Mets’ Seth Lugo tops players for Sunday, June 10; Mariners’ Paxton, Indians’ Kluber rise in top 10 player rankings

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Mets pitcher Seth Lugo is Sunday’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 June 10:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 15.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 13.7
3 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 11.4
4 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 11.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0
6 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 9.0
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 8.7
9 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 8.7
10 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
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Also Sunday, Mariners pitcher James Paxton rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and Indians pitcher Corey Kluber rises to eighth place after both earned Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—Lugo struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 2-0 win over the Yankees.

Lugo earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, 41st among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Curtis Granderson of the Blue Jays homered and hit two doubles, going 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 13-3 win over the Orioles.

National League Batter of the Day—Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-3 win over the Rockies.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Sunday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Curtis Granderson.

Rankings—Two players who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday rose in Box-Toppers top 10 season player rankings:

  • Mariners pitcher James Paxton (7IP 5H 3R 0BB 10K W in the 5-4 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season, rising from sixth to fourth place in season player rankings, third among AL pitchers.
  • Indians pitcher Corey Kluber (8IP 5H 2R 0BB 8K W in the 9-2 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.7 for the season, rising from ninth to eighth place in season player rankings, sixth among AL pitchers.

Debut—Jake Cave of the Twins made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Cave (HR 2B 3-4 2R 3BI in the 7-5 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut May 19 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,992nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Lugo earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Granderson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Marte earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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)

6/10 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 12.0 NYM 2, NYY 0 Seth Lugo (W, 2‑1) 6.0 2 0 0 0 8
AL 7.0 TOR 13, BAL 3 Curtis Granderson DH 5 2 4 6
7.0 CLE 9, DET 2 Corey Kluber (W, 10‑2) 8.0 5 2 2 0 8
7.0 PHI 4, MIL 3 Zach Eflin (W, 3‑2) 6.0 3 2 2 1 9
6.0 SEA 5, TB 4 James Paxton (W, 6‑1) 7.0 5 3 3 0 10
5.2 PIT 7, CHC 1 Ivan Nova (W, 3‑5) 5.2 4 1 1 2 8
5.0 SD 3, MIA 1 Clayton Richard (W, 5‑6) 7.0 2 1 1 3 5
4.2 LAD 7, ATL 2 Ross Stripling (W, 5‑1) 6.2 4 2 2 0 6
4.0 MIN 7, LAA 5 Jake Cave CF 4 2 3 3
4.0 SF 2, WSH 0 Derek Holland (W, 4‑6) 5.0 3 0 0 2 4
4.0 CIN 6, STL 3 Jared Hughes (S, 4) 2.0 0 0 0 1 3
4.0 HOU 8, TEX 7 Hector Rondon (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
3.1 `OAK 3, KC 2 Sean Manaea 7.1 6 2 2 0 6
BAT 3.0 ARI 8, COL 3 Ketel Marte 2B 5 2 3 3
2.0 CHW 5, BOS 2 Joakim Soria (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 1 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 Player of the Game winners. 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 the Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 11.0 24.7 35.8 35.8 -2.7
Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 8.7 30.7 96.1 96.1 -13.3
Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 6.7 14.1 20.8 20.8 -0.7
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp lad nl 5.7 6.7 11.4 11.4 +4.7
Granderson, Curtis 2051 dh rf lf tor al 3.2 6.4 18.4 72.2 0.0
Lugo, Seth 3729 pi mr sp nym nl 3.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 -1.0
Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 2.7 3.7 7.7 7.7 +1.7
Richard, Clayton 2584 pi sp sd nl 2.0 10.7 13.7 40.3 -6.7
Nova, Ivan 2796 pi sp pit nl 2.0 9.0 27.0 40.1 -5.0
Holland, Derek 2634 pi sp sf nl 2.0 7.0 27.4 52.8 -3.0
Soria, Joakim 2258 pi cp mr chi al 2.0 5.0 14.7 50.7 -1.0
Marte, Ketel 3630 ss ari nl 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 +1.5
Rondon, Hector 3201 pi cp hou al 1.0 1.0 11.0 11.0 +1.0
Hughes, Jared 3043 pi mr cin nl 1.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 +1.0
Cave, Jake 3992 cf min al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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