7
9 Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 5.7
10 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
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Player of the Day—Lyles struck out 10 over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the Rockies. Lyles had a perfect game intact through 7 1/3 innings before giving up his first hit.

AL Player of the Day—Twins pitcher Jose Berrios struck out 10 over 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run, two hits and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Berrios earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season, rising from sixth to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings. He ranks fourth among AL pitchers.

National League Batter of the Day—Devin Mesoraco of the Mets homered and went 2-for-2, scoring four times and driving in two runs, in the 12-2 win over the Blue Jays.

American League Batter of the Day—John Hicks of the Tigers went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-8 win over the Indians.

Notable—Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke now has 179.2 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Greinke (6IP 4H R BB 5K ND in the 2-1 win over the Brewers) ranks eighth among all players in career Box-Toppers points since 1995, when player tracking began. He trails seventh-ranked player Alex Rodriguez (187.0). Greinke ranks fourth among all active players in career points.

Greinke now has 3.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 21st among NL pitchers.

Debut—Johnny Field of the Rays made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Field (1-1 R in the 6-5 win over the Royals) made his Major League debut April 14 and was playing in his 17th career game. He is the 3,966th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Lyles earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Berrios earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Mesoraco and Hicks each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)
MLB15.1SD 4, COL 0Jordan Lyles (W, 1‑1)7.1100110
AL12.1MIN 4, STL 1Jose Berrios (W, 4‑4)7.1211110
7.0PIT 7, CHW 0Trevor Williams (W, 5‑2)7.060006
BAT6.0NYM 12, TOR 2Devin Mesoraco C2422
4.0`ARI 2, MIL 1Zach Greinke6.041115
BAT3.0DET 9, CLE 8John Hicks 1B3222
2.0SEA 9, TEX 8 (F/11)Jean Segura SS5331
2.0SF 5, CIN 3Brandon Crawford SS4240
2.0HOU 5, LAA 3Jose Altuve 2B3023
2.0OAK 5, BOS 3Matt Chapman 3B3122
2.0`CHC 3, ATL 2Yu Darvish4.031125
1.2MIA 4, LAD 2Nick Wittgren (W, 2‑0)1.200000
1.0TB 6, KC 5Johnny Field RF1110
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 +/‑
Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 7.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 -1.3
Darvish, Yu 3003 pi sp chi nl 4.4 17.4 56.2 73.0 -8.6
Lyles, Jordan 3100 pi mr sp sd nl 4.0 4.0 8.0 11.7 4.0
Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 3.5 5.2 16.7 21.7 1.8
Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 3.0 23.1 89.4 179.2 -17.1
Segura, Jean 3173 ss sea al 3.0 4.0 15.0 15.0 2.0
Williams, Trevor 3792 pi sp pit nl 2.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 -3.0
Wittgren, Nick 3647 pi mr fla nl 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 1.0
Hicks, John 3777 1b det al 1.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 -2.5
Mesoraco, Devin 3037 ca nym nl 1.5 2.5 14.0 15.0 0.5
Altuve, Jose 3007 2b hou al 1.0 3.5 29.0 32.5 -1.5
Chapman, Matt 3849 3b oak al 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 -1.5
Field, Johnny 3966 rf tb al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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