Twins' Fernando Romero tops players for Monday, May 7; Rangers' Mazara rises to 10th in player rankings

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Twins pitcher Fernando Romero is Monday’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 7:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 9.7
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 9.4
3 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 9.0
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 Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 5.0
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Also Monday, Nomar Mazara of the Rangers rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors, becoming only the second batter currently in the top 10.

Player of the Day—Romero struck out nine over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks, in the 6-0 win over the Cardinals.

National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin struck out nine over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks, in the 11-0 win over the Giants.

American League Batter of the Day—George Springer of the Astros hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 6-for-6, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 16-2 win over the Athletics.

National League Batter of the Day—Matt Adams of the Nationals hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 8-5 win over the Padres, Adams went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs.

Rankings—Nomar Mazara of the Rangers rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.

Mazara (HR 2-3 2R BI in the 7-6 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.0 for the season, becoming only the second batter in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10. He ranks second among AL batters, behind Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (5.2), who ranks ninth overall.

Scoring—Romero earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Eflin earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Springer and Adams each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)
 
5/7 Score Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 MIN 6, STL 0 Fernando Romero (W, 2‑0) 6.0 3 0 0 3 9
NL 8.2 PHI 11, SF 0 Zach Eflin (W, 1‑0) 6.2 4 0 0 3 9
BAT 7.0 HOU 16, OAK 2 George Springer (CF) 6 4 6 3
BAT 5.0 WSH 8, SD 5 Matt Adams (1B) 4 2 2 5
4.0 CHC 14, MIA 2 Ian Happ (LF) 5 2 2 5
4.0 NYM 7, CIN 6 Adrian Gonzalez (1B) 4 3 3 2
2.0 TEX 7, DET 6 Nomar Mazara (RF) 3 2 2 1
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 +/‑
Mazara, Nomar 3614 rf tex al 5.0 10.0 17.0 17.0 0.0
Adams, Matt 3220 1b dc nl 3.0 9.5 19.0 19.0 -3.5
Romero, Fernando 3959 pi sp min al 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Gonzalez, Adrian 2193 1b nym nl 2.5 2.5 24.4 74.8 2.5
Happ, Ian 3798 lf 3b chi nl 2.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 -1.0
Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 1.7 2.7 6.7 6.7 0.7
Springer, George 3337 cf hou al 1.5 6.5 17.0 17.0 -3.5
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