Mariners’ Wade LeBlanc tops players for Saturday, June 16; Yankees’ Severino extends rankings lead among AL pitchers

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Mariners pitcher Wade LeBlanc is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino extended his season Box-Toppers points lead among American League pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 16:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 15.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 14.7
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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Player of the Day—LeBlanc struck out nine over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 1-0 win over the Red Sox.

LeBlanc earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, 29th among AL pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 1-0 win over the Padres.

American League Batter of the Day—Eddie Rosario of the Twins homered, doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring four times and driving in two runs, in the 9-3 win over the Indians.

Rosario earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 6.5 for the season and rising to first place among AL batters, passing Mitch Haniger of the Mariners. While Haniger also has 6.5 points for the season, Rosario ranks higher because he has more 2017 points—6.2 vs. 4.5.

National League Batter of the Day—J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 5-4 win over the Orioles.

Rankings—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino extended his season Box-Toppers points lead among AL pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.

Severino (8IP 3H 0R 2BB 9K W in the 4-1 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.7 for the season. He maintains his rank of second place among all players, behind leader, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (15.4 points). He leads AL pitchers, ahead of second-place Jose Berrios of the Twins (11.4 points).

Streak—Matt Kemp of the Dodgers has now earned Box-Toppers points in 13 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Saturday.

Kemp (HR 2-3 R BI in the 3-1 win over the Giants) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Dodgers and has 64.6 career points, ninth among active NL batters. His best season was 2012 with the Dodgers when he had 10.0 Box-Toppers points, third among NL batters. In 2017, he had 4.5 points with the Braves, 22nd among NL outfielders.

Scoring—LeBlanc earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Newcomb earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Rosario and Realmuto each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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)

6/16 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 14.2 SEA 1, BOS 0 Wade LeBlanc (W, 3‑0) 7.2 2 0 0 0 9
12.0 NYY 4, TB 1 Luis Severino (W, 10‑2) 8.0 3 0 0 2 9
NL 10.0 ATL 1, SD 0 Sean Newcomb (W, 8‑2) 6.0 2 0 0 1 7
BAT 6.0 MIN 9, CLE 3 Eddie Rosario LF 4 4 4 2
5.2 TOR 2, WSH 0 Marco Estrada (W, 4‑6) 6.2 3 0 0 2 4
5.0 DET 7, CHW 5 Nicholas Castellanos RF 5 2 3 5
BAT 5.0 MIA 5, BAL 4 J.T. Realmuto C 4 2 3 4
5.0 PHI 4, MIL 1 Zach Eflin (W, 4‑2) 5.0 3 1 1 1 6
4.0 HOU 10, KC 2 Alex Bregman 3B 4 2 2 4
4.0 OAK 6, LAA 4 Chad Pinder LF 3 3 3 1
3.0 NYM 5, ARI 1 Michael Conforto CF 4 1 2 4
3.0 TEX 5, COL 2 Jose Leclerc (W, 2‑2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
3.0 `CHC 6, STL 3 Pedro Strop (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 PIT 6, CIN 2 Josh Harrison 2B 4 2 2 2
1.0 LAD 3, SF 1 Matt Kemp LF 3 1 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 +/‑
Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 14.7 35.8 40.8 40.8 -6.4
Rosario, Eddie 3542 lf min al 6.5 12.7 17.2 17.2 +0.3
Newcomb, Sean 3831 pi sp atl nl 6.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 +3.4
Realmuto, J.T. 3491 ca fla nl 4.0 8.0 18.5 18.5 0.0
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi sp sea al 4.0 8.0 11.0 18.0 0.0
Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 3.7 4.7 8.7 8.7 +2.7
Castellanos, Nicholas 3349 rf det al 3.5 8.0 21.7 21.7 -1.0
Estrada, Marco 2847 pi sp tor al 3.0 9.0 39.4 52.1 -3.0
Bregman, Alex 3721 3b hou al 2.5 5.5 7.5 7.5 -0.5
Conforto, Michael 3622 rf lf cf nym nl 2.0 8.0 13.0 13.0 -4.0
Pinder, Chad 3871 2b lf oak al 2.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 -1.5
Harrison, Josh 2947 2b pit nl 2.0 3.0 9.5 11.0 +1.0
Strop, Pedro 3005 pi cp mr chi nl 2.0 2.0 6.0 9.0 +2.0
Kemp, Matt 2151 lf lad nl 1.0 5.5 26.0 64.6 -3.5
Leclerc, Jose 3768 pi mr tex al 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
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