Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz tops players for Friday, June 1; Athletics’ Olson top AL players

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Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Foltynewicz pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking one, in the 4-0 win over the Nationals.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 1:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 13.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 11.7
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.0
5 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 9.4
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 9.0
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 8.0
8 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
9 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 7.7
10 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 7.7
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Foltynewicz earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, most among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday. He ranks 38th among all players in season Box-Toppers points, 16th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Matt Olson of the Athletics hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 16-0 win over the Royals.

National League Batter of the Day—Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs hit a three-run homer and went 1-for-1, scoring once and driving in four total runs, in the 7-4 win over the Mets.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Friday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Matt Olson.

Scoring—Foltynewicz earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Olson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Schwarber earns 1.5 points for being NL 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)

6/1 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 17.0 ATL 4, WSH 0 Mike Foltynewicz (W, 5‑3) 9.0 2 0 0 1 11
10.0 PIT 4, STL 0 Jameson Taillon (W, 3‑4) 8.0 3 0 0 1 6
8.0 SF 4, PHI 0 Chris Stratton (W, 7‑3) 6.0 4 0 0 1 7
AL 7.0 OAK 16, KC 0 Matt Olson 1B 4 3 3 5
7.0 ARI 9, MIA 1 Clay Buchholz (W, 1‑1) 7.0 6 1 1 1 9
7.0 LAA 6, TEX 0 Jaime Barria (W, 5‑1) 6.0 4 0 0 1 6
6.0 NYY 4, BAL 1 Sonny Gray (W, 4‑4) 6.0 4 1 1 0 6
BAT 5.0 CHC 7, NYM 4 Kyle Schwarber LF 1 1 1 4
5.0 `SEA 4, TB 3 (F/13) Mike Leake 7.0 6 2 2 0 8
4.0 LAD 11, COL 8 Yasiel Puig RF 5 3 4 2
4.0 MIN 7, CLE 4 Eduardo Escobar SS 4 2 2 4
3.0 CIN 7, SD 2 Jose Peraza SS 4 1 3 3
2.0 HOU 7, BOS 3 George Springer RF 4 2 3 1
1.0 DET 5, TOR 2 Nicholas Castellanos RF 4 1 3 1
1.0 CHW 8, MIL 3 Daniel Palka DH 2 1 1 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 +/‑
Foltynewicz, Mike 3455 pi sp atl nl 5.0 9.0 15.7 15.7 +1.0
Taillon, Jameson 3658 pi sp pit nl 4.7 13.7 18.7 18.7 -4.3
Stratton, Chris 3883 pi sp sf nl 4.4 8.1 8.1 8.1 +0.7
Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 4.0 8.5 13.5 13.5 -0.5
Springer, George 3337 rf cf hou al 3.5 8.5 19.0 19.0 -1.5
Gray, Sonny 3259 pi sp nyy al 3.0 11.4 44.2 44.2 -5.4
Olson, Matt 3836 1b oak al 2.7 4.2 4.2 4.2 +1.2
Castellanos, Nicholas 3349 rf 3b det al 2.5 7.0 20.7 20.7 -2.0
Escobar, Eduardo 3135 3b ss min al 2.5 6.2 17.9 17.9 -1.2
Palka, Daniel 3949 rf dh chi al 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 +2.5
Puig, Yasiel 3193 rf lad nl 2.0 8.0 17.5 17.5 -4.0
Leake, Mike 2709 pi sp sea al 2.0 7.7 38.4 52.3 -3.7
Peraza, Jose 3691 ss cin nl 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 +1.0
Barria, Jaime 3964 pi sp ana al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Buchholz, Clay 2363 pi sp ari nl 1.0 1.0 28.8 59.9 +1.0
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