Marlins’ Jose Urena tops players for Friday, June 15; Angels’ Skaggs tops AL players

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Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is Friday’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 15:  
 

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 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 8.7
10 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 8.7
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Urena pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out four, in the 2-0 win over the Orioles.

Urena earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season. He had 6.0 points in 2017.

American League Player of the Day—Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs struck out eight over seven innings, allowing two runs (none earned), seven hits and one walk, in the 8-4 win over the Athletics.

National League Batter of the Day—Freddy Galvis of the Padres hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 5-for-5, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 9-3 win over the Braves.

American League Batter of the Day—Yangervis Solarte of the Blue Jays hit two home runs, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-5 win over the Nationals.

Notable—Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday.

Stripling (6.1IP 4H 2R 0BB 6K W in the 3-2 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.7 for the season. He is 19th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, sixth among NL pitchers.

Also notable—Evan Gattis of the Astros earned Player of the Game honors for the third time in four days Friday.

Gattis (GS 2B 2-4 2R 4BI in the 7-3 win over the Royals) was also Player of the Game two days in a row Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13. In addition to this, Gattis has earned Player of the Game honors four times in 2018, all within the past 10 days (he was also Player of the Game on June 6.) The Astros are on a nine-game winning streak that began June 6.

Gattis now has 4.5 Box-Toppers points on the season, all earned in the past 10 days, and ranks 10th among AL batters.

One more notable thing—Brewers pitcher Brent Suter earned Player of the Game honors for batting Friday.

Suter (1-2 2R 2BI in the 13-2 win over the Phillies) is the first pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting. It was done seven times in 2017.

Suter had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.0 for batting, highest among all Brewers players Friday. He had a Box-Toppers game score of +1.0 for pitching (7IP 6H R BB 3K W).

Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debuts Friday, each earning their first career Player of the Game honor:

  • Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga (5IP 3H 0R 4BB 6K W in the 5-0 win over the Rays) was making his Major League debut. He is the 3,998th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Pirates pitcher Kyle Crick (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND in the 3-2 win over the Reds) made his Major League debut June 22, 2017, and was playing in his 55th career game. He is the 3,999th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Urena earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Skaggs earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Galvis and Solarte each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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)

6/15 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 8.0 MIA 2, BAL 0 Jose Urena (W, 2‑8) 8.0 3 0 0 1 4
BAT 5.0 SD 9, ATL 3 Freddy Galvis SS 5 1 5 4 ‑.
5.0 COL 9, TEX 5 Nolan Arenado 3B 4 3 3 3 ‑.
AL 5.0 LAA 8, OAK 4 Tyler Skaggs (W, 6‑4) 7.0 7 2 0 1 8
4.1 LAD 3, SF 2 Ross Stripling (W, 6‑1) 6.1 4 2 2 0 6
BAT 4.0 TOR 6, WSH 5 Yangervis Solarte 3B 4 2 3 3 ‑.
4.0 HOU 7, KC 3 Evan Gattis DH 4 2 2 4 ‑.
4.0 ARI 7, NYM 3 Daniel Descalso 2B 2 1 2 3 ‑.
4.0 NYY 5, TB 0 Jonathan Loaisiga (W, 1‑0) 5.0 3 0 0 4 6
3.0 CHC 13, STL 5 Addison Russell SS 4 3 3 1 ‑.
3.0 MIL 13, PHI 2 Brent Suter P 2 2 1 2 ‑.
3.0 `PIT 3, CIN 2 Kyle Crick (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 SEA 7, BOS 6 Denard Span PH‑LF 1 0 1 2 ‑.
1.1 MIN 6, CLE 3 Fernando Rodney (S, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
1.0 DET 4, CHW 3 John Hicks 1B 4 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 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 +/‑
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp lad nl 6.7 7.7 12.4 12.4 +5.7
Skaggs, Tyler 3183 pi sp ana al 5.7 8.7 21.1 21.1 +2.7
Solarte, Yangervis 3304 3b tor al 5.2 8.2 17.2 17.2 +2.2
Gattis, Evan 3179 dh hou al 4.5 5.5 16.5 16.5 +3.5
Descalso, Daniel 2855 3b lf 2b ari nl 4.0 5.0 11.7 15.2 +3.0
Hicks, John 3777 1b det al 2.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 -1.5
Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 2.0 11.2 31.9 31.9 -7.2
Urena, Jose 3492 pi sp fla nl 2.0 8.0 11.7 11.7 -4.0
Suter, Brent 3843 pi sp mil nl 2.0 5.7 5.7 5.7 -1.7
Span, Denard 2502 lf cf sea al 2.0 5.0 12.0 30.7 -1.0
Galvis, Freddy 3202 ss sd nl 1.5 2.5 14.5 14.5 +0.5
Rodney, Fernando 1803 pi cp min al 1.0 8.0 23.0 43.0 -6.0
Russell, Addison 3559 ss chi nl 1.0 4.5 10.5 10.5 -2.5
Crick, Kyle 3999 pi mr pit nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
Loaisiga, Jonathan 3998 pi sp nyy al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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