Mariners pitcher James Paxton is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to sixth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 25:
|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||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||9.0|
|7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||8.0|
|8||Pivetta, Nick 3825||pi sp||phi nl||7.7|
|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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Also Friday, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Paxton struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks, in the 2-1 win over the Twins.
Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.0 for the season, rising from seventh to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, fifth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run (none earned), six hits and no walks, in the 4-1 win over the Padres.
National League Batter of the Day—Travis Shaw of the Brewers homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 4-3, 10-inning win over the Mets.
Shaw earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, rising to first place among NL batters, passing previous leader Eugenio Suarez of the Reds (5.0). While both Shaw and Suarez have 5.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, Shaw ranks ahead because he has more 2017 Box-Toppers points—8.0 vs. 3.5. Shaw ranks 28th among all players.
American League Batter of the Day—Ronald Guzman of the Rangers homered, tripled and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-4 win over the Royals.
This was Guzman’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Guzman made his Major League debut April 13 and was playing in his 32nd career game. He is the 3,978th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Rankings—Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises from eighth to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Corbin (7IP 4H R BB 7K W in the 7-1 win over the Athletics) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season, ranking second among NL pitchers, behind overall leader Max Scherzer of the Nationals (11.4 points).
Notable—Mookie Betts of the Red Sox extended his Box-Toppers points lead among AL batters after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Betts (HR 1-3 R 2BI in the 6-2 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.2 for the season. He ranks 11th among all players.
Debut—Orioles pitcher David Hess made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Hess (6.2IP 4H 0R 3BB 3K W in the 2-0 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut May 12 and was playing in his third career game. He is the 3,979th 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 Stripling earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Shaw and Guzman each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||13.0||SEA 2, MIN 1||James Paxton (W, 4‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||1||1||0||11|
|NL||9.2||LAD 4, SD 1||Ross Stripling (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||6||1||0||0||10|
|9.0||PIT 8, STL 1||Joe Musgrove (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|8.0||CHC 6, SF 2||Kyle Hendricks (W, 4‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||2||7|
|7.0||ARI 7, OAK 1||Patrick Corbin (W, 5‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||1||1||1||7|
|3.2||WSH 9, MIA 5||Sean Doolittle (S, 10)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||MIL 4, NYM 3 (F/10)||Travis Shaw 3B||4||1||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||3.0||TEX 8, KC 4||Ronald Guzman 1B||4||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||DET 5, CHW 4||Buck Farmer (W, 1‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||COL 5, CIN 4||Wade Davis (S, 18)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||BAL 2, TB 0||David Hess (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||4||0||0||3||3|
|2.1||NYY 2, LAA 1||Aroldis Chapman (S, 10)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||HOU 11, CLE 2||George Springer RF||6||2||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||TOR 6, PHI 5||Justin Smoak 1B||4||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||BOS 6, ATL 2||Mookie Betts RF||3||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||9.0||22.7||33.8||33.8||-4.7|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||8.0||17.7||44.2||50.2||-1.7|
|Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||6.2||12.2||23.4||23.4||0.2|
|Shaw, Travis 3544||3b||mil nl||5.0||13.0||24.2||24.2||-3.0|
|Doolittle, Sean 3052||pi cp||dc nl||3.0||9.0||21.0||22.0||-3.0|
|Davis, Wade 2681||pi cp||col nl||3.0||8.0||26.0||34.0||-2.0|
|Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||3.0||6.7||34.8||34.8||-0.7|
|Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||nyy al||3.0||4.7||34.1||51.1||1.3|
|Stripling, Ross 3629||pi sp mr||lad nl||2.7||3.7||8.4||8.4||1.7|
|Smoak, Justin 2731||1b||tor al||2.5||9.0||20.2||31.9||-4.0|
|Springer, George 3337||cf rf||hou al||2.5||7.5||18.0||18.0||-2.5|
|Guzman, Ronald 3978||1b||tex al||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Farmer, Buck 3809||pi mr sp||det al||1.0||3.7||3.7||3.7||-1.7|
|Musgrove, Joe 3705||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||3.0||6.7||6.7||-1.0|
|Hess, David 3979||pi sp||bal 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.