Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 15:
|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||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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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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
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||+/‑|
|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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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.