Rays’ Blake Snell tops players for Monday, June 25, rises to 9th in player rankings

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Rays pitcher Blake Snell is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 25:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 16.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 14.7
3 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 13.4
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 12.0
5 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 11.0
6 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
7 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7
8 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 10.0
10 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 9.7
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Snell struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and four walks, in the 11-0 win over the Nationals.

Snell earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season, becoming the ninth player this season to reach 10.0 Box-Toppers points. It is his first season with 10.0 points. He ranks seventh among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 2-1 win over the Cubs.

Maeda and Snell both had Box-Toppers game scores of +12.0 on Monday, but Snell had the edge to earn overall Player of the Day over Maeda because he had more strikeouts—10 vs. nine.

American League Batter of the Day—Curtis Granderson of the Blue Jays hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 6-3 win over the Astros.

National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.

Debut—Royals pitcher Brad Keller made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Keller (7IP 2H 0R 2BB 6K W in the 2-0 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut March 29 and was playing in his 26th career game. He is the 4,008th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Snell earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Maeda earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Granderson earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)

6/25 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 12.0 TB 11, WSH 0 Blake Snell (W, 10‑4) 7.0 1 0 0 4 10
NL 12.0 LAD 2, CHC 1 Kenta Maeda (W, 5‑4) 7.0 3 0 0 1 9
10.1 NYY 4, PHI 2 Jonathan Loaisiga (W, 2‑0) 5.1 1 0 0 2 8
9.0 KC 2, LAA 0 Brad Keller (W, 2‑2) 7.0 2 0 0 2 6
5.0 STL 4, CLE 0 John Gant (W, 2‑2) 7.0 1 0 0 5 4
5.0 `OAK 5, DET 4 Edwin Jackson 6.0 6 1 1 0 7
4.0 PIT 6, NYM 4 Felipe Vazquez (S, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
3.0 SEA 5, BAL 3 Edwin Diaz (S, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.1 MIA 9, ARI 5 Dan Straily (W, 3‑3) 6.1 4 3 3 0 6
BAT 2.0 TOR 6, HOU 3 Curtis Granderson RF 4 2 2 2
2.0 TEX 7, SD 4 Robinson Chirinos C 3 1 2 2
2.0 `ATL 5, CIN 4 (F/11) Mike Foltynewicz 5.0 1 1 1 4 4
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 +/‑
Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 10.0 15.0 19.0 19.0 +5.0
Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 7.7 17.7 27.7 27.7 -2.3
Foltynewicz, Mike 3455 pi sp atl nl 7.0 11.0 17.7 17.7 +3.0
Granderson, Curtis 2051 dh rf tor al 4.7 7.9 19.9 73.7 +1.5
Straily, Dan 3080 pi sp fla nl 3.0 12.7 28.4 30.4 -6.7
Diaz, Edwin 3690 pi cp sea al 3.0 12.0 19.0 19.0 -6.0
Vazquez, Felipe 3579 pi cp pit nl 3.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 -1.0
Chirinos, Robinson 2924 ca tex al 3.0 4.0 11.0 12.0 +2.0
Gant, John 3660 pi cp sp stl nl 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 +2.0
Loaisiga, Jonathan 3998 pi sp nyy al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Jackson, Edwin 1812 pi sp oak al 1.0 3.0 13.0 46.8 -1.0
Keller, Brad 4008 pi sp kc al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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