Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of May 5:
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||9.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.0|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||7.7|
|4||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||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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Cahill struck out 12 over six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 2-0, 12-inning win over the Orioles. Cahill picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the game was in a scoreless tie when he exited.
Cahill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season and now ranks 38th in season player rankings, highest of any of the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday. Cahill ranks 15th among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith struck out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 6-0 win over the Reds.
American League Batter of the Day—Eddie Rosario of the Twins homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring once and driving in five runs, in the 8-4 win over the White Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Brandon Crawford of the Giants doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 11-2 win over the Braves.
This was the second straight day Crawford earned Player of the Game honors. He was Player of the Game Friday in the 9-4 win over the Braves (HR 3-5 2R 2BI). Crawford has 2.5 Box-Toppers points on the season, all earned in the past two days. He ranks 14th among NL batters.
Scoring—Cahill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Smith earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Rosario 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||13.0||`OAK 2, BAL 0 (F/12)||Trevor Cahill||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||0||0||1||12|
|NL||8.2||MIA 6, CIN 0||Caleb Smith (W, 2‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||0||0||1||7|
|BAT||5.0||MIN 8, CHW 4||Eddie Rosario (LF)||5||1||4||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||DET 3, KC 2||Jordan Zimmermann (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||2||0||0||3||5|
|3.2||TB 5, TOR 3||Alex Colome (S, 6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||NYY 5, CLE 2||Sonny Gray (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||2||2||2||7|
|3.0||SD 7, LAD 4||Brad Hand (S, 8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||BOS 6, TEX 5||Craig Kimbrel (S, 9)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||`MIL 5, PIT 3||Jhoulys Chacin||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||1||1||2||4|
|BAT||2.0||SF 11, ATL 2||Brandon Crawford (SS)||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||ARI 4, HOU 3||David Peralta LF||4||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||STL 8, CHC 6 (F/10)||Kolten Wong (2B)||3||2||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||COL 2, NYM 0||Chad Bettis (W, 4‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||PHI 3, WSH 1||Vince Velasquez (W, 2‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||1||1||1||4||4|
|1.0||SEA 9, LAA 8 (F/11)||Ben Gamel (PH‑LF)||1||1||1||0||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Cahill, Trevor 2658||pi sp||oak al||3.0||9.4||19.4||49.6||-3.4|
|Hand, Brad 2907||pi cp||sd nl||3.0||7.7||16.7||17.7||-1.7|
|Peralta, David 3370||lf||ari nl||3.0||5.0||16.9||16.9||1.0|
|Smith, Caleb 3952||pi sp||fla nl||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7|
|Crawford, Brandon 2878||ss||sf nl||2.5||4.2||15.7||20.7||0.8|
|Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi sp||mil nl||2.0||13.4||24.8||41.2||-9.4|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||tb al||2.0||8.0||25.7||25.7||-4.0|
|Bettis, Chad 3481||pi sp||col nl||2.0||4.0||16.1||16.1||0.0|
|Velasquez, Vince 3611||pi sp||phi nl||2.0||3.0||11.0||11.0||1.0|
|Rosario, Eddie 3542||lf||min al||1.5||7.7||12.2||12.2||-4.7|
|Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||1.0||9.7||47.4||68.4||-7.7|
|Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||nyy al||1.0||9.4||42.2||42.2||-7.4|
|Gamel, Ben 3784||lf ph||sea al||1.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||-5.0|
|Zimmermann, Jordan 2612||pi sp||det al||1.0||3.0||42.7||63.4||-1.0|
|Wong, Kolten 3377||2b||stl nl||1.0||3.0||13.5||13.5||-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.