Yankees’ Domingo German tops players for Tuesday, June 19; Twins’ Berrios maintains 3rd place in player rankings

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Yankees pitcher Domingo German is Tuesday’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 19:  
 

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 12.4
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 Pivetta, Nick 3825 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 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 8.7
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Also Tuesday, Twins pitcher Jose Berrios maintains his third-place spot in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—German struck out nine over seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned), two hits and no walks, in the 7-2 win over the Mariners.

German earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season. He ranks 13th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 3-2 win over the Pirates.

Peralta had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +11.0, same as overall Player of the Day Domingo German. But German held the tiebreaking advantage to earn Player of the Day because he had more innings pitched—seven vs. six.

National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-8 win over the Mets.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.

Rankings—Twins pitcher Jose Berrios maintained his third-place spot in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Berrios (6.1IP 5H R 3BB 6K ND in the 6-2 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind Luis Severino of the Yankees (14.7).

All-time leaders

Here are Box-Toppers top 20 players since record keeping began in 1995:
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Randy Johnson pi sp retired 278.8
2 Pedro Martinez pi sp retired 244.8
3 Clayton Kershaw pi sp lad nl 209.8
4 CC Sabathia pi sp nyy al 196.7
5 Curt Schilling pi sp retired 194.1
6 Albert Pujols 1b dh ana al 187.8
7 Alex Rodriguez dh retired 187.0
8 Zack Greinke pi sp ari nl 180.2
9 Felix Hernandez pi sp sea al 174.1
10 Max Scherzer pi sp dc nl 172.1
11 Roy Halladay pi sp retired 170.7
12 Manny Ramirez lf dh retired 167.2
13 Johan Santana pi sp free agent 166.6
14 Roger Clemens pi sp retired 164.8
15 Justin Verlander pi sp hou al 162.7
16 John Smoltz pi sp retired 160.9
17 Cole Hamels pi sp tex al 159.8
18 Jon Lester pi sp chi nl 159.6
19 Tim Hudson pi sp retired 157.0
20 Bartolo Colon pi sp tex al 155.9
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Notable—Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels rises to 17th place in career Box-Toppers points since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began) after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Hamels (7IP 4H R 3BB 7K W in the 4-1 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 159.8 career points. He passes Cubs pitcher Jon Lester (159.6) on the “all-time” list and now trails 16th-ranked John Smoltz (160.9). (It should be noted Smoltz would have an estimated 255 career points if his entire career from 1988 were tracked.) Passing Lester, Hamels now ranks eighth among active players in career points.

Hamels has 6.4 Box-Toppers points for the season, 16th among AL pitchers.

Debuts—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, each earning their first career Player of the Game honor:

  • Angels pitcher Felix Pena (4IP 2H R 3BB 6K ND in the 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut Aug. 19, 2016, and was playing in his 39th career game. He is the 4,002nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Kyle Farmer of the Dodgers (2B 1-1 2BI in the 4-3 win over the Cubs) made his Major League debut July 30, 2017, and was playing in his 52nd career game. He is the 4,003rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—German earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Peralta earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Arenado 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

6/19 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 11.0 NYY 7, SEA 2 Domingo German (W, 2‑4) 7.0 2 2 1 0 9
NL 11.0 MIL 3, PIT 2 Freddy Peralta (W, 2‑0) 6.0 2 0 0 0 7
8.2 CLE 6, CHW 3 Mike Clevinger (W, 6‑2) 7.2 5 1 1 2 10
6.1 ATL 11, TOR 4 Sam Freeman (W, 2‑3) 2.1 0 0 0 0 4
6.0 TEX 4, KC 1 Cole Hamels (W, 4‑6) 7.0 4 1 0 3 7
5.0 CIN 9, DET 5 Sal Romano (W, 4‑7) 7.0 4 0 0 4 6
4.0 OAK 4, SD 2 (F/10) Lou Trivino (W, 4‑1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
BAT 3.0 COL 10, NYM 8 Nolan Arenado 3B 5 2 3 3
3.0 WSH 9, BAL 7 Trea Turner SS 4 2 4 1
3.0 SF 6, MIA 3 Gorkys Hernandez CF 4 1 3 3
3.0 `LAA 5, ARI 4 Felix Pena 4.0 2 1 1 3 6
2.1 STL 7, PHI 6 Jordan Hicks (W, 3‑1) (BS, 3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2
2.1 `MIN 6, BOS 2 Jose Berrios 6.1 5 1 1 3 6
2.0 LAD 4, CHC 3 Kyle Farmer PH‑1B 1 0 1 2
1.0 TB 2, HOU 1 Blake Snell (W, 9‑4) 7.0 3 1 1 7 6
1.0 `CHC 2, LAD 1 (F/10) Anthony Bass 1.0 1 0 0 0 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 +/‑
Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 12.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 +3.4
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 8.0 13.0 17.0 17.0 +3.0
German, Domingo 3957 pi mr nyy al 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 +7.0
Hamels, Cole 2135 pi sp tex al 6.4 15.8 71.8 159.8 -3.0
Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 6.0 17.4 20.4 20.4 -5.4
Trivino, Lou 3939 pi cp mr oak al 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +4.0
Peralta, Freddy 3965 pi sp mil nl 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 +3.7
Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 3.5 12.7 33.4 33.4 -5.7
Romano, Sal 3854 pi sp cin nl 2.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 -0.7
Hicks, Jordan 3991 pi cp stl nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Hernandez, Goryks 3758 cf sf nl 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 -1.5
Turner, Trea 3730 ss dc nl 1.0 2.7 5.2 5.2 -0.7
Bass, Anthony 2974 pi mr chi nl 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 +1.0
Freeman, Sam 3423 pi mr atl nl 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 +1.0
Farmer, Kyle 4003 1b ph lad nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
Pena, Felix 4002 pi sp ana al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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