Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 26:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|2||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||15.7|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||13.4|
|4||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||12.0|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||12.0|
|6||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
|7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
|8||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||10.7|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||10.0|
|10||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||9.7|
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Also Tuesday, three players in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 earned Player of the Game honors—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, Mariners pitcher James Paxton and Astros pitcher Charlie Morton.
In addition, Box-Toppers points leader for 2018, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, did not earn Player of the Game honors in an appearance in his team’s loss.
Player of the Day—Peralta struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 5-1 win over the Royals.
Peralta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 for the season, 23rd among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Charlie Morton struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks, in the 7-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Morton earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 11.8 for the season, rising from eighth to sixth place in season player rankings, fifth among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals hit two homers and went 5-for-5, scoring five times and driving in three runs, in the 11-2 win over the Indians.
American League Batter of the Day—Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-1 win over the Angels.
Rankings—Box-Toppers points leader for 2018, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, did not earn Player of the Game honors Tuesday in his team’s 1-0 loss to the Rays.
Scherzer (7IP 4H R 3BB 4K L) had a Box-Toppers game score of +2.0, best among Nationals players Tuesday, but since it came in a loss, did not earn Box-Toppers points. Player of the Game was Rays pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (6IP H 0R 2BB 9K W), who had a Box-Toppers game score of +12.0. He earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 2.0 for the season.
Scherzer has 16.4 Box-Toppers points in 2018 to lead all players.
In addition to Astros pitcher Charlie Morton, two other players in Box-Toppers season player rankings earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday:
- Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (7IP 6H 0R 0BB 9K W in the 6-0 win over the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.7 for the season. He maintains his second-place rank among all players, moving to within 0.7 points of leader Scherzer. Severino extends his lead among AL pitchers, ahead of second-place Jose Berrios of the Twins (13.4).
- Mariners pitcher James Paxton (7IP 6H 2R BB 10K W in the 3-2 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season, rising from fifth to fourth in season player rankings. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Peralta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Morton earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Carpenter and Bradley each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||15.0||MIL 5, KC 1||Freddy Peralta (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||1||10|
|AL||14.0||HOU 7, TOR 0||Charlie Morton (W, 10‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||2||13|
|12.0||TB 1, WSH 0||Nathan Eovaldi (W, 2‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||0||0||2||9|
|10.0||NYY 6, PHI 0||Luis Severino (W, 12‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||0||0||0||9|
|BAT||8.0||STL 11, CLE 2||Matt Carpenter 3B||5||5||5||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|6.0||CHC 9, LAD 4||Javier Baez 3B||5||2||4||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|6.0||SEA 3, BAL 2||James Paxton (W, 7‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|BAT||5.0||BOS 9, LAA 1||Jackie Bradley CF||4||2||3||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.2||`SF 3, COL 2||Derek Holland||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||6||1||1||2||8|
|4.0||OAK 9, DET 7||Jed Lowrie 3B||4||2||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||CIN 5, ATL 3||Scooter Gennett 2B||3||3||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||ARI 5, MIA 3||John Ryan Murphy C||3||0||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||SD 3, TEX 2||Matt Strahm (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||`NYM 4, PIT 3 (F/10)||Steven Matz (SP)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||3||3||0||7|
|1.0||CHW 8, MIN 4||Yolmer Sanchez 3B||5||0||2||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||+/‑|
|Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||15.7||36.8||41.8||41.8||-5.4|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||12.0||25.7||36.8||36.8||-1.7|
|Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8||19.5||36.2||47.2||+4.1|
|Peralta, Freddy 3965||pi sp||mil nl||5.7||5.7||5.7||5.7||+5.7|
|Gennett, Scooter 3254||2b||cin nl||3.5||14.2||25.7||25.7||-7.2|
|Baez, Javier 3395||2b ss 3b||chi nl||3.5||8.7||13.2||13.2||-1.7|
|Holland, Derek 2634||pi sp||sf nl||3.0||8.0||28.4||53.8||-2.0|
|Strahm, Matt 3724||pi cp mr||sd nl||3.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||+2.0|
|Matz, Steven 3516||pi sp||nym nl||2.0||3.0||18.6||18.6||+1.0|
|Eovaldi, Nathan 2928||pi sp||tb al||2.0||2.0||24.1||27.8||+2.0|
|Murphy, John Ryan 3321||ca||ari nl||2.0||2.0||3.5||3.5||+2.0|
|Bradley, Jackie Jr. 3293||cf||bos al||1.5||3.5||19.5||19.5||-0.5|
|Carpenter, Matt 2987||3b 1b 2b||stl nl||1.5||1.5||26.0||31.0||+1.5|
|Lowrie, Jed 2437||3b 2b||oak al||1.0||6.7||20.2||33.7||-4.7|
|Sanchez, Yolmer 3864||3b||chi al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
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.