Indians’ Carlos Carrasco tops players for Monday, June 11

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Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco 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 June 11:  

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 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 7.7
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Carrasco struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the White Sox.

Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season.

National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty struck out six over 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, in the 5-2 win over the Padres.

National League Batter of the Day—Brian Anderson of the Marlins homered, doubled twice and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 7-5 win over the Giants.

American League Batter of the Day—Nelson Cruz of the Mariners hit two home runs and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 5-3 win over the Angels.

Cruz has now earned Box-Toppers points in 13 straight seasons with his first Player of the Game honor of 2018. He earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Rangers and has 60.7 career points, 14th among active AL batters. His best season was 2014 with the Orioles when he had 8.5 points, sixth among AL batters. In 2017, he had 5.5 points with the Mariners, 38th among AL batters.

Debut—Jake Bauers of the Rays made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Bauers (HR 2B 2-3 3R 2BI in the 8-4 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut June 7 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 3,993rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Flaherty earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Anderson and Cruz 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)

6/11 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 15.0 CLE 4, CHW 0 Carlos Carrasco (W, 8‑4) 7.0 2 0 0 1 11
NL 6.1 STL 5, SD 2 Jack Flaherty (W, 3‑2) 6.1 3 1 1 1 6
4.2 `BOS 2, BAL 0 (F/12) Steven Wright 6.2 4 0 0 3 5
BAT 4.0 MIA 7, SF 5 Brian Anderson RF 4 3 3 2
BAT 4.0 SEA 5, LAA 3 Nelson Cruz DH 3 2 2 3
4.0 TB 8, TOR 4 Jake Bauers 1B 3 3 2 2
3.0 CHC 7, MIL 2 (F/11) Randy Rosario (W, 3‑0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
2.0 ARI 9, PIT 5 Daniel Descalso LF 5 2 2 3
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 +/‑
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 7.7 29.5 70.6 76.0 -14.1
Flaherty, Jack 3971 pi sp stl nl 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 +4.7
Anderson, Brian W. 3954 rf fla nl 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +4.0
Descalso, Daniel 2855 3b lf ari nl 3.0 4.0 10.7 14.2 +2.0
Wright, Steven 3224 pi sp bos al 2.0 2.0 15.1 15.1 +2.0
Rosario, Randy 3980 pi mr chi nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Cruz, Nelson Ramon 2224 dh sea al 1.5 7.0 28.5 60.7 -4.0
Bauers, Jake 3993 1b tb al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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