Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to seventh place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 12:
|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||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||9.7|
|8||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||9.0|
|9||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||8.7|
|10||Happ, J.A. 2536||pi sp||tor al||8.7|
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Nola struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run, four hits and no walks, in the 5-4 win over the Rockies.
Nola earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season. He ranks second among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Ehire Adrianza of the Twins hit a grand slam and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 6-4 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 13-8 win over the Pirates.
This is the second time in three days that Marte has earned Box-Toppers NL Batter of the Day honors (he also did it Sunday, June 10). He has 3.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, all earned in the past three days.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the AL Player of the Day is batter Ehire Adrianza.
Notable—Mitch Haniger of the Mariners rises to first place in season Box-Toppers points among AL batters after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Haniger (2HR 2-3 2R 3BI in the 6-3 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.5 for the season. He passes Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (6.2 points) for the lead among AL batters. He ranks 19th among all players.
Also notable—White Sox pitcher James Shields now has 103.4 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Shields (7IP 4H R 0BB 2K W in the 5-1 win over the Indians) ranks 71st among all players in career points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 70th-ranked player, Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (103.8).
Shields has 2.0 Box-Toppers points for the season.
Scoring—Nola earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Adrianza 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 Tuesday’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||10.2||PHI 5, COL 4||Aaron Nola (W, 8‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||4||1||1||0||10|
|10.0||MIL 4, CHC 0||Chase Anderson (W, 5‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||2||6|
|9.0||`ATL 8, NYM 2||Mike Foltynewicz||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||2||0||0||0||6|
|7.0||`SD 4, STL 2||Matt Strahm||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|AL||5.0||MIN 6, DET 4||Ehire Adrianza SS||4||2||3||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||5.0||ARI 13, PIT 8||Ketel Marte SS‑2B||2||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||HOU 6, OAK 3||Evan Gattis DH||4||1||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||SEA 6, LAA 3||Mitch Haniger RF||3||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||LAD 12, TEX 5||Joc Pederson CF‑LF||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||CHW 5, CLE 1||James Shields (W, 2‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||1||1||0||2|
|3.0||CIN 5, KC 1 (F/10)||David Hernandez (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||NYY 3, WSH 0||Aroldis Chapman (S, 18)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||MIA 3, SF 1||Kyle Barraclough (S, 4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|0.0||BOS 6, BAL 4||Christian Vazquez C||4||1||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|0.0||TB 4, TOR 1||Wilson Ramos C||4||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 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||+/‑|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||9.7||25.5||34.2||34.2||-6.1|
|Haniger, Mitch 3772||rf||sea al||6.5||11.0||11.0||11.0||+2.0|
|Foltynewicz, Mike 3455||pi sp||atl nl||6.0||10.0||16.7||16.7||+2.0|
|Chapman, Aroldis 2826||pi cp||nyy al||4.0||5.7||35.1||52.1||+2.3|
|Pederson, Joc 3621||cf lf||lad nl||4.0||5.0||9.0||9.0||+3.0|
|Ramos, Wilson 2904||ca||tb al||3.0||6.5||18.5||22.5||-0.5|
|Marte, Ketel 3630||ss 2b||ari nl||3.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||+3.0|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||2.7||13.1||29.1||29.1||-7.7|
|Vazquez, Christian 3380||ca||bos al||2.0||7.0||11.0||11.0||-3.0|
|Shields, James 2157||pi sp||chi al||2.0||4.0||37.8||103.4||0.0|
|Gattis, Evan 3179||dh ca||hou al||2.0||3.0||14.0||14.0||+1.0|
|Strahm, Matt 3724||pi cp||sd nl||2.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||+1.0|
|Barraclough, Kyle 3583||pi cp||fla nl||2.0||2.0||4.0||4.0||+2.0|
|Hernandez, David 2649||pi mr cp||cin nl||2.0||2.0||4.0||15.0||+2.0|
|Adrianza, Ehire 3902||ss||min al||1.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||+0.7|
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.