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 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 24:
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
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.