Mariners' James Paxton tops players for Saturday, May 19, rises to 6th in player rankings

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Mariners pitcher James Paxton is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in season player rankings.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 19:  
 

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 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
5 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 7.7
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 7.0
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
8 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 6.7
9 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 6.7
10 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 5.7
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Paxton pitched a complete game, striking out eight and allowing two runs, three hits and one walk, in the 7-2 win over the Tigers.

Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, rising to sixth place among players this season, fifth among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and four walks, in the 10-0 win over the Reds.

Quintana had a Box-Toppers game score of +9.0, which was the same as three other Player of the Game winners Saturday—Mariners pitcher Paxton and Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling. Paxton finished first among the three, earning overall Player of the Day honors because he had the most innings pitched (nine). Quintana ranked ahead of Stripling to earn NL Player of the Day honors because he had more innings pitched (seven vs. six). Stripling (6IP 4H R 0BB 9K W in the 4-1 win over the Nationals) earns just 1.0 Box-Toppers point while Quintana earns 1.7 and Paxton earns 2.0, though they all had the same Box-Toppers game score.

American League Batter of the Day—Gary Sanchez of the Yankees hit two home runs and doubled, going 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-3 win over the Royals.

National League Batter of the Day—Brandon Crawford of the Giants homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 9-4 win over the Rockies.

Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday earning their first career Player of the Game honor:

  • Phillies pitcher Seranthony Dominguez (2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K Sv in the 7-6 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut May 7 and was playing in his sixth career game. He is the 3,968th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Max Muncy of the Dodgers (HR 2-3 R 2BI in the 5-4 win over the Nationals) made his Major League debut April 25, 2015, and was playing in his 122nd career game. He is the 3,969th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Reds pitcher Dylan Floro (2IP H 0R BB 2K W in the 5-4, 11-inning win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut July 7, 2016, and was playing in his 27th career game. He is the 3,970th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Quintana earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Sanchez and Crawford each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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)

5/19 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 SEA 7, DET 2 James Paxton (W, 3‑1) 9.0 3 2 2 1 8
NL 9.0 CHC 10, CIN 0 Jose Quintana (W, 5‑3) 7.0 1 0 0 4 7
9.0 LAD 4, WSH 1 Ross Stripling (W, 1‑1) 6.0 4 1 1 0 9
7.1 MIL 5, MIN 4 Josh Hader (W, 2‑0) 2.1 0 0 0 1 6
7.0 CLE 5, HOU 4 Corey Kluber (W, 7‑2) 7.0 6 2 2 0 10
BAT 4.0 NYY 8, KC 3 Gary Sanchez C 5 2 4 3
4.0 CHW 5, TEX 3 Jose Abreu 1B 3 2 3 2
4.0 PHI 7, STL 6 Seranthony Dominguez (S, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
3.1 TB 5, LAA 3 Ryan Yarbrough (W, 4‑2) 6.1 4 1 1 1 4
BAT 3.0 SF 9, COL 4 Brandon Crawford SS 5 1 3 4
3.0 OAK 5, TOR 4 Chad Pinder 2B 4 1 2 4
3.0 BOS 6, BAL 3 Andrew Benintendi LF 3 1 2 3
3.0 ATL 8, MIA 1 Johan Camargo 3B 2 1 2 2
2.0 LAD 5, WSH 4 Max Muncy 3B‑LF 3 1 2 2
2.0 NYM 5, ARI 4 Devin Mesoraco C 3 2 1 2
2.0 SD 6, PIT 2 Cory Spangenberg PH 1 1 1 1
2.0 CIN 5, CHC 4 (F/11) Dylan Floro (W, 1‑0) 2.0 1 0 0 1 2
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 +/‑
Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 7.0 20.7 31.8 31.8 -6.7
Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 5.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 2.7
Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 5.0 27.0 92.4 92.4 -17.0
Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 5.0 6.7 18.2 23.2 3.3
Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 4.4 19.4 49.2 54.6 -10.6
Sanchez, Gary 3701 ca dh nyy al 3.0 6.5 11.0 11.0 -0.5
Abreu, Jose 3308 1b chi al 3.0 4.0 24.0 24.0 2.0
Mesoraco, Devin 3037 ca nym nl 2.5 3.5 15.0 16.0 1.5
Yarbrough, Ryan 3962 pi sp mr tb al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Benintendi, Andrew 3815 lf bos al 1.0 8.2 8.2 8.2 -6.2
Pinder, Chad 3871 2b rf oak al 1.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 -2.5
Spangenberg, Cory 3487 2b 3b ph sd nl 1.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 -1.0
Camargo, Johan 3829 3b atl nl 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 -1.0
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp mr lad nl 1.0 2.0 6.7 6.7 0.0
Dominguez, Seranthony 3968 pi cp phi nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Floro, Dylan 3970 pi cp cin nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Muncy, Max 3969 3b lf lad nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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