Rays pitcher Blake Snell is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 25:
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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|
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 playersHere 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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.