Braves' Julio Teheran tops players for Thursday, May 3; Blue Jays' Solarte tops AL players

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Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 3:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 9.7
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 7.7
3 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 7.0
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 7.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 6.4
6 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 6.0
7 Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 5.7
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.4
9 Betts, Mookie 3404 rf bos al 5.2
10 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 4.7
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Teheran struck out six over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 11-0 win over the Mets.

Teheran earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to 18th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, highest among the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Teheran ranks seventh among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Yangervis Solarte of the Blue Jays hit a go-ahead, 11th-inning grand slam in the 13-11 win over the Indians. Solarte also doubled and went 5-for-6, scoring twice and driving in six runs in the first game of a doubleheader.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day since the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Yangervis Solarte.

National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Thursday because no NL batters earned Player of the Game honors.

Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debuts Thursday with their first career Player of the Game honors:

  • Erik Gonzalez of the Indians (2-2B 3-5 2R 4BI in the 13-4 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut July 10, 2016, and was playing in his 96th career game. He is the 3,960th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • White Sox pitcher Luis Avilan (1IP H 0R 0BB K ND in the 6-5 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut July 14, 2012, and was playing in his 343rd career game. He is the 3,961st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. (I’m not sure if that is some kind of record, but it is notable that it took Avilan this long—nearly six years and 343 appearances—to earn Player of the Game honors for the first time in his career. Since Avilan made his Major League debut, 894 other players have made their Box-Toppers debut.)

Scoring—Teheran earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Solarte earns 1.7 points for being AL Player 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)
 
5/3 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 ATL 11, NYM 0 Julio Teheran (W, 2‑1) 7.0 2 0 0 2 6
AL 7.0 TOR 13, CLE 11 (F/11) Yangervis Solarte (2B‑1B) 6 2 5 6
6.2 `WSH 3, PIT 1 Jeremy Hellickson 5.2 3 0 0 0 4
5.0 `LAD 5, ARI 2 Alex Wood 5.0 4 1 1 2 8
4.0 CLE 13, TOR 4 Erik Gonzalez (3B) 5 2 3 4
3.0 TEX 11, BOS 5 Nomar Mazara (RF) 5 1 2 5
3.0 KC 10, DET 6 Lucas Duda (1B) 4 0 3 4
3.0 LAA 12, BAL 3 Justin Upton (LF) 4 3 3 1
3.0 NYY 6, HOU 5 Aroldis Chapman (S, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3
3.0 `SEA 4, OAK 1 Wade LeBlanc 4.0 3 0 0 1 3
2.0 `CHW 6, MIN 5 Luis Avilan 1.0 1 0 0 0 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 +/‑
Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 4.0 9.0 55.5 55.5 -1.0
Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 4.0 9.0 16.0 16.0 -1.0
Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b 2b 1b tor al 3.7 6.7 15.7 15.7 0.7
Upton, Justin 2411 lf ana al 3.0 10.5 38.9 61.6 -4.5
Wood, Alex 3246 pi sp lad nl 2.0 17.7 37.1 37.1 -13.7
Chapman, Aroldis 2826 pi cp nyy al 2.0 3.7 33.1 50.1 0.3
Hellickson, Jeremy 2778 pi sp dc nl 1.0 5.0 30.1 49.8 -3.0
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi sp cp mr  sea al 1.0 5.0 8.0 15.0 -3.0
Duda, Lucas 2818 1b kc al 1.0 1.0 12.0 17.0 1.0
Avilan, Luis 3961 pi mr chi al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Gonzalez, Erik 3960 3b cle al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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