Orioles' Dylan Bundy tops players for Thursday, May 24; Mets’ Nimmo tops NL players

Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Bundy pitched a complete game, striking out 14 and allowing three runs, two hits and one walk, in the 9-3 win over the White Sox.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 24:  

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 9.4
6 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
7 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 7.0
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
9 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 6.7
10 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 6.7
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National League Player of the Day—Brandon Nimmo of the Mets hit a triple and two doubles, going 4-for-4 and scoring twice, in the 5-0 win over the Brewers.

Thursday was a bit of an unusual day on the schedule as only two games were played that included NL teams. And in both of those games, batters won Player of the Game honors. So no NL pitchers earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. In addition, the Player of the Game winners in both NL contests had the lowest Box-Toppers game score (+2.0) in any of the eight total games played Thursday.

American League Batter of the Day—Alex Bregman of the Astros hit a three-run homer and doubled, going 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 8-2 win over the Indians.

National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Brandon Nimmo.

Notable—Rays pitcher Blake Snell has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the eight who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday.

Snell (6IP 3H 0R 2BB 8K W in the 6-3 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season, rising to 13th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, ninth among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Bundy earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Nimmo earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Bregman earns 1.5 points for being AL 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)

5/24 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 14.0 BAL 9, CHW 3 Dylan Bundy (W, 3‑6) 9.0 2 3 3 1 14
9.0 TB 6, BOS 3 Blake Snell (W, 6‑3) 6.0 3 0 0 2 8
6.1 LAA 8, TOR 1 Nick Tropeano (W, 2‑3) 7.1 4 1 1 1 6
5.0 OAK 4, SEA 3 Yusmeiro Petit (W, 2‑1) 3.0 2 0 0 0 4
4.2 KC 8, TEX 2 Danny Duffy (W, 2‑6) 7.2 4 1 1 2 5
BAT 3.0 HOU 8, CLE 2 Alex Bregman 3B 4 1 2 4
NL 2.0 NYM 5, MIL 0 Brandon Nimmo LF 4 2 4 0
2.0 CIN 5, PIT 4 Eugenio Suarez 3B 4 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 +/‑
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 6.0 11.0 15.0 15.0 1.0
Bundy, Dylan 3655 pi sp bal al 5.7 15.1 21.1 21.1 -3.7
Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 5.0 8.5 22.5 22.5 1.5
Tropeano, Nick 3451 pi sp ana al 4.0 4.0 9.7 9.7 4.0
Nimmo, Brandon 3895 lf nym nl 1.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 -1.5
Bregman, Alex 3721 3b hou al 1.5 4.5 6.5 6.5 -1.5
Duffy, Danny 2915 pi sp kc al 1.0 5.0 31.7 34.7 -3.0
Petit, Yusmeiro 2337 pi mr oak al 1.0 5.0 14.0 23.7 -3.0
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